Celsa Steel UK will proceed with its new shear processing facility to further its steelmaking operations in South Wales.
The steelmaker has received planning board approvals to construct and operate its Rotherham Metal Recovery Centre, which will process and supply as much as 75,000mt of ferrous scrap metal per year, while also creating new jobs.
The manufacturer’s UK operations, based in Cardiff, produce approximately 1.2mn mt of long steel products and steel reinforcement per year, through an electric arc furnace. At present, it has a steel plant and two rolling mills that produce corrugated steel, light profiles, and commercial bars.
Barcelona-based Celsa Group operates 120 facilities across eight European countries with a total steel production capacity of 2.5mn mt per year.
According to media reports, the company submitted its original proposals in February this year to build the facility on an existing scrap yard in Rotherham. Celsa intends to develop the facility further, citing it as a feed stock yard for its mill.
Once completed, the new facility will collect shredded steel from local industries, of which about 15pc of the material will be reallocated and the remaining 85pc will be sheared and screened on site.