Brazil’s Usiminas restarts No1 BF at Ipatinga mill

Brazilian flat steel producer Usiminas has restarted its No1 blast furnace (BF) in Ipatinga city, in the country’s southeastern Minas Gerais state, it said on Wednesday August 26.

Usiminas has resumed activities at the blast furnace and its No1 steelworks at the mill, both halted in April because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Brazilian economy.
“The rebound of the Brazilian economy is already happening,” Usiminas chief executive officer Sergio Leite said at the event to celebrate the BF restart.



Felipe Peroni

Renato Rostás

August 26, 2020

16:12 GMT

São Paulo