Van Leeuwen, ArcelorMittal offer low-emission tube

Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group and ArcelorMittal Europe have announced a new partnership to offer low-carbon-emission steel tubes, Kallanish hears from the companies.

The Dutch distribution company and the steelmaker’s ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products unit will join up for tubes made from ArcelorMittal’s proprietary XCarb steel. XCarb recycled and renewably produced steel tubes can help customers realise CO2 emissions savings of up to 75% compared with conventionally produced steel tubes, ArcelorMittal points out.

The partnership aims to enable companies in construction and engineering industries to reduce the carbon footprint embedded in the products they purchase as part of their Scope 3 emissions.

The electricity for the EAFs in which XCarb is made comes from renewable sources such as wind and solar, and is supplied via a recognised Guarantee of Origin (GoO) scheme. These steel tubes are the first on the market that enable such a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, and which come with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), the steelmaker claims.

At an event held at Van Leeuwen’s headquarters in Zwijndrecht, the first truck delivery with XCarb steel tubes arrived at the warehouse.

Christian Koehl Germany