Norway: TiZir Titanium & Iron plans to restart production at its ilmenite upgrading facility in Tyssedal in mid-January 2017. A fire took place at the plant on 15 August 2016 that required the furnace to be relined. The unit has a production capacity of 230,000t/yr of titanium slag and 100,000t/yr of high-purity pig iron. TiZir has agreed with its insurance company on a full and final settlement of US$35m. TiZir is a joint-venture between Eramet and Mineral Deposits Limited.