ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, has joined forces with BP2, the manufacturer of complete solutions for residential construction, to supply low carbon-emissions steel for BP2’s latest product, the SOLROOF integrated photovoltaic roof.
Paweł Musiał, Deputy Chief Sales Officer at BP2 and Tomasz Plaskura, CMO East Europe at ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products
BP2’s integrated photovoltaic FIT VOLT panels (components of the SOLROOF system) will be manufactured solely using XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, which is produced using a minimum of 75% scrap steel and 100% renewable electricity.
The official launch of the cooperation took place at the BAU, the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems.
Speaking at an event to announce the partnership, CEO Mariusz Łach from BP2 said: “We have chosen ArcelorMittal as our steel supplier for all photovoltaic panels, appreciating the high quality of the XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel and the company’s leadership in the decarbonisation of the steel industry”.
Speaking at BAU, Tomasz Plaskura, CMO East Europe, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, said: “It is an honour to be able to support our longstanding partner BP2 in their mission to reduce CO2 emissions in their supply chain, through supplying XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel. This is a powerful example of the role of low carbon-emissions steel in the creation of the renewable energy infrastructure, that is needed at scale both here in Europe and worldwide”.
SOLROOF is an innovative photovoltaic system that was developed in response to the growing demand for clean energy. It is fully integrated into modular roofing and, thanks to proprietary solutions, allows for unique roof aesthetics and the use of different forms and shapes that are not possible when using a traditional photovoltaic installation.
Aesthetics are combined with the innovative technology and lightweighting of the integrated SOLROOF photovoltaic panels. This offers an alternative solution to heavy photovoltaic panels, with their visible mounting structure and cabling that is used in standard solutions. When designing the SOLROOF system, the manufacturer aimed to reduce the amount of plastics as much as possible, in line with the needs of the environment.
The XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel and other materials used in the SOLROOF system not only have a lower environmental impact, but they are also fully recyclable, giving a second life to subsequent products. XCarb® recycled and renewably produced flat steel is manufactured at ArcelorMittal’s mill in Sestao, Spain, and sent to other European sites for organic coating.
The partnership with ArcelorMittal dates back to the early days of the BP2 group in the market. ArcelorMittal has supplied BP2 with a wide range of products, such as coated and galvanized sheets from top leading steel mills, including Eisenhüttenstadt (Germany), Gent (Belgium), Krakow and Swietochlowice (Poland). Large order tonnages require adequate communication, and to ensure a seamless flow of information between BP2 and ArcelorMittal, especially in terms of document transfer, we use the latest ICT solutions, which include EDI (Electronic Document Interchange) technology.
BP2 has been a valued manufacturer of complete solutions for residential and industrial construction since 1995. We also offer our services as part of the Steel Service Centre. We are the creators of the SOLROOF brand and products – integrated photovoltaic roof. BP2 has five production plants in Poland (Cracow, Dąbrowa Górnicza), Slovakia (Košice) and Romania (Cluj Napoca, Timișoara).
We are discerned with a solid bond with customers, which is based on respect and trust. In our company, every element of a great machine must fit together perfectly. Our company is built on four pillars that are strong as steel, guarantee stability and enable continuous development. These basic assumptions guarantee high efficiency and quality, with the resultant sense of solidarity and confidence in cooperation.
BP2 manufactures modular and compact sheet metal roofing tiles and corresponding products in the form of cut-to-size sheets. We also offer comprehensive solutions for industrial construction, such as structural trapezoidal sheets and corrugated SINUS sheets, wall cladding and façade coffers. Our steel service centre divisino was created for customers looking for materials with specific properties and degrees of processing. We ensure constant availability and a wide selection of steel grades, thicknesses and coatings recommended by BP2.