SynopsisRoba Metals, a Netherlands-based family-owned metals company, has entered into a €150 million agreement with H2 Green Steel for the supply of green steel from Boden. This partnership aims to develop the regional market for near zero emissions steel. Roba Metals will process and distribute the steel product through its service center in Belgium, offering customers the option of eco-friendly steel. The collaboration reflects the growing commitment of both small and large players in decarbonizing the steel industry.ArticleIn a significant stride towards sustainable steel production, Roba Metals, a family-owned metals company based in the Netherlands, has entered into a transformative agreement with H2 Green Steel valued at approximately €150 million. This landmark deal is set to reshape the landscape of steel supply and underscores the growing importance of green steel in the industry.Roba Metals boasts a diverse presence in various segments of the metals value chain, including steel, aluminum, stainless steel, cradle-to-cradle recycling, and nonferrous metals. As part of the agreement, Roba Metals will actively contribute to the development of the regional market for green steel, a product with near-zero emissions. Simultaneously, the company will undertake the crucial role of processing and distributing this eco-friendly steel product, sourced from H2 Green Steel's operations in Boden, Sweden.Florin Negulescu, Director at Roba Metals, expressed the company's enthusiasm for this pioneering venture, stating, "We're excited to be part of this adventure from the very beginning. We look forward to having the opportunity to offer our customers the option of near-zero emissions steel from H2 Green Steel as part of our product range in the near future." This move aligns with Roba Metals' commitment to sustainability and innovation.Roba Metals' scope encompasses a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from the procurement of raw materials to smelting, sales, logistics, and high-level delivery services. This multifaceted approach positions them as a significant player in the European steel service center market.Stephan Flapper, Head of Sales, Marketing, and Outbound Logistics at H2 Green Steel, emphasized the importance of this partnership in driving the decarbonization of the steel industry. He stated, "Roba Metals is an important partner in the European steel service center market, showing that a family-driven business can be as active in the decarbonization of the steel industry as larger listed players." The collaboration will evolve the green value proposition and showcase the industry's shift towards sustainable practices.ConclusionThe agreement between Roba Metals and H2 Green Steel signifies a monumental step in the transformation of the steel industry towards sustainability. It showcases the vital role that companies, regardless of size, play in driving the adoption of green steel and decarbonization. Together, they are poised to redefine the steel market and set new standards for environmentally responsible steel production.