The ground-breaking ceremony for the world’s largest hydrogen ready steel plant, led by Vulcan Green Steel, part of Jindal Steel Group, took place earlier this week in Oman.

Scheduled for completion by 2026 and with production starting in 2027, Vulcan Green Steel’s plant in Duqm, Oman, will establish a fully integrated green hydrogen-ready steel plant, producing 5Mt/yr of green steel with approximately 85% less CO2 emissions than the current global average, before the end of the decade.

‘‘Oman, with its optimal conditions for green energy production, stands as a beacon of hope for a greener future, and Vulcan Green Steel aligns perfectly with these opportunities.''

The chairman of Jindal Steel’s son, Venkatesh Jindal

The chairman of Jindal Steel’s son, Venkatesh Jindal, said: ‘‘Oman, with its optimal conditions for green energy production, stands as a beacon of hope for a greener future, and Vulcan Green Steel aligns perfectly with these opportunities. Moreover, Oman’s progressive and visionary government has earmarked extensive land parcels for renewable energy projects, which will be essential for our vision of greener steel production, starting before the end of this decade.”

The steel facility will ‘revolutionise eco-friendly industrial operations and will cater to the automotive, wind turbine, and consumer goods sectors,’ states a company press release. The project is estimated to achieve 12Mt/yr in CO2 savings, through the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.

Source: Hydrogen Central