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  • September 16, 2021
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Reinforcing steel from LIBERTY Ostrava will be part of the new junction in Pilsen

LIBERTY Ostrava has delivered reinforcing bars worth approximately 10 million crowns for the construction of an underground road in the city of Pilsen. The rebars will be used to reinforce the ceiling slab of the structural frame for a road tunnel that will be built under the railway track. The Ostrava steelworks annually produces more than 240,000 tonnes of rebars and rebars in coils  which are used mainly on the Czech market.

Reinforcing steel from LIBERTY Ostrava will be used to reinforce the cover slab of a 220-meter-long structural frame of a future road tunnel in Pilsen, consisting of two tubes that will lead under the railway line. In the future, the frame will be completed in the form of a full-fledged bidirectional road tunnel with four lanes. The project called the Plzeň 5 Junction, which includes the modernization of the railway line and the preparation of the future tunnel, is being implemented by the Czech Network Rail Authority in conjunction with the Czech Highways and Roads Authority.

In addition to the domestic market, LIBERTY Ostrava supplies rebars to customers in Poland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Romania. Bars for concrete reinforcement are one of the modern building elements that are widely used in construction nowadays. They are used in ceiling structures, floors, concrete bridges, road structures, high-rise concrete structures, columns and foundations of buildings. The production of rebars for concrete reinforcement has a long tradition in Ostrava. More than 4 million tonnes of rebars have been produced in the Ostrava steelworks since the 1980s.

René Pelánek, segment manager for long product sales at LIBERTY Ostrava, said: “In LIBERTY Ostrava we pay great attention and care to the development of this type of steel, mainly due to the strict safety requirements for such constructions. Our rebars provide buildings with high strength and withstand the most demanding applications.“

Further information:

Barbora Černá Dvořáková
Head of communications
+420 606 774 346


Paddy Toyne-Sewell
Head of Communications – Europe
GFG Alliance
+44 (0) 7767 498 195

LIBERTY Ostrava is an integrated steel business with an annual production capacity of approximately 3.6 million tonnes per annum serving primarily construction, machinery and oil & gas industries. The company is a domestic leader in the manufacture of road barriers and tubes. In addition to the Czech market, it supplies its products to more than 40 countries around the world. Together with its subsidiaries in Ostrava, the company has 6,000 employees. The company manufactures its products with a minimum possible environmental footprint. The mill is part of LIBERTY Steel Group.

LIBERTY Steel Group is part of GFG Alliance, a collection of global businesses and investments owned by Sanjeev Gupta and his family. The Alliance is structured into three core industrial pillars: LIBERTY Steel Group, ALVANCE Aluminium Group and SIMEC Energy Group, independent of each other yet united through shared values and a purpose to create a sustainable future for industry and society. GFG Alliance employs c.35,000 people, across 30 countries and has revenues of >USD $20bn.

Liberty Steel Group

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