BlueScope installed additional monitoring equipment and controls following the fire at the Sinter Plant Waste Gas Cleaning Plant (WGCP) stack in late 2014. This included enhanced processes, procedures and specific bypass licence conditions to maintain the safe and efficient operation of the waste gas cleaning plant.
BlueScope will temporarily bypass the Waste Gas Cleaning Plant which serves the Sinter Plant at our Port Kembla Steelworks, to ensure the safe operation of the plant. This is a proactive response to perform maintenance activities on the equipment.
We expect the WGCP to be in ‘bypass mode’ for 12 weeks beginning on 18th February which will allow time to perform the required maintenance activities.
Whilst there may be some visible emissions from the Sinter Plant during this period, we can assure the community that the plant will continue to operate within its existing stringent environmental licence limits as regulated by the EPA. We will be conducting extensive air emissions monitoring during the bypass with the results reported on the BlueScope in the Illawarra website. Click here.
The EPA and BlueScope’s Community Consultative Committee (CCC) have been advised of the interim arrangement.
Check this website for updates or call 1800 640 252.