Global professional services firm GHD has been chosen as Owner’s Engineer by Green Steel of WA to develop Australia’s inaugural green steel recycling mill in Collie, Western Australia. GHD will provide multidisciplinary services to help Green Steel of WA with various aspects of the project, including developing specifications, supporting engineering and construction engagement, managing project approvals, and creating concept designs.
The mill, an electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant, will be powered by renewable energy and will process local scrap steel to produce over 400,000 tonnes of long steel products every year for local consumption and export. Situated in the Coolangatta Special Industrial Area, this landmark project will establish a circular economy for Western Australian steel, generating 200 skilled direct jobs and up to 2,000 indirect jobs to benefit Collie’s economy and assist in its transition towards renewable energy.
Green Steel of WA, a company headquartered in Western Australia, aims to establish a sustainable steel manufacturing industry in the state utilizing green energy. Azlan Ho, the Managing Director of Green Steel of WA, envisions the Collie Steel Mill as the first step toward a larger green steel industry in Western Australia. Ho emphasizes the vast potential of producing green steel in the region, stating that it could add approximately $400 billion to the economy annually.
Michael Nolan, GHD’s Executive Leader of Energy and Resources, highlights the community benefits of the Green Steel of WA project, including an immediate economic boost to the local Collie economy and a long-term reduction in carbon emissions. Nolan views this project as a prime example of GHD’s commitment to transitioning towards a low-carbon future.
By reducing carbon emissions, conserving resources, and encouraging sustainable practices, the green steel industry addresses the environmental and sustainability challenges associated with traditional steel production. With steelmaking accounting for a significant portion of global carbon emissions, the development of green steel presents a significant opportunity to create a more sustainable and resilient global economy.
Green Steel of WA aims to have the mill operational by 2026.
– Global professional services firm GHD appointed as Owner’s Engineer for Green Steel of WA’s green steel recycling mill project
– Green Steel of WA working towards establishing a sustainable steel manufacturing industry in Western Australia using green energy