Whyalla Transformation Program

Learn more about our updated transformation plan to turn the iconic Whyalla Steelworks into a world leading ‘GREENSTEEL’ facility

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A global hub for industry

The innovative transformation program, updated in 2020, will see the current operations at the iconic Whyalla Steelworks evolve into a world leading ‘GREENSTEEL’ facility.

New facilities will help shape Whyalla into an environmentally friendly and globally competitive facility.

The updated Whyalla Transformation Plan includes a Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) facility, and a new Electric Arc Furnace in addition to the heavy-section combination Rolling Mill previously announced to serve Australia’s rail, mining and infrastructure projects with domestic GREENSTEEL.

The new DRI plant will be fed by Natural Gas, in time transitioning to green hydrogen produced from GFG’s own renewable energy projects including Cultana – one of Australia’s largest solar farms being built in Whyalla.

Combined, these new facilities will produce advanced steel long products for the Australian construction, critical infrastructure and mining industries for generations to come. It will also position Whyalla to become a world-leading, carbon-neutral steel producer.

History of the Whyalla Steelworks

This exciting plan will not only transform the Whyalla business into an internationally-competitive steel manufacturer, it will be our first primary steel plant to be transformed to GREENSTEEL, helping fulfil our ambition to become the world’s largest carbon-neutral steel producer by 2030.

Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman, GFG Alliance


Transformation blueprint

Our transformation journey partner the City of Whyalla Council has a blueprint for how the city will evolve in step with the steelworks transformation.

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Key contacts

For further information or a discussion about the Whyalla Transformation Program, contact:

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Denise Sharp

+61 447 039 358

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Matt Johnston

+61 438 294 377

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