Tata Steel Netherland, after selecting Danieli as technological partner for the Heracless, Hydrogen Era Carbon Less, project, has signed contracts with McDermott & Hatch for the further technical preparations of the hydrogen route in IJmuiden in the Netherlands. Tata Steel wants to transition to producing green steel in an environmentally friendly facility as quickly as possible. All three companies have their own specific expertise that is needed together to help Tata Steel design and implement hydrogen-based steelmaking. The cost of this first development step is over EUR 65 million euros and will result in an engineering package that forms the basis for final approval and project planning. The overall project will be managed by Tata Steel's internal project and sustainability team, with close support from key supply partners. Danieli is responsible for the engineering of the plant and the technology that delivers the Direct Reduced Iron, the first step in the ironmaking process. Hatch is the technology licensor for the electric furnaces which melt down the DRI and help to further reduce oxygen levels, improving the final steel quality. McDermott is responsible for the civil engineering part and supporting the technical project management.