Riva Group’s Belgium unit Thy-Marcinelle announced that a fire broke out on 21 June at the 150KV transformer which supplies Thy-Marcinelle with electricity. It said “Our fire system and the intervention of the Charleroi firefighters made it possible to control it. No injuries are to be reported. The cause of the fire is being analyzed.” Riva’s factory in Thy-Marcinelle in Belgium is equipped with electric arc furnace, a ladle furnace, a continuous casting plant and rolling mill. It mainly produces low carbon steel wire rod and limited quantities of concrete reinforcing bars. Founded in 1954 by Mr Emilio Riva, Riva Group is a major Italian steel operator. Led by Mr Claudio Riva since June 2014, the Group is privately owned and employs about 5,000 people in 21 industrial plants located in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Canada.