Steelmaker Acciaierie D’Italia’s Fim, Fiom and Uilm trade unions are urging the company to speed up the planned upgrade works on equipment that will allow sheet metal production department PLA/2 to resume production, Kallanish learns from the unions.
The workers aim to secure production continuity, a source says, expressing concern because the division is being affected by a significant level of temporary layoffs.
At the end of last year, the steelmaker mothballed blast furnace No.4 because of a technical issue. From 17 January, maintenance works will start at Meltshop No.1. This is a prelude to the resumption this month of BF No.4. In October last year, the steelmaker restarted BFs 1 and 4.
Acciaierie d’Italia posted approximately 4.4 million tonnes of output in 2020 and had a production target of 5mt for last year. Output for 2021 is yet to be announced.
Natalia Capra France