Klöckner supplies green steel to Siemens

Klöckner & Co has handed over an initial tranche of CO2-reduced steel to Siemens, Kallanish hears from the German steel distributor. In total, it has delivered around 40 tonnes to two Siemens plants in Frankfurt and Cham, Germany, via its subsidiary Becker Stahl-Service.

The steel in question is galvanized sheet steel that Siemens Smart Infrastructure will test in the manufacture of switchgear and power distribution systems. The steel products supplied fall within Klöckner’s two categories – “Pro” and “Prime” – within the “Nexigen” categorisation for green steel developed by Klöckner. This means that CO2 emissions during production were over 80% lower compared with conventional steel production, it explains.

The two companies intend to expand their cooperation, and to open up access to larger quantities of green steel for Siemens, they say in a statement. “We are very pleased to support our long-standing customer Siemens in developing new products and achieving its sustainability goals by supplying green steel,” say Becker Stahl-Service chief executive Francois-David Martino.

Only last week, parent group Klöckner was bestowed with the German Sustainability Award (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis) in the Climate Transformation category. Meanwhile, Siemens Group, as part of its “DEGREE” sustainability framework introduced in 2021, says it keeps strengthening its existing activities for physical decarbonisation along the entire value chain. Like Klöckner, Siemens is committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Christian Koehl Germany