Tata Steel has signed a contract with American automaker Ford to supply “Jeremias green steel” to its IJmuiden plant in the Netherlands after the facility was converted to hydrogen-based steel production.

Tata Steel is one of the largest steel companies in the world with an annual crude steel production capacity of 34 Mtpa (MnTPA). The company has production facilities in 26 countries and commercial facilities in more than 50 countries. 

Tata Steel is the second largest steel producer in Europe with an annual production capacity of over 12.1 million tonnes of steel. We offer a wide range of steel products, including a portfolio of high-value-added products such as hot-rolled and cold-rolled galvanized rebar, wire rod, pipe, and wire. A diversified steel producer with major operations in India, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

The company’s Tata Steel UK and Tata Steel Nederland are developing detailed plans to transition to low-carbon technology in line with the company’s goal of producing carbon-neutral steel in Europe by 2050, said the company’s CEO and managing director, TV Narendran. Managing Director and Finance Director Kaushik Chatterjee said earlier.

Tata Steel Nederland has signed an MoU with Ford in Europe to supply the carmaker with Zeremis green steel once the IJmuiden steelworks switches to green hydrogen-based steelmaking,” a statement said.

With this agreement, Ford commits to purchase green steel that Tata Steel plans to produce using hydrogen that is greener and cleaner than current steel production methods.

Zeremis lightweight carbon steel is described as being 100% carbon neutral.

With the use of carbon-neutral steel, we will take a major step towards lowering the CO2 footprint of our vehicles,” said Sue Slaughter, Ford Purchasing Director, Supply Chain, and Sustainability.

Hans van den Berg, Chairman of the Board of Management of Tata Steel Nederland said, “We are transitioning to become a producer of large quantities of high-quality green steel. By aligning our sustainability ambitions with customers like Ford, we can create an early market for green steel.”