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Steel firm hits new records
NORTH-EAST iron and steelmaker, SSI UK has hit new production records.
The Thai-owned firm, which relit the Redcar blast furnace in April 2012, last week saw its BOS and Continuous Casting Plants break their output records for the second week in succession.
The BOS plant achieved its highest weekly tonnage since the restart of operations when it produced 64,896 tonnes of steel, bettering the previous week’s output of 64,152 tonnes .
The Continuous Casting Plant also achieved its highest weekly tonnage since the restart of operations, when it produced 63,572 tonnes of steel slabs compared with 63,224 tonnes the previous week.
The latest production milestones follow the introduction in July of SSI's £38m coal injection plant which is helping the company to increase output and slash costs.
In June, SSI recorded its largest ever shipment of steel slabs, with 87,869 tonnes sent to Thailand from Teesport.
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