Swiss Steel Group drives green steel production and utilizes the Viridis Energy and Sustainability Suite from SMS group

Swiss Steel Group has placed an order with SMS group for the delivery of its Viridis Carbon Software for its production plant Steeltec, based in Emmenbrücke, Switzerland. This milestone marks a significant step forward in enhancing Swiss Steel Group’s sustainability initiatives. In a first step, the melt shop, rolling mill, and bright bar plant in Emmenbrücke, Switzerland, will be equipped with the software.

The Viridis Carbon Software, a module of the Viridis Energy and Sustainability Suite, enables near real-time tracking of the emissions generated in a plant. It uses a methodology based on robust computational models, which can compute and report the amount of CO2 equivalent being generated in the company at any time. The software calculates the Product Carbon Footprint, i.e. the amount of CO2 equivalent emitted in the production of every unit of finished products that leaves the industrial plant, considering all relevant emission Scopes.

In addition to the license and software implementation, the agreement with Swiss Steel Group includes cloud services and support and maintenance services, encompassing user support, fixing defects and bugs, and the rights to use new releases.

The partnership between SMS and Swiss Steel Group exemplifies a shared vision of sustainable and responsible industrial practices. With the installation of Viridis Carbon, Steeltec will be equipped to meet the ever-increasing demands for responsible and energy-efficient management in the steel industry. 

Thiago Turchetti Maia, CEO of SMS digital, commented, “We are excited to provide our Viridis Carbon to Steeltec, a company with a forward-thinking approach and a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. This partnership underscores our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that assist clients in minimizing their environmental impact while enhancing operational efficiency.“

Frank Koch, CEO of the Swiss Steel Group stated, “Our partnership with SMS group represents the significance of our collaboration within our sustainability journey. The Viridis Energy & Sustainability Suite fits very well with our commitment to sustainable steel production and full transparency of our emissions. It perfectly aligns with our dedication to sustainable steel production and the reduction of energy and environmental footprint. The commitment will bring positive impact and contribute to our ongoing efforts to reduce carbon footprint.“

Swiss Steel Group is the current winner of the German Sustainability Award and, in addition to this, is driving forward a number of projects like this that are expanding its position as a thought leader in the green steel sector.

Steeltec is a subsidiary of the Swiss Steel Group, one of the world's leading suppliers of special long steel products and one of the largest companies in Europe for alloyed and high-alloyed structural steel. The project will make a significant contribution to the company's goal of reducing carbon emissions and optimizing overall production processes.

SMS group is renowned worldwide for its future-oriented technologies and outstanding service for the metals industry. The company applies its 150 years of experience and its digital know-how to provide the industry continuously with innovative products and processes – even beyond its core business – and generates worldwide sales of around 3.1 billion euros. SMS is the right partner for challenging projects, and supports its customers throughout the lifecycle of their plants, enabling profitable and resource-efficient value creation chains. Paving the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry is the company’s stated goal. As a global player with German roots, SMS takes responsibility for its 14,400 employees.

Text by: SMS group


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