The decision to bring the capacities back is connected to the relining of a BF at ArcelorMittal Gent in Belgium, the company said.
The company will resume operations at BF No1 at Fos-sur-Mer plant in the middle of September, bringing both furnaces at the plant back into service.
“We are relining a furnace in Ghent, Belgium, so the re-start [of the BF at Fos-sur-Mer] is connected to that furnace being down,” the company’s spokesperson told Fastmarkets.
The relining work at ArcelorMittal Gent started this week, one of the BFs at the plant has been stopped, the steelmaker said.
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