Results of the first diagnoses from the feasibility study
In February 2016, as part of an agreement between the State of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and ArcelorMittal, Agora was commissioned to carry out a feasibility study into the reconversion of the former steel production site of Esch-Schifflange.
Steel was produced and processed on the site between 1871 and 2012. The investigations cover the 54-hectare production site, parts of the "Schlassgoart" (the castle gardens), and a further 8 hectares that belong to the Fonds du Rail (rail fund).
In an initial phase of the study, over 100 experts in 8 groups undertook an historic environmental balance of the location, soil samples, investigations into watercourses and biotopes. A number of technical, urban development and market-based analyses were also carried out. The existing infrastructure, transportation routes, energy networks, the current socio-economic situation and the position on the real estate market were included in the considerations.
The results of these initial diagnoses are now available, and were confirmed at the meeting on 13 September 2017 by the political advisory committee consisting of representatives from the state, ArcelorMittal and the municipalities of Esch-sur-Alzette and Schifflange, and subsequently announced at a press conference.
The resulting report is availaible at the information centre on this website.
You will also find further information in the press section of this website.