Corus wins major navy contract

Posted on 5 Mar 2008 by The Manufacturer

Corus Construction & Industrial has won a £65 million deal with the Royal Navy to supply 80,000 tonnes of steel for two new aircraft carriers.

Ninety per cent of the steel will be produced at the company’s sites in Skinningrove, Teesside, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, and Dalzell, near Motherwell.

“We secured this prestigious contract in the face of competition from a number of steel producers,” said Richard White, general manager sales and marketing for sections and plates. “This success confirms our ability to produce world-class steel and is a welcome boost to Corus’ three UK sites involved in the manufacturing programme.”

The £3.8 billion carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, are due to enter service in 2014 and 2016 respectively.