Tata Steel Netherlands has announced that Hatch will be part of the team to deliver the hydrogen route to make green steel at its lJmuiden plant in the Netherlands. Hatch has been selected to provide the engineering for the reducing electric furnace package, which, when coupled with a direct reduced iron plant, will enable the production of green steel using hydrogen. Tata Steel has engaged Hatch to develop basic engineering for the DRI reduction smelting complex, which will use Hatch’s electric furnace technology, CRISP+, and design and supply the process equipment within the complex. The Hatch scope broadly includes feed mixing, hot mix transfer, primary and secondary off-gas systems, electric furnaces, and slag granulation.The hydrogen route project is part of Tata Steel’s commitment to produce steel with zero carbon emissions by 2045. To achieve that goal, Tata Steel will convert its steelmaking facilities from coal-based to hydrogen-based utilizing direct reduced ironmaking technology, in which iron ore is directly reduced using natural gas, and progressively increasing amounts of hydrogen, and subsequently melted and refined in large and efficient rectangular electric smelting furnaces.Due to the use of renewable electricity and green hydrogen, the CO2 emissions associated with steel production are considerably lower compared to steel made from the blast furnace process route. Scrap can also be recycled in the new process, which means even greater circularity. Importantly, the DRI + electric furnace route allows the production of the same high-quality steel that Tata Steel is recognized for.Hatch is a global multidisciplinary management, engineering, and business practice consultancy.