Tata Steel fights pollution at its Dutch Plant

LONDON – Tata Steel has launched Roadmap+, EUR 300 million environmental-improvement plan to reduce emissions at its IJmuiden plant in The Netherlands. The Dutch steelmaker will work closely with local authority and government leaders in the Province of Noord Holland to ensure the measures exceed environmental laws.

Tata Steel Europe Ltd. (formerly Corus Group plc) is a steelmaking company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with its main operations in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The measures include the planned EUR 150 million construction of a DeNOx facility at IJmuiden’s Pellet plant, which will reduce emissions significantly by cutting output of nitrogen oxides and heavy metal particulates by more than 90%.

The project will also include an investment of EUR 50 million in improvements to the Coke and Gas Plant 2, helping to cut odours and emission of particulates.

Under the Roadmap+ initiative, Tata Steel will invest in systems and technologies to ensure improved environmental performance on:

  • Dust reduction when processing converter slag
  • Cleaning plant and DeNOx installation in the Pellet factory
  • Project drying steel works OSF2, including construction of new installation
  • Tertiary extraction steel works OSF2, cutting dust and reducing particulate matter emissions
  • Dust-blowing raw material logistics, which prevents dust from conveyor belts and overflows from blowing away

The latest environmental measures at IJmuiden follow Tata Steel’s wider commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2050 and to maintain its position as a global leader in low-emission steel production per tonne.

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