Ezz Steel's exports recorded EGP 985m, including EGP 786m of bar iron
sales and EGP 199m of steel sales, totalling 3.2m tonnes in 2015, with an annual decline of 9%.
The bar iron
would be horse-hauled via tram road and canal to Cardiff for export.
Thus, even without the present volume in hand, eighteenth-century Russian historians generally would be aware that Russia made an enormous contribution to the English industrial revolution, supplying bar iron
, which England could not itself produce; that Russia enjoyed a virtual monopoly in supplying England with the hemp and flax required for naval and domestic use; and that without Russian tallow, masts, and other maritime supplies, there would have been no British naval superiority in the Napoleonic Wars.
Recognizing his dependence on a core of slave artisans to put his furnace in blast, forge molten ore into iron pigs and "anchonies," and hammer pigs into marketable bar iron
, Weaver invested carefully in his labor, going so far as to receive assurance that a slave was willing to work for him before making a purchase.
Typically deployed in the integrated mills producing both pig iron and finished iron (bar iron
, iron plate, and rails) that were most common in Great Britain, the new methods permitted unprecedented cost savings.
Western Desert Resources Limited (ASX:WDR) today reported that assay results from drilling at its Roper Bar Iron
Ore Project in the Northern Territory have identified further high grade direct shipping iron ore.
In the early 18th century, there were a number ironworks in the lower Rhymney Valley, the Caerphilly furnace, which produced pig iron, and the Machen and Bassaleg forges, where the pig iron was refined into wrought bar iron