Plans unveiled for GREENSTEEL plant at Newport

Gupta Family Group Alliance companies, Liberty House and SIMEC, have recently unveiled major plans to turn their adjacent Newport sites into a two million tonne a year steel super-plant, powered by renewable energy.

From left to right: Sanjeev Gupta (Liberty House Group), John Griffiths AM, Jay Hambro (SIMEC), James Busche (SIMEC), Paul Flynn MP, Jessica Morden MP, Nirmal Chhabria (SIMEC) and Jayne Bryant AM

GREENSTEEL would be the first facility in the UK that would play a major part in a renaissance of the struggling sector by meeting up to 20% of current steel needs. Newport’s key role at the forefront of a green revolution in UK steel was outlined to the city’s elected representatives during a fact-finding visit to Liberty’s 1.2m tonne a year rolling mill and SIMEC’s adjacent 396 megawatt Uskmouth Power Station.

As part of its GREENSTEEL strategy, SIMEC aims to power the steel plant by converting its existing coal-fired power-station to eco-friendly biomass generation. Mr Gupta who co-hosted the visit with SIMEC’s Head of Energy, Industrials and Mining, Jay Hambro, said: “This was a very valuable opportunity to brief Newport’s elected representatives about our GREENSTEEL vision, which we believe will generate many new skilled jobs in the city and ultimately make a major difference to the whole UK steel and wider manufacturing sectors.â€?
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