Tata Visit

We were pleased to be invited to see the new blast furnace at Port Talbot. It was an opportunity to network with familiar faces within the steel industry and many of the country’s leading manufacturers were present. SAS, Dextra Lighting and FC Brown to name a few.

It is a truly impressive site which is in part still under construction.

During the presentation we were informed that Tata steel had invested 1 billion pounds in the UK – of which 30 million was going to be spent on Tata Distribution.

Tata Steel has restarted its second blast furnace at the Port Talbot steelworks in the UK following the completion of a £185 million rebuilding project.

The restarting of blast furnace No. 4 – the UK’s largest industrial engineering project last year – will improve Tata Steel’s operational flexibility and enable it to better serve customers in the UK and the rest of Europe.

The state-of-the-art new furnace is more efficient and will allow Tata Steel to continue to meet the demanding requirements of UK and European manufacturing industries.

Production has now started and the molten iron from the furnace will be converted into high-quality steel for a wide range of customer sectors, including construction, automotive, lifting and excavating, domestic appliances and packaging.

Blast furnace No. 4 was decommissioned in July last year before being completely rebuilt, incorporating the latest technology to improve energy efficiency, environmental performance, safety standards and capacity. The requirements of Tata Steel’s customers were central to the rebuild project. The furnace has enhanced health, safety and environmental care facilities, making it a worldwide standard-setter as one of the most efficient in the world.

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