Paul Wurth to Support Production of Green Steel at CAP in Chile
Compañia Siderúrgica Huachipato SA and SMS Group’s Paul Wurth Italia SpA have signed a Technological Cooperation Agreement to explore the viability for transitioning CAP steelmaking operations towards the production of low carbon steel in Chile along the complete value chain. The parties undertake to jointly conduct a feasibility study for a technological roadmap towards low carbon steel feedstock. The transition plan aims at setting up immediate measures to reduce the CO2 footprint of CSH’s operations by introducing the use of renewable energy and hydrogen combined with highly efficient technologies. This transformation process will thus lead to a product portfolio for green steel grades.
Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato is the largest steel complex in Chile. Located in the region of Biobío, it supplies mining, industry, metal mechanics and construction sectors with high quality long steel products.
CAP Group is the leading producer of iron ore and pellets on the America Pacific coast, the largest steel producer in Chile, the most important steel processor, and the third largest port operator in the country. It has various operations distributed throughout Chile, as well as in Peru and Argentina.