Environmental responsibility

Environmental improvement initiatives at BlueScope

Energy

Energy saving project at slabmaking

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This project involved optimising the operation of the 21 Area Dedusting Fan to reduce running costs and electricity demand.

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Waste Energy

Waste and energy savings at Slabmaking

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At the completion of every Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) heat, all loose materials (steel, slag and unconsumed fluxes) in the furnace are poured out prior to commencing the next heat. This resulted in the loss of steel, which compromises process yield, and fluxes that have not fully been consumed and could be used to treat the subsequent heat.

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