EU GREEN STEELMAKING: GFG flagship project, Thyssenkrupp hydrogen partnership

GFG Alliance is to create its first “Greensteel” facility in Europe at its Liberty Steel facility in Galati, Romania, as part of its plan to become carbon neutral by 2030, the company said this week.

The investment plans include a Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant with a capacity to produce 2.5 million tonnes - initially using natural gas, but with the aim of transitioning to using hydrogen as that production technology becomes more cost effective.
Additionally, two Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) will be built, one will be dedicated to producing slab for the plate mill and the other for direct casting of hot rolled coil production.
The EAFs will reduce carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of steel produced by up to 80%, with emissions dropping to almost nothing once the DRI plant is hydrogen powered.

Liberty Galati is the largest integrated steelworks in Romania, with a current production...

Published

Carrie Bone

June 11, 2020

19:24 GMT

London