It’s another milestone on the road to decarbonization: as part of their business partnership, ArcelorMittal will be supplying C.D. Wälzholz GmbH & Co. KG with low-carbon emission wire rods ─ known as XCarb® recycled and renewably produced ─ from its Hamburg plant in the future. These steels are produced on the basis of scrap and renewable electricity (100 percent). The low carbon footprint of 504 kg (1,111 lbs) carbon dioxide per metric ton of steel is confirmed with an official Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The first metric 20 tons of wire rods were delivered this week to the cold rolled steel manufacturer’s site in Hagen, Germany. Waelzholz will be using the material to manufacture hardened and tempered profiles for industrial applications, among others.
Waelzholz now sourcing low-carbon emission wire rods from ArcelorMittal
ArcelorMittal already began supplying XCarb® green steel certificates to the international manufacturer based in Hagen, Germany, back in 2021. The reduction of carbon emissions in these certificates is 2.11 metric tons of carbon dioxides per metric ton of steel and originates from various sustainability projects at ArcelorMittals production sites. The savings are mass balanced on a central account and independently verified.
“Sourcing low-carbon emission wire rods from the company is now the logical continuation of our partnership and allows us to expand our range of climate-friendly wire rod products. ArcelorMittal has been a valued supplier and worked with us on the development of new materials for many years. The first 20 tons are simply a prelude to further talks on increasing the supply quantity of low-carbon emission wire rods,” explains Dr. Matthias Gierse, Managing Director Sales and Purchasing at C.D. Wälzholz GmbH & Co. KG.