Liberty announces large-scale investment in Whyalla Operations

Liberty announces large-scale investment in Whyalla Operations

In a major move forward, two contracts worth more than A$600m have been signed for the design of equipment and construction for our Liberty Primary Steel Whyalla operation.

The contracts are with:

  • Danieli, for a new, world‐leading, state‐of‐the‐art rail and structural heavy section mill
  • CISDI Engineering Co, for a Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) Plant
Standing L/R: Theuns Victor (COO Liberty Primary Steel), Georgio Ximeris (Danieli Vice President), Steven Marshall (Premier of South Australia), Rowan Ramsey (Member for Grey, South Australia) Scott Morrison (Prime Minister of Australia), Zhang Mengxing (MCC Group President) Sitting: Xiao Xuewen (CISDI Chairman), Sanjeev Gupta (GFG Alliance Executive Chairman, Anna Danieli (Danieli Vice President)

Standing L/R: Theuns Victor (COO Liberty Primary Steel), Georgio Ximeris (Danieli Vice President), Steven Marshall (Premier of South Australia), Rowan Ramsey (Member for Grey, South Australia) Scott Morrison (Prime Minister of Australia), Zhang Mengxing (MCC Group President) Sitting: Xiao Xuewen (CISDI Chairman), Sanjeev Gupta (GFG Alliance Executive Chairman, Anna Danieli (Danieli Vice President)

Our Executive Chairman, Sanjeev Gupta said these components would play a key role in securing Whyalla’s long‐term future.

This transformation will vastly improve the operational, financial and environmental performance of the operations, paving the way for Whyalla to become an enticing, global hub for innovative industry.

Our announcement signifies a major milestone in the Whyalla Transformation Program that will establish our operations as a viable and sustainable facility, producing 1.8 million tonnes of high quality, high‐end steel per year.

This now firmly cements GFG’s commitment to Whyalla’s development, and the start of a brighter and more prosperous journey that this city truly deserves.

Sanjeev said these particular components – which will now be designed, constructed and commissioned over the next three years – would increase production; reduce costs; and introduce a new product range, opening up new markets and customers.

Sanjeev added that GFG Alliance had already invested almost A$40 million in feasibility studies, and was well progressed in other areas of the transformation, including new Steelmaking equipment and onsite power generation.

City of Whyalla Mayor, Clare McLaughlin, said this was yet another fantastic announcement for the community.

Most importantly for Whyalla, this project will create thousands of additional construction jobs and several hundred ongoing, with GFG committing to prioritising local skills,” Ms McLaughlin said.

We will also see world‐class skills from across the globe coming to Whyalla, so it will be fantastic exposure for our great city.

We are continuing to work with GFG on a number of community developments to ensure the city can grow and transform in unison with their operations.

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