6000 tonnes of XCarb® recycled and renewably produced available for South East Asian market
XCarb® recycled and renewably produced is now in stock in Singapore and available for the South East Asian market. Continental Steel, a major stockist in Asia, has recently purchased 6000 tonnes of XCarb® recycled and renewably produced sections. Through combined efforts between ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products and ArcelorMittal International Singapore office, Continental Steel are convinced they will get a competitive advantage by being among the first distributors in Asia to promote and sell low CO2 emissions steel.
In Singapore, the demand for green steel in the construction industry is growing. Buildings account for over 20% of carbon emissions in the country, thus reducing CO2 emissions in this sector is a key lever to drive large-scale decarbonisation. In this context, ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products and ArcelorMittal International Singapore office combined efforts in offering XCarb® recycled and renewably produced sections convinced one of our best stockist customers in Singapore to become the first in export sales to join the action.
“We are delighted to be the first in Asia to offer ArcelorMittal’s recycled and renewably produced steel that has been certified,” says Melvin Soh, Executive Director of Continental Steel Pte Ltd. “This product is in line with our philosophy of maximising value to our customers, value that is created by enhancing engineering and or preserving our environment. Continental Steel is committed to playing a responsible role towards a net-zero future, promoting actions aimed at mitigating climate change. We encourage all stakeholders in Singapore’s built environment to take advantage of this availability and to join us in being responsible for our environment.”
Prateek Aggarwal, Business Area Head – Asia at ArcelorMittal International, said:
“We are very pleased to work with ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products and Continental Steel on bringing sustainable and innovative steel products to the Singapore market. This order of 6000 tonnes of HISTAR® high strength steel with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced certification is our testimonial to support green building initiatives in Singapore and will further help in the endeavour of low carbon footprints in the construction industry.”
Tony Demarco, Head of Export Sales at ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products, said:
“We are very pleased that our XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel is now entering the Asian market thanks to Continental Steel and ArcelorMittal International Singapore office, our first export client to benefit of HISTAR® high strength steel together with the low carbon emissions that our new XCarb® recycled and renewably produced range now allows. It is a great satisfaction for us to support Continental Steel’s sustainability vision as well as enabling their own customers to decarbonise their supply chain.”
Through ArcelorMittal International Singapore office, Continental Steel in Singapore purchased for its stock some 6000 tonnes of XCarb® recycled and renewably produced sections in steel grade HISTAR® 460 / S460M. The sections are column sizes UC356x406 and HD400 ranging from 237 kg/m until 900 kg/m, which will be produced in Differdange plant, Luxembourg.
Continental Steel will offer from their warehouse in Singapore the first and largest stock of XCarb® recycled and renewably produced sections in South East Asia. They are convinced their move will help to strengthen their market position in supplying sections to construction projects in the region.
Continental Steel and ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products, through ArcelorMittal International Singapore office, have been partnering for years already. As an example, our HISTAR® beams are at the heart of Jewel Changi Airport (Singapore). Today, thanks to their loyalty and trust, Continental Steel help us to spearhead the South East Asian market with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced, which fits perfectly with the HISTAR® range. When lean design using high strength HISTAR® 460 sections is combined with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, designers can drive down low carbon solutions. Pairing a low embodied carbon manufacturing process with high strength steel can deliver very high carbon reductions.
Our next joint projects with Continental Steel will be to deliver steel sections to upcoming major infrastructure developments like subway stations, expressways, and aviation hub expansion projects in Singapore. Pioneering with green steel and our XCarb® recycled and renewably produced sections is a way for Continental Steel towards gaining a competitive advantage.
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About Continental Steel
Continental Steel is one of the largest premier steel suppliers in South East Asia. Privately held and Singapore-based, they deliver market-leading engineering, structural steel and service solutions for all urban built environment needs. Continental Steel has had many different roles in its 40-year history delivering innovation to our customers, addressing present and future requirements. Continental Steel puts sustainability at the core of their business strategy and takes pride in working towards lowering the world’s carbon footprint and creating a better future for generations to come.
Learn more at http://www.consteel.com.sg
Want to have a deeper view about XCarb™?
The XCarb™ initiative, launched by ArcelorMittal in March 2021, brings together all of ArcelorMittal’s reduced-, low-, and zero-carbon products and steelmaking activities.
Scrap and renewable energy: the levers of low CO2 steel
To produce XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, ArcelorMittal uses up to 100% scrap and renewable electricity coming from renewable sources such as solar and wind power. ArcelorMittal estimates that XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel has a carbon footprint as low as 0.3 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of steel product when the metallics are 100% scrap, which is certified by a published Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
We pass the CO2 savings of our investments to our customers
The ArcelorMittal’s XCarb™ initiatives also include XCarb® green steel certificates which are specifically designed for ArcelorMittal’s steel products made from iron ore in a blast furnace. They are based on real CO2 savings as well as wider initiatives which reduce ArcelorMittal’s carbon footprint. We can add up these important CO2 savings and then pass them onto our customers in the form of a certificate, which has been verified by an independent auditor.