BlueScope gets board approval for a NZ$300M electric arc furnace project in New Zealand, with goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45%; New Zealand government to co-fund with NZ$140M and EAF expected to be operational by 2026

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September 11, 2023 (press release) –

BlueScope today announced that the NZ$300 million project to construct an electric arc furnace (EAF) at its New Zealand Steel (NZ Steel) works at Glenbrook, south of Auckland, has moved into execution, following Board approval. The EAF, targeted to be operational by 2026, will reduce NZ Steel’s Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45 per cent – the same as permanently taking approximately 300,000 cars off the road.

Underpinning the move to execution, the New Zealand Government has confirmed that its agreement to co-fund the project is unconditional. Under the agreement, the New Zealand Government will contribute up to NZ$140 million through the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry (GIDI) fund, and NZ Steel will invest around NZ$160 million in capital and transition spend.

Delivery of the project remains subject to standard environmental regulatory approvals.

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