Sustainable water management

Water is essential for direct cooling in the steel production process, in descaling at strand casting and in hot rolling. It is also used as coolant for the electric arc furnace as well as for the ladle and reheating furnaces.

Since 2008 we have been taking almost all of this water from our own shallow wells, without using deep ground water, which is normally used for drinking. Water used in the cooling system is constantly monitored and controlled by computers. After it has been used for several times, the water is cleaned and returned to the Lech Canal, i.e. back to the natural hydrological cycle.