Acciaierie Bertoli Safau is taking an important step to ensure a promising future of steel production in Croatia with its subsidiary ABS Sisak. ABS’s Cargnacco’s plant in Undine in Italy was visited by Italian Minister of Economics Mr Giancarlo Giorgetti & Croatian Minister Mr Davor Filipović, during which new EUR 200 million investments was announced, which will go towards upgrade projects for the steel melting process and the construction of a new rolling mill at ABS Sisak. It will be a fully digitalized plant that will scale up energy efficiency and carbon savings. This will increase production capacity at Sisak to approximately 550,000 tonnes per year and give the possibility for the plant to offer finished products to the local and European markets.The modernization process began two years ago with the introduction of Q-One, one of the most recent innovations in steel melting, which was developed and tested right here, at the Sisak plant, and represents the introduction of digital power feeding for melting and stands as a benchmark technology in the steel melting process.Now, the existing ABS Sisak meltshop will be upgraded with the Digimelter that will allow the direct use of renewable energy sources. There, thanks to a large surface area that can be covered by solar panels, the plant will be powered by solar energy, allowing ABS to usher in a new era of more sustainable steel production and ensure alignment with global climate commitments.Considering the project’s complexity and national importance, the Croatian government will establish a task force dedicated to addressing possible challenges and ensuring project effectiveness.In addition to this project, EUR 400 million will be invested in modernization of ABS plant in Cargnacco in Udine, enabling it to be compatible with the two existing ones and raise production from 1.2 million tonnes of steel per year to 2 million tonnes.