Metinvest temporarily suspends its production facilities in Mariupol

by David Fleschen

Metinvest Group has put some equipment of Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal in a suspension mode. This decision was made by Metinvest's crisis response center to ensure the safety of its employees and preserve the equipment.

Particularly,  the plants will use up hot metal and steel available on 24 February, following which the operations will be put on hold. Azovstal will suspend its operations in coke shop, recovery and desulphurisation shop, blast furnace shop, BOF shop, plate mill, rail and structural mill, lime shop, and slag processing shop. MMKI will suspend operations at the sinter plant, blast furnace and BOF shops, 1700 HSM and 3000 plate mill, and the  cold rolling mill. The production suspension will continue for seven days. The decision on further operation of the enterprises will be made based on how the situation develops.

The Mariupol-based steel mills are creating lists of employees to keep the production facilities mothballed.

Metinvest enterprises are the most protected places with shelters having sufficient amount of  emergency supplies, medicine and engineering network. In case the situation aggravates, the immediate supervisors will notify employees to proceed to the shelter.

Source and Photo: Metinvest

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