British Steel has completed the installation of a new GBP 800,000 state of the art environmental system at its Scunthorpe site to transform the way it monitors the water network. As well as improving the management of oil, the new equipment also helps the company’s environmental experts to monitor the quality of the on-site water network.
Group Environment Manager Mr Lee Adcoc said “We handle significant volumes of oil on our site every year as it’s a fundamental tool that helps us to keep our machinery functioning efficiently and reliably.
“While we’re extremely careful about how we handle this substance and have made significant efficiencies in our use of oil in recent years, it’s essential we have plans in place to ensure we minimise the risk of oil entering our site drainage system in the unlikely event of a leak.
“By investing in this technology we’re doing everything within our power to monitor the presence of oil in our water systems and to quickly and effectively get rid of it, therefore minimising the risk of the substance entering local watercourses.”
British Steel has also announced that its conductor rails are set to help revolutionise rail services for passengers to and from London Waterloo as South Western Railway invests GBP 1 billion into an innovative engineering project.
Their investment will see a new state of the art depot in Feltham in London and a 90 strong fleet of brand new high tech trains that are expected to deliver a more reliable, modern and faster service for passengers. The full fleet of Arterio trains, which comprises 750 carriages, are to be phased in over the coming years and are expected to enter passenger service in 2021.