EU GREEN STEELMAKING: Liberty France 'green rails' to be used on French network

Rails made from “green steel” by Liberty France, a subsidiary of the Liberty Steel Group, have been approved for use on the French rail network by national service supplier SNCF Réseau, the company said on Thursday December 10.

The key focus for Liberty after it acquired the operations in August this year was to connect the Ascoval steelworks near Saint-Saulve with the Hayange rail mill in Moselle.
As part of a circular economy, Liberty Ascoval is melting recycled scrap steel, including recovered scrap rail from Hayange’s customers, in its electric-arc furnace to produce large rectangular Greensteel blooms which can be rolled into rails at Liberty Rail Hayange.
Rails made from Ascoval’s Greensteel blooms are produced with 90% less CO2 than traditional rail production processes used in Europe via blast furnaces.

Liberty Ascoval modified a new caster line to produce its first square bloom...


Carrie Bone

December 11, 2020

19:35 GMT