Reducing environmental impact: this is the goal that our client Morand Constructions Métalliques decided to follow when purchasing XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel for a major project in Rossens, Switzerland. The future Dimab car dealership will be the biggest BMW and MINI showroom in Switzerland and the country’s first steel structure to use low CO2 emissions steel.
We discovered XCarb® recycled and renewably produced, ArcelorMittal’s low-carbon emissions offer, a little over a year ago," explains Jean-François Suchet, Managing Director of Morand Constructions Métalliques. “Offering it to our customers was an obvious choice and is part of our environmental and sustainable development policy. Indeed, even if it has a slight extra cost of 2 to 4%, we want to introduce this product which has the same properties as traditional steel but is made from 100% of steel scrap, using 100% renewable electricity.”
The BMW showroom in Rossens has been designed to be as respectful to the environment as possible, from its design to the daily consumption of renewable electricity, thanks to photovoltaic panels installed on the façade and solar panels on the roof.
The XCarb® recycled and renewably produced beams were delivered from our steel mills in Luxembourg to Morand Constructions Métalliques at the beginning of July. After the manufacturing of the framework in their workshop, they started the installation in early August.