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SSI UK, in Redcar, says weekly production levels at their highest
AN iron and steelmaker employing about 1,800 North-East workers has revealed more record-breaking production results.
SSI UK, in Redcar, says its blast furnace, basic oxygen plant and casting plant last week achieved their highest weekly outputs since work restarted in April 2012.
Bosses say its blast furnace produced 61,210 tonnes of iron, compared to its previous highest of 57,676 tonnes in June, with its oxygen plant making 64,152 tonnes of steel.
Its previous best was 61,963 tonnes in June.
SSI UK's casting plant made 63,224 tonnes of steel slab, compared to 61,455 tonnes in May.
The results come after SSI UK announced daily records of production.
The company made 8,977 tonnes of iron a week ago (Tuesday, August 6), with its basic oxygen steelmaking plant rolling 11,325 tonnes of steel on the same day.
The firm's continuous casting plant also broke its own record, producing 11,432 tonnes of steel slabs.
Last month, SSI UK recorded sent its largest ever shipment of steel slabs, when 87,869 tonnes were delivered to Thailand from Teesport.
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