An Irish steel company has announced plans to build 3.5 million stacked “stacked” sheds and “build a fifth of the world’s stacked” sheds.
Dublin-based IrishSteel is one of the leading producers of steel, and has been working for more than a decade to reduce carbon emissions.
The company’s CEO, Peter Gough, said that his company’s decision to build stacked sheds was part of the company’s long-term strategy to reduce emissions and improve productivity.
“It is a strategic move by the company to further reduce emissions,” Mr Gough said.
“We have built the first-of-its-kind stacked steel manufacturing facility in the UK, and we will be constructing two additional stacked steel buildings across Ireland to build on this success.”
The company is now building stacked sheds in Cork and Dublin, and building a fifth stacked steel facility in Glasgow.
“Our stacked steel sheds will reduce our carbon footprint by an average of 3 per cent per unit.”
In total, we have built 2.7 million stacked stacks in the past two years, with a further 6.8 million stacks under construction.
“The company will build the stacks in three locations across Ireland, each with a capacity of around 40,000 tonnes.
The stack construction in Cork, Cork City and Dublin City is the first in the United Kingdom.”
I am delighted to see Irish Steel investing in stacked steel and building stacks in this country,” said Mark Tullock, head of steel at British steel company BHS.”
This is another example of Irish Steel demonstrating a commitment to sustainability in its business, and I hope that it inspires other steel producers to follow suit.
“Irish Steel said it was working to reduce its carbon footprint as part of its plan to “move to the future” and “be the leader in sustainable steel production”.
Mr Gough added: “I am proud to be working with Irish Steel to lead this transformation.
I am confident this will provide a solid base to build upon as we move to the next phase of our business.
“IrishSteel has been a leader in the steel industry in the European Union for more that 25 years.
It employs more than 40,500 people in the region, making it the second largest steelmaker in the world after Tata Steel.
In 2013, the company bought the German-owned steel company RWE for £8.2 billion.