1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Tata Steel Europe, Scunthorpe - March 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Bent Nails, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Bent Nails

    Bent Nails 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    38
    Britain's largest steel processing centre is one of the darkest, most beautiful places to be seen in the north East Midlands.

    [​IMG]

    It's one of Tata Steel Europe's two major integrated plants in the UK with facilities such as four blast furnaces, continuous casting and a rod mill. It employs over 4000 people (excluding contractors) and so is massive for the Scunthorpe economy.

    The history, in brief:

    1860 - Iron ore first mined in Scunthorpe
    1967 - British Steel nationalised
    1988 - British Steel privatised
    1999 - Becomes Corus
    2007 - Corus acquired by Tata
    2015 - Tata steel expected to announce redundancies

    A swift visit last year enabled a brief look around.

    Beyond the entrance there's a sooty, chemical smell. Steam billows from vents all around. Red and orange pipes and grey shafts crisscross the 70 miles of road and the many railway lines connecting plant with plant. Road names like Basic Slag Road and Ore Blending Road give clues to the function of the numerous areas. That afternoon thick cloud made it gloomy, with hums and clangs and whirs and hisses the soundscape.

    Around the central blast furnace works the giant metal arms come together and flow into and around the furnace towers - this is the entrance to the 'Four Queens of Ironmaking', blast furnace area.

    [​IMG]

    These are various plants.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    No internals, but saw about this in the news and thought I'd share it up.
     
    #1 Bent Nails, Oct 18, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2015
    The_Raw likes this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Messages:
    1,224
    Likes Received:
    1,348
    The steel industry seems to be in some real trouble. This place looks epic, 4 blast furnaces ftw!
     
    Bent Nails likes this.
  3. drhowser

    drhowser Bespectacled & irrelevant
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    855
    I was reading about this yesterday too.

    So did no one say anything to you about walking round the place?
     
  4. Bent Nails

    Bent Nails 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    38
    Took a few 'wrong turns' driving - the site is huge and wondering around on foot probably wouldn't be a good idea.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in