Gonvarri, ArcelorMittal collaboration supplies Iberdrola Portuguese project

Spanish steel processor Gonvarri says it has signed a contract with Iberdrola to supply structures for the energy company’s photovoltaic project in Portugal.

The farm, which is located in Carregado, will have a total of 915 TracSmarT+1V trackers with a capacity of 41 megawatts per hour. This will be the first photovoltaic project in the Iberian Peninsula to be built with low-emissions steel, Kallanish learns from the company.

Gonvarri will use almost 211.8 tonnes of steel for the construction of the components. The supply includes ArcelorMittal’s so-called “Magnelis” product with an anti-corrosion metallic coating.

“We are proud to be able to combine our knowledge, resources and experience with Iberdrola and ArcelorMittal in this project, which will set a precedent for the development of new innovative, high-performance initiatives as a way to drive the transition to an emission-free world,” the steel processor concludes.

Gonvarri Industries, which is one of the largest flat steel customers of ArcelorMittal Europe, has an agreement with the steelmaker to jointly develop sustainability projects, with the collaboration prioritising the use of ArcelorMittal’s XCarb reduced and low-carbon products (see Kallanish passim).

Todor Kirkov Bulgaria