First SSI shipment leaving Teesside

The first shipment of steel slabs produced at Teesside's SSI plant is leaving for Thailand.

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First steel slabs ready to leave for Thailand

The first steel slabs created at the SSI plant on Teesside are ready to set sail to Thailand.

The 48 000 tonne consignment worth £18.5million has been loaded onto ships and will leave Teesport this morning.

The former Corus site in Redcar was mothballed more than two years ago, but in April the furnace was relit and the plant reopened.

Once the plant is at full capacity it will produce up to 400 slabs of steel a day

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