Whyalla’s GFG Alliance steelworks’ production has jumped by almost 90,000 tonnes yearly as the company embarks on a major transformation.
The increase has been achieved by exporting steel slabs to Liberty Newport in Wales.
It represents more than 50,000 Holden Commodore sedans which would stretch 260 kilometres if lined up.
In a Transforming Whyalla update leaflet being distributed this week to residents, the company told of what is arguably the biggest and most exciting project to come to our city in half a century.
“A project of this magnitude requires a tremendous amount of work - most of which goes on behind the scenes – to prepare the business for what will be a once-in-a-generation transformation,” It said.
“Our Transformation Team comprises local and international experts, who are positioning the business and city for success long into the future.
“There will be a ‘big reveal’ regarding our project in coming weeks – be sure to keep an eye out for more details on this momentous event.”