Swiss Steel orders emissions-tracking software

Swiss Steel has placed an order with SMS for Viridis Carbon Software for its Steeltec production plant in Emmenbrücke, Switzerland.

The Viridis Carbon Software, a module of SMS group’s Viridis Energy and Sustainability Suite, enables near real-time tracking of the emissions generated in a plant, SMS explains. It uses a methodology based on robust computational models, which can compute and report the amount of CO2 equivalent being generated in the company at any time.

The software calculates the product carbon footprint, i.e. the amount of CO2 equivalent emitted in the production of every unit of finished products that leaves the industrial plant, Kallanish learns from the technology supplier.

The software marks a significant step forward in enhancing Swiss Steel’s sustainability initiatives, it adds. In a first step, the melt shop, rolling mill, and bright bar plant will be equipped. In addition to the licence and software implementation, the agreement includes cloud services, and support and maintenance services, encompassing user support, fixing defects and bugs, and the rights to use new releases.

Christian Koehl Germany