According to reports in local media, ArcelorMittal Poland has restarted 2.2 million tonne blast furnace No 3 at its Dqbrowa Gornicza plant as preparations for the shutdown of blast furnace No 2 have begun. The furnace will reach its full production capacity in two to three weeks. Then the multi-week process of stopping production and cooling down the blast furnace to the 2nd stage will start.The blast furnace No 2 will start to undergo a planned overhaul, which is expected to last two to three months. The total expense for the overhaul is foreseen to exceed EUR 100 million. In late December, ArcelorMittal Poland contracted suppliers to carry out maintenance on the slag granulation units at BF 2, which is scheduled for completion by September 2023. It also ordered the repair of its Zdzieszowice coke plant boiler and gas tank.ArcelorMittal Poland had shut down its blast furnace No 3 in September due to deteriorating demand. It then pushed back its restart beyond December because European demand did not improve and the order books remained below the level required to run two BFs.ArcelorMittal Poland's range of products includes profiles, rails, fittings for the construction, transport and mining industries, as well as flat products for the automotive industry and domestic appliances.