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ArcelorMittal’s latest marine steel in Shetland Islands project

ArcelorMittal has supplied 3,200 tonnes of new steel grade AMLoCor© Blue 320 as part of a project to develop Holmsgarth Quay at the Port of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.

Contractor Tulloch Developments chose ArcelorMittal to supply 3,600 tonnes of sheet piles – including 3,200t of corrosion-resistant AMLoCor© – to develop the Quay’s main wall and anchor wall, following a successful smaller project at the same port two years ago. Both schemes were designed by Arch Henderson for Lerwick Port Authority.

The steel will be used at Holmsgarth Quay to help provide 800m of deeper berthing and a larger working area for the fishing fleet and adjacent fish market – as well as berthing for offshore industry vessels. 

Thierry Laux, CMO Sheet Piling, ArcelorMittal, said: “The techno-commercial approach of ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling, along with the strength of our product, was key in securing this win. AMLoCor© started life in the lab at ArcelorMittal’s global R&D division, and we’re delighted that our largest shipment to-date is going towards an important project in such a unique location”.


Above: artist's impression of new Lerwick Harbour project 

2010 pilot project at the port of Shoreham and an earlier project at the Port of Lerwick in 2013 were key in demonstrating the new steel grade’s stability and enhanced corrosion resistance in marine environments. The company supplied AMLoCor® to the smaller-scale Mair’s Yard project, following concerns by Lerwick Port Authority over accelerated low water corrosion. 

The Holmsgarth Quay shipment, from our Belval Mill 2 in Luxembourg, was delivered in three instalments starting in January 2015.

Image credit: Lerwick Port Authority via The Shetland Times 


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