Tata Steel Nederland has reached agreements with Germany’s Wuppermann, Bilstein, EMW Stahl Service, and with Spain’s Arania to supply them with its Zeremis Carbon Lite steel starting 2023.
The four customer companies supply major players in the automotive and industrial markets.
Tata’s Zeremis brand for steel with an allocated carbon footprint reduction of up to 90% for the sum of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions was launched last year. In October, Tata signed a supply deal for Zeremis with carmaker Ford.
The new deals this week were signed with long-standing customers, with whom Tata Steel Nederland has held an open discussion to reduce their Scope-3 emissions and create shared sustainability strategies, Kallanish understands. “We can already supply them a significant amount of high-quality low-CO2 steel now, and we aim to offer large quantities of high-quality green steel by 2030,” says Hans van den Berg, chief executive of Tata Steel Nederland. By 2030, the steelmaker is targeting to commission its first direct reduction plants and electric arc furnaces at the IJmuiden site.
According to Tata Steel Nederland, Zeremis’s lower CO2 intensity is based on CO2 savings realised within its steelmaking process. and is verified by independent assurance expert DNV. Additional Zeremis green steel products will follow in the near future; for example, Zeremis products with increased recycled content, it says.
Christian Koehl Germany