BELGIAN infrastructure manager Infrabel has awarded British Steel a four-year contract to supply 40,000 tonnes of high-quality rail in various profiles to support the maintenance and renewal of track across its 3570km network.

The 100m-long rails will be manufactured at British Steel’s Rail and Section Mill in Scunthorpe, Britain. Deliveries by rail to Infrabel’s welding facility in Belgium are scheduled to begin this month.

“We operate in a highly competitive market, so it is extremely pleasing that Infrabel has selected us to supply rail for the Belgian network once more,” says Mr Jérôme Bonef, British Steel’s export sales manager. “It is a great endorsement of our proven technical record, ability to develop products to meet demand, superb logistics solution and excellent delivery performance.”