Over 300 British Steel employees will return to work after being furloughed three weeks ago, after the steelmaker announced plans to restart its Skinningrove facility on Friday.
Ron Deelen, the company’s chief executive officer, said in a press statement that the company was now more confident about balancing the volumes for special profiles and had therefore decided to restart the plant on April 27. He added that a smaller number of workers will return to work at the steelmaker’s Lisburn service center, albeit in a gradual capacity.
Deelen also said that production levels at British Steel’s Scunthorpe and Teesside Beam Mill sites, which include two blast furnaces, will be maintained.
The company has abided terms of the UK’s lockdown, which include prioritizing employees’ health by minimizing contamination at its facilities, and social distancing.