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A multi-million pound investment on Teesside, which is hoped will safeguard the future of the region's steel industry and secure 1,800 jobs has been unveiled.
SSI in Redcar will launch its £38 million facility next week.
Rachel Bullock reports:
Phil Dryden, SSI UK.
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.
Steel producer, SSI, has revealed plans to safeguard jobs in the long term.
The company has unveiled a £38 million coal injection plant, which bosses hope will slash costs and boost output.