SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall will be starting the test operation of HYBRIT’s globally unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron, a decisive step toward fossil-free steel production, on Monday, August 31 in Luleå. This plant represents an important step in the creation of a totally fossil-free value chain for steelmaking. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is attending the opening.
Present at this official opening are also Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB, Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB, Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, Eva Vitell, Managing Director of HYBRIT, and Robert Andrén, Director General of the Swedish Energy Agency, along with several guests.
Because of the coronavirus, only a limited number of people will be able to attend the event on site. The event will be broadcast digitally.
Where: SSAB Luleå, Svartövägen 20, Luleå, Sweden.
When: Monday, August 31, gathering 11:30 CEST.
12:00 Tour of the plant.
12:30 Assembly by the stage at the HYBRIT plant or digital broadcast.
12:50 The pilot plant starts operation.
13:25 The official opening ceremony concludes, time for media.