SHANGHAI, Aug 19 (SMM) – Steelmakers in the centre of top steelmaking hub of Tangshan in Hebei province have been ordered to deepen their production controls during CST 12:00 August 18 to CST 12:00 August 21, in anticipation of poorer pollutant diffusion conditions, according to the notice from the city government.
During that period, only one sintering machine at the northern plant of Tangshan Steel is allowed to maintain operation, while Huaxi Steel and Guoyi Steel are permitted to run two sintering machines, respectively.
Other steelmakers in Lubei, Kaiping, Guye, Fengnan districts, Luanzhou city and Luannan county are required to trim their sintering capacity by at least 50%.
In the four-day period, coke plants in the region are required to suspend coal feeding and coke producing, while cement clinker producers, except for those who need to treat sludge, are required to stop operation. Lime, brick-tile kilns are ordered to halve capacity.
This came on top of the city’s smog-control plan for August, and district or county governments will dispatch inspectors to the plants to ensure the implementation of production curbs.