Hydnum Steel has submitted a priority project application to the regional government of Castile-La Mancha, for the construction of the first green steel plant in the Iberian Peninsula.
The Spanish steelmaker, which is a newly formed company, is collaborating with partners including Russula, Siemens, and ABEI Energy to build the plant. Plant supplier Primetals Technologies will also be contributing its Arvedi ESP technology.
The plant is designed to use non-fossil energy throughout the production process and to gradually introduce green hydrogen into the process to significantly reduce carbon emissions. It aims to capitalize on Spain’s growing automotive market through the production of flat steel.
According to the Spanish newspaper La Comarca de Puertollano, Hydnum Steel will create more than 1,100 direct jobs, about half of them in the first and second phases of the project. The plant will start operating in 2026, with investments of more than €1.65 million. Its initial production capacity is planned at 1.5Mt of hot-rolled coils per year, and it will increase to 2.6Mt in 2030.
Source: GMK Center