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thyssenkrupp Hires Construction Manager for Decarbonization Project 

11/20/2023 - thyssenkrupp Steel has chosen U.S.-based engineering and technical services provider Jacobs as the program and construction management (PMCM) partner for its US$2 billion decarbonization project. 

“Companies like thyssenkrupp and Jacobs are leading the way in global climate transformation with a focus on decarbonizing the industrial sector,” said Jacobs executive vice president Patrick Hill.

“This is a major project with a complex undertaking delivered through an integrated German and international team. The implementation of this emerging technology is an important step in transforming the industry and supply chain in Europe and beyond.”

Under the project, thyssenkrupp plans to build a direct reduction plant and electric smelters at its Duisburg facility in Germany. When the plant goes into operation at the end of 2026, the site will produce 2.5 million metric tons of direct reduced iron (DRI) annually. 

Jacobs’ scope of work includes overall coordination and management of engineering services, assembly and logistics; construction management and supporting contract management; assembly management of the engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor for the direct reduction plant; and interface management across the construction and assembly teams.

“The decision to commission Jacobs with the construction site organization is an important step towards the successful implementation of our planned construction project,” said Christian Kuhn, a thyssenkrupp Steel technical project leader.

“The overall coordination of trades and partners on-site is of decisive importance in the construction of direct reduction plants, melters and auxiliary units in order to ensure a smooth process and efficient implementation. We are convinced of Jacobs' long-standing expertise and outstanding know-how in this area.”