“We are committed and have a responsibility to act sustainably in everything we do - from design to operations,” says Stephan WEYER, head of energy division, infrastructure engineering department, CFL.
“While the electricity used for the traction of our trains already comes from 100% renewable sources, it was also important for us, in the context of the Rodange station redevelopment project as well as other future projects, to implement climate-friendly installations, especially in the ‘energy’ subsystem. The amount of steel deployed in such projects is significant, representing approximately 150 tonnes of steel per kilometre in a station.
By opting for green steel for our catenary supports (by reducing the CO2 emitted during their production by 80%), we are actively contributing to our company's sustainable development objectives and encouraging innovation. We are proud to learn that we are the first customer for XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel from the ArcelorMittal plant in Rodange and that the technology exists in our country to produce this steel. In addition, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce CO2 emissions. We hope that this initiative will help raise awareness of the importance of green steel."
Picture: Stephan Weyer, close to our XCarb® recycled and renewably produced beams at the steel service centre GILBERT