Outokumpu and Siemens united in December 2023 to reduce carbon emissions in medium voltage switchgear production. Their alliance introduced Outokumpu Circle Green®, boasting a remarkable 93% lower carbon footprint. Siemens emphasized the significance of sustainable steel for wind turbine cabinets, aligning with decarbonization goals.
In December 2023, Outokumpu and Siemens forged an alliance aiming to slash carbon emissions in medium voltage switchgear production. This pioneering collaboration initiated the groundbreaking Outokumpu Circle Green®, touted to possess an impressive 93% lower carbon footprint compared to industry averages*. The urgency stemmed from the global pursuit of decarbonization and the surge in demands for electrification. Siemens, deeply committed to employing sustainable stainless steel in medium voltage switchgear, highlighted its crucial role in fabricating electric cabinets for wind turbines.
Siemens’ CEO of Electrification & Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Mr. Stephan May, accentuated the alliance's significance in expediting industrial decarbonization. Meanwhile, Mr. Niklas Wass, President of the Stainless Europe business line at Outokumpu, emphasized Circle Green as pivotal in enabling the transition toward green energy and potentially revolutionizing multiple industries.
The collaborative efforts between Outokumpu and Siemens stand as a testament to the pursuit of sustainable steel solutions in reducing carbon footprints across industries. This alliance signals a paradigm shift toward responsible industrial practices, encapsulating the essence of environmental consciousness and technological innovation.