Leading steel manufacturer British Steel selects SUEZ as its partner to help improve asset protection, reduce water consumption, and energy spend at its integrated steel plant in Europe.
SUEZ - Water Technologies and Solutions has been awarded a chemical and monitoring service contract by British Steel Limited, a leading integrated steel manufacturer owned by Jingye Group, to improve the company’s environmental footprint and compliance at its integrated steel plant in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. SUEZ will provide chemicals, services, and digital solutions for cooling water, boiler water, and wastewater treatment that will improve automation and offer better transparency into chemical usage, water quality for reuse potential, and wastewater clarification. Combined, these services and solutions will help to reduce the facility’s water consumption, reduce energy spend, and improve water quality for reuse.
“Steelmaking is a complex process that requires significant quantities of water. As a solutions provider in water processing, we are proud to work alongside British Steel Limited, a company committed to sustainable steelmaking, to help control its water consumption and further improve its environmental footprint at its facility in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire,” said – Craig Hobkirk, Senior Vice President, Chemical Monitoring Solutions, Europe, Middle East & Africa at SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions. “We look forward to growing our existing partnership over the long-term and leveraging our expertise in chemicals, services, and digital capabilities to enhance British Steel’s production and operations now and in the future.”
SUEZ’s cooling water treatment offers cooling water scale and corrosion inhibitors, some biocides, full legionella treatment, and a TrueSense* unit, which works with SUEZ’s InSight* software to help optimize operations and use less makeup water. Boiler water treatment serves all conditioning chemicals needed for boilers, providing reliability for steam-generating systems. For wastewater treatment, this includes all required coagulants, polymers, and membrane pretreatment chemicals for the steelmaker’s reverse osmosis (RO) system.
“We’re focused on improving our asset protection and environmental performance, and with water playing such an important role in the steelmaking process, it’s important we have first-class systems in place to manage our water quality and develop new and improved ways of working,” said Edward Arnott, Operations Director, Energy at British Steel.