Isil remote control car bomb plotter desperate to carry out attack before

Black powder found at the Fatima Community Centre in Sheffield where Farhad Salah lived During his five-week trial, jurors heard how he had tested small improvised explosive devices in the lead up to his arrest.Describing the extent of Salah’s plotting Ms Whyte told the court: “The intention was to manufacture a device which would be placed in a vehicle but controlled remotely so that no-one had to martyr themselves in the process.”Farhad Salah had decided that improvised explosive devices could be made and used in a way here in the UK that spared his own life preferably but harmed others he considered to be infidels.”Salah, who wore a navy blue polo shirt and was flanked in the dock by three court officers and an interpreter, showed no emotion as his sentence was handed down.Six members of the jury that tried the plotter returned to court on Wednesday to watch his sentencing.Salah applied for asylum after arriving at Heathrow Airport from Iraq in December 2014.Additional reporting by Imogen Horton Black powder found at the Fatima Community Centre in Sheffield where Farhad Salah livedCredit:PA/Counter Terrorism Policing North A week before his arrest Salah messaged a Facebook contact to say: “My only attempt is to find a way to carry out martyrdom operation with cars without driver, everything is perfect only the programme is left …” Handing down his sentence, Judge Paul Watson QC said Salah had “become wedded to an extremist ideology and was preparing to take action to give effect to those views”.The judge said the risk of him causing death or serious injury by his planned use of explosives was obvious and that Salah’s viewing of “utterly depraved and sickening” extremist footage showed how committed he was.”Your attitude to extreme violence and loss of life, sometimes in unimaginably horrifying circumstances, indicates clearly to me that you, had you carried your preparations through to conclusion, would have had no hesitation in causing loss of life or the infliction of terrible suffering,” said Judge Watson.He added that his extremist actions were not a legitimate interpretation of Islam, telling Salah: “Islam is a religion of peace and inclusivity, so very far from the corrupt and perverted ideology around which you were operating.”What you were doing, purportedly in the name of a strict and reactionary construction of the Islamic faith was, in truth, a gross betrayal of that faith.”To all peaceful and tolerant Muslims, you and those like you, who take their religion as an excuse for violence and disruption, are an abhorrence.”Salah, who lived at a community centre in Sheffield, was described by counter-terrorism police as posing a “very real risk to the safety of the public in the UK”. An Islamic State sympathiser who plotted to use a remotely controlled car bomb to kill hundreds of people tried to bring forward his plans because he feared he was to be deported.Farhad Salah, an Iraqi-Kurd asylum seeker, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, for what the judge described as a plot to cause “terrible suffering” on innocent passersby.Sheffield Crown Court heard how the 24-year-old had been in the early stages of testing small improvised explosive devices to be placed inside a remotely controlled car in preparation for an attack when he was arrested in December 2017.The five week trial heard that at the time of his arrest he was getting “increasingly desperate” to do something for  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), but had been unable to travel to the Middle East due to his unsettled immigration status.With his application for asylum in the UK still being determined, it is now thought that he turned his attention to carrying out an attack in Britain as quickly as he could.Prosecutor Anne Whyte QC said Salah was “getting increasingly desperate to do something in the cause of IS”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Metso helps Tata Steel achieve its goals at two mines with Life

first_imgHeadquartered in Mumbai, India, Tata Steel is one of the largest steel producing companies globally, with manufacturing operations in 26 countries and annual crude deliveries of about 28 Mt in 2017.  With ambitious plans to expand its steel production at the Jamshedpur plant in Jharkhand and the Kalinganagar plant, located in the state of Odisha, the company was looking for a partner to help their nearby mines keep pace with the fast growing demand. To enable Tata Steel to achieve its goals, Metso has provided its Life Cycle Services solution to two mining sites, Katamati and Khondbond.  This has allowed Tata Steel to reduce risks and concentrate on its steel production while Metso will ensure that it’s minesite machinery is always available and producing enough ore to meet the growing demand from the nearby plants.With the growing global steel demand, Tata Steel has to increase production capacity at its Jamshedpur plant from 6.8 to 10 Mt/y, while targeting 8 Mt/y from the Kalinganagar plant. To feed the demand from the plants, iron ore production at nearby Khondbond and Katamati minesites had to be grown significantly. In addition to the vast increase in throughput required, there were also challenges in meeting high safety requirements, community related issues, and meeting its production goals in the most environmentally sound way. Keeping the future requirements in mind, Tata Steel considered options to consolidate all production with a major OEM supplier capable of handling all aspects of production, for the company to concentrate on its core business of producing steel.“Initially, before making this contract for Noamundi (Katamati), we thought that we require a partner who can supply the total package. A partner with good expertise, taking care of the site-specific challenges, particularly safety, connecting with the community and handling the process in an environmentally friendly manner”, stated RP Mali, Chief of Noamundi and Katamati Iron Mine at Tata Steel. Another key technical issue at both the mine sites was the need to produce a different mix of end products as Khondbond site was slated to produce a mixture of lumps and fines, while Katamati’s mandate was changed to produce mainly fines. This would have required setting-up of a second circuit to meet the changing requirements.  Another factor complicating the production process was different quality of the feed material used at both sites, with Khondbond being fed primarily with hard ore and the Katamati site having more blue dust and softer ores.In November 2015, the contract was awarded to Metso for two plants of 250 t/h at both sites, and included the operation of the plants, material stacking as well as the final logistics inside the mines area. With the plants now in full production, the results have been strong with good production while delivering on safety which is a key area of interest for Tata.Metso LCS agreements are built on program levels that are designed for different customer needs and are tailored to suit the business and production goals of specific sites. The aim is to maximise equipment uptime, ensure the highest end product quality and secure continuous production for the customer. Accomplishing these aims involves leveraging Metso Field Service technicians, along with ensuring the right wears and spares are used for each job.  At the Tata Steel mine sites covered by LCS agreements, the contracts include:Capital equipment such as Metso crushers and screens including nine Nordwheelers (five GP220D, four C106) spread over two mines.Inspections and maintenance planning of all equipment.Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and inventory planning.Preventive and corrective maintenance.Spare and wear parts supply.Operation of the equipment and throughput optimisation.Logistics of bringing the ore from the mine to crushing plants.Guaranteed production levels and cost under a cost per tonne plan.“Our association with Tata is more than 25 years old. Right from day one we have been working with them as a technology partner. We worked with Tata from the conceptual stage to understand their requirements and re-model our offering to suit their requirements in terms of equipment and systems. Going forward, we have shifted our gears from a technology partner to performance solution provider,” explains Vijay Dhar, Vice President, Minerals Services & Mining Equipment, Metso India.Kamal Pahuja, Vice President, Mining & Aggregates, Metso India added: “When we do that gear shift from a technology provider to solution provider, there is an immense sharing of knowledge which happens. In fact, working together with Tata, we have come to understand each other’s challenges very well and see how we can add value to each other’s functions. A lot of knowledge sharing is happening, and better understanding of each other’s challenges helps us to deliver the performance that is needed.”last_img read more