BlueScope Steel

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BlueScope Steel
Type Public
Traded as ASXBSL
Industry Steel
Predecessors BHP Steel
Founded 2002
Headquarters Bluescope Steel Centre at 120 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Number of locations Australia (main headquarters), Asia, New Zealand, North America, Pacific Islands
Key people Graham Kraehe (Chairman)
Paul O'Malley (CEO)
Products Steel
Revenue DecreaseA$8.622 billion (Y.E. 30 June 2012)
Employees 16,000
Website www.BlueScopeSteel.com

BlueScope Steel is a flat product steel producer with operations in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, North America and Pacific Islands. It was demerged from BHP Billiton on 22 July 2002 as BHP Steel[1] and renamed BlueScope Steel on 17 November 2003.

The corporate headquarters are located in the Bluescope Steel Centre at 120 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

The company employs 16,000 personnel. It has its largest operating plant, an integrated steelworks, at Port Kembla, near Wollongong, New South Wales. In October 2011, No6 Blast furnace, one of two at Port Kembla, was shut down, reducing the plant's production capacity by 50% after the company decided to exit the export market.

Major products include steel slab, hot rolled coil, steel plate, automotive steel, galvanised steel, corrugated galvanised iron, "ZINCALUME" brand (55% aluminium, 43.5% zinc, 1.5% silicon) coated steel, and "COLORBOND" brand pre-painted steel. Tinplate production ceased in March 2007.

Paul O'Malley (then CFO) replaced the previous CEO Kirby Adams in October 2007.

In March 2012 a new coated steel manufacturing plant was inaugurated in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand state, India.[2]

Major manufacturing facilities[edit]

Finished products are transported around Australia by rail freight operator Pacific National. In February 2007 PN secured Australia's largest ever rail freight contract ($1 billion) with BlueScope Steel and OneSteel, to carry approximately 3 million tonnes of steel product each year for 7 years.[3]

Sponsorship[edit]

  • BlueScope Steel Youth Orchestra
  • Southern Stars, Wollongong


See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BHP Billiton group demerger 2002". Australian Tax Office. 20 July 2005. 
  2. ^ "Tata BlueScope Steel inaugurates state-of-the-art Coated Steel Manufacturing facility at Jamshedpur" (Press release) (in English). Tata BlueScope Steel. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "PN wins steel deal". World Cargo News. February 2007. Retrieved 24 April 2009. 

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