BENTELER Steel/Tube and thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg have signed a memorandum of understanding on the supply of CO2-reduced starting material, so-called slabs. In the future the slabs are to be supplied to thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg from the BENTELER electric steel mill in Lingen. The agreement provides for a continuous volume ramp-up of the material produced with green electricity until 2027.
"Through our sustainable commitment we are ensuring that climate protection and economic efficiency are better reconciled. At the same time, we support our customers in achieving their own climate targets," explains Ralph Mathis, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at BENTELER Steel/Tube.
"We are pleased to have BENTELER as a partner who fully supports our decarbonization strategy by supplying CO2-reduced slabs," said Jens Schöllnershans, Head of Procurement & Supply Management at thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg.
BENTELER's "Green Pipes" strategy
As part of its "Green Tubes" strategy, the BENTELER Steel/Tube Division has set itself the goal of being CO2 neutral by 2045. The company's electric steel mill in Lingen is at the heart of achieving this goal. With the help of an electric arc furnace, steel scrap is recycled in the steel mill, thus starting a new life cycle. The steel produced there can be cast as billets or slabs. BENTELER uses this billet to produce pipes in its own pipe mills; the slabs can serve as starting material for strip steel.
At the Lingen electric steel mill, a low-alloy steel grade already produces over 75 percent fewer CO2 emissions than the usual blast furnace route. This figure will be significantly reduced again using green electricity.