Spain set to decarbonise steel production

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Image: La Moncloa

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, participated in the presentation of the steel multinational ArcelorMittal’s Industrial Decarbonisation Plan in Gijon, which includes the construction of a hybrid furnace that will allow Asturias and Spain to lead the world in the decarbonisation of steel production.

This is a public-private investment project involving private enterprise, the Government of Asturias and the Government of Spain, representing a fundamental step in the consolidation of production capacities for the manufacture of steel with more sustainable technologies, which will contribute to the decarbonisation process of this electro-intensive sector, the government said in a statement.

“We are here to say that business, territory and governments are committed to the steel industry in Asturias, to the recovery and modernisation of the industry and the Asturian economy. Which is the same as committing to the recovery and modernisation of Spanish industry and the Spanish economy,” said Sanchez.

“The Government is committed to Spanish industry. And there will be no better guarantee to achieve this strength than to boost its competitiveness, incorporating two crucial transforming vectors such as digitalisation and sustainability,” he added.

Sanchez wanted also highlighted the positive impact of this project on the Asturian labour market, “With this step, highly skilled jobs will be created that will turn Asturias into a world hub of sustainable and inclusive growth, capable of competing globally in this field, and offering a hopeful future for the new generations of Asturians.”

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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.


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