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British Steel wins multi-million-pound contract

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British Steel has won a multi-million-pound contract in Turkey to supply tens of thousands of tonnes of rail track for a new high-speed electric railway.

The new rail track will connect the cities of Gaziantep in southern Turkey, Adana and Osmaniye.

British Steel president and chief executive Xijun Cao said: “We’re delighted British Steel has been awarded this contract, and to be involved in such an important project.

“Not only will electrification greatly enhance the transport infrastructure in southern Turkey, it will also deliver significant environmental benefits.

“We pride ourselves on providing solutions to the challenges our customers face and look forward to supplying this project with the world-leading rail synonymous with the British Steel name.”

British Steel’s commercial director, rail, Craig Harvey, said: “This is the start of what we expect to be a new unique partnership between British Steel, UKEF and international contractors.

“The ability to combine world-leading quality rail with a world-leading finance solution for supply into global markets and networks is an unparalleled supply chain solution.”

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