HomeGAA in the MediaNewsFelman temporarily shuts W.Va. EF for maintenance


February 26, 2015
Page 7
By Daniel Fitzgerald

Felman temporarily shuts W.Va. EF for maintenance

NEW YORK - Felman Production LLC has temporarily shut down one of the two electric-arc furnaces at its New Haven, W.Va., silicomanganese plant for maintenance and upgrades.

"The temporary shutdown will allow Felman to improve production efficiency and environmental compliance. During this period, Felman will continue to produce ferroalloys and satisfy customer requirements using its remaining operational furnace," the New Haven-based company said Feb. 20.

Felman expects the maintenance project to be completed in about 10 weeks.

The New Haven facility has an annual production capacity of around 105,000 tonnes of silicomanganese.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed amendments to national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants that could force multimilliondollar upgrades at the New Haven plant and Marietta, Ohio-based Eramet Marietta Inc's ferromanganese smelter in Ohio (amm.com, Oct. 23).