Plans for offshore wind and green hydrogen to decarbonise German steelmaking revealed

RWE and ArcelorMittal today (June 22) have announced a partnership to develop, build, and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen production facilities to supply ArcelorMittal’s steel production sites in Germany.

The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the companies seeks to decarbonise the steelmaking process with plans to replace coal with wind power and green hydrogen as the German steelmaker’s primary energy sources.

RWE and ArcelorMittal also intent on working together to explore areas where electrolysis plants can be built to supply the steel production sites in Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt, starting with a 70MW pilot plant by 2026.

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