The Liberty Steel group is taking a step back from its British scrap-based steel production activities "in the face of the UK steel industry’s severe competitiveness issues". At the end of last week, the company said that production of commodity grade steel products at its Rotherham and downstream mills had "become unviable due to high energy costs and imports from countries without the same environmental standards". Instead, the company planned to focus on high-value alloy steel production for the strategic aerospace, energy and engineering supply chains. ...
Liberty Steel UK to curtail EAF production, turn to steel imports
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