H2 Green Steel raises €1.5 billion in equity to build the world's first green steel plant
The private placement is co-led by new investor Hy24, together with existing investors Altor, GIC and Just Climate. The transaction also includes new investors Andra AP - fonden and Temasek as well as a group of existing investors that continue to support H2 Green Steel with additional equity funding, including AMF, Cristina Stenbeck, Hitachi Energy, IMAS Foundation, Kinnevik, Schaeffler, Vargas and Wallenberg Investments holding company FAM.
The proceeds will finance the construction and development of H2 Green Steel’s flagship large-scale green steel plant in Boden, Sweden. Groundworks have been ongoing on the site in Boden since summer 2022, and through this transaction H2 Green Steel takes another big leap towards start of operations end of 2025.
The plant will deliver steel with up to 95 percent less CO2 emissions compared to steel produced with traditional blast furnace technology. This is made possible by replacing coal in the production process with hydrogen, produced on-site with Europe’s largest electrolyzer, using electricity from renewable sources. Next-generation technology and digitalization, along with an unmatched approach to both circularity and recycling, will make the steel plant the first of its kind.
H2 Green Steel completes €260 million equity financing to build world's first large scale green steel plant
H2 Green Steel announced today that it has secured €260 million in series B equity funding. The final close of the private placement adds €70 million in new investments from investors such as Hitachi Energy, Kobe Steel and Kinnevik. The private placement round that was co-led by AMF, GIC and Schaeffler, alongside existing investor Altor, reaches €260 million in its final close. In addition to already communicated investments by Hitachi Energy and Kobe Steel, the close of the round adds new shareholders Swedish investment company Kinnevik, and a climate-focused institutional investment fund.
The series B equity proceeds will primarily be used to develop the company’s large scale green steel plant in northern Sweden, where H2 Green Steel will produce steel with up to 95 percent lower emissions than traditional steelmaking.