Peab to become ‘first company’ to use zero-emission steel
By Catrin Jones25 April 2023
Nordic and US-based steel company SSAB and construction company Peab are extending their collaboration to include deliveries of the zero-emission SSAB Zero, made using recycled steel and fossil-free energy.
Peab plans to use around half of the initial 300-tonne delivery volume ordered for micro piles for foundations and the other half in construction work already this year. Peab says that this will make them the first construction company to use SSAB Zero.
The primary cause of CO2 emissions from Peab’s operations is said to be the use of various materials, such as steel, in production.
SSAB Zero has zero fossil carbon emissions (less than 0.05 kg CO2e emissions per kg steel in scope 1 and 2) in operations, including purchased energy and transportation.
“The climate cannot wait,” says Elisabet Stadler, Head of Environment at Peab. “We hold responsibility for our environmental impact along the entire value chain, throughout the entire life cycle. Peab’s ambition is to work sustainably in every aspect to reduce the business’s environmental and climate impact.
“We have a great responsibility within the construction industry, and by using SSAB Zero we can contribute to reaching the goal of becoming a climate neutral industry by 2045. It is a milestone not only for Peab, but for the entire industry.”