Greening Steel: Give Steel & Lemvigh-Müller Lead Danish Revolution

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Give Steel A/S and Lemvigh-Müller spearhead Denmark's low-carbon steel movement, setting new standards with ArcelorMittal's XCarb® recycled and renewably produced beams. Achieving a remarkable CO2 footprint of 542 kg per metric ton, the collaboration emphasizes early involvement and close cooperation to reduce emissions. With increasing demand for eco-friendly steel, Give Steel aligns with climate-conscious builders, contributing to their Science-Based Target initiative commitment. Lemvigh-Müller recognizes the steel industry's imperative to undergo a green transition and actively engages in sustainable practices, showcasing a dedication to minimizing CO2 emissions and fostering industry-wide change.

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In a transformative collaboration, Give Steel A/S and Lemvigh-Müller are redefining Denmark's steel standards by embracing ArcelorMittal's innovative XCarb® recycled and renewably produced beams. The breakthrough technology is leading the charge in low-carbon emissions steel, with Give Steel achieving an impressive average CO2 footprint of 542 kg per metric ton of prepainted structural steel.

Give Steel, a supplier of structural steel, prioritizes sustainability and works closely with Lemvigh-Müller, a steel wholesaler, to source the advanced XCarb® steel from ArcelorMittal, the global leader in steel and mining. The collaboration focuses on adhering to strict documentation requirements, ensuring transparency in the sourcing of raw materials and delivery timelines.

Lars Dalgas, the purchasing manager at Give Steel, highlights the significance of the project, stating, "The project’s large beams in XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, with 333 kg of CO2 per tonne, have one of the market’s lowest CO2 footprints within its category and in the desired dimensions." This remarkable achievement represents approximately one third of the CO2 footprint of the average raw material, underscoring the project's environmental impact.

Give Steel's proactive approach involves early involvement in the construction process, allowing them to incorporate CO2 savings from the outset. Lars Dalgas emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts to reduce the CO2 footprint of steel construction, stating, "We have been involved early in the process and have thus been given the opportunity to incorporate CO2 savings into the steel construction from the start, by laying out a plan for selecting steel mills with the lowest CO2 figures."

The partnership between Give Steel and Lemvigh-Müller is not merely transactional but involves ongoing collaborations with suppliers to identify raw materials and obtain CO2 documentation. XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, with its low CO2 value, is a result of utilizing recycled steel scrap and primarily produced with 100% renewable electricity.

The demand for low-carbon emissions steel is on the rise, driven by climate-conscious builders. Give Steel, committed to the Science-Based Target initiative, ensures its climate objectives align with the Paris Agreement. The growing demand for eco-friendly steel plays a pivotal role in Give Steel's climate strategy, aiming for CO2 neutrality in its operations by 2050.

Martin Jagd Nielsen, the Department Head at Stål, Lemvigh-Müller, highlights the industry-wide commitment to sustainability. "Most manufacturers are actively involved in preparations or implementation for the transition towards sustainable practices," says Martin. He acknowledges the steel industry's responsibility for approximately 5% of Europe's total CO2 emissions and commends steel mills for substantial investments in reducing emissions, with many aspiring to become CO2 neutral.

Conclusion

The collaboration between Give Steel, Lemvigh-Müller, and ArcelorMittal exemplifies the transformative power of sustainable practices in the steel industry. By prioritizing low-carbon emissions steel and actively participating in the global shift towards environmental responsibility, these companies are not only meeting current demands but also contributing to a more sustainable future for the industry.

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