AHMSA adjusts production levels, suspends Minera del Norte operations

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 23:09:18 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo

Mexican integrated steelmaker Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA) said on Wednesday it has “adjusted” output levels due to Covid-19, after Mexico declared which areas are considered “essential.”

AHMSA did not disclose details on how much it is operating out of its 5.5 million mt/year crude steel capacity. The company said it dismissed workers over 60 years of age as well as those included in at-risk groups.

A spokesperson said Minera del Norte’s Palau plant has provisionally suspended activities. Minera del Norte is a mining subsidiary of AHMSA, and the Palau unit products metallurgical coal.

AHMSA said reduced output at its Palau unit at Minera del Norte led to a reduced workforce, which made the company suspend activities.


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