ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products

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Heavy duty sustainability

ArcelorMittal Europe quarto plate offer now available with XCarb®

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ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products has enhanced our offer of low carbon-emissions steel plate. In addition to XCarb® green steel certificates, XCarb® recycled and renewably produced heavy plates are now available. Produced from slabs made in an electric arc furnace (EAF) using almost 100-percent scrap and 100-percent renewable electricity, ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® recycled and renewably produced heavy plates have a 60-percent lower carbon footprint than heavy plates made via the conventional blast furnace route. ArcelorMittal is also the first steelmaker in Europe that can offer low-carbon emissions steel plate with a unit weight of up to 18 tonnes.

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Heavy plate has a wide range of applications in markets such as wind energy, shipbuilding, bridges and civil engineering, pressure vessels, and line pipe for the transportation of energy such as hydrogen and oil and gas. Using XCarb® green steel certificates or recycled and renewably produced steel plate in these applications enables ArcelorMittal’s customers to significantly reduce their Scope 3 (supply chain) emissions.

ArcelorMittal’s heavy plates are already field-proven in the topsides and foundations of multiple offshore substations

This rail bridge being was prefabricated by Aelterman (Belgium) using heavy plate from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products

Aelterman have deployed ArcelorMittal heavy plate in the construction of this parabolic cycle and pedestrian bridge

From big cruise ships to small support vessels for offshore wind fields, ArcelorMittal’s high-quality heavy plates are the material of choice for shipbuilders.

“We are immensely proud that we can now provide heavy plate with a CO2 footprint that is around 60-percent lower than the same product made via the conventional steelmaking route,” notes Denis Parein, Commercial Head of Heavy Plate for ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products. “As well as meeting growing customer demand, it also addresses the legitimate concerns of local authorities and end users who want to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of projects related to the energy transition and construction.”

Denis Parein, Commercial Head of Heavy Plate for ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.

To further enhance the sustainability credentials of our XCarb® recycled and renewably produced heavy plate, ArcelorMittal has prepared an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). “The EPD is being published by an independent third-party accreditation organisation,” says Denis Parein. “The EPD will meet the EN 15804 European standard when it is published. That process is expected to be completed by end of September 2023.”

In addition to its low carbon footprint, ArcelorMittal has also enhanced the dimensional feasibility of our heavy plate offer. Denis Parein explains: “We already offer plates in widths up to 3300 mm and lengths from 4 to 21 metres. Following investments at our plate mill at Gijon (Spain), we will increase the maximum length of our plate to 25 metres from the third quarter of 2023. The investments have addressed the needs of our customers who require very long plates which are typically used in the latest offshore wind structures and demanding civil engineering projects.”

Improvements at ArcelorMittal Gijon enable us to offer lengths up to 25 metres

The latest offshore wind turbine towers utilise heavy plates in lengths of up to 25 metres

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