article A new company called Erik Ironmaking has announced plans to build a new steel mill in northern England.
The company has set up shop in the village of Sorey, in West Yorkshire, which has been hit hard by the industrialisation of the area.
According to Erik, the new mill will be the largest steelmaking plant in Europe, employing around 1,000 people.
The new facility will be powered by a three-phase process, with the first phase starting next year, followed by a second phase in 2019 and a third in 2020.
The site has previously hosted the construction of the new Maserati factory.
Erik says the new plant will employ 2,000 workers.
“The new site is the most suitable site for the steelworks, it is located in a rural area that has been very affected by the economic downturn, which was the worst in decades,” the company said.
“Our focus is on supporting the local community and our workforce and supporting the community’s recovery and development, as well as protecting the environment.”
Erik said it will be using “clean energy” and a “zero carbon” system.
Ericki is one of the largest ironmakers in the world, producing around 1.5 million tonnes of steel a year.
The factory is expected to open in 2019.