Bilstein contracts low-carbon steel from thyssenkrupp

German cold-roller group Bilstein has signed a letter of intent with both thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and its subsidiary thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg for the supply of CO2-reduced “Bluemint Steel” from 2023.

On the basis of CO2-reduced wide strip directly from the Duisburg steelworks as well as “Precidur” precision strip made at Hohenlimburg, Bilstein intends to offer CO2-reduced cold-rolled products across its entire product range. Bilstein signed last month a similar supply deal with Swedish venture H2 Green Steel (see Kallanish 2 November).

According to tk Steel, volumes will increase gradually up to 2030, and from 2026 onwards will come from its direct reduction plants and melters in Duisburg, operated with green hydrogen and renewable electricity.

Bilstein manufactures products for highly demanding cold rolling applications in the automotive sector as well as the processing and toolmaking industries, for example in saws and tools, door fittings, coins or vehicle seats.

Christian Koehl Germany