Tata Steel // The New York Times
Tata Steel executives and the British Government have proposed a £1.25 billion plan to replace the blast furnaces – which must be run continuously – with an electric model that can melt scrap metal and be used in response to market conditions, such as electricity prices. All working towards the goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Stanley Reed and I visited last month to document the steel works and chat to employees, who are worried their jobs might be in jeopardy. They fear they may be one of the 3,000, who could be let go if the plan goes ahead. Workers shifts cover long hours and overtime, which includes the weekend and nights, the comradeship is palpable , many join from school and stay in the industry long term. Local businesses and residencies also fear the plans will affect the town’s identity, as well as trade
See the NY Times article here https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/30/business/tata-port-talbot-steel-emissions.html
and a link to a longer gallery on my website https://francesca-jones.co.uk/commissions/port-talbot-steelworks-the-new-york-times/