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greentec steel at the site in Donawitz

In Donawitz, progress is already underway at the construction site, with facilities including the old continuous casting plant and the disused rail track being demolished. This is where the future EAF and new scrap hall will stand. The APG (Austrian Power Grid) and local provider Energie Steiermark are also at work installing the power supply infrastructure.

The dimensions of the greentec steel project in Donawitz are immense: the two construction areas are roughly equal in size to 10 football pitches (75,000 m2). Around 100,000 cubic meters of earth needs to be moved. Implementation requires a structured program consisting of 11 independent implementation projects involving a project team of around 75 internal and external experts.

The plant engineering tender for the EAF in Donawitz was issued in summer 2023: Italian plant engineers Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. will be responsible for the engineering, production, and commissioning of the EAF, using DIGIMELTER Technology.

New scrap hall

A new, closed, and soundproofed scrap hall able to store up to 27,000 tons of scrap (equivalent in weight to around 9,000 female elephants) is being constructed to supply scrap to the electric arc furnace.

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