Liberty House completes £100m Tata Steel deal

Liberty House has formally completed a £100 million deal to take over Tata Steel’s speciality steels business. The international industrial group announced the acquisition would create around 300 new steel jobs and secure 1,700 existing positions. It said it would invest up to £20 million in new plant and equipment to make its high value […]

Tata Steel agrees £100m sale to Liberty House

Tata Steel has signed an agreement to sell its speciality steel business for £100 million. The sale to Liberty Steel could help secure 1,700 jobs at several sites in South Yorkshire. The speciality steel business makes products for the aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries. It has the capability to produce around 1.1 million […]

Tata Steel to pay £73,000 for pollution incident

Tata Steel UK is to pay £73,000 to an environmental consultant for a pollution incident near Scunthorpe. Environment Agency officers found a “heavy red coloured lubricating oil” on Seraphim lagoon, the Bottesford Beck and in wetland channels of Ashby Ville Local Nature Reserve in May 2015. The Agency said the oil appeared to overflow from […]

Carbon psychology ‘could drive energy savings of £860m’

  Carbon psychologists can work with energy managers to bring behavioural change within businesses and potentially save as much as £860 million across industry. That’s according to Phil Griffiths, Lead low carbon Psychologist at npower Business Solutions (nBS), who believes psychologists can develop training packages to upskill energy managers on techniques in changing behaviour. He […]

Steelworkers march over future of UK industry

  ‘Save our steel’ is the message of those working in the industry as the future of Tata Steel’s operations in the UK is still uncertain. ELN speaks to employees who believe energy prices are a big factor and the government must do more to protect the sector.

Government considers green funding for Tata Steel buyer

The government is willing to take a 25% stake in Tata Steel’s operations in the UK and considering providing energy efficiency and environmental support. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) said a package of support “worth hundreds of millions of pounds” will be made available to potential buyers of the crisis-hit company. It […]

Does UK industry need a helping hand?

Steel may be buckling from outside pressures, but UK manufacturing isn’t helpless. States intervene to help industry Governments around the world give their industries a helping hand with all kinds of energy incentives from lower taxes to renewable energy levies and import tariffs. But, as the crisis in the loss-making UK steel industry has illustrated […]

Steel sector crisis ‘due to high UK energy costs’

High energy costs is one of the reasons the British steel industry is facing a crisis. The comment from Conservative MP Peter Lilley follows Indian company Tata Steel’s decision to sell all its businesses in the UK, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, he said: “Clearly there’s a world problem to the […]

Editorial: Steel yourself energy sector for similarly unpredictable times

The news that TATA has said it can’t keep running its UK steel business has been dominating the headlines. Chinese dumping of cheaper steel has been the main cause for its demise and now we have the prospect of a Tory government actually considering re-nationalising an industry to save it! There are weeks of uncertainty […]

Tata wins approval for power plant at Port Talbot

The UK Government has granted permission for a new power plant to be built at Port Talbot Steelworks. Tata Steel’s project comprises of a gas-fired power station including two new boilers and two new steam turbine sets with a capacity of up to 150MW. It will use gases produced by the steelmaking process to generate […]