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18.08.2021 (476 Clicks)

HYBRIT: The World’s first fossil-free Steel ready for Delivery


From mine to steel. SSAB has now produced the world’s first fossil-free steel from LKAB iron and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.

In July, SSAB Oxelösund rolled the first steel produced with LKAB iron using HYBRIT technology, i.e., reduced by 100% fossil-free hydrogen instead of coal and coke, with good results. The steel is now being delivered to the first customer, the Volvo Group.

“The first fossil-free steel in the world is not only a breakthrough for SSAB, it represents proof that it’s possible to make the transition and significantly reduce the global carbon footprint of the steel industry. We hope that this will inspire others to also want to speed up the green transition,” says Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO.

“Industry and especially the steel industry create large emissions but are also an important part of the solution. To drive the transition and become the world's first fossil-free welfare state, collaboration between business, universities and the public sector is crucial. The work done by SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall within the framework of HYBRIT drives the development of the entire industry and is an international model”, says Minister of Trade and Industry of Sweden Ibrahim Baylan.

“It’s a crucial milestone and an important step towards creating a completely fossil-free value chain from mine to finished steel. We’ve now shown together that it’s possible, and the journey continues. By industrializing this technology in future and making the transition to the production of sponge iron on an industrial scale, we will enable the steel industry to make the transition. This is the greatest thing we can do together for the climate,” says Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB.

“It’s very pleasing that the HYBRIT partnership is once more taking an important step forward and that SSAB can now produce the first fossil-free steel and deliver to the customer. This shows how partnerships and collaboration can contribute to reducing emissions and building competitiveness for industries. Electrification is contributing to making fossil-free living possible within one generation,” says Anna Borg, President and CEO of Vattenfall.

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall created HYBRIT, Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology, in 2016, with the aim of developing a technology for fossil-free iron and steelmaking. In June 2021, the three companies were able to showcase the world’s first hydrogen-reduced sponge iron produced at HYBRIT’s pilot plant in Luleå. This first sponge iron has since been used to produce the first steel made with this breakthrough technology.

The goal is to deliver fossil-free steel to the market and demonstrate the technology on an industrial scale as early as 2026. Using HYBRIT technology, SSAB has the potential to reduce Sweden’s total carbon dioxide emissions by approximately ten per cent and Finland’s by approximately seven per cent.

About LKAB

LKAB is an international mining and minerals group that offers sustainable iron ore, minerals and special products. We are committed to developing carbon-free processes and products by 2045, leading the transformation of the iron and steel industry. Since 1890 we have developed through unique innovations and technological solutions and are driven forward by more than 4,500 employees in 12 countries. In 2020, the LKAB group had sales of about SEK 34 billion.

Source: LKAB



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17.08.2021 (470 Clicks)

Metso Outotec continues to provide Mining Industry Particle Ore Sorting Solutions supported by Tomra Technology

Metso Outotec and Tomra Mining have agreed to continue the non-exclusive cooperation to supply particle ore sorting solutions for the mining and metallurgical industries. The collaboration expands Metso Outotec’s and Tomra’s capability to offer leading-edge solutions that help increase the overall value of ore deposits by reaching new levels of energy efficiency and productivity, decreasing costs, and extending the life of mining operations.

 

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17.08.2021 (547 Clicks)

Webuild: Process concluded for acquiring Seli Overseas, a company specialized in worldwide Underground Excavation Works

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17.08.2021 (436 Clicks)

Thiess awarded 4.5 year Mount Pleasant Extension in Australia

Thiess has been awarded a contract extension by Mach Energy Australia to continue providing mining services at the Mount Pleasant Operation in the Hunter Valley, Australia.

 

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17.08.2021 (453 Clicks)

Glencore and Britishvolt sign strategic Partnership for long-term Supply of Cobalt

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  • The deal highlights the need for strategic partnerships between raw material and battery producers on the roadmap to net-zero; with Environmental, Social and Governance a growing focus of investors
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16.08.2021 (479 Clicks)

Metso Outotec to supply a high-capacity Premier SAG mill to Northern Star Resources in Australia

Metso Outotec will deliver a high-capacity, high-powered Premier™ SAG mill to Northern Star Resources Limited’s Thunderbox gold mine expansion located in Yandal Belt, north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

 

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14.08.2021 (529 Clicks)

Strabag modernising technically challenging Railway Section in the North of the Czech Republic

  • Extensive modernisation of the bridge over the river Elbe near Děčín východ station and of the Děčín Tunnel
  • Contract value of approx. € 41.5 million
  • Project schedule: 23 months
 

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13.08.2021 (653 Clicks)

SMT Scharf AG reports significant Revenue and Earnings Growth in the first Half of 2021

  • Group revenue rises to EUR 30.8 million in H1 2021
  • Operating profit (EBIT) improves to EUR 3.1 million
  • Continued high order book position of EUR 45.1 million as of the reporting date
  • FY 2021 forecast raised: consolidated revenue now expected to be in a range between EUR 72 million and EUR 77 million and EBIT between EUR 5 million and EUR 6 million
  • Tunnel Logistics: “Snowy Mountain 2.0” order drives diversification further ahead
 

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12.08.2021 (407 Clicks)

Costain delivers Paddington Elizabeth Line Station to Transport for London (TfL)

Built by delivery partner Costain, in a joint venture with Skanska, the Paddington Elizabeth line station has been officially transferred to Transport for London (TfL) and is an outstanding example of collaborative working.

 

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12.08.2021 (675 Clicks)

Hatch to be Lead Designer for the Winnipeg North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade in Canada

Red River Solutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Aecon and Oscar Renda Contracting of Canada Inc., has selected Hatch as lead designer for the $272 million design-build contract for the North End Sewage Treatment Plant (NEWPCC) Upgrade: Headworks Facilities Project in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

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