Building on our longstanding relationship, Beca is proud to be partnering with New Zealand Steel to provide project management and engineering services on a groundbreaking $300 million project.
This project involves constructing an electric arc furnace, that will reduce New Zealand’s annual carbon footprint by an incredible 800,000 tonnes.
Recently announced at a press conference by New Zealand Steel CEO Robin Davies and New Zealand Prime Minister the Rt Hon Chris Hipkins, the project is the country’s single largest emissions reduction initiative to date. It involves constructing a state-of-the-art electric arc furnace at New Zealand Steel’s Glenbrook Mill.
The new furnace will melt steel scrap sourced from across the country to produce prime steel products. The project not only reduces New Zealand’s carbon emissions but provides a circular economy solution for the production of steel, a core building block of our Green economy.
With over 35 years’ experience in brownfield project integration and delivery in the New Zealand and Australian Steel Industry, Beca will provide comprehensive project management and engineering services for this complex installation.
"To contribute to the largest emissions reduction project in New Zealand is a privilege for Beca and we are honoured to be supporting New Zealand Steel in this truly innovative solution." - Greg Lowe, Beca Group CEO
Martin Hacon, Beca Business Director for Minerals and Metals said, "We are delighted to be playing such a key role in this critical project for New Zealand Steel, BlueScope and most importantly New Zealand. To be at the forefront of a paradigm shift in the steel industry is truly exciting for everyone at Beca and positions us as the lead provider of project management and engineering solutions in Green Steel transformation".
Martin’s remarks were echoed by Beca’s CEO Greg Lowe, who added, "This landmark project aligns with our focus to support our clients on their decarbonisation journey. To contribute to the largest emissions reduction project in New Zealand is a privilege for Beca and we are honoured to be supporting New Zealand Steel in this truly innovative solution".
The project is expected to be completed by 2027 and will reduce Glenbrook’s carbon emissions by at least 800,000 tonnes per annum. This is equivalent to removing 300,000 vehicles from the road.
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