VIDEO: Watch Rotherham steelworks' crucial caster back in action

By Gareth Dennison | 04/10/2017

VIDEO: Watch Rotherham steelworks' crucial caster back in action

STRANDS of steel are once again emerging from a major machine at Liberty Speciality Steels in Rotherham.

The small bloom caster at the Aldwarke plant has been reactivated, 18 months after being mothballed by the site’s previous owners.

Recommissioning the key piece of equipment — and an associated coiler at the neighbouring Thrybergh mill — has already created 64 new jobs with a further 150 to come over the next six months.

Click play to see our video of the caster in action.

Executive chairman Sanjeev Gupta said: “Speciality Steels is an operation of the highest international calibre with highly-skilled people.

“We’re investing to ensure this business can capitalise on growing opportunities and reclaim its leading position in the market.”

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