Georgsmarienhütte signs supply contract for green electricity

Georgsmarienhütte Group has agreed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with northern German energy supplier EWE for its electric arc furnace-based steel plant in Georgsmarienhütte near Osnabrück, Germany.

Through the Burhafe solar park in East Frisia, Georgsmarienhütte GmbH is expanding its share of green electricity, which has already partly been fed by wind power. In total, about 30% of the Georgsmarienhütte steelworks’ electricity needs will be covered by sustainable renewable energies in the future, Kallanish learns from the maker of special bar quality steels.

Earlier, GMH Gruppe, distribution company Heine + Beisswenger, and Sandvik Coromant founded a green steel partnership among medium-sized companies to reduce CO2 emissions along the supply chain.

GMH Gruppe will contribute CO2-neutral steel bars and the transport of the material by LPG-powered trucks. As the distributor, Heine + Beisswenger will make maximum use of renewable energies, including green logistics to the customer. Tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant will provide final machining services. The results of the CO2 balances will be audited and certified by external bodies.

Christian Koehl Germany