SHANGHAI, Mar 25 (SMM) – Steel mills in China's largest steel producing city of Tangshan will face additional curbs from CST 8:00 March 25 to CST 8:00 March 27 as heavy air pollution is expected during the period, the Tangshan government said in a notice on Monday March 25.
The measures are on the top of current staggered production and requirements in the anti-smog action plan for the second half of March, SMM leaned.
Sintering machines of Category A steel mills, located outside urban areas, were ordered to cut no less than 50% capacity. For mills in urban areas, sintering machines face a cutback of no less than 60%.
Category B steel mills are subject to cuts of sintering capacity by at least 70%. Category C mills are required to cut at least 80% of sintering, shaft furnaces, and lime kiln capacity, while category D mills will have to suspend sintering, shaft furnaces, and lime kiln production.
It was strictly forbidden for mills using capacity that had already been eliminated, to offset the proportion of cutbacks, the government said.