SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Tatat Steel announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Welspun Corp ltd. (WCL) towards developing a framework for transportation of hydrogen for steelmaking. Subsequently, the partnership will manufacture pipes for the transportation of pure hydrogen and natural gas-blended hydrogen.
The MoU will enhance the general understanding and knowledge of the transportation of hydrogen across the globe. It will assess the suitability of a variety of pipes manufactured by Welspun for the transportation of fuel, thereby mitigating climate change-related issues, the statement said.
Vipul Mathur, Managing Director & CEO, WCL said that the company had joined the H2Pipe Joint Industry Project on Hydrogen Pipelines in October last year. The company is working towards strengthening its product portfolio both in India and around the globe and expanding its global industry project.
Meantime, Rajeev Singhal, Vice President of Marketing and Sales (Flat Products), Tata Steel said that the partnership is an important step in its journey towards sustainability. The MoU will enable both the companies to jointly develop steel for safe transportation of hydrogen gas, he added.