Tata contracts Danieli/Tenova for IJmuiden DRI-EAF transformation

Tata Steel Nederland has awarded contracts to Danieli and Tenova for the basic engineering of a direct reduction plant (DRP), an electric arc furnace and other facilities at its IJmuiden location.

The agreements will result in an engineering package that will form the basis for permitting the first phase of Tata Steel’s “Green Steel” plan, Kallanish hears from the steelmaker. The company says it aims to apply for the necessary permits before the end of the year.

Last year, Tata Steel Nederland sharpened its Green Steel plan with a clear timeline, goals, and endpoint. Health and climate play a prominent role, and it explicitly addresses the concerns of local residents and other stakeholders in the IJmond area, the company underlines.

At the end of April, the Dutch government formally decided it wanted to implement Tata Steel’s plans to become more sustainable more quickly. Once the tailor-made agreement with the Dutch government is in place, the company can begin ordering long-lead items based on the progressed engineering work, ensuring the project is on track for completion in 2030.

Tata Steel will implement its Green Steel plan in three stages. The first stage will go into operation by as soon as 2030 and consists of 1 DRP and 1 EAF replacing blast furnace 7 and coke and gas plant 2.

Christian Koehl Germany