Saarland launches tender for hydrogen supply

Stahl-Holding Saar (SHS), the holding company for the steel mills located in Germany’s state of Saarland, has started to invite bids for future supply of hydrogen to the mills.

The tender is a “closed tender” addressing regional companies to supply “locally produced green hydrogen”, Kallanish learns from an SHS statement. The group says it wants to secure up to 50,000 tonnes of green hydrogen for its mills, plate maker Dillinger, SBQ maker Saarstahl, and their joint steelmaking unit, ROGESA.

The tender aims to identify regional hydrogen supplies along the planned hydrogen line grid of the cross-border MosaHYc project in the Grande Région. The start of hydrogen supply is projected for 2027, with the first carbon-reduced steel made using hydrogen set to come from the mills in 2027/28, SHS says. It expects the selection process of the tender to last until the end of the year.

Earlier this year, thyssenkrupp Steel launched a tender for hydrogen supply. It has collected around 40 bids, tk Steel chief technical officer Arnd Köfler said at the recent “Zukunft Stahl” conference. He, too, expects the tender process to take until year-end, he told Kallanish on the sidelines of the conference.

Christian Koehl Germany