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InfraBuild celebrates 30 years of Sydney Steel Mill Melt Shop

September 15, 2022

There will be celebrations at InfraBuild’s Sydney Steel Mill today as the vertically-integrated steelmaker marks the 30th anniversary of the site’s melt shop.

The Rooty Hill melt shop, which houses one of InfraBuild’s two Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF), has supplied steel for some of the nation’s biggest projects, including the Barangaroo development, the Northern Beaches Hospital, and critical transport infrastructure projects Northconnex and WestConnex.

In line with InfraBuild’s mission to build futures through sustainable steel, recycled scrap metals are fed into the site’s EAF to manufacture high grade billets which are then rolled into a range of products and supplied downstream.

InfraBuild’s Head of NSW Rod and Bar Manufacturing Steve Elliot said it was a proud day for the workers at the mill and the broader InfraBuild team.

“InfraBuild has a proud history in Australian manufacturing and the Sydney Steel mill has played a key role in producing high quality steel which is used extensively in large scale nation building projects, residential construction and a range of other industries,” he said.

“Globally, there is a growing push towards the use of EAF’s like the one we have here at Rooty Hill, as they generate significantly lower emissions than traditional steel making methods.

“We’ve now been manufacturing steel using the EAF process for 30 years at this site, and it will play an ongoing important role in our future as we continue to supply projects across the country.”

As Australia’s largest vertically-integrated steelmaker, InfraBuild has domestic and international recycling sites, as well as the two EAF mills and eight domestic product manufacturing mills.

Products are supplied to a range of distributors and processors nationally, including InfraBuild’s own footprint of 113 retail sites.

“More and more customers are demanding, locally manufactured, lower carbon embodied steel to meet their sustainability objectives and their regulatory obligations,” Mr Elliott said.

“We are proud to be able to supply product manufactured right here in Sydney and contribute to projects of all sizes which will help shape the nation’s future.”


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