Future of three ThyssenKrupp units to be examined in 2020

The future of three significant steelmaking installations belonging to Germany’s ThyssenKrupp will be examined at the end of 2020, a company spokesman has told Metal Bulletin.

At that time, ThyssenKrupp will scrutinize the three units together with Tata Steel. The two firms formed a joint venture to merge their European steelmaking operations in 2017. The units which will be looked at are the 660,000-tonnes per year heavy plate mill in Duisburg, the 4.50 million-tpy hot-rolling line in Bochum, and the coating line number three in Eichen, all in Western Germany. Continued operations and employment at all three installations are guaranteed until the end of 2021, but no decision on their future beyond that date has been...

Published

Lee Allen

January 23, 2018

20:30 GMT

London