SMS Group and Tata Steel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement SMS Group’s innovative EASyMelt technology at Tata Steel’s high-E furnace in Jamshedpur, India.
The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2022 to explore opportunities to decarbonize steel production as EASyMelt had been identified as a fundamental technology for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and will be implemented at Tata Steel Mills.
The main objective of this project will be to reduce CO2 emissions in the first intermediate step by more than 50% from the initial operation of the blast furnace.
EASyMelt technology (electro-assisted natural gas smelter), developed by Paulworth of SMS Group, is an advanced metallurgical solution that can be implemented in existing integrated steel mills and used to accelerate decarbonisation.
”We are very proud to collaborate with one of the largest steel producers such as Tata Steel, and look forward to future cooperation as well as the possibility of achieving the first joint reference for our EASyMelt technology,” said Burkhard Dahmen, CEO of SMS Group.
“This will mark a milestone in the decarbonisation of blast furnace plants located worldwide, and thus also a milestone in the global transformation of the steel industry.”
T.V. Narendran, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Steel said, “Tata Steel is actively looking for solutions to facilitate the transition to green steel production, thus contributing to a sustainable future.
Moreover, India, the second-largest steel producer in the world, also places a tremendous responsibility on the shoulders of significant manufacturers like Tata Steel to lead the decarbonisation journey of the country. We are pleased to reaffirm our partnership with SMS Group and intend to take this collaboration forward to come up with better technologies and processes to reduce our carbon emissions meaningfully.