Two weeks after Tata Steel announced its proposal to restructure the UK business, enabling it to transition to scrap-based ‘green’ steelmaking, SteelCast host Tim Rutter speaks to Global CEO and MD of Tata Steel, TV Narendran.
Two years and 27 episodes after the first SteelCast podcast started discussing the challenges and opportunities of decarbonising the steel industry, the topic is as relevant as ever.
Mr Narendran talks about the difficult journey that lies ahead not only in terms of the people and communities affected, but also in keeping customers happy through the transition and the challenges of changing technology and huge capital investments.
But he has a long-term vision to create a world-leading steel business at the centre of a green industrial ecosystem – a business that’s good for steel communities, good for customers, good for the climate and good for a resilient UK industrial economy. With his clarity and determination, you wouldn’t bet against it.