HYBRIT to make hydrogen-reduced sponge iron

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have recently produced the world’s first hydrogen-reduced sponge iron at a pilot scale. The technological breakthrough in the HYBRIT initiative eliminates around 90% of emissions in conjunction with steelmaking.

ABB secures an order from SSAB

ABB has secured an order for the modernization of roller table drives and motors integrated with the existing ABB Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system.

SSAB–LKAB–Vattenfall takes step toward fossil-free

SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall are taking a decisive step toward fossil-free steelmaking with the start-up of HYBRIT’s globally unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron.

HYBRIT for the construction of a demonstration plant

SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall are taking the next important step to be the first in the world with a value chain for fossil-free steel.

Solving materials challenges with Artificial Intelligence

A new research project named Swedish Metal is being launched by Sandvik, SSAB and the University of Skövde. Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and machine learning will allow unique and comprehensive production data analyses to be made. These analyses will hopefully show new cause-and-effect relationships – which can lead to more efficient and sustainable steelmaking processes.

Tibnor to acquire Sanistål’s steel distribution deal

SSAB’s subsidiary Tibnor has agreed to acquire the steel distribution business of the Danish company Sanistål A/S, Denmark’s second largest steel distributor.

SSAB Europe invests in tube production

SSAB Europe will invest SEK 300M over a two year period to improve efficiency of its tube production. In the same context, the tube business will be centralized to secure long-term competitiveness.

Johnny Sjöström head of SSAB Special Steels

Johnny Sjöström has been appointed the new head of SSAB Special Steels. He will join SSAB from Uddeholm, where he has been CEO since 2014.

SSAB Americas once again wins steel industry award

North American steelmaker SSAB Americas has once again beat out steel industry competitors to win a 2018 American Metal Market (AMM) Award for Steel Excellence for Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship.

SSAB’s modernized furnaces reduce annual costs

After 15 years of constant operation, SSAB’s Luleå blast furnace has undergone complete modernization and is set to continue production for another 20 years. After complete modernisation, the furnace now produces premium quality crude iron.