ThyssenKrupp Duisburg steel plant

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ThyssenKrupp Steel Duisburg is a steel plant in Duisburg, Germany.[1]


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Duisburg, Germany.

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Thyssenkrupp is going to build a direct reduced iron plant with an integrated melting unit run on hydrogen and green power at its Duisburg works to produce green steel.[2]

The plant is expected to be completed by 2025 and have a capacity of 1.2 million mt a year. If hydrogen is not available in sufficient quantities by then, the plant will be operated using natural gas.[2]

The solid material produced in the direct reduction plant will be liquefied in an integrated melting unit, and the "blast furnace 2.0" will produce "electrical hot metal," processed in the existing metallurgical plant.[2]

Thyssenkrupp has set itself the target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 and plans to complete the main part of the plant by 2025 and produce 400,000 mt of green steel. For 2030, the company's target is 3 million mt of green steel.[2]

Thyssenkrupp is Germany's largest steelmaker, and the company's Duisburg steel production site alone accounts currently for 2% of Germany's CO2 emissions.[2]

"The potential for reducing CO2 is also of this magnitude if these emissions can be reduced to zero in the long term," said Thyssenkrupp in a press note.[2]

In the short term, tests are being run using hydrogen in conventional blast furnace operations before the DRI plant is finished.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Contact, Thyssenkrupp, Retrieved on: Mar. 10, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Germany's Thyssenkrupp to build DRI plant run on hydrogen for green steel production, Laura Varriale, S&P Global, Aug. 28, 2020
  3. Visitor Center, ThyssenKrupp, Retrieved on: May 12, 2020
  4. History of the Company, Thyssenkrupp, Retrieved on: Mar. 10, 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 2015 Minerals Yearbook Germany, USGS, August 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 Location Overview, ThyssenKrupp, Retrieved on: May 12, 2020
  7. The Route to Steel, Thyssenkrupp, Retrieved on: Dec. 21, 2020

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