Celsa becomes first BBA rebar certification recipient

Celsa’s site in Cardiff has been the first to obtain the British Board of Agrément (BBA)’s new UKAS-approved rebar certification.

The BBA announced it was launching the scheme last September (see Kallanish passim).

Celsa Steel UK sustainability and strategy head Chris Hagg says: “The BBA has been at the forefront of certification of a broad range of construction products for well over 50 years and the addition of reinforcing steel to its portfolio is very welcome. In a post-Grenfell world of doubts being cast on the validity and authenticity of product testing, this scheme offers additional independent, third-party verified, trusted approval and brings extra value, confidence and reassurance to our customers.”

Celsa is the UK’s largest rebar producer, shipping some 1 million tonnes/year of long products from Cardiff.

The Reinforcing Steel Scheme covers production at steel mills, cold rolling and processing plants, assessing manufacturing, process control and management systems to industry-defined standards, backed by continual benchmarking through material testing, BBA says.

Adam Smith Germany