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SSAB Americas to Supply Low-Carbon Steel for Wind Towers

Written by Ethan Bernard

SSAB Americas will supply its low-carbon SSAB Zero steel to GE Vernova Onshore Wind for wind towers in North America.

SSAB Zero, made at SSAB Americas’ plate mill in Montpelier, Iowa, will help GE reach its carbon emissions objectives, while also maintaining the quality needed for this “sophisticated end-use application,” the steelmaker said in a press release on Friday, Nov. 10.

SSAB Americas is a subsidiary of Sweden’s SSAB.

“GE Vernova’s position as an industry leader across multiple segments of the energy sector, coupled with their focus on decarbonization, makes it a perfect fit to use SSAB Zero,” Jeff Moskaluk, SSAB Americas SVP and chief commercial officer, said.

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based GE Vernova is global energy company that includes power, wind, and electrification segments.

“This collaboration is a key step forward for our companies and the renewable industry to succeed for clean energy not only in its generation, but its manufacturing and supply chain,” Roger Martella, GE Vernova’s chief sustainability officer, said.

SSAB Zero has ‘zero emissions’ — less than 0.05 kg CO2 emissions per kg of steel in scope 1 and 2 — from melt to cast, according to the release.

“SSAB remains focused on taking a science-based, data-driven approach to reducing CO2 emissions directly at the source,” noted Chuck Schmitt, president of SSAB Americas.

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