Volga-FEST (Russia) plans to resume production in October
Last Update: 10/10/2011 08:04:56
Russia’s Volga-FEST plans to resume operations in its meltshop and square billet production in the first half of October. The equipment has been idle since the second half of July due to a breakdown of the transformer. The steelmaker expects to produce about 12,000-15,000 t of semis this month. All the products will be exported mainly to the Middle East and Turkey. Before the stoppage, the facilities had been working at almost full capacity and made 22,000-24,000 tpm of merchant square billet. In January-September, Volga-FEST produced some 150,000 t of semis, by 28% less year-on-year.
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