As an integrated iron and steel works, HKM specialize in the production of steel and primary products for the processing industry. With a share of around 12% of the crude steel produced in Germany and a production capacity of around 5 million tons per year, they are the second largest integrated iron and steel works in Germany.
Thyssenkrupp Steel, HKM and Port of Rotterdam Jointly Investigate Setting up Hydrogen Supply Chains
German steel companies thyssenkrupp Steel and HKM and the Port of Rotterdam jointly investigate setting up international supply chains for hydrogen. In the course of their trans-formation paths towards climate-neutral steel making, thyssenkrupp Steel and HKM are going to require large and increasing quantities of hydrogen to produce steel without coal.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 4000000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann is one another historically important mill situated in german Ruhrgebiet. Ironworks named after well known brothers Reinhard and Max Mannesmann began the production in 1909. The main final products were seamless pipes as the plant´s name indicates.
New industrial port within the site was started to build in 1914 for needs of raw material transportations on the river Rhine. The combine was finished in 1924.
The most important changes occured during the 70´s when old blast furnaces were exchanged by modern “A” and “B”.
Even after more then 100 years of pig iron production HKM still belongs among the main crude steel producers in Europe.