ArcelorMittal to idle Krakow blast furnace on poor steel demand

ArcelorMittal has decided to temporarily idle operations of its blast furnace (BF) and steel plant in Krakow, Poland, from November 23 this year, the company said on Tuesday November 12.

The steelmaker will restart the BF and other equipment in Krakow “as soon as market conditions improve [enough] to justify a restart leading to economically viable operations,” it said.

Earlier this year, the company postponed a decision to stop operations at the Krakow plant and attempted...


Maria Tanatar

November 12, 2019

16:40 GMT