17 Apr 2020 11:22

NLMK resumes steel production in Verona

MOSCOW. April 17 (Interfax) - Russian steelmaker NLMK Group has resumed production at its plant in Verona, Italy.

"NLMK Verona has resumed production along the whole chain: steelmaking, production of slabs and plate," a company spokesman told Interfax.

"The plant is operating with a reduced workload due to low market activity and government orders that restrict production of products for critical segments. NLMK Verona management, together with union organizations, has worked out and implemented comprehensive measures to ensure the sanitary safety of all the plant's workers during the Covid-19 epidemic," the spokesman said.

The group's Italian plant makes slabs for press forming and sheet from special steels for critical sectors such as manufacturing of medical and energy equipment. The plant shut down for two weeks in late March due to a government order to shutter industrial production facilities for two weeks, with some exceptions, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NLMK Verona is part of the group's NLMK Europe Plate division with total capacity of 1.75 million tonnes of rolled products per year. The Italian plant employs about 300 people and produces 25,000 tonnes of product per month.