ArcelorMittal and Van Leeuwen: Steel tubes with up to 75% CO2 savings

by David Fleschen

Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group and ArcelorMittal Europe - Tubular Products are offering low carbon steel tubes that enable companies in the construction and engineering industries to reduce the carbon footprint as part of their Scope 3 emissions built into the products they buy.

The recycled and sustainably manufactured XCarb® steel pipes, manufactured by ArcelorMittal and distributed by Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group, can help companies reduce CO2 emissions by up to 75 per cent compared to conventionally manufactured steel pipes.

The pipes are made from recycled and sustainably produced XCarb® steel, which is manufactured in an electric arc furnace (EAF) using a high percentage of scrap and 100 per cent renewable electricity for the EAF. The electricity used comes from renewable sources such as wind and solar and is supplied through an approved guarantee of origin plan. These steel pipes are the first on the market to offer such a significant reduction in CO2 emissions and have an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to offer customers full data transparency.

The partnership is part of Van Leeuwen's strategic goals regarding climate action. The company is continuously working to identify and reduce its carbon footprint throughout the value chain. It also cooperates with suppliers to produce and distribute low-carbon pipes.

At Van Leeuwen's headquarters in Zwijndrecht, the cooperation between the two companies was launched. In the presence of employees, the truck arrived with the first delivery of low carbon steel pipes. ArcelorMittal Europe's Head of Business Development - Tubular Products, Adrian Alecu, said: "It is a pleasure to work closely with our customers and to join efforts to achieve our common goal of net zero emissions. I would like to thank Van Leeuwen for their trust and for their commitment to distributing low carbon structural hollow sections made from recycled and sustainably manufactured XCarb® steel."

Source and Photo: ArcelorMittal

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