The planned rehabilitation programme is expected to take about 4.5 months.
Although Elkem Thamshavn is feeling the effects of the financial crisis, it is relatively well covered with customer contracts for 2009.
Unless something unexpected happens in the market, plans call for the furnace to be brought back into operation during June.
Alf Tore Haug
Elkem Thamshavn AS
Orkanger, 10 February 2009