Singapore’s Continental Steel is bringing in 6,000 tonne of ArcelorMittal’s XCarb recycled and renewably produced HISTAR S460 for use in the construction industry. HISTAR S460 low CO2 emission high strength structural steel beams will be used as structural columns in high-rise buildings or as kingposts for top-down construction methods, to create deep underground basements. Continental Steel Executive Director Mr Melvin Soh said “We are delighted to be the first in Asia to make available recycled and renewably produced steel that has been certified. There is a need to accelerate collective efforts to address the sustainability challenges across our industry and society at large. Continental Steel, as one of the leading premier steel suppliers, is well positioned to help reduce our customers’ environmental impact through our core offerings and continuously introduce new innovations to deliver on carbon abatement in construction. This enables our customers to reduce carbon emissions as they work towards achieving net-zero emissions.” Continental Steel will hold substantial stock of XCarb recycled and renewably produced HISTAR S460 to ensure sufficient and timely supply of the material to upcoming major Singapore infrastructure projects, like MRT stations, expressways and aviation hub expansion projects. The use of XCarb recycled and renewably produced HISTAR S460 ensures a verifiable and substantially lower carbon footprint compared to the use of other steel products. Its usage also lowers carbon footprint due to potential weight savings from its higher yield strength. Produced in Differdange, Luxembourg, XCarb recycled and renewably produced is a pioneering customer product of ArcelorMittal with CO2 as low as 300kg/tonne. Produced using Electric Arc Furnaces, the XCarb uses 100% of recycled steel scrap that is powered by renewable electricity sources like solar and wind power, resulting in lower carbon dioxide emissions. Continental Steel is one of the largest premier steel suppliers in South East Asia. Privately held and Singapore-based, we deliver market-leading engineering, structural steel and service solutions for all urban built environment needs. Continental Steel has had many different roles in its 40-year history delivering innovation to our customers, addressing present and future requirements. Continental Steel puts sustainability at the core of our business strategy and takes pride in working towards lowering the world’s carbon footprint and creating a better future for generations to come.