Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group and ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products have announced a new partnership to offer low carbon-emissions steel tubes, enabling companies in construction and engineering industries to reduce the carbon footprint embedded in the products they purchase, as part of their scope 3 emissions.
XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel tubes, produced by ArcelorMittal, and distributed by Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group, can help companies realize CO2 emissions savings of up to 75 percent compared with conventionally produced steel tubes.
Recycled XCarb® steel tubes
The tubes are manufactured with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced, a label applied to ArcelorMittal’s steel produced in an electric arc furnace (EAF) using high levels of scrap and 100 percent renewable electricity for the EAF. The electricity used 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 inCO2 emissions, and which come with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to give full data transparency to customers.
Van Leeuwen’s strategic climate action
The partnership is part of Van Leeuwen’s strategic targets relating to climate action. The company constantly works to identify and reduce its carbon footprint throughout the entire value chain, cooperating with suppliers to produce and distribute pipes and tubes with a reduced carbon footprint.
In a unique event held on the premises of Van Leeuwen headquarters, members of the management committee for both companies gathered to kick off this collaboration that will strengthen both companies’ efforts to reduce CO2 emissions as well as using XCarb®® solutions. Additionally, in the presence of Van Leeuwen employees, the first delivery truck arrived at the warehouse of the nearby operating company of Van Leeuwen in Zwijndrecht with the first load of low-carbon-emission steel tubes.
Speaking in Zwijndrecht, the Head of Business Development of ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products, Adrian Alecu said: “It is a pleasure to work closely together with our customers and join efforts in our common goal to achieve net-zero emissions. I would like to thank Van Leeuwen for their trust, and for the commitment they have shown in distributing low-carbon emissions hollow structural sections using XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel”.
From Van Leeuwen side, Managing Director of the Dutch Van Leeuwen companies Steven Ruijters, said: “As leading company in the industry, Van Leeuwen takes its responsibility to enhance sustainability and to enable its customers to do the same. It is our ambition to be the most sustainable pipe distributor in our industry. Therefore, we work together with strong partners like ArcelorMittal to offer tubes with a low CO2 footprint to the market.”