ArcelorMittal Spain is resuming activities at its Gijón steelworks on Friday, Kallanish learns from the company. The steelmaker is restarting long steel production, although limited to 55,000 tonnes/month, compared to the normal capacity of 75,000 t/m. This is due to still costly energy in Spain and reduced supplies of raw materials.
The Gijón steelworks’ production will initially be carried out through a single converter and production increases will be based on demand developments.
It is understood that ArcelorMittal’s wire rod plant should produce almost 37,000 t/m from 3 April, while the rail mill division will resume output on the following day with 18,000 t/m capacity.
The steel company plans to carry out its annual maintenance work at the Asturias unit between 3 and 30 August.
Todor Kirkov Bulgaria