Giant order for giant castings at steel firm

Giant casting leaving Forgemasters
Giant casting leaving Forgemasters
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Sheffield Forgemasters has won an £11.8m contract to supply some of the world’s largest steel castings to German company SMS Meer.

The Brightside firm will deliver 11 castings over two years weighing more than 320 tonnes each. Manufacture will begin early next year, creating a ‘significant amount’ of work for all of the firm’s operational areas and 800 staff. It will require production of more than 6,000 tonnes of molten steel.

Dr Steve Price, managing director of sales, said: “Sheffield Forgemasters is extremely proud to be the chosen partner of SMS Meer for this project and signing the contract is the culmination of a lot of input and hard work by our sales teams.”