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Introduction:


Steel has long been the backbone of the construction industry, providing unmatched strength, durability, and versatility. As we step into the future, innovations in structural steel, surface treatment, and prefabricated buildings are revolutionizing the landscape of industrial design and construction. Join us at the upcoming Steel Structure Exhibition to witness firsthand the cutting-edge technologies and advancements reshaping our built environment.

Structural Steel: The Foundation of Excellence


Structural steel continues to evolve, offering architects and engineers unprecedented possibilities in design and construction. High-performance steel alloys, coupled with innovative design approaches, are pushing the boundaries of what is achievable in terms of both aesthetics and functionality. The Steel Structure Exhibition will showcase the latest breakthroughs in structural steel, providing a glimpse into the future of architecture.

Surface Treatment & Corrosion: Ensuring Longevity and Sustainability


Corrosion poses a significant challenge in the durability of steel structures. However, recent advancements in surface treatment technologies are addressing this concern head-on. The exhibition will feature state-of-the-art corrosion-resistant coatings, exploring how these solutions not only enhance the lifespan of steel structures but also contribute to sustainable construction practices. Learn about the seamless integration of surface treatment in preserving the integrity of steel, ensuring structures withstand the test of time.

Industrial Building Design & Construction: Steel's Role in Efficiency

The design and construction of industrial buildings demand efficiency, reliability, and adaptability. Steel has proven to be the material of choice in meeting these requirements. At the Steel Structure Exhibition, witness how industrial buildings are being transformed through innovative design approaches that maximize space utilization, energy efficiency, and overall operational functionality. Explore case studies highlighting successful industrial steel structures that set new benchmarks in the industry.


Prefabricated Steel Buildings: Pioneering the Future


Prefabrication has emerged as a game-changer in construction, and the Steel Structure Exhibition will showcase the forefront of this revolution. Prefabricated steel buildings offer unparalleled speed, precision, and sustainability in construction projects. Delve into the world of prefabrication technologies, witness the assembly of modular steel components, and discover how this approach is reshaping the construction landscape. The exhibition will feature case studies illustrating the efficiency and adaptability of prefabricated steel structures in various applications.


A Glimpse into the Steel Structure Summit SSTS 2024:


The SSTS 2024 - / www.ssts.in / Steel Structure Exhibition isn't just about showcasing the present; it's about glimpsing into the future of construction. Emerging technologies such as 3D printing, advanced robotics, and smart building systems will be explored, offering a vision of what the next generation of steel structures might look like. From sustainable practices to cutting-edge design, this exhibition is a testament to the continuous evolution of the steel construction industry.


Conclusion:

The Steel Structure Exhibition is not only an exploration of the present and future of steel construction but also an invitation to actively participate in the upcoming annual conference, SSTS 2024 - Steel Structure and Technology Summit. As a valued participant, whether you are an exhibitor or a delegate, we extend our warm invitation to join us on June 27-28, 2024, at the prestigious Bishwa Bangla Exhibition Centre in Kolkata.


SSTS 2024 is set to be a comprehensive platform that transcends the traditional boundaries of steel and construction events. This conference and expo aim to make a lasting impact on the structural steel and construction ecosystem by bringing together diverse stakeholders. From industry experts and researchers to activists, government bodies, and product & solution providers, SSTS 2024 seeks to foster collaboration and facilitate an execution-based approach for the challenges and opportunities ahead.


Participation in SSTS 2024 is a unique opportunity to engage with a wide spectrum of sectors within the steel and construction industry. The diverse participation profile includes:

  • Structural Steel

  • Surface Treatment & Corrosion

  • Industrial Building Design & Construction

  • Prefabricated Steel Buildings

  • LGSF Buildings (Light Gauge Steel Framing)

  • Steel Panel Profiled Sheets

  • Beam Crash Barriers

  • Steel Structures over RCC Solution

  • Heavy Haulage

  • Advanced Roofing Sheets, Purling, Rafters

  • Steel Structures for Electrical Stations - Sub-Station Construction

  • Innovative Electrical Infrastructure

  • Steel Solutions for Power Stations Structures

  • Transmission Lines & Telecom Towers Structures

  • Poles & Tubes Structures

  • Steel Poles and Tubes Structures

  • Building Construction Equipment and Products

  • Architecture Firms

  • Cement Manufacturers & Suppliers

  • Construction Equipment Manufacturers

  • Construction Firms

  • E & P Contractors

  • Bitumen-based Construction Solutions

  • Construction Chemicals

  • Coatings Anticorrosive Pipeline Coatings

  • Road Repair Compounds

  • Liquid Waterproofing and many more.


By participating in SSTS 2024, you not only contribute to the vibrancy of the steel and construction community but also position yourself at the forefront of industry advancements. Seize the opportunity to network with key players, explore cutting-edge technologies, and gain insights that can propel your business or research to new heights.


Secure your spot at SSTS 2024 today and be a part of an event that promises to shape the future of steel construction. Register now to ensure your presence at this dynamic summit where ideas, innovations, and collaborations converge for a transformative impact on the industry. We look forward to welcoming you to the Steel Structure and Technology Summit in Kolkata.






For more details: visit www.ssts.in

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ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) – a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, two of the world’s leading steelmakers – in its first Climate Action Report published today has outlined immediate actions to accelerate and decarbonise India’s development.  

The report underscores a pivotal moment for the Indian steel sector as the country targets a $5 trillion economy and the third-largest global economy by 2026-27.


Aditya Mittal, Chairman of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), said:“As both our company and country expand, we are committed to address the challenge of decoupling development from emissions. Without a transformation in steel production, research indicates rising demand could lead to a 200% increase in sector emissions by 2050. Today, we announce that we are targeting a reduction in AM/NS India’s emission intensity by an additional 20%, with a roadmap for achieving net-zero emissions in the long term. AM/NS India presently has one of the lowest emissions intensities of integrated steel producers in India, having reduced its emissions intensity by one-third since 2015.”


