LIBERTY Ostrava’s transformation to GREENSTEEL and CN30
LIBERTY Ostrava aims to transform into a modern steel mill delivering an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable business with its GREENSTEEL transformation programme over the next eight years.
The key element of the programme will be the replacement of the steelwork’s existing four tandem furnaces with two hybrid electric arc furnaces, allowing the use of a higher volume of steel scrap and a range of different charge materials, reducing reliance on imported coal and iron ore and significantly reducing CO2 emissions. In addition to the modernisation of the steel shop, the transformation will also include an extensive modernisation of the steel rolling mills, which will improve the quality of steel and expand the product portfolio with high-added value products. The investment programme will also see the creation of a renewable power plant for electricity production as well as the development of the LIBERTY GREENSTEEL Academy.
Our GREENSTEEL programme will deliver:
|Modernisation of the steel shop with the installation of two Electric Arc Furnaces (EAFs) - reducing CO2 emissions per tonne of steel by up to 90% by 2030|
|Modernisation of the plant’s strategic Longs and Steckel mill to incorporate new technologies and digitalisation|
|Installation of a new Thin Slab Casting & Rolling and new Cold Rolling Mill complex|
|Renewable solar power for electricity|
|Improved scrap capacity to feed the EAFs|
|Green Hydrogen produced from renewable sources to be used in all currently NG-powered reheating processes|
|Supported by the LIBERTY Ostrava GREENSTEEL Academy|
|In line with GFG & LIBERTY Steel Group’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030 (CN30)|
Other key initiatives we have underway to decarbonise our businesses
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