ArcelorMittal Spain’s DRI project receives environmental approval

ArcelorMittal has received a positive environmental impact statement (EIS) for the installation of a direct reduced iron plant at its Gijón mill, Kallanish learns from the Asturian regional government.

The construction of a 2.3 million tonnes/year green hydrogen-based DRI unit, which is a priority for the steelmaker’s CO2 emissions reduction goals in Europe, is still awaiting official approval by the company’s board.

The EIS will remain valid as long as the project has broken ground within four years starting from 29 December, according to a note in the Asturian government’s official gazette, BOPA.

“In the event that changes occur in the characteristics of the project on which the environmental impact declaration is formulated, it must be assessed whether it may have significant adverse effects on the environment and, where appropriate, whether any environmental evaluation procedure needs to be carried out,” the Asturian government confirms.

Todor Kirkov Bulgaria