FEB. 7 (The Conway Bulletin) — Luxembourg-registered metals producer ArcelorMittal said that output dropped in Q4 2018 compared to Q4 2017 because of “operational issues” at its Temirtau plant in central Kazakhstan. The Temirtau plant is one of the country’s largest non-oil and gas projects and is a cornerstone of the Kazakh economy. ArcelorMittal has clashed with labour unions over pay, redundancies and holidays at its plant over the past few years. It also said that a pipeline explosion had slowed production.
>This story was first published in issue 399 of The Conway Bulletin on Feb. 8 2019
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