Bobm1545 - In the metal processing and in fact any processing of material utilizing the requirement of furnaces and other engineered facilities operate on a 24/7/365 basis and only occassional down time is allowed for maintenance.  GWMG at SKK and at it's alloying plants is and will be a 24/7/365 day operation.  In the data for Steenkampskraal it has been stated that it will be a 24/7/365 day operation.