Steel is used to manufacture almost everything that surrounds us in our modern world.
It is produced via two main methods: the blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) route and electric arc furnace (EAF) route. Variations and combinations of production routes also exist.
The key difference between the routes is the type of raw materials they consume. For the BF-BOF route these are predominantly iron ore, coal, and recycled steel, while the EAF route produces steel using mainly recycled steel and electricity.
In this video we take you behind the scenes at our Whyalla steelworks to outline how steel is currently made there, using the BF-BOF route. You can also learn more about our transformation program which will turn the steelworks into a modern, ‘GREENSTEEL’ facility.