greentec steel - first deliveries from voestalpine Grobblech

Photo: Official handover of the greentec steel Edition declaration at the Bauma in Munich.

The demand of our customers for sustainable, CO2-reduced steel products is constantly increasing. Recently, therefore, the first heavy plates with a reduced CO2 footprint were delivered.

Our customer, the Tadano Group, is a globally active company that specialises in the manufacture of a wide variety of crane types and has set itself the goal of supplying customers worldwide with first-class, innovative cranes for a wide range of requirements. Environmental protection and sustainability is also firmly anchored in the company's philosophy, which has been proofed with the presentation of an all-terrain hybrid crane that can be operated purely electrically even at full capacity when it is used on the construction site.  This visionary mindset of our customer ultimately led to the first greentec steel Edition order for voestalpine Grobblech.

In the course of the Bauma trade fair, we had the opportunity to review all the details of the order in a personal exchange, and on this occasion we were also able to hand over the official greentec steel declaration.

With this declaration, LRQA, a leading global provider of assurance services, officially and independently confirms the absolute CO2 footprint of the corresponding plates.

The good discussions at the Bauma trade fair finally led to a follow-up order that is of particular importance to us.

High-strength heavy plates with an even more reduced CO2 footprint were ordered by Tadano. These two orders thus confirm our path towards a sustainable future, which we have currently embarked on with greentec steel.

greentec steel—our path to green steel  

greentec steel is voestalpine’s clear plan for decarbonizing steel production. An important first step is the incremental shift from the blast furnace route to a hybrid-electric steel pathway from 2027. Once an electric arc furnace goes into operation at each of the Linz and Donawitz sites in early 2027, CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced, by up to 30%. This represents almost 5% of Austria’s annual carbon emissions. The steel and technology Group’s long-term mission is carbon-neutral steel production using green hydrogen, for which it is already undertaking intensive research into promising breakthrough technologies.