Monday, July 15, 2024

British Steel starts rail shipments to Turkey

The first shipment in a multi-million-pound rail contract leaves British Steel for Turkey this week.

The company is supplying tens of thousands of tonnes for the project connecting Mersin with the cities of Adana, Osmaniye and Gaziantep in southern Turkey.

It will help create a lower-emission transport link between Turkey’s second-largest container port and inland cities more than 150 miles away, with the project expected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 150,000 tonnes a year.

A team from Ronesans Holding, which is building the railway on behalf of the Turkish Ministry of Transport has just toured our Scunthorpe operations for factory acceptance testing.

Following the success of that visit, the first part of the order will set sail from Goole. 

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