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SSAB to Build EAF in Sweden

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SSAB will build a new electric arc furnace in Sweden as part of its decarbonization efforts. The steelmaker will construct a 190-ton EAF at its site in Oxelosund.

The scope of supply includes an alternate current electric arc furnace capable of processing various raw materials, including fossil-free direct reduced iron or hot briquetted iron and scrap. With an upper shell diameter of 9.3 meters, the new EAF is one of the largest installations in the world for similar applications. SMS group will construct the furnace.

SSAB intends to revolutionize steelmaking with two unique steels with virtually zero fossil carbon emissions: SSAB Fossil-free and SSAB Zero.

SSAB Zero is based on recycled steel and SSAB Fossil-free is based on sponge iron reduced with hydrogen instead of coking coal. Both are heated in EAFs powered by fossil-free electricity and other fossil-free fuels. SSAB’s ambition is to be a virtually fossil-free company in around 2030.