Dilip Oommen, CEO of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), said,“With a clear pathway, both our parent companies, ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, have committed to becoming Net Zero by 2050. As AM/NS India enters the next growth phase, we seize this pivotal moment to articulate our near-term decarbonization strategy with specific commitments and actions across various fronts and timelines. Our report also outlines a roadmap to facilitate longer-term progress by offering clarity on key challenges for industry, government, and civil society to address collaboratively.”


Targeting 20% emissions intensity reduction this decade

The strategy charts AM/NS India’s immediate decarbonisation plan while fostering company growth by: 


▪ Enhancing operational efficiency by increasing capacity utilisation, deploying energy recuperation wherever possible, scaling successful tests to inject gases that are cleaner than coal into production processes, incorporating new advanced digitalisation technologies to ensure maximum fuel and material efficiency through improved data analytics, and more. 


Ramping up renewables to ensure a 100% green grid by 2030. ArcelorMittal has invested US$0.7 billion into new solar and wind farms which will be integrated with pumped hydro storage facilities owned by Greenko to deliver round-the-clock electricity to AM/NS India’s Hazira plant.  By end of 2024, it will meet over 20% of flagship Hazira plant’s electricity needs, cutting AM/NS India’s carbon emissions by 1.5 million tonnes each year. 


Increasing scrap use in steelmaking to expedite decarbonization, AM/NS India aims to raise scrap utilization from 3-5% to ~10% by 2030. The company has also set out plans to establish several steel scrap processing centres across the country to encourage a circular economy for steel in India.


Alongside these actions, the company is focussed on designing the next phase of their blast furnace steel plants in a way that they have the space and capacity to quickly build lower carbon processes, such as hydrogen-based steelmaking, when they become available.  This will ensure AM/NS India is not locked into a particular production process.


Investing in breakthroughs for net zero

AM/NS India also outlines strategic investments, pilots and partnerships necessary to produce net zero steel.  


1. Green hydrogen: Green hydrogen presents the possibility of near-zero-emissions steel production. But given limited availability and competing demands, green hydrogen supply is restricted in India.  To help change this, AM/NS India is:


i. Pursuing pilot programmes to further explore utilisation of low-carbon gasses at production processes.


ii. Developing long-term strategic collaborations with the world’s leading energy companies to assess hydrogen deployment and secure low carbon gas supply.


2. CCUS: Carbon capture is a key component for complete decarbonisation of the steel sector. To enable this breakthrough technology, AM/NS India is:


i. Collaborating with IIT Bombay to research CCUS potential in India’s geological environment;


ii. Actively exploring partnerships in the Hazira industrial belt to collaborate with research institutions and industrial companies to create local clusters, enhancing efficiency, speed, and scale in CCUS deployment.


AM/NS India is also supporting the ArcelorMittal funded ‘XCarb India Accelerator Programme’ to support innovative ideas on clean technology from India. This programme, conducted in partnership with IIT Madras, is currently in the phase of identifying early-stage companies to assist in advancing their technologies and business models from lab to market.


Policy to accelerate progress

Given the task's complexity and urgency, ambitious policy and regulations are crucial for creating the necessary conditions for progress. AM/NS India's Climate Action Report recommends policy interventions in key areas, including:


1. Improving demand signals with clear procurement standards 

2. Supporting infrastructure for low carbon economy

3. Tax incentives to encourage and boost green manufacturing

4. Increasing FDI with clear policy signals on low-carbon steel

5. Increasing R&D in hydrogen and reduce cost of hydrogen 

6. Increasing availability of scrap

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The Government of India has released guidelines for conducting pilot projects aimed at utilizing green hydrogen in the steel sector. Issued by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) on February 2, 2024, the guidelines are titled "Scheme Guidelines for implementation of Pilot projects for use of Green Hydrogen in the Steel Sector under the National Green Hydrogen Mission."


As part of the National Green Hydrogen Mission, MNRE will oversee pilot projects within the Steel Sector, focusing on replacing fossil fuels and fossil fuel-based feedstock with Green Hydrogen and its derivatives. These initiatives will be carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Steel and the Implementing Agencies designated under the Scheme, targeting three key areas identified for pilot projects in the steel sector.


These thrust areas include the utilization of Hydrogen in the Direct Reduced Ironmaking process, integration of Hydrogen in Blast Furnace operations, and gradual substitution of fossil fuels with Green Hydrogen. Additionally, the scheme will support pilot projects exploring innovative applications of hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions in iron and steel production.


The scheme proposes the blending of a small percentage of green hydrogen in steel plant processes, with a progressive increase in blending proportion as cost-economics improve and technology advances.


Furthermore, the guidelines emphasize that upcoming steel plants should have the capacity to operate with green hydrogen, enabling them to engage in future global low-carbon steel markets. The scheme also welcomes greenfield projects aspiring for 100% green steel production.


With a total budgetary outlay of Rs. 455 crores until FY 2029-30, the scheme aims to establish necessary infrastructure for green hydrogen use in the Iron & Steel industry, fostering a Green Hydrogen ecosystem within the sector. Anticipated reductions in production costs are expected to drive increased utilization of green hydrogen in steel manufacturing over time.

The National Green Hydrogen Mission, launched on January 4, 2023, with an outlay of Rs. 19,744 crores until FY 2029-30, aligns with India's goal of achieving self-reliance through clean energy. It is envisioned to spearhead the global Clean Energy Transition, contributing to significant decarbonization of the economy, reduced dependence on fossil fuel imports, and positioning India as a leader in Green Hydrogen technology and markets.


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