ArcelorMittal to idle No3 blast furnace in Brazil’s Tubarão facility

ArcelorMittal will idle the No3 blast furnace at its integrated slab and flat steel Tubarão facility, in the country’s southeastern Espírito Santo state, because of impacts from the spread of the novel coronavirus, the company said on Friday March 27.

The blast furnace at the Tubarão unit, which has capacity to produce 2.8 million tonnes of crude steel per year, will be halted in early April for up to 45 days. The facility supplies slab...


Felipe Peroni

Renato Rostás

March 27, 2020

22:07 GMT

São Paulo