Interem Presas has reported that consortium made up of Helvella holding company, Siemens, ABEI Energy & Russula’s Hydnum Steel plans to build a green steel plant in the Castilla-La Mancha region in Spain in cooperation with Siemens, ABEI Energy and plant maker Russula and has applied for construction permit. The new plant will have an annual production capacity of 600,000 tonnes. The total planned investment exceeds EUR 1 billion. The factory in Puertollano will occupy an area of 1.3 million square meters in the industrial area La NavaHelvella CEO Ms Eva Maneiro said “The strategic location of Puertollano has been taken into account, close to the logistics hubs of central, southern and eastern Spain, as well as Portugal; the development of hydrogen production projects already active in the area, the availability of land and the presence of the National Hydrogen Centre, which opens the possibility of creating alliances with this research pool. This project will not only have a positive impact on its own facilities in terms of reducing the carbon footprint, but will also impact industries such as automotive and shipbuilding.'”The plant will be the first green steel mill on the Iberian Peninsula, designed from scratch to use non-fossil energy throughout the manufacturing process. This company will gradually integrate green hydrogen into the production process with the aim of substantially reducing CO2 emissions.