In an effort to decrease its reliance on imported natural gas, Tata Steel has spent GBP 400,000 (USD 463,596) in new technologies at its Port Talbot factory. The new machinery, according to the steelmaker, will save millions of pounds while cutting carbon emissions by 10,000 tons annually.
Using process gases to substitute natural gas and produce electricity through an on-site power plant, the factory presently generates over 70% of its own energy.
Imported natural gas is added to the on-site gases utilized in the power plant to balance out any imbalances in the energy content.
In order to reduce the need for imported gas, Tata Steel has invested an additional GBP 400,000 (USD 463,596) in a new "gas-enrichment station" that tops up the site's local gases only when necessary.
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