ENERGIRON® for Vulcan Green Steel in Oman


ENERGIRON® for Vulcan Green Steel in Oman

A new 2.5-Mtpy DRI plant will be installed in the Sultanate for the Jindal Steel Group company

Vulcan Green Steel, a new company within the Jindal Steel Group, has chosen ENERGIRON® technology for its new hydrogen-ready direct reduction plant in Duqm, Al Wusta Governorate, Sultanate of Oman.

The H2-ready ENERGIRON® enables the use of natural gas as a reducing agent, with the flexibility to incorporate up to 100% hydrogen based on its availability. The ENERGIRON® zero-reformer DR plant, with an initial capacity of 2.5-Mtpy for direct reduction ores, will begin operations using natural gas, progressively increasing the hydrogen blend as it becomes accessible on-site.

The single-module will hot charge an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) at temperatures exceeding 600°C, leading to substantial energy savings in the steelmaking process. The plant will also have the capability to produce Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) for storage or export.

Beyond its operational efficiency, the ENERGIRON® technology can capture CO2 from the process, using it for other applications. This not only lowers overall plant emissions but, combined with the EAF, moves the green steel hub closer to achieving carbon-neutrality. Furthermore, it introduces an additional revenue stream for plant operations.

The completion of the DRI Plant in Duqm is expected in 2026.

Mr. D.K. Saraogi
Mr. D.K. Saraogi
Projects Director, Vulcan Green Steel

“Vulcan Green Steel led by Jindal Steel Group represents our flagship initiative to lead the green transition for the global steel industry. Each of us in the steel industry has to do our part to decarbonize: our investment in Duqm is a visionary project set to become the largest green hydrogen ready steel plant globally.”

Jorge Eugenio Martinez Miramontes
Jorge Eugenio Martinez Miramontes
Tenova HYL Commercial Director

“As a sustainable technology supplier for the steel sector, Tenova is privileged to be part of this green hydrogen-ready steel plant by suppling our flexible and innovative ENERGIRON® DRI technology which nowadays has become a key pillar for the decarbonization targets of our industry as we aim for a cleaner world. Our collaboration with Vulcan Green Steel embodies the strong commitment of ENERGIRON® for greener steel production.”

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