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    Ancient Celtic word for iron

    The name HIsarna is an amalgam of the ancient Celtic word for iron (‘Isarna’) and the name of the melting vessel (‘Hismelt’).

    75 million euro investment

    So far 75 million euros have been invested in developing HIsarna. The partner companies have funded 60% of this investment, while 40% consist of support from the European Union, the Dutch Economics Ministry and the European Research Fund For Coal and Steel.

    HIsarna is a revolutionary breakthrough technology. Its impact may be compared to the introduction of contiuous casting in the 20th Century, which has made the process steps of ingot casting and rolling redundant (they were virtually completely phased out in the steel industry over a period of 30 years).