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ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih halts steel production due to power outage

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has suspended production of steelmaking and rolled products. Limited capacity remains in operation.

That is what the company is known for FacebookUkrinform reports.

“The available electricity volumes are not sufficient to support production, even at the level of 20% of capacity. ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has temporarily halted the production of steel and rolled products.

At this time, the coke oven batteries No. 5, 6 continue to operate, two more coke oven batteries (No. 3, 4) and the blast furnace No. 6 are in the keep-warm mode. Both the company’s quarry and the GOK plant are de-energized.

It is noted that the company will return to normal operation as soon as the specialists manage to restore the energy infrastructure of Ukraine.

Read also: ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih resumes continuous production

As reported, on October 10, Russia launched the first massive missile attack on the territory of Ukraine. As a result of the shelling, approximately 70 facilities were damaged, 29 of which were critical infrastructure facilities. On November 15, the Russians launched another massive attack on energy facilities. The attack on the energy system is the largest since the beginning of Russian aggression. As a result of a massive rocket attack by the Russian Federation on November 23, Ukraine’s energy infrastructure facilities have been damaged, emergency shutdowns are in place in all regions, and electricity has been cut off in many settlements since yesterday.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org