BlueScope’s Port Kembla site will soon install a new stretch
levelling processing line, a $5 million investment.
The Illawarra Mercury reports that the new line will be
installed adjacent the company’s Hot Strip Mill, and was a reflection of
improved fortunes at the steelmaker.
“Our customers have a
preference to buy locally made high-quality steel and through this investment
we are able to offer them such a product,” Ken Liddle, BlueScope’s manager of manufacturing, construction and mining, told the Mercury.
“The flatness and
consistency of stretch-levelling is particularly suited to the industry’s
growing preference towards laser cutting and will be appreciated by our
The line is currently
travelling from the United States, and will, when installed, improve properties
including the ability of the product to be bent and cut.