Summary: RENK Group, a prominent manufacturer of critical drive technologies, is supplying specialized gear units for compressors used in producing environmentally friendly "green steel." This collaboration with Siemens Energy Compressors supports the "SALCOS" project aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in steelmaking. RENK's innovative gear solutions aid in lowering CO2 emissions by around 30%, contributing to the transition from fossil fuels to climate-neutral practices in the steel industry.Embracing Green Steel: RENK's Game-Changing ContributionRENK Group, a trailblazer in critical drive technology, is making significant strides towards sustainable steel production. Partnering with Siemens Energy Compressors, RENK is supplying specialized gear units that play a pivotal role in the production of "green steel." This collaboration forms an integral part of the "SALCOS" project, spearheaded by the Salzgitter AG steel group, with a focus on reducing CO2 emissions through innovative steelmaking practices.Powering a Beacon ProjectNadine Despineux, CEO of RENK's Marine & Industry Division, expresses enthusiasm about the venture, stating, "We are thrilled to be part of this exemplary project for green steel in Germany." RENK's innovative gearbox solutions, designed for hydrogen compression, push technological boundaries with remarkable high speeds. These solutions contribute to a remarkable 30% reduction in CO2 emissions during steel production, transforming CO2 into water. This shift supports customers in their transition from conventional energy sources to a carbon-neutral future.Empowering Technological TransitionClemens Förster, Sales Manager of Siemens Energy Compressors GmbH, emphasizes the pivotal role of RENK-Maag in this endeavor. The specialized gearbox technology enables industrial clients to adopt hydrogen-rich reduction gas without structural alterations to their compressors. This achievement underscores the seamless integration of gearbox technology, pivotal to the successful decarbonization of the steel industry.Precision and PerformanceThomas Fritschi, Managing Director of RENK-Maag, sheds light on the exceptional gear units. These high-speed gear solutions, designed for turbo compressors, operate at speeds ranging from 8,000 to 50,000 revolutions per minute. The immense pressure build-up and compatibility with high gas volumes make them indispensable for various applications in the hydrogen economy.Pioneering Innovation from Switzerland to Steel PlantsThe heart of this innovation lies in Switzerland, where RENK designs and constructs these high-speed gear units. They find their application in compressors at direct reduction plants within Siemens facilities. This direct reduction process transforms iron ore into sponge iron using a reducing agent. The advanced gear units play a critical role in this high-pressure, high-temperature process that produces water instead of CO2.