One of Ukraine’s largest steelmakers, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, (AMKR) has continued with the scheduled restart of blast furnace N °6, which had been idled for over a month due to the Russian invasion.
The company has successfully conducted blowing-in of the furnace and is expecting to produce the first thousand metric tons of pig iron per day. Later, AMKR expects to produce 5,000mt of pig iron per day .
The company’s coke production and mining divisions are also increasing output, the official statement reads. “It is the first pig iron produced during the war,” an official of Kryvyi Rih city said.
As was mentioned previously, AMKR also intends to restart blast furnace N° 8 by May and to start exporting iron ore concentrate from beneficiation plant N° 1 by May 10.