ArcelorMittal Hunedoara resumes production

ArcelorMittal Hunedoara has resumed production following a stoppage for the month of April due to Covid-19-related disruptions, an ArcelorMittal spokesman tells Kallanish.

The plant has been producing intermittently since it temporarily stopped production last December due to a significant increase in electricity and gas prices (see Kallanish passim).

Electric arc furnace-based Hunedoara, part of the ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products division, produces sections, billets and merchant bars, employing 640 people and 200 contractors. The firm produced 200,000 tonnes of crude steel in 2019, down from 300,000t in 2018.

Hunedoara remained part of ArcelorMittal after the steelmaking group sold its flagship Romanian Galati steelworks to Liberty Steel last year.