Nordec has taken a step towards sustainability by negotiating a supply of steel that does not involve the use of fossil fuels in its manufacture.

Steel for structures like bridges is traditionally produced using coking coal in a blast furnace. But steel supplier SSAB is working with iron ore producer LKAB and energy company Vattenfall to manufacture steel using hydrogen and electricity from non-fossil sources. The intention is to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the process.

SSAB will start by supplying smaller quantities of steel to Nordec but the plan is to ramp up production.

Finnish structures supplier Nordec has been involved in projects across the Nordic nations, including Finland’s longest bridge, Kruununvouri (link opens in new tab).