Outokumpu and Siemens have joined forces to reduce carbon emissions in the production of medium-voltage switchgear. Outokumpu Circle Green®, with up to a 93 percent lower carbon footprint than the industry average*, will be used to produce medium-voltage switchgear.
Dec 13, 2023
Outokumpu, the global leader in sustainable stainless steel, and Siemens, a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare, have agreed on the first deliveries of the world’s first towards-zero stainless steel. Outokumpu Circle Green®, with up to a 93 percent lower carbon footprint than the industry average*, will be used to produce medium-voltage switchgear. The collaboration supports both companies in reaching their ambitious climate targets. Recognizing that the urgent need for decarbonization and increased electrification requires sustainable solutions, Siemens is committed to using sustainable stainless steel for medium-voltage switchgear for electric cabinets in wind turbines.
Mr. Niklas Wass, President, Stainless Europe business line Outokumpu, said, “The rising energy demand and future of green solutions are dependent on sustainable stainless steel. By transitioning to renewable energy and investing in low-carbon technologies and materials today, we can fight climate change. Our spearhead climate solution, Circle Green, enables green energy transition and brings a true opportunity to transform various industries. We are proud to join forces with Siemens, who shows the way towards a low-emission future.”
Mr. Stephan May, CEO of Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, said, “As industries around the world look to reduce carbon emissions to reach ambitious net-zero targets, sustainable steel has a huge potential. In Outokumpu we have found an organization dedicated to accelerating the industrial decarbonization of stainless-steel production. By utilizing sustainable materials in our Electrification and Automation portfolio, we are frontrunners in driving a responsible approach to industry progress.”