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Report - SSI Lackenby Steelworks - Feb 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by AndyK, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. AndyK

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    @SpiderMonkey and I finally got round to visiting a bit more of SSI's works in Redcar, this time to visit the Lackenby works. Not a lot you haven't seen before with the exception of a few control rooms..... and a little bit of skirt lifting! :confused:

    The Lackenby works is a Basic Oxygen Steel-making (BOS) and Continuous Casting (ConCast) plant. It takes iron produced in the Redcar Blast Furnacse to produce steel. Scrap steel is also recycled as part of the process.

    Unfortunately the bulk of the ConCast area was suffering from chronic darkness. We had already spotted a worker near that area and security were sat in their van parked below so trying to find the light switches wouldn't have been wise.

    On with the pics.... WARNING: Control room heavy!

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    1. Charging area

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    3. Behind the furnaces

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    2. Loved this area!

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    4. Machinery

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    5. Cables and pipes supplying the furnaces

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    6. Furnace feed pipe

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    6. Partly dismantled furnace

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    7. Furnace control room

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    8. Furnace control room

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    9. Control panel shows diagram of the process

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    10. This is on par with the "hot slag" sign at Thamesteel

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    11. The furnaces

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    12. Tipper loco

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    13. Silos for by-products

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    14 Control room with CCTV

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    15. Production and scheduling control

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    16. The imaginatively titled "Steel Making Management Computer System"

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    17. The Orange Warrior

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    18. Moving towards the Concast plant

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    19. Part of the Concast plant

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    20. Straightening and rolling mill

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    21. Weights

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    22. Straightening plant


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    23. Straightener machine

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    24. Straightener control room

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    25. Workshop

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    26. Rollers

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    27. Big pipes!​
     
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  2. fb

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    mega photos, as usual.
     
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    Skirt lifting..nicely spotted mate
     
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    Power was still on in the BOS Convertor Control Rooms last time I was here - Looks like the quality panels and naff monitors are all dead now?
     
  5. Camera Shy

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    Top notch reportage.
     
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    Yeah all off now unfortunately
     
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    Top stuff as usual mate :thumb

    TBH i found Lackenby to be the most impressive of the sites i"ve done. Probably purely on size, you can"t fail to be impressed (well i can"t ;)) apart from the lighting obviously .

    Only one Secca van :eek: they were driving round & through the buildings in 3"s last time ......WTF?
     
  8. AndyK

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    Yeah they were still doing that - a couple driving around and one stationary all the time, just watching.
     
  9. stranton

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    nice thread,
    more secca patrols than trains through Manchester victoria bet there on a decent salary?
     
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    And the offensive signs over at Rio Tinto Alcan.

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    Wow. Just wow. Awesome photos - remember visiting the BOS and Concast plants as a wee nipper on work experience many years ago.
     
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    stunning work
     
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