ArcelorMittal, the renowned multinational steel manufacturing company, intends to recommence operations at Blast Furnace No.4 in Dunkirk, located in northwest France, during the third week of June. This decision comes after the blast furnace, with an annual production capacity of 3 million metric tons, had to be shut down on March 30 due to a fire triggered by an ignition event.Initially, ArcelorMittal had aimed to restart the Dunkirk Blast Furnace No.4 by the end of May. However, the repair process took longer than expected, resulting in the delayed restart, as stated by a spokesperson from the company.The Dunkirk facility houses three blast furnaces, with Blast Furnace No.4 being the largest, capable of producing 7 million metric tons per year. Blast Furnace No.3, with an annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons, was recently brought back into operation after a period of inactivity since mid-September 2022.Another fire incident occurred at ArcelorMittal's Blast Furnace A in Gijon, Spain, on March 27. The company aims to resume production at Gijon in mid to late June. The Gijon site comprises two blast furnaces, with a combined capacity of 4.5 million metric tons per year, and Blast Furnace B is currently functioning normally.While the satellite plants in Etxebarri, Lesaka, and Sagunto, connected to the Gijon site, continue their operations, they have been affected by the Blast Furnace A incident. As a result, a temporary lay-off plan, agreed upon with the unions, has been implemented based on the specific requirements of each facility, as explained by the company spokesperson.