ArcelorMittal Spain has postponed the resumption of activities at its Gijón steelworks until at least the end of this week. Production at the site was initially scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Kallanish notes.
The current situation of high energy prices and the continuing transport strike in the country is impacting almost 30% of ArcelorMittal’s production and some 1,600 of its more than 5,000 workers.
In Asturias, the steelmaker stopped wire rod production at the Gijón mill, while the tinplate and part of the cold rolling line at the Avilés plant remain halted.
In the Basque Country, the Bergara light sections mill is stopped, and ArcelorMittal confirms having difficulties in continuing activities at the Olaberría structural profiles line and Etxebarri sheet plant.
Amid this complicated scenario, ArcelorMittal has confirmed it will present its hybrid electric arc furnace project at the Gijón mill in May.
Todor Kirkov Bulgaria