BlueScope processes support NSW hospitals


The Port Kembla Steelworks is a fully integrated steelmaking facility, which relies on most of its parts working in sync with each other—the blast furnace needs coke and cokemaking equipment needs gas from the blast furnace to operate, and so on.

Another important example of this chemical synergy is that the steelmaking process uses oxygen made from the compressed air generated from other processes. For instance, working with the cryogenic plant at Coregas Pty Ltd, BlueScope helps produce oxygen that is subsequently used in hospitals throughout New South Wales.

This FocusOn clip takes a deeper look into that process:  BlueScope Technical Coordinator Shaun Hamilton explains how we use that oxygen to make steel; and Ian Hodges, Energy Services Operations Manager, explains how gas is generated and used more broadly.

*Thank you to Simon Orchard and WIN News Illawarra for the TV news excerpts