ArcelorMittal Europe is the largest provider of steel products that fulfil designers’ and contractors’ highly demanding performance requirements for structural resistance.
We can offer best in class solutions suitable for each construction type:
- The world’s widest range of hot rolled sections and structural shapes.
- Flat coils and sheet products, from thick plates for welded built-up sections, to thin metallic coated sheets for light steel framing.
- A complete set of structural steel grades in accordance with regional standards, including high strength steels with improved weldability and toughness features.
- Prefabricated systems, delivered to construction sites, to answer specific demands such as Angelina® castellated beams for long span decking solutions or structural systems for light steel frame housing.
Related news & technical articles
ArcelorMittal ropes moor the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm13 July 2021
Hywind Tampen will soon be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. It is currently under construction, using 200 tonnes of specialty ropes produced in France by ArcelorMittal WireSolutions Bourg-en-Bresse.Product News
Tâmega giga-battery: one of the largest hydroelectric projects developed in Europe in the last 25 years6 July 2021
In the north of Portugal, almost halfway between Porto and the Spanish town Ourense, the Tâmega River hydropower complex is being developed on the Tâmega River by Spanish power company Iberdrola Generación. Three dams and three hydroelectric plants are being constructed and are one of the largest constructions of this type in Europe in the last 25 years with a total investment cost of €1.5 billion.Project News
Economical and safe design approaches for steel sheet piling structures in highly seismic zones
Widely used for the construction of a variety of structures such as quay walls and breakwaters in harbours, bank reinforcements on rivers and canals, underpasses, as well as global hazard protection schemes, sheet piles have proven their performance in seismic areas in many countries around the globe.Chile, the country that has suffered the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, provides an excellent example: Whereas its concrete-based ports have been severely damaged, the Port of Mejillones, constructed in 2003 using an HZ®/AZ® combined wall for the quay wall and AS 500 straight web sheet piles for the breakwater, has not suffered any damage throughout many heavy earthquakes with magnitudes of up to 7.7. This is the perfect example of the effectiveness of flexible sheet pile structures under extreme seismic conditions.Nevertheless, a certain reluctance to use sheet piles in seismic areas remains common among some designers. This concern may come from their experience of conventional design methods which do not favour flexible walls in seismic areas. These design methods are usually comprised of pseudo-static calculations using the Mononobe-Okabe theory (1931).Numerical studies and physical experiments (centrifuge testing) have shown that these conventional methods of design are overestimating the loads on retaining walls - especially in the case of flexible walls. Although EN 1998-5 allows for a reduction of the seismic action depending on the acceptable displacements (reduction factor “r”), this only applies to gravity walls and not to anchored walls such as sheet pile walls, despite their inherent ductility.Today, powerful design tools using Finite Element Modelling (FEM) allow for dynamic calculations that can accurately predict the behaviour of the retaining walls undergoing different seismic loadings, including internal forces, deformations, increases in pore water pressures, and expected modes of failure.Article
ArcelorMittal launches Granite® HDXtreme for extreme climates!13 April 2021
ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products has created a new product designed for use in extreme climates. Granite® HDXtreme is the latest prepainted steel in ArcelorMittal’s organic coated Granite® range. Granite® HDXtreme is uniquely beautiful, resilient against corrosion, sustainable, and can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications. A three-layer coating system provides high levels of protection against UV and corrosion. This enables ArcelorMittal to guarantee the steel’s performance. Granite® HDXtreme comes in a vast palette of colours and three different finishes to make any project unique.Product News
Mechanical resistance & stability
Mechanical resistance and stability are fundamental requirements for every type of construction work as it is key to ensure people’s safety as well as construction durability and robustness, regardless of conditions on-site.
It especially concerns the following:
- Structural resistance, including design & construction in seismic areas
- Extreme low or high temperature conditions
- Resistance under cyclic loads with potential fatigue impacts
Our products meet the most demanding technical requirements, answering to local standards and fulfilling specific certification performances. We constantly strive to innovate in order to offer designers and contractors best in class competitive solutions, contributing to construction sustainability and safety.