Steel producer unveils new plant

Steel producer SSI unveils a new £38 million coal injection plant.

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Multi-million pound coal plant to 'secure 1,800 jobs'

The Pulverised Coal Injection plant goes online at SSI in Redcar next week. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A new £38 million facility hoping to safeguard Teesside's steel industry and secure 1,800 jobs is due to be launched.

The Pulverised Coal Injection plant goes online at SSI in Redcar next week. It will fire powdered coal into the blast furnace, making millions of pounds in savings.

Much of the coal used will be mined in Durham's pits. It is hoped the facility will help the furnace make a profit for the first time since 2011.

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