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Recycled Chunnel TBM could reinforce CTRL


ONE OF the machines used to excavate the Channel Tunnel could end up as reinforcement for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project.

Steel reinforcement manufacturer Celsa Steel UK said this week that it was planning to buy 800t of scrap metal recovered from the tunnel boring machine from its new owner Reclamet.

Reclamet bought the machine for £39,899 from Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel during a charity auction on the EBay website last month.

Celsa plans to melt down the steel and turn it into rebar, which it would then supply to two of its main customers.

Both are major contractors working on the CTRL.

'We are negotiating the sale with Reclamet at the moment, ' said Celsa Steel UK market development manager Alex Small.

Celsa Steel UK bought the assets of Allied Steel in February 2003 and now claims to supply 50% of the reinforcement used in the UK market.

It uses scrap metal as its source for manufacturing steel products.

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