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News in Brief: February 2020

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ArcelorMittal Europe has announced a CO2 roadmap to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030. The roadmap to achieve the 30% target is said to be based on three distinct pathways: Clean power steelmaking, such as hydrogen-based steelmaking; Circular carbon steelmaking, enabling low-emission steelmaking by using waste biomass to displace fossil fuels in steelmaking; and Fossil fuel carbon capture and storage, enhancing current methods of steel production so carbon is captured and stored or re-used rather than emitted into the atmosphere.

Caunton Engineering has celebrated 50 years of business with a dinner dance attended by current and former employees. Half century ago, the company began its structural steelwork operations in a former blacksmith’s shop and today it employs 250 men and women and has an annual turnover of £60M.

Wigan Council’s planning committee has recommended that a new 140,000m² business park on the outskirts of Wigan be approved. Symmetry Park is a 134-acre site at Junction 25 of the M6 and could provide logistics space and create 1,650 high-quality jobs when operational.

Developer St. Modwen has successfully delivered its largest-ever speculative warehouse unit. The 30,000m² unit in Tamworth is located close to Junction 10 of the M42. Severfield fabricated and erected the steelwork for project.

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