Salzgitter AG is expanding its market offering before the end of 2020 to include a range of green strip steel products.
The products which will be offered in specified grades and dimensions will feature a carbon footprint of less than a quarter of steels produced in standard integrated steelworks.
To this end, the Peine steelworks site will be outfitted to cast slab through one of the two continuous casting lines. The Peine Salzgitter site in Germany produces about 5mn mt of crude steel and 3.5mn mt of rolled steel annually. The Salzgitter FG unit supplies internal plants with about 900,000mt of slab annually. The amount of green strip steel transfer was not identified.
According to executive board chairman Professor Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann, the SALCOS project initiative towards low carbon steel production through hydrogen technology allows customers to directly purchase steel that released less carbon into the environment compared to products with theoretical lower environmental impact projections.