In Delfzijl, The Netherlands, Voortman Steel Construction co-constructs an innovative steel recycling factory for Purified Metal Company (PMC). As of July 2020, each year 150,000 tonnes of contaminated steel scrap will be made suitable for re-use here.
The steel scrap, contaminated with hazardous waste products, is melted into steel blocks, which will be re-used as high-quality raw material for the steel and foundry industry. It concerns contaminations such as asbestos, chrome VI or mercury. This material is now being dumped, or being cleaned at high cost. Compared to the production of steel out of iron ore, the method developed by PMC will yield a CO2 saving of 150,000 tonnes per year. This equals the annual emission of 45,000 cars.
The factory of PMC contains a process building, consisting of eight building sections, and an office. Voortman Steel Construction takes care of the integral execution of the project, from engineering up to and including mounting. Our engineering department has made an earthquake-resistant design for the steel structure. Next to the steel, we also supply and mount the stairs, cage ladders, fencing, grating platforms and the checker plate floors and hollow core slab floors. Meanwhile, the assembly work is in full swing.