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Port of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands

ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling provided 3,200 tonnes of sheet piles in the new steel grade AMLoCor® Blue 320 were supplied to develop Holmsgarth Quay at the Port of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands (Scotland).

A contribution to the port’s activity

The Port of Lerwick is the main commercial port for Shetland Islands and a key element in their economy. The development Holmsgarth North quay will enable 800 m of deeper berthing and a larger working area for the fishing fleet and adjacent fish market – as well as berthing for offshore industry vessels. ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling has provided since January 2015, 3,600 tonnes of sheet piles from our Belval Mill 2 in Luxembourg, including 3,200 tonnes of corrosion-resistant AMLoCor® to contractor Tulloch Developments.

A customer convinced by a previous success

In 2013, ArcelorMittal supplied AMLoCor® to the smaller-scale Mair’s Yard project, following concerns by Lerwick Port Authority over accelerated low water corrosion. This successful project as well as the 2010 pilot project at the port of Shoreham, were key in demonstrating the new steel grade’s stability and enhanced corrosion resistance in marine environments. This convinced them to opt once again for our sheet piles to build the Holmsgarth North quay’s main wall and anchor wall.

Thierry Laux, CMO Sheet Piling, declared: “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 this significant shipment is going towards an important project in such a unique location”.

An artist's impression of the quay

(credit: Lerwick Port Authority / The Shetland Times)


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