Danish utility Orsted and German steelmaker Salzgitter plan a strategic partnership that includes the supply of offshore wind power and use of renewable hydrogen, with production of low-carbon steel that can be used in the components of Orsted’s wind farms at sea.

The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that also foresees the recycling of scrap from decommissioned wind turbines into the steel production process.

“We have a target of making our own operations climate-neutral by 2025, thereby becoming the first major energy company to reach net-zero emissions,” Orsted chief commercial officer Martin Neubert said.