Dubbed Heracless (hydrogen era, carbonless), the project is focused on the implementation of direct reduced iron plant (DRP) and reducing electrical furnace (REF) technology at Tata Steel’s facilities in IJmuiden, 19 miles (30km) east of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Appointed to Tata’s Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT), McDermott will work with the company and its suppliers including Danieli and Hatch. H2 View understands work on the project will be carried out from McDermott’s centre of excellence in the Hague, and Tata’s IJmuiden site.

The project forms part of Tata Steel’s ambitions of reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by five million tonnes a year by 2030 at the IJmuiden site.

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Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice-President of Onshore at McDermott, said, “Decades of experience executing mega-scale projects from concept to delivery combined with our ability to leverage knowledge from one phase to the next, make us the ideal partner to jointly develop and manage this innovative project.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Tata Steel to reduce emissions and progress their strategic roadmap toward carbon-neutral steel production by 2050.”

Annemarie Manger, Sustainability Director of Tata Steel, added, “The new plants will be built on our site while all the current plants will remain in operation until the new installations are up and running.

“That requires intense integration between facilities and close collaboration between all parties and our people. The coalition that is now formed with McDermott, together with suppliers such as Danieli and Hatch, marks the start of the basic engineering to define our plans more specifically.”

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