In 2012, the SCA Group completed their involvement in the hugely successful restoration project of an Industrial Blast Furnace site located in Belval, Luxembourg. The site housed three furnaces in total that were to undergo substantial preservation, but this ground breaking and historically relevant project very nearly didn’t take place.
In 2005, the Government of Luxembourg made a decision to begin a restoration project on the Belval blast furnaces and the surrounding area, but the decision was subsequently plagued by controversy and delays which put a stop to any such plans and the plants remained untouched for an additional five years.
However, in February of 2011, the project was given the go-ahead and the restoration works began. SCA were selected to provide the containment for this highly specialised project in recognition of their skill, knowledge and superior products in the Shrink Wrapping field.
The Belval Plant, is found just outside Esch-sur-Alzette, south of the country’s capital, Luxembourg City. Production in the area ceased in the early 1990’s and two of the Belval furnaces were conserved, along with other parts of the factory.
Three furnaces could be found at Belval in total, one of which was dismantled and re-assembled in China, and the two remaining (simply called A and B), were registered on the Supplementary Inventory of National Monuments and Site’s in the year 2000. They have now been preserved and integrated in to the Science, Research and Innovation Park. The National Centre for Industrial Culture will also be developed here.