SMS group signs MoU with PT Gunung Raja Paksi on green steel

by David Fleschen

As part of their dynamic partnership, SMS group and PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk co-hosted a two-day ‘Focus Group Discussion (FGD)’ event in Jakarta, Indonesia. Under the banner of ‘Green Steel in the Digital Age: A Focus Group Exploring Carbon Footprint Reduction,’ this ground-breaking event brought together key stakeholders in the Indonesian steel industry.

The event saw the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between SMS and GRP, symbolizing their commitment to advancing sustainable steel industry procedures and processes through digital solutions.

Argo Sangkaeng, President Director of GRP, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We are very enthusiastic about hosting this FGD event with SMS, and we believe that this collaboration will bring positive changes to the Indonesian steel industry. We hope to explore innovative and sustainable solutions that will help reduce the environmental impact of steel production.”

Eminent speakers at the event included Tim Kleier, Head of Green Steel at SMS, who shared insights into pioneering decarbonization strategies and the implications of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) for the industry, emphasizing the pathway toward a greener and more sustainable steel sector. Lis Soares, Head of Energy Management at SMS, explored strategies for quantifying and mitigating carbon emissions in steel production while navigating the complex landscape of carbon taxes. Additionally, Bernhard Steenken, Co-Chief Sales Officer India & Asia Pacific at SMS group, elucidated green technologies aimed at curtailing carbon emissions in steel production. He went on to say, “We are delighted to participate in this Focus Group Discussion together with GRP. We believe that this collaboration will have a significant positive impact on the steel industry in Indonesia. This event provides a valuable opportunity to explore innovative and sustainable solutions that will help reduce the environmental impact of steel production.”

Over the course of the two-day event, this initiative served as a pivotal platform for exchanging of knowledge and experience among stakeholders who share a deep commitment to environmental concerns. It will strengthen collaboration among industry players, fostering united efforts to reduce the domestic steel sector’s carbon footprint.

SMS group is renowned worldwide for its future-oriented technologies and outstanding service for the metals industry. The company applies its 150 years of experience and its digital know-how to provide the industry continuously with innovative products and processes – even beyond its core business – and generates worldwide sales of around 3.1 billion euros. SMS is the right partner for challenging projects, and supports its customers throughout the lifecycle of their plants, enabling profitable and resource-efficient value creation chains. Paving the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry is the company’s stated goal. As a global player with German roots, SMS takes responsibility for its 14,400 employees.

Source and Photo: SMS group

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