Steel investment

TATA Steel is to invest £3.5 million to improve its steel-making processes at Rotherham.

Around £2 million will be spent on ‘enhancing fume extraction’, with another £1m to go on quality inspection equipment. A further £0.5 million will improve steelmaking itself.

The spend will, said the company, improve plant reliability and energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and boost production of high-value steel products. The energy saved, 19,000 mega watt hours (MWh), would power 4,000 homes.

A Tata spokesman said: ““In the last year Tata Steel has invested more than £20 million in South Yorkshire. This is a huge indication of the company’s confidence in our ability to produce some of the most technically demanding and safety-critical products”.