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British Steel crane rails for Chinese Port

Steel producer British Steel has announced it is supplying crane rails for the Yangshan deep water facility, a £57 billion (A$101 billion) project that will enable the port of Shanghai, China, to handle container ships with depths of up to 15m.

The contract, for the fourth-phase of the Yangshan project, is being delivered through Steel CLIK – a major supplier in the crane rail market. British Steel said it has already supplied 4650 tonnes of steel for the Yangshan development, with a further 3000 tonnes to follow for the next phase.

British Steel’s crane rails are developed for overhead gantry and floor-mounted cranes in ports, warehouses and shipyards across the globe.

Peter Gate, managing director of British Steel’s Special Profiles business, said: “China offers us a great opportunity so we’re delighted to be bringing our products to market through Steel CLIK.

“The Yangshan project is a highly prestigious development and, given the competition we faced, we’re immensely proud to have been awarded this contract.

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