The so-called LA Hall enables the steel company to optimise logistics processes and further improve deliveries to customers while at the same time being energy neutral. The new 10,000 metre² facility has a capacity of 50,000 tonnes of steel coils and is strategically located, close to the company’s galvanising lines, where the steel is coated with a layer of zinc as protection against corrosion.
EN-Corporate-News-2018-Innovative HIsarna technology exceeds expectations in sustainable steel production
The company has been carrying out long-term testing of its HIsarna plant at the Tata Steel site in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. HIsarna is a completely new technology for producing iron which consists of a reactor in which iron ore is injected at the top. The ore is liquefied in a high-temperature cyclone and drips to the bottom of the reactor where powder coal is injected.
This significantly reduces the number of energy-intensive steps required for the traditional steelmaking process.
EN-Corporate-News-2015-Port Talbot hosts project to test how steelworks algae can combat climate change
The collaboration known as ACCOMPLISH (Algal Carbon Capture and BiOMass-Linked Supply cHain) is a unique pilot which is part of a wider Swansea University project, EnAlgae. Based at the Port Talbot steelworks, the project is analysing the capacity for natural algae to use carbon dioxide as a nutrient for growth. The project contributes to Tata Steel’s commitment to reducing unavoidable carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations.
EN-Corporate-News-2014-Steel is the sustainable material for road bridges, says Dutch government report
The study – ‘Comparative Life Cycle Analysis of Bridges’ – was carried out by environmental consultancy Beco with input from suppliers of the all main different kinds of construction materials (wood, concrete, plastics and steel).
EN-Corporate-News-2014-German automotive industry benefits from new slitter for advanced and ultra high-strength steels
The slitter and associated expansion at the steel producer’s Ruhr-based Steel Service Center in Gelsenkirchen, Germany was officially inaugurated today after an investment of €9.5 million. As well as raising the service centre’s capacity, the new line will also expand its processing capabilities.
Pete Longdon, Manager New Technology & Innovation at Tata Steel, said: “Getting ahead of the game – and staying there – is vital in our competitive industry. We are creating new specifications of steel to do special jobs in demanding applications – pursuing strength, formability, ductility as well as qualities to resist corrosion. Such products may appear in the automotive, engineering, construction or many other market sectors.”
The Proving Factory, a £22 million manufacturing initiative in the UK’s South Yorkshire and Midlands regions, will take low-carbon vehicle technologies designed by small high-tech British companies and university research departments and prove their viability in production to increase their chances of being adopted by major motor manufacturers.
In the race for new emission-reducing technologies the Factory will act as a bridge between green technology prototypes and high volume production.
EN-Corporate-News-2012-New national thermal technologies innovation centre in Teesside opens for business
The facility, which is unique in the UK and one of only a few in the world, provides world-leading expertise, assets and capabilities to enable thermal processing businesses to innovate new products and processes. It brings together the thermal processing skills of Tata Steel and the technology innovation capability of CPI.
Orders worth £2.5 million have been placed for the hi-tech industrial equipment which will form the cornerstone of the new research centre being developed in Middlesbrough.
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Tata Steel have begun work to establish the national research facility after signing a Memorandum of Understanding last October. A recently appointed management team has placed orders for the specialist equipment and discussions with potential customers are well underway.