Salzgitter has engaged a consortium comprising Tenova, Danieli, and DSD Steel Group to undertake the construction of a DRI plant at the site of Salzgitter Flachstahl. Envisioned as an integral component of the SALCOS® program, Salzgitter's ambitious undertaking to achieve low CO₂ steelmaking, this prodigious sub-plant boasts an impressive annual production capacity exceeding 2 million metric tons of DRI.
The overarching objective of SALCOS® entails the realization of near CO₂ free steel manufacturing, an aspiration that will be actualized through a meticulously planned three-stage implementation process.
The inaugural phase, scheduled for deployment by the end of 2025, encompasses the establishment of a direct reduction plant, an electric arc furnace, and a 100MW electrolysis facility for hydrogen generation.
Pioneering the forefront of sustainability, Salzgitter aims to complete the transformation of its steel production operations at the Salzgitter location well in advance of regulatory mandates, culminating by the close of 2033.