Green Steel Offensive Rolling at Dillinger France
German Dillinger Group’s subsidiary Dillinger France is granted 1.8 million Euro state subsidies by the French government. The project initiated by Dillinger
German Dillinger Group’s subsidiary Dillinger France is granted 1.8 million Euro state subsidies by the French government. The project initiated by Dillinger France is the only one from Dunkirk and one of four projects of the Hauts de France region amongst the 16 applications accepted throughout France. The subsidies granted are used to support the investment project of 10 Million Euro for the modernisation of pusher furnace no 2 of Dillinger France, which will result in a 2.7 % reduction of the enterprise’s CO2 emissions.
Dillinger France is currently in the process of refurbishing one of their heating furnaces in the rolling mill, pusher furnace no. 2, in the framework of the corporate plan to continuously develop and sustainably secure business activities. The furnace’s recommissioning is scheduled for July 2021. With this refurbishment project, Dillinger France will be enabled to increase their slab steel heating capacity for the rolling of heavy plates, whilst at the same time optimising their energy consumption and CO2 emissions by installing new high-performance burners, a heat recovery system for the waste heat inherent in the flue gas, the limitation of thermal losses, and the utilisation of new IT-based furnace operation management models.
With their strategy, the Dillinger Group and its subsidiary Dillinger France are pursuing the targets of the Paris climate agreement and intend to produce top-grade products in a sustainable steel industry environment.
This new investment project of Dillinger France is an inherent part of the Dillinger Group’s Green Steel offensive, which furthermore included the introduction of Germany’s very first steel production based on hydrogen in their blast furnaces in August of 2020, following an investment programme of 14 million Euro.