Ferroglobe increases ferro-silicon production at Sabón facility

London-based metals producer Ferroglobe is producing more ferro-silicon after switching one of its furnaces from silicon metal production in the first quarter of this year, according to a senior company source this week.

The furnace, which has an annual production capacity of around 20,000 tonnes of ferro-silicon, was converted at its Sabón facility in northwest Spain. Ferroglobe increased silicon production at its other plants to compensate for the cut in production at Sabón, but no further details were given.
“We converted a furnace in Spain from silicon to ferro-silicon production during the quarter, so we can now serve the demand for both products while achieving close to 100% utilisation of all our furnaces in Europe,” ceo Pedro Larrea said in a conference call.

“This is one furnace and the only silicon metal production plant in...

Published

Declan Conway

May 24, 2017

14:58 GMT

London