oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Vision, guts and steel - Columbus Stainless Steel Project

Volume 4, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



This article looks at the development of the Columbus Stainless Steel project, which aims to make South Africa a world leader in this field The vision The idea of establishing a world leading stainless steel producer in South Africa has been around for a long time, but only began to crystallise in the mid- 1980s. At the time both Samancor and Highveld Steel and Vanadium were investigating the possibility of establishing a stainless steel producer in South Africa. In the late 80s the two companies decided to pool their resources. Several options were considered.

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