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September issue - Back to work/school

Editorial by Jean-Martin Van der Hoeven


From the moment you wake up (steel at home)

Time to renovate your bathroom?

German firm Alape creates its hand-finished bathroom basins and sinks with ArcelorMittal’s cold forming steels designed for enamelling. “We love to work with ArcelorMittal products because of the possibilities their steels offer,” notes Lars Betzner. “They give us the best results throughout the entire production chain. And they are ideal for complicated geometries which require a high degree of deformation.” 


On your way to work (steel for transport)

Best supplier award from PSA

ArcelorMittal received the Technical Cost Savings award during PSA Group’s 2016 Best Supplier Awards ceremony.

Walking on water

In February 2016, global shipbuilder Damen cut steel for the first of its new class of service operation vessels (SOVs). The new vessels will offer ‘walk to work’ capabilities for personnel who service offshore energy facilities. ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products is supplying steel plates for the initial vessel: the Bibby WaveMaster 1.

Osman Gazi Bridge, Turkey

ArcelorMittal Galati plates have been shaped by Çimtaş’s perfectionism in steel fabrication. The bridge that crosses the Bay of Izmit has been a part of a 420 kilometer highway project that shortens the distance between Istanbul and Izmir by about 140 kilometers and cutting travel time between Istanbul and Izmir from nine to 3.5 hours.


Steel at work

Back to the whiteboard

The whiteboard is a simple and highly effective way for people to capture and share ideas, both at work and school. ArcelorMittal’s partner PolyVision estimates they have made over eight million in the company’s 60-year history. PolyVision’s leading product is e3 CeramicSteel, a unique combination of enamelling and ArcelorMittal’s DC01EK Plus steel. But e3 CeramicSteel is not your normal whiteboard solution as it also has hundreds of applications outside the classroom!


Looking back at the summer (steel for leisure)

Making light work of summer barbecues

One of GWG’s latest innovations is the Premium 21 gas cylinder which has been designed using a dual phase grade DP600 from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.

Back in the swim

Solano® Nature provides a new roof for Vénissieux Aquatic Centre. The inter-municipal Aquatic Centre serving the towns of Vénissieux, Lyon, and Saint-Fons (France) was destroyed by a terrible fire in November 2010. But by July 2015, swimmers could once again take to the water under an impressive new roof made of Solano® Nature, an organic coated steel produced by ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.

Magnelis shines in desert solar power

ArcelorMittal has just completed deliveries of Magnelis® for Latin America’s largest photovoltaic (PV) farm. Located in Chile’s harsh Atacama Desert, the El Romero Solar farm will have a peak capacity of 246.6 megawatts (MWp) when it comes on-stream in mid-2017. The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth and the perfect environment to collect energy from the sun. But for the structures which hold the PV panels in place, the corrosive desert winds and extreme temperatures provide a huge challenge.

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