Minister for Industry Alan Mak MP (right) on our Scunthorpe site today.
09 Apr 2024

British Steel welcomes Minister for Industry Alan Mak MP to Scunthorpe HQ

British Steel today welcomed Minister for Industry Alan Mak MP to our Scunthorpe site.

We showcased operations and discussed our proposals to adopt Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steelmaking.

Last week we were granted planning permission to build an EAF at our Teesside plant – a key milestone in our £1.25-billion decarbonisation plan.

Our application to build another Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), at our Scunthorpe site, is set to be decided imminently by North Lincolnshire Council.

The proposed installation of EAFs in Scunthorpe and Teesside is central to our journey to a green future as they would help us reduce emissions of CO2 by more than 75 per cent.

Our owner, Jingye, is committed to the unprecedented 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.

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.