The company said in a statement that it idled two ferrosilicon furnaces in Chateu-Feuillet in France September 30 and said a third at Laudun would be idled November 15. It also said it would idle three silicon metal furnaces October 7 -- two in Montricher and one in Laudun.
Ferroglobe also said ferrosilicon production at Polokwane, South Africa, had been idled since August 1, while production had been reduced at its plant in Sabon, Spain.
In North America, having idled its No. 3 silicon metal furnace in Becancour, Quebec, August 30, it also idled the No. 3 furnace at the facility September 30. Becancour is the only silicon producer in Canada.
Its Bridgeport, Alabama ferrosilicon facility has been idled since September 1, with orders transferred to its Beverly, Ohio, facility.
At the end of last year, Ferroglobe idled silicon metal productoin at its Selma, Alabama, plant.
The company's statement did not disclose the tonnage of production idled in the latest round of ferrosilicon and silicon cuts.
Ferroglobe said it was also reviewing its manganese alloys capacity.