Çolakoğlu pursues zero emissions through renewable energy investments

Turkish steelmaker Çolakoğlu Metalürji is prioritising the transition to “green” energy sources and increasing its renewable energy generation capacity, according to Turkish local media.

“We will forward our Climate Action Plan, which includes our carbon reduction targets and roadmap, to our stakeholders as soon as possible,” Kazım Selim Özkan, human resources, corporate communication, and sustainability director, is quoted as saying by the Dunya newspaper.

Çolakoğlu also intends to improve processes aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of raw material inputs, digitalisation, and the integration of artificial intelligence to enhance production efficiency. Additionally, the company has implemented various projects to minimise by-products and waste formation, it says.

SMS recently said it has completed the upgrade of the compact hot strip mill originally supplied to Çolakoğlu Metalurji in 2011 for its site in Kocaeli (see Kallanish passim).

Elina Virchenko UAE