Compañia Siderúrgica Huachipato Sa (CSH) and Paul Wurth Italia Spa will explore the viability for transitioning CAP steelmaking operations towards low carbon steel in Chile along the complete value chain.
The partners will conduct a feasibility study for a technological roadmap towards low carbon steel feedstock. The aim is to prepare an immediate plan that would reduce the carbon footprint of CSH’s operations by using renewable energy and hydrogen, combined with highly efficient technologies. This change in steelmaking will lead to a product portfolio for green steel grades.
Thomas Hansmann, Chief Technology and Operations Officer of Paul Wurth, said: “Chile is likely to offer perfect conditions for the use of renewable energy and hydrogen to be introduced into the value chain of both mining and steelmaking operations.”
Rodrigo Briceño, Chief Executive Officer of CSH, says: “CSH will foster initiatives to produce green steel using renewable energies and hydrogen throughout its production value chain.”
As an SMS group company, Paul Wurth is a leading market player for designing and constructing complete blast furnace and coke oven plants.
Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato (CSH) is the largest steel complex in Chile. CAP Group is the leading producer of iron ore and pellets on the America Pacific coast, the largest steel producer in Chile. Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato (CSH) is CAP’s steelmaking division.