at ThyssenKrupp Cia. Siderúrgica do Atlântico
Ltda.s (CSAs) 5-million-tonne-per-year slab plant
in Brazils Rio de Janeiro state has been affected by
problems at one of its blast furnaces.
"One of the blast
furnaces is currently facing operational issues caused by
process instabilities," the Rio de Janeiro-based company said
late June 13.
CSA stopped the blast
furnace about a month ago, according to Brazilian media
reports, although the steelmaker hasnt confirmed
"(The plant) has
suffered a partial (production) disruption due to the issues in
one of the blast furnaces," the company said, without
commenting on possible output losses.
problem has come up as Essen, Germany-based ThyssenKrupp AG is
in the process of selling its 73.13-percent stake in CSA.
iron ore and flat steel producer Cia. Siderúrgica
Nacional (CSN) has been negotiating the terms and conditions
applying to a potential acquisition of ThyssenKrupps
Steel Americas operation, which includes its assets in Alabama
amm.com, May 21).
Rio de Janeiro-based
Vale SA holds the other 26.87-percent interest in CSA.
A version of this
article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel