Outokumpu’s melt shop in Sheffield receives qualification to supply stainless steel to the nuclear industry supply chain

Press release
March 29, 2017 at 9.30 am EET

Outokumpu’s SMACC melt shop in Sheffield, UK and its quality systems have been assessed by Bureau Veritas and achieved a successful outcome. The unit has been confirmed to meet the requirements for the supply of source materials for use in the manufacture of items to be produced  according to the French RCC-M Nuclear Code.

Outokumpu is able to supply stainless steel to all lifecycle phases - in new build, operations and decommisioning - within the nuclear industry. Outokumpu’s SMACC melt shop has earlier been certified by ASME. Its quality program has been verified according to the requirements of ASME III subsection NCA 3800 for a material organisation manufacturing source material for nuclear components.

Says John Beeley, General Manager of the melt shop in Sheffield, UK: ”I am very pleased that we are now able to supply stainless steel materials for the use of nuclear industry applications. We have a long history of producing stainless steel in Sheffield and this approval gives recognition that our processes and material quality meet the highest requirements.”

Outokumpu has over a century of experience in creating efficient, long-lasting, and recyclable stainless steels. Our global offering includes quality-critical long products for equipment, buildings and infrastructure projects. Our Long Products sites are located in the US, the UK, and Sweden and are known for their high quality products, flexibility, and world-class delivery performance. Read more about Outokumpu Long Products’ offering at www.outokumpu.com/longproducts.

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