ArcelorMittal launches the industry’s first low-carbon emission steel tubes, with a CO2 emissions reduction of up to 75%

The tubular solution aims to help companies in the construction, agriculture, and energy sectors in their decarbonisation journey to achieve the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal.

LUXEMBOURG, JULY 5, 2023 – ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, announces the launch of new, low carbon-emissions steel tubes; This new solution, made of XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, has up to 75% less CO2 equivalent - one of the highest CO2 emissions reductions rates in the steel tube industry. Using XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel tubes allows customers to reduce the global CO2 footprint of their projects, products, and finished goods to meet their own decarbonisation targets and align with the Paris climate goals and the European Green Deal.

Steel tubes are widely used in various structural applications such as building frames and sprinklers, solar structures, windmills, scaffolding, or machinery. ArcelorMittal Europe -Tubular Products is the largest producer of steel tubes, manufactured at its 15 sites in Europe. stands at the side of its customers to take part in this transformation.xcarb

ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products is now able to produce and offer the first low-carbon emissions hollow structural sections using XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel. This label is applied to steels produced in an electric arc furnace (EAF) using high levels of scrap and 100 percent renewable electricity. The electricity used comes from renewable sources such as wind and solar and is supplied via a recognised Guarantee of Origin (GoO) scheme.

To calculate the total CO2 impact of its low-carbon emission steel tubes, customers can use the figures reported in the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). EPDs are publicly accessible documents based on a Life Cycle assessment methodology and independently certified by a third party.

Commenting on the launch, Tanja Mantere, (Chief Executive officer of Tubular Products) said:

Today we are realizing our vision to position ourselves as the leading provider of low-carbon tubular solutions. Our pioneering initiatives towards a more sustainable steel and tube manufacturing industry are actions we can all be proud of. At ArcelorMittal Europe -Tubular Products, we continue to support our customers in further driving the industry's sustainability into the future”.

ArcelorMIttal believes that steel has a critical role to play in helping society to decarbonise. As the world’s leading steel company, we have a significant responsibility to innovate, implement and navigate a successful pathway toward a cleaner steelmaking industry.

 

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