SHANGHAI, Sep 3 (SMM) – As part of air quality improvement efforts, the top Chinese steelmaking city of Tangshan in Hebei province extended summer production curbs on industrial enterprises to September. The government issued a statement on Monday September 3 to extend the cuts, which were slated to end on August 31.
Municipal authorities have to lay out detailed plans for production outside peak operating hours, by September 20. The plans will target steel, transportation and other key sectors. These plans would take effect from October 1.
SMM learned that some mills have received the notice. Mills that have recovered production were required to suspend or cut capacity of other facilities accordingly.