Lackenby Steelworks, Redcar, UK

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

 

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
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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
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Lackenby Steelworks – Behind the BOS Vessel

Lackenby Steelworks - These are the Ladles for putting on the casting machines
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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
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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
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Lackenby Steelworks – BOS Vessel cooling water pipes

Lackenby Steelworks - BOS gas offtake, water cooled by all the small pipes
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Lackenby Steelworks – BOS gas offtake, water cooled by all the small pipes

Lackenby Steelworks - Partly dismantled BOS Vessel
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Lackenby Steelworks – Partly dismantled BOS Vessel

Lackenby Steelworks - Control room
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Lackenby Steelworks – Control room

Lackenby Steelworks - Control room
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Lackenby Steelworks – Control room

Lackenby Steelworks - Control panel shows diagram of the process
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Lackenby Steelworks – Control panel shows diagram of the process

Lackenby Steelworks -  The furnaces
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Lackenby Steelworks – The furnaces

Lackenby Steelworks -  Charge car that holds the scrap pans for charging the vessels with scrap
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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
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Lackenby Steelworks – Silos for various by-products of the process

Lackenby Steelworks - Control room overlooking the production areas
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Lackenby Steelworks – Control room overlooking the production areas

Lackenby Steelworks - Production and scheduling control
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Lackenby Steelworks – Production and scheduling control

The imaginatively titled "Steel Making Management Computer System"
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The imaginatively titled “Steel Making Management Computer System”

Lackenby Steelworks - Moving towards the Concast (Continuous Casting) plant
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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
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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
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Lackenby Steelworks – Straightening and rolling mill

Lackenby Steelworks - Lackenby Steelworks - Dummy bar head stands
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Lackenby Steelworks – Lackenby Steelworks – Dummy bar head stands

Lackenby Steelworks - Straightening plant
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Lackenby Steelworks – Straightening plant

Lackenby Steelworks - Straightener machine
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Lackenby Steelworks – Straightener machine

Lackenby Steelworks - Straightener machine control room
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Lackenby Steelworks – Straightener machine control room

Lackenby Steelworks - Workshop
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Lackenby Steelworks – Workshop

Lackenby Steelworks - Rollers
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Lackenby Steelworks – Rollers

Lackenby Steelworks - Big pipes!
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Lackenby Steelworks – Big pipes!

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