Teesside Steelworks


The large-scale steelworks at South Gare, Redcar, near the mouth of the river Tees were originally built by the Dorman Long company in 1917. It produced steel which was used all over the world, including for the Tyne bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • In 1967 Dorman Long was absorbed into the nationalised British Steel.
  • British Steel was privatised in 1988.
  • In 1999 British Steel merged with Koninklijke Hoogovens to form the Corus Group
  • In 2007 the company was bought by Tata Steel.
  • In 2009 the plant was mothballed and 1,700 jobs lost after the loss of a large contract.
  • In 2011, it was purchased by Thai Steel company SSI and re-opened in April 2012.
  • In 2015, closure of the plant with loss of over 2,000 jobs including other local companies supplying SSI. 
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Corus Steelworks, South Gare, Teesside, UK

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Corus Steelworks, South Gare, Teesside, UK

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Looking towards Corus Redcar steelworks

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Teesside: Corus Steel

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Redcar beach Corus steelworks

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Teesside steel plant's £291m sale secures 700 jobs (BBC, Feb 2011)
- "A Teesside steel plant has been sold for £291m after months of negotiations. Thai company SSI has signed the deal over Tata Steel's Teesside Cast Products (TCP), securing the ...

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Steam power

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Teeside

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Blast

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for the duration

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Leviathan

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Redcar steel works

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Redcar steel works

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Redcar Beach

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578881:Construction of the New Tyne Bridge Unknown photographer 1928

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068160:Tyne Bridge being constructed photographer unknown 1928

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a bessemer converter at dorman long

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Dorman Long site #2

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Redcar
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Redcar
- Overview About Redcar Map Street View Redcar is one of the largest towns in Teesside. However, at the beginning of the 19th century Redcar was a small fishing village with ...
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Handover of Redcar steelworks to SSI

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