We are a leader in driving sustainable initiatives in our long-standing partnership with New Zealand Steel, and this case study highlights our collaborative efforts to install an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) at their facility.

This transformative project aims to reduce New Zealand's steelmaking emissions by around 45%—a move that will contribute a 1% reduction in the nation's overall emissions. The EAF ushers in an era of eco-friendlier production by utilising scrap steel, lowering the dependence on coal-heavy iron sand processes, and enabling the shutdown of two kilns and a melter at the facility.

We played an integral role from the outset, guiding the concept study, and progressing through pre-feasibility, feasibility, and now the execution stage. Our dedicated site team combines top-tier engineering design and project management talents, scaled to suit the project's evolving demands. We leverage our broader workforce to infuse a rich variety of skills into the endeavor.

Beyond engineering and construction management for the new furnace on an existing site, we're delivering additional value by facilitating process safety assessments to support best process safety practices, designing adequate scrap runoff treatment to manage new contaminants on site, performing heat recovery modelling to identify any heat saving opportunities, and undergoing utility balances to enable seamless operation alongside current site-wide demand.

Furthermore, we're leveraging our digital expertise, developing a QuickBase App for improved project control, and crafting an advanced digital twin for the EAF operation—a testament to our passion for digital excellence.

Our partnership with New Zealand Steel is a source of immense pride, nurtured over many successful projects by consistently tuning into their needs and delivering dependable results.


Tonnes/year carbon reduction


= to removing no. of cars

45% reduction

in steel-making emissions

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Ross Plumpton

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