The Bays Foundation’s featured speaker at the July 8 Coastal Issues Forum was Matthias Pastl, Head of Corporate Communications & PR, voestalpine Texas LLC. The title of Matt’s presentation was, “Welcome to iron making of the 21st century – Learn more about voestalpine’s environmental stewardship and the green direct reduction plant.”
According to Matt, it is one of voestalpine’s objectives to become a local role model of low-emission production. In Matt’s words, “We are residents and take our responsibility very seriously.”
voestalpine Texas LLC’s largest foreign investment is the direct reduction plant on the La Quinta Trade Gateway in San Patricio County. The $700 million facility is designed to become the most advanced and environmental-friendly plant in the industry and will produce premium feedstock for high-quality steel production. Additionally, it will set new benchmarks in low-emission iron making.