15 Apr Sidor has spent three months without steel producing
The largest steelmaker in the Caribbean and Latin America, Alfredo Maneiro Siderurgica del Oricono (Sidor), which was founded more than a decade, has lasted three months without producing one gram of steel. He stopped exactly in the second week of January 2016, mainly due to the shortage of inputs and also by order of the National Executive, which stopped operating start, caused by the electricity crisis.
In February the industry informed through social networks the arrival of refractory material necessary in order to resume operations, however the National Electricity Corporation did not give the green light to start, which increased its critical operational state.
It is worth mentioning that steel production both February and March was zero, although some sectors such as bar mill, wire rod, pellet plant and some rolling lines, continued operated. The production of the first two weeks of this year is only 11% of what was planned for this period..