Infrabel signs major contract with British Steel
Belgium’s infrastructure manager and British Steel have signed a four-year network renewal contract. British Steel is going to deliver 35,000 to 40,000 tonnes of rail per year and more than 3000 kilometres of rail in total, the company announced Thursday.
The steel for the rails will be manufactured at British Steel’s headquarters in Scunthorpe, England, before being transported to the company’s rail rolling facility in Hayange, France.
From Hayange, a shuttle service will then deliver trainloads of the rail to Infrabel’s welding plants in varying lengths. The main grade of rail will be British Steel’s R260, as well as be smaller volumes of its stress-free heat-treated and switch rails. Deliveries are scheduled to start in January 2019.
British Steel announced earlier it had secured a two-year contract extension with British rail company Network Rail at InnoTrans. The agreement will see it supply Network Rail with over 200,000 tonnes or 4,000 kilometres of rail.