The closed tender is part of Power4Steel's decarbonization project

German steel holding company Stahl-Holding-Saar (SHS), which owns steelmakers Dillinger and Saarstahl, has announced a tender for the supply of green hydrogen, Steel Times International reports.

It is about the purchase of up to 50 thousand tons of locally produced renewable hydrogen for the company’s enterprises in Saarland.

The closed tender is part of the SHS Power4Steel decarbonization project. As part of the project, the steel company aims to reduce up to 70% of carbon emissions from steel production.

The purpose of the tender is to identify suppliers of green hydrogen along the MosaHYc cross-border hydrogen network in the Grande region for the needs of the SHS direct reduced iron plant from 2027. The tender should be finalized by the end of this year.

SHS is building a DRI plant in Dillingen and electric arc furnaces in Dillingen and Pölklingen that will use hydrogen. By 2030, the company’s demand for hydrogen is expected to reach 50 thousand tons per year and then grow to 120-150 thousand tons per year.

Stahl-Holding-Saar and its subsidiaries are expected to produce up to 3.5 million tons of green steel per year in 2027-2028.

Earlier this year, Thyssenkrupp announced a tender for the purchase of large volumes of hydrogen to supply its Duisburg steel mill starting in 2028. It was planned that the company would receive 104 thousand tons of hydrogen in 2028, with a further increase to 143 thousand tons per year in 2029-2035. 151 thousand tons per year is expected to be reached in 2036-2037.