24 Nov 2022
Continental Steel Executive Director Melvin Soh was recently interviewed by The Straits Times Senior Business Correspondent, Luke Pachymuthu, to raise awareness and to widen the use of lower embodied carbon steel. The article was published in the Straits Times on 22 September 2022. (S’pore firm Continental Steel plans to widen use of ‘green’ steel in construction | The Straits Times)
The recent purchase of 6,000 tonnes of XCarb® HISTAR S460 was produced entirely from recycled scrap using only renewable energy sources, ensuring a very low embodied carbon of 0.3 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of steel.
He said: “In the spirit of trying to lower greenhouse gas emissions and to decarbonise, we as a company took a decision to start offering steel that is produced with lower carbon emissions.”
He added that it would only be a matter of time before various industries start to look at how they can reduce their carbon footprint at the development stage of a new building.
“Look, recycled steel is already commonplace in Singapore, but it is still not recognised for its value and it is not differentiated as a product, and with Continental Steel moving in this direction, we are enabling our customers to also take the next step and move forward in this green direction.”