April 2019 \ Cover Story \

The Paul Wurth Group is a leading player in the global market ...

The Paul Wurth Group is a leading player in the global market for design and supply of equipment and plant facilities for the ironmaking industry. Headquartered in Luxembourg since its beginnings back in 1870, the company has developed in the course of its history into an engineering company which is active on the international market. The Group is today an established technology provider and supplier of complete plants for the primary stage of integrated steelmaking, i.e. blast furnaces, coke oven plants, direct reduction plants as well as environmental protection technologies for the iron and steel industry. In addition to its core competence in development and execution of new construction projects and modernisations, Paul Wurth also offers a full range of products and services in engineering, project management, site supervision, commissioning assistance, operator consulting and after-sales.

Driven by its pioneering spirit that has marked traditional ironmaking, Paul Wurth is today committed to lead the transformation towards carbon-free iron ore reduction. This move towards “green steel” becomes necessary as a result of environmental measures to limit climate change, considering that the Iron and Steel industry is responsible for about 7% of the global CO2 emissions. On this journey, Paul Wurth is accompanying their customers as a Leading Partner by offering solutions for a step-wise reduction of their CO2 footprint and by investigating hydrogen-based alternatives for a more radical technological shift, substituting coal-based steel making.