01 Feb 2024

British Steel submits application for electric arc furnace in Scunthorpe

British Steel has submitted a planning application to North Lincolnshire Council for our proposed Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) in Scunthorpe.

Once the application document has been verified, it will be considered by the council. The Scunthorpe application follows our application to Redcar and Cleveland Brough Council in December to build an EAF at Teesside Beam Mill.

The applications are central to our plans to transform British Steel in to a clean, green and sustainable business by adopting electric arc furnace steelmaking at both sites.

EAF technology is the only solution to significantly reducing our carbon emissions in a relatively short period of time. It is prudent to evaluate different operational scenarios to help us achieve our goals and we are continuing to assess our options. However, we firmly believe electrification will provide a rapid and sustainable solution to our decarbonisation challenge.

Our proposals remain subject to the appropriate support from the UK Government with whom we remain in talks.