Tata Steel is investing in a new slitting line at its Hartlepool Tube Mill in UK. The new slitter will allow the site to process coils of steel delivered from its Port Talbot steelmaking site, itself. Currently, wide steel slabs are slit in Port Talbot before being rolled and sent to Hartlepool to be turned into steel tubes, which are then used in a wide range of products such as agricultural machinery, sports stadiums, steel-framed buildings and the energy sector. All of the steel products made at the Hartlepool site are 100% recyclable.The project is expected to take more than a year to complete and is the second major investment announced this year, with Tata Steel also investing at its Corby site. Both projects will further strengthen the UK business, improving services to customers and using the latest available technology to reduce environmental emissions.The investment at the Hartlepool site, where almost 300 people work producing up to 200,000 tonnes of steel tubes a year, is predicted to pay for itself in less than three years.