German service centre pre-orders green steel from Salzgitter

Stahlo Steel Service Center and Salzgitter AG’s strip steel unit Salzgitter Flachstahl have concluded a partnering agreement on the supply of green steel, Kallanish hears from the steelmaker.

Stahlo, which is part of the Friedhelm Loh Group of miscellaneous fabricators, is thereby already securing CO2-reduced steel that will be produced and supplied as from the end of 2025. The steel will come from the SALCOS – Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking – transformation programme, with which the group will gradually convert its steel production to hydrogen-based processes.

Salzgitter is already producing CO2-reduced steel products by way of the scrap-based electric steel route. In 2021, Stahlo had already included these products in the company’s delivery programme.

“Many of our customers are pursuing a decarbonisation roadmap that outlines savings in consistent steps over the next few years. Our goal is to support them in achieving their CO2 optimisations in steel procurement for the coming years and in meeting the upstream Scope 3 requirements,” says Oliver Sonst, managing director of Stahlo.

Stahlo operates service centres in Dillenburg, Gera and Nordhausen. It supplies both Friedhelm Loh Group companies as well as customers in the processing and automotive industries with a range of flat steel products.

Christian Koehl Germany