Sunday, May 19, 2024

Minister for Industry visits British Steel at Scunthorpe

British Steel has welcomed Minister for Industry Alan Mak to its Scunthorpe site, where he was shown current operations and discussed proposals to adopt Electric Arc Furnace  steelmaking.

The proposed installation of such furnaces in Scunthorpe and Teesside is central to the company’s  journey to a green future, since they would help to reduce emissions of CO2 by more than 75 per cent.

Company owner the Chinese Jingye, is committed to the investment decarbonisation requires and our desire to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, coupled with challenging market conditions, means it is imperative swift and decisive action is taken to ensure a sustainable future for British Steel.

A spokesman for the company said: “We are committed to working with the UK Government and need to reach an agreement quickly so we can achieve our ambitious goals, secure thousands of jobs and keep making the steel Britain needs for generations to come.”

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