SWEDEN: Swegon has displayed its first concept air handling unit made from “green” steel at this week’s ISH trade fair in Frankfurt.
The AHU is the first result of a supply deal signed with Luxembourg-based multinational steel producer ArcelorMittal at the end of last year.
ArcelorMittal, XCarb RRP Magnelis steel is said to have a 70% lower climate footprint than traditionally manufactured steel, being produced from mainly recycled material and with 100% renewable energy.
The first concept air handling unit – a GOLD RX – was produced from the first consignment of the new steel delivered to Swegon’s Kvänum factory in Sweden in January.
The plan is to gradually introduce the carbon-dioxide-reduced steel into ongoing production, starting during the second quarter of this year.
“We are delighted to now be phasing in carbon-dioxide-reduced steel in our large ventilation units. We all have to contribute and reduce our climate footprint, and this transition is enabling us to reduce not only our own, but also our customers’ footprint,” said Robert Siverby, Sweden’s supply chain director.