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Liberty Steel boss wants 'comfort' over energy

A south Wales steelworks could expand to recycle scrap metal and create 1,000 new jobs if it gets "better security on energy", BBC Wales can reveal.

Liberty Steel reopened the mothballed rolling mill in Newport in October and is now employing 170 people.

The company's executive chairman Sanjeev Gupta said he now believed restarting the site's arc furnace would be "100% viable".

But he told BBC Wales business correspondent Brian Meechan he was looking for the "comfort" of sustainable energy sources and prices.

  • 18 Feb 2016
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