Liberty Steel Newport imports slab from Australia to boost UK HRC output

International metals group Liberty Steel is planning to increase slab imports to its plant in Newport, South Wales, UK to help drive up its hot-rolled coil (HRC) output, the company said on Friday May 4.

The first 24,000-tonne cargo of slab - from Liberty’s steelmaking plant in Whyalla, South Australia - arrived in the UK last week. The slab will enable the Newport mill to begin ramping up production of HRC, ahead of the planned installation...


Maria Tanatar

May 08, 2018

10:59 GMT