“We are glad and proud to be partners of Meranti for this challenging project”, stated Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, CEO of Danieli Group, commenting on Meranti Green Steel’s substantial stride towards sustainability with the unveiling of a new green steel initiative in Thailand. The partnership entails developing an advanced DRI-based plant for the production of green steel hot-rolled coils. The project incorporates renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, along with hydrogen, aligning with the mission for sustainable steel production.
Danieli Group’s partnership with Meranti Green Steel: insights from CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli
Danieli Group’s partnership with Meranti Green Steel marks a substantial enhancement in Thailand’s domestic steel manufacturing sector, showcasing the dedication of nations like Singapore and Thailand to spearhead sustainability within the iron and steel industry. As Danieli’s CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli explained, this project is set to facilitate the creation of a state-of-the-art DRI-based plant for the production of environmentally friendly hot-rolled coils. It is underpinned by a commitment to leveraging renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, alongside the utilization of hydrogen, in line with the broader mission of advancing sustainable steel production. This initiative underscores the industry’s transformation towards greener practices. Commenting on the news, CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli expressed satisfaction with the partnership with Meranti Green Steel, characterizing the project as a significant challenge: “We are glad and proud to be partners of Meranti for this challenging project”, he stated, while underscoring the Group’s alignment with “Meranti’s vision and approach to be front-runners in the Green Steel transition, and we are sure that Danieli’s cutting-edge technologies will allow Meranti to play a leading role in the Far East, flat-product market”. Danieli Group – a global industrial machinery manufacturer with over 100 years of excellence in the metals industry – is not only pleased to be part of this endeavor but also proud to contribute to Meranti’s journey towards becoming leaders in sustainable steel production.
Giacomo Mareschi Danieli: sustainable steel production takes center stage
Meranti Green Steel’s new plant in Thailand represents a leap toward sustainable steel production. This state-of-the-art facility will incorporate an Energiron direct reduction plant, a technological marvel co-engineered by Tenova and Danieli Group, designed to seamlessly transition to utilizing up to 90% hydrogen. Furthermore, a Danieli Digimelter melting unit, equipped with a Q-One power feeder optimized for processing green energy, will serve as a pivotal component. Complementing these innovations is the Danieli QSP-DUE thin-slab casting and rolling line, ensuring full flexibility in strip dimensions, thicknesses, and steel grades. CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli expressed pride in contributing to this project’s environmental objectives. These integrated technologies collectively guarantee the plant’s lowest energy consumption and the elimination of direct carbon emissions, anchoring its dedication to environmental responsibility. Sebastian Langendorf, the Chief Executive Officer of Meranti Green Steel, enthusiastically conveyed, “We are excited to work with the Danieli team on the technology and equipment for our new green steel plant in Thailand. Danieli is one of the world’s leading suppliers for steelmaking, and we believe that the advanced Energiron DRI technology will play a critical role in decarbonizing steel supply chains. Danieli has a major workshop in Rayong, Thailand, which allows for local manufacturing. Meranti Green Steel and Danieli share a strong commitment to Thailand”.