Ugitech plant green hydrogen project, Switzerland

7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas - Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

Ugitech plant green hydrogen project, Switzerland

Name of the Project
Ugitech plant green hydrogen project.

Ugine, Switzerland.

Project Owner/s
Swiss Steel Group and Lhyfe.

Project Description
Swiss Steel has decided to use green hydrogen at its Ugitech plant to replace the natural gas used in some of its thermoprocessing equipment (burners and reheating and heat treatment furnaces), thereby decarbonising part of its industrial processes.

Lhyfe will install a green hydrogen production unit with a capacity of up to 12 t/d (a maximum electrolysis capacity of 
30 MW) at the plant.

The green hydrogen will be used mainly at the Ugitech plant, supplied through a pipeline. The project could avoid the emission of 16 000 t/y of carbon dioxide.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
Not stated.

Planned Start/End Date
Not stated.

Latest Developments
The two partners are entering the feasibility study phase of the project. Implementation of the project will be subject to the conclusions of this study, the granting of operating licences and building permits, as well as financial investment decisions.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Swiss Steel Group head of internal communications Frédérique Tissot, tel +33 6 26 18 03 72 or email Lhyfe – industry press relations, Clémence Rebours, tel +33 6 60 57 76 43 or email
Lhyfe investor relations, Yoann Nguyen, email