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Coronavirus prevented the restart of blast furnace in Krakow

Ukraine / Europe / Ferrous metallurgy

ArcelorMittal closed the plant in Krakow in November last year, citing rising costs and the deteriorating market prospects and planned to start steel production in March.

Coronavirus prevented the restart of blast furnace in Krakow

Second largest metallurgical company in the world ArcelorMittal has postponed the re-launch of its blast furnaces in Krakow in Poland because of the uncertainty caused by a coronavirus.

Stove, which was closed in November last year, it was planned to restart in mid-March, amid growing early in the year of the steel market.

"the Decision to restart due to the need for delivery of slabs to the plant in Ghent," - said in February the General Director of the polka division mark De Pau.

ArcelorMittal said that the restart will be delayed indefinitely, as the number of clients limit orders or close their facilities due to the coronavirus.

the Luxembourg company Lakshmi Mittal stated that it plans to restart the furnace in Krakow, as soon as the "return to normal situation."

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