Reduced Electricity Consumption at our Continuous Casting Operation

As energy costs continue to rise, the opportunities to reduce energy consumption becomes critical to the successful operation of our business.

Since 2014, BlueScope have implemented a range of projects to reduce energy use by our Casting Machines at the Port Kembla Steelworks.

This is where liquid steel is transformed into a solid shape - called a slab.

There have been more than 25 of these projects across Operations, Maintenance, Engineering and our Technical Group, the net result being a reduction in electricity intensity of 35%, or annual electricity savings of 75,000GJ.

This reduction is not only good for business, but for the environment as well. It’s the equivalent of reducing 17,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted each year or the electricity needed to power 1,220 homes in NSW.