The Encevo Group, through its subsidiaries Enovos S.A. and LuxEnergie S.A. have signed today with ArcelorMittal Belval & Differdange S.A. (hereinafter referred to as “ArcelorMittal”) a Memorandum of Understanding on a cooperation concerning the development of a biomass plant and a heat valorisation project in Rodange.
ArcelorMittal, which produces various types of rails and sections on its industrial site in Rodange, envisages to reduce its CO2 footprint by substituting part of its natural gas consumption with recourse to biogenic energy sources. In the context of its general sustainability policy, ArcelorMittal is also interested in valorising excess heat from its industrial site in the vicinity of the Rodange site.
Enovos has, notably through its affiliate LuxEnergie, an extensive experience in the design, construction and operation of biomass-based plants and in the sourcing and handling of energy wood. Enovos has a strong experience in the development of energy installations using renewable sources and has a deep knowledge of the relating regulatory environment.
The parties of the MoU agreed to develop and further refine the technical concept for the biomass plant and heat valorisation and aim to have the biomass plant operational in 2023. When it comes to the heat valorisation, it is intended to launch the development of the concept in the course of this year and thus to be able to build up the basic prerequisites for a later distribution of heat to buildings located in the vicinity of the Rodange site.
CTO of ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products
CEO of Encevo Group