With the aim to promote networking among young engineering professionals and sharing of industry knowledge, the IMechE East Yorkshire Young Members Panel reached out to TATA Steel and organized a technical visit to TATA’s Scunthorpe facility.

On Wednesday 20 Aug 2014, 15 young engineers ventured across the Humber River into one of the largest integrated steel plants in Europe. The group was hosted by two TATA communication officers on a site tour that followed the steelmaking process, from iron making at the front end through to continuous casting and milling at the back end. The visitors were awed by scale of the coke ovens, the ladles and rollers, and impressed by their hosts’ depth of knowledge. It was also appreciated that the Scunthorpe facility should not only be celebrated for its sheer size, but for the technologies it employs nowadays as well, which are truly pushing the boundary and redefining the site’s engineering capability.

After a light lunch and some refreshment, the visitors were greeted by the Magnet Group, TATA’s own network of young professionals, who gave a fascinating technical presentation that triggered heated discussions afterwards – in the end we are all engineers! The group broke out and a relaxed networking session ensued, as an action-packed day came to a close.

I would like to thank everyone involved in making this event happen, especially our hosts from TATA for their help, without which the event would not be such a success. I also appreciate the support I got from my fellow committee members greatly. For the young engineers who attended this event, I hope you have enjoyed your day at TATA, learnt new things and met new people.

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Yinfan Zhang - IMechE East Yorkshire Young Members Committee Hon. Treasurer

P.S. link to event page http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Yorkshire/east-yorkshire-area-young-members-panel/event-detail?id=9422

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