Lackenby Steelworks, Redcar, UK

Teesside Lackenby Steelworks at Redcar

Lackenby Steelworks forms part of the huge Teesside integrated steel-making plant in Redcar which was closed by SSI in 2015.

Visited February 2016 Redcar, Teesside, UK Closed

Lackenby works formed part of the huge Redcar Steelworks in Teeside. Lackenby works and the Redcar Blast Furnace formed the majority of the Redcar integrated steelworks. The works were established by Engineering company Dorman Long to produce steel, primarily for their own projects.

As part of the nationalisation of the steel industry the works were incorporated into the British Steel Corporation and were privatised once again in the 1970s. My previous report covering the blast furnace has further history of the Redcar site.

The Lackenby works was a Basic Oxygen Steel-making (BOS) and Continuous Casting (ConCast) plant. It took iron produced in the Redcar Blast Furnace to produce steel. Scrap steel was also recycled as part of the process.

Lackenby Steelworks - The Ladle Bay where out-of-service ladles were repaired. Note the davit crane on the right for lowering bricks into ladels being relined
Lackenby Steelworks – The Ladle Bay where out-of-service ladles were repaired. Note the davit crane on the right for lowering bricks into ladels being relined
Lackenby Steelworks - Behind the BOS Vessel
Lackenby Steelworks – Behind the BOS Vessel
Lackenby Steelworks - These are the Ladles for putting on the casting machines
Lackenby Steelworks – These are the Ladles for putting on the casting machines
Lackenby Steelworks - The lift that was put into the vessel when they were relining it with new blocks
Lackenby Steelworks – The lift that was put into the vessel when they were relining it with new blocks
 
Lackenby Steelworks - BOS Vessel cooling water pipes
Lackenby Steelworks – BOS Vessel cooling water pipes
Lackenby Steelworks - BOS gas offtake, water cooled by all the small pipes
Lackenby Steelworks – BOS gas offtake, water cooled by all the small pipes
Lackenby Steelworks - Partly dismantled BOS Vessel
Lackenby Steelworks – Partly dismantled BOS Vessel
Lackenby Steelworks - Control room
Lackenby Steelworks – Control room
Lackenby Steelworks - Control room
Lackenby Steelworks – Control room
Lackenby Steelworks - Control panel shows diagram of the process
Lackenby Steelworks – Control panel shows diagram of the process
Lackenby Steelworks - The furnaces
Lackenby Steelworks – The furnaces
Lackenby Steelworks - Charge car that holds the scrap pans for charging the vessels with scrap
Lackenby Steelworks – Charge car that holds the scrap pans for charging the vessels with scrap
Lackenby Steelworks - Silos for various by-products of the process
Lackenby Steelworks – Silos for various by-products of the process
Lackenby Steelworks - Control room overlooking the production areas
Lackenby Steelworks – Control room overlooking the production areas
Lackenby Steelworks - Production and scheduling control
Lackenby Steelworks – Production and scheduling control
 
The imaginatively titled "Steel Making Management Computer System"
The imaginatively titled “Steel Making Management Computer System”
Lackenby Steelworks - Moving towards the Concast (Continuous Casting) plant
Lackenby Steelworks – Moving towards the Concast (Continuous Casting) plant
Lackenby Steelworks - Remains of the Bloom Caster, most of the equipment here was removed following a serious steel spillage
Lackenby Steelworks – Remains of the Bloom Caster, most of the equipment here was removed following a serious steel spillage
Lackenby Steelworks - Straightening and rolling mill
Lackenby Steelworks – Straightening and rolling mill
Lackenby Steelworks - Lackenby Steelworks - Dummy bar head stands
Lackenby Steelworks – Lackenby Steelworks – Dummy bar head stands
Lackenby Steelworks - Straightening plant
Lackenby Steelworks – Straightening plant
Lackenby Steelworks - Straightener machine
Lackenby Steelworks – Straightener machine
Lackenby Steelworks - Straightener machine control room
Lackenby Steelworks – Straightener machine control room
Lackenby Steelworks - Workshop
Lackenby Steelworks – Workshop
 
Lackenby Steelworks - Rollers
Lackenby Steelworks – Rollers
Lackenby Steelworks - Big pipes!
Lackenby Steelworks – Big pipes!

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