Tata Steel Port Talbot blast furnace restarts as planned

Tata Steel has restarted a blast furnace at its Port Talbot steelworks as originally planned, the company announced on Tuesday February 12.


The restarting of the furnace signals the completion of a £185 million ($291 million) rebuilding project at the Welsh steelworks and will “improve Tata’s operational flexibility and enable it to better serve customers in the UK and the rest of Europe”, the steelmaker said.  On November 23, 2012, the company said the relighting would take place in Q1 of 2013.  “We have been able to take advantage of a period of low steel demand to carry out this major engineering...

Published

February 12, 2013

15:21 GMT

London