Italian steelmaker Acciaierie d’Italia (ADI) is idling blast furnace no.1 for the entire month of August. The company is installing so-called Meros filters at the agglomeration equipment, completing the work required to achieve national environmental authorisation Autorizzazione Integrata Ambientale (AIA), a source close to the company tells Kallanish.
BF no.1 will resume operation in September after the filters have been fully installed and are in operation. Acciaierie d’Italia employs over 10,000 workers and is currently operating with BFs No.2 and 4. In the second half of 2023, it has vowed to start the refurbishment of blast furnace no.5, which has been idle for several years, and begin construction of an electric arc furnace.
The group produced 3.5 million tonnes of crude steel in 2022 and 3.3mt of pig iron, generating revenue of €3.9 billion ($4.3 billion) and a positive Ebitda of €327 million. In 2021, it posted turnover of €3.3 billion, up from €1.6 billion in 2020, while crude steel production was 4.1mt, an increase from 3.4mt in 2020.
Natalia Capra France