Building an airport with green steel?

A company is refurbishing an airport in Spain with green steel – which will reduce the carbon footprint by 40%

Big Zero Report 2023

The expansion of a Spanish airport will be done using low emission circular steel.

That’s according to Acciona, which has been granted the renovation of the Son Sant Joan airport in Palma de Mallorca.

It has bought 7,000 tonnes of green steel from the CELSA Group, which Acciona claims will lower the carbon emissions of the expansion by 40%.

A new terminal at the airport will be constructed and reinforced entirely using the low carbon steel – with steel found from the demolition being sent back to the airport to be reused in any future renovations.

The release of more than 1,900 tonnes of carbon will be prevented with the use of this material, the company has said.

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