GFG Alliance’s LIBERTY Steel Group has restarted the Huta Czestochowa electric arc furnace in another significant step in LIBERTY’s ambitious plans to revitalise the plant. The Huta’s EAF has been idled since October 2020 and to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the restart the plant’s team have ensured each step has been carefully managed. The first melt was done more slowly than normal before the steel produced was processed through the Ladle Furnace and Caster to produce slabs
LIBERTY took over the lease on Huta Czestochowa at the end of December and restarted the plant’s rolling mills last week using steel from LIBERTY Ostrava in the Czech Republic. The plant has also benefited from LIBERTY’s European presence and procurement capability to secure the scrap and other material required for the restart of its EAF operation.