We present the challenges and actions to meet future obstacles in the white paper of Steel 2030

5 March 2020

The raise in the price of raw materials, the overcapacity installed, the increasingly high energy cost and the new regulations reflect an uncertainty in the sector that needs to be addressed

17 companies and organisations directly related to the steel sector defined, specified and worked on the challenges that the sector is facing in the conference organised by TECNALIA at the end of 2019.

Once these challenges were defined and agreed upon, different working groups were set up with the aim of defining and implementing actions in order to meet said challenges.

These working groups were made up of steel manufacturers such as ACERINOX, ARCELORMITTAL, CELSA GROUP, GSW, NERVACERO, OLARRA, PRODUCTOS TUBULARES, SIDENOR, TUBACEX and TUBOS REUNIDOS; steel processors like ARATUBO, CIE AUTOMOTIVE, TATA STEEL and VICINAY, and associations such as PLATEA, SIDEREX and UNESID, along with service providers and different R&D centres.

The result of this work was the white paper of the conference which, as well as including challenges and actions, was assessed by the various experts at TECNALIA in each of the sections into which it was divided:

  • Environmental issue: Aritz Alonso, Circular Economy Platform Manager
  • Products and processes: Teresa Gutiérrez, expert in the implementation of digital technologies in the steel sector
  • Education, training: Iñaki Pérez, expert in technological innovation equipment management
  • Servitisation: Roberto Gutiérrez, Expert in the creation of advanced services for the industry
  • Do much more together: Borja Peña, Steel Platform Manager

Further information

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