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Acerinox, Tecnicas Reunidas to decarbonise steel production plant with hydrogen

Acerinox, Tecnicas Reunidas to decarbonise steel production plant with hydrogen

Acerinox and Tecnicas Reunidas have revealed an agreement today (July 21) to work together to study decarbonisation processes of the Spanish Acerinox Europa facilities with hydrogen included.

The plant, situated in Cádiz, Spain, is an integrated stainless steel production plant with a capacity of over one million tonnes per year.

The project seeks to identify the most suitable decarbonisation technologies for each industrial sub-process with special attention to electrification from renewable energies, green or blue hydrogen, bio-energies and carbon capture and storage.

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The technologies finally selected will reconcile the operational requirements of the facilities with the decarbonisation objectives thus anticipating the new regulatory requirements in this area by the EU.

Based on this analysis, a roadmap will be designed including medium and long-term objectives, to which the investment schedule to be assumed by Acerinox to achieve its decarbonisation objectives shall be adjusted.

This schedule will be based on technological and business maturity criteria for each technology, as well as on the optimisation of Acerinox investment.

Acerinox will contribute to this project its extensive know-how facilities and commitment to innovation in the industry, as well as the opportunity for improvement as part of Tecnicas’ culture.

In turn, Técnicas Reunidas will bring to the project its extensive knowledge and experience in the different technologies associated with energy transition and their integration into complex industrial processes.

This project with Acerinox is one of the first steps taken by Técnicas Reunidas in its aim to diversify the decarbonisation and energy transition actions it has been developing in the recent years in its usual fields of activity, and to extend them to other industries that are intensive in energy consumption.

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