In June 2023, Hydnum Steel and Primetals Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement a greenfield plant for green steel production in Puertollano, Spain. The comprehensive project brings together Hydnum Steel, Russula, ABEI Energy, Siemens, and Primetals Technologies, as the engineering and technology provider. The plant will be one of Europe’s most prominent sites for green steel production. While it will initially produce 1.5 million tons of hot rolled coils, the annual capacity is projected to be 2.6 million tons of hot and cold rolled coils by 2030.
We are very glad to announce the plans for this massively important green steel project. Our minimill concept features highly efficient electric steelmaking technology and the Arvedi ESP line for unmatched energy efficiency. These solutions ensure that Hydnum Steel has the right technology to produce steel with significantly reduced carbon emissions compared with a conventional integrated steel plant.”Andreas Viehboeck
Head of Upstream Technologies
The facility will be designed from the ground up to use non-fossil energy throughout the manufacturing process, thus, it will use green hydrogen into the production process with the aim of substantially reducing CO2 emissions.”Fernando Pessanha
Chief Strategy Officer
Electrical Steel Grades
The plant will supply high-quality flat steel to different industries and applications, including high-strength grades for the automotive industry, as car manufacturers are moving into the electric vehicle market. The automotive industry accounts for some 10 percent of Spain’s gross domestic product (GDP). At the same time, Spain—and Europe as a whole—are currently and traditionally net importers of flat steel.
Future Expansion for Green Steel
The partners intend to implement a direct reduced iron (DRI) production unit and a complete cold rolling complex in Phases 2 and 3. The DRI plant will be powered by green hydrogen generated using local renewable energy.
A global engineering company, Russula, will contribute to the project with its experience in project development and execution. ABEI Energy, an independent power producer, provides expertise and insight into developing renewable plants and green hydrogen production. Leading global industrial company Siemens will supply different technologies, including digital twin solutions for the design, manufacturing, and maintenance phases.
The Hydnum steel project creates 1,200 direct jobs and 2,600 indirect jobs in the Puertollano region, contributing massively to the development and recovery of the Spanish industry.