Our blast furnaces

British Steel Blast Furnace with lit up merry Christmas on the front

#DidYouKnow one of our blast furnaces is named after Queen Victoria, during whose reign many of the festive traditions we enjoy today became popular – from decorating trees and singing carols, to sending cards!

But if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, our blast furnaces will be dreaming of a red hot one. Temperatures inside them go above 2,000°C – the extreme heat creating molten metal (iron).

To find out more about how we make steel click here.