Prince Charles has reignited an electric arc furnace two and a half years after it was mothballed during the steel crisis. The Prince of Wales officially restarted the equipment during a visit to Liberty Steel in Rotherham. The 800,000-tonne-a-year furnace turns scrap metal into specialised steels. Liberty bought the plant in 2017 as part of a £100m buyout of Tata Steel’s speciality steels division.
A former Tata Steel electric arc furnace in northern England taken over by Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group, was set to be re-ignited on Friday, in what the company describes as a “major milestone” in the revival of Britain’s steel industry. The N-Furnace, the larger of two electric arc furnaces, at Liberty Speciality Steels near Rotherham inRead more