The steel story

The story of steel at the Port Kembla Steelworks has been told in a series published over a number of weeks in the Illawarra Mercury, the newspaper for Wollongong and the Illawarra region of New South Wales.

Part 1 – The steel story (published 19 March)

Part 2 – It starts with big ships (published 21 March)

Part 3 - Inside the sinter plant (published 28 March)

Part 4 - The coke ovens (published 4 April)

Part 5 - Inside the Blast Furnace (published 11 April)

Part 6 - Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (published 18 April)

Part 7 - Slabcasting (published 25 April)

Part 8 - The slab yard (published 2 May)

Part 9 - Magic of the Hot Strip Mill (published 9 May)

Part 10 - Taking care of the coils (published 16 May)

Part 11 - The labs (published 23 May)

Part 12 - The plate mill (published 30 May)

Part 13 - The coating line (published 15 June)

Part 14 - The last stop (published 20 June)