ArcelorMittal to supply green steel for photovoltaic project in Portugal

29 November, 2023 by

Luxembourg-based steelmaker ArcelorMittal, through its European subsidiary, is set to supply 211.8 metric tons of environmentally friendly XCarb® steel with Magnelis® coating for an innovative photovoltaic initiative in Portugal. The recipient of this sustainable steel is Gonvarri Solar Steel, a Spanish company specializing in solar trackers. The project, commissioned by Spain's renewable energy giant, Iberdrola, is poised to make history as the first in the Iberian Peninsula to incorporate reduced carbon-emissions steel.

Taking root in Lisbon, the photovoltaic venture will encompass 915 solar trackers, all crafted with ArcelorMittal's XCarb® steel. The utilization of this cutting-edge material underscores a significant stride toward sustainability, emphasizing a commitment to minimizing the project's environmental footprint.


XCarb® steel boasts a composition derived from an exceptionally high percentage of recycled steel, produced in an electric arc furnace powered exclusively by 100 percent renewable energy sources. This pioneering approach allows XCarb® to slash carbon emissions by nearly 70 percent in comparison to alternative steel varieties, as previously highlighted by SteelOrbis.

In partnering with Gonvarri Solar Steel for this groundbreaking project, ArcelorMittal Europe reinforces its dedication to advancing eco-friendly solutions within the steel industry. The collaboration aligns with the broader industry trend toward sustainable practices, showcasing how innovative materials like XCarb® are contributing to a greener, more environmentally conscious future. As the photovoltaic project takes shape in Portugal, it stands as a beacon of progress, demonstrating that renewable energy and sustainable materials can harmoniously coexist in shaping the landscape of tomorrow's clean energy initiatives.

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