LIBERTY Steel restarts Huta Częstochowa Electric Arc Furnace

LIBERTY, Media release > 18th January, 2021

LIBERTY Steel Group, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, today announces that it has restarted the Huta Częstochowa electric arc furnace (EAF) 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 (flat, rectangular semi-finished steel products).

LIBERTY took over the lease on Huta Częstochowa at the end of December and restarted the plant’s rolling mills last week using steel from LIBERTY Ostrava in the Czech Republic. 

Read the full media release on the LIBERTY Steel Group website.


Paddy Toyne-Sewell
Head of Communications – Europe, GFG Alliance
tel:+44 (0) 7767 498 195

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