Tata Steel restarts blast furnace at Port Talbot

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:01:28 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

Tata Steel Europe, the European unit of the India-based steel giant Tata Steel, has announced that it has restarted its blast furnace (BF) No. 5 at the Port Talbot site in the UK.

The life extension project of blast furnace No. 5 which started in September 2018 has cost tens of millions of pounds and is a critical part of Tata Steel’s long-term strategy to strengthen its operations in the UK, underpinning improvements throughout its UK supply chain and extending the life of the furnace by five to seven years. 

Following the relighting of the furnace, the first iron has now been produced and turned into a finished steel product before being delivered to a manufacturing business in the UK. 

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