15th April 2012: Redcar blast furnace relit, resuming operations after two years of the plant being mothballed
18th April 2012: First slab of steel rolled off the production line
11th May 2012 First shipment of 48,000 tonnes of slab
11th September 2012: The millionth tonne of iron made
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