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ArcelorMittal to Restart No2 BF at Tubarão in Brazil

Steel News - Published on Thu, 09 Jul 2020

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ArcelorMittal Brasil will restart activities of the No 2 blast furnace at its Tubarão mill, in the Brazilian south-eastern state of Espírito Santo, on July 26, after more than a year of downtime. Production from the No 2 BF is solely export-oriented and the decision to reignite it was taken after a demand recovery in external markets. The BF has capacity to produce 1.2 million tonnes per year of hot metal and the company expects a production ramp-up to take around 30 days

The No 2 BF was halted in late June 2019 for revamp work, due to last for 70 days,- however, ArcelorMittal decided to keep it idle until the end of 2019 due to tough external market conditions, with plans only to return after a significant market recovery.

The company’s No 3 Tubarao blast furnace, which was halted in April this year due to Covid-19, will remain idled until there is an‘improvement in steel demand for both the domestic and foreign markets

ArcelorMittal Brazil said the No 1 Tubarao blast furnace remains operating. It has a 3.5 million tonnes per year capacity.

The company’s Tubarao mill has a 7.5 million tonnes per year year installed capacity. It produces HRC, among other products.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 09 Jul 2020
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