Acerinox will supply stainless steel reinforcing bars for the largest transport infrastructure project in Alberta (Canada).
North American Stainless (NAS), 100% subsidiary of Acerinox SA, has won the project to supply stainless steel reinforcing duplex bars for North East Anthony Henday Drive Project (NEAHD).
Considered as the largest transport infrastructure project in the history of the Province of Alberta (Canada) with a budget of 1.7 billion dollars, NEAHD project, scheduled for fall 2016, consists in the construction of 27 km of highway from six to eight lanes, nine interchanges, two flyovers, eight railroad overpasses and two bridges over the river of Saskatchewan, representing a total of 47 bridge type structures.
Choosing NAS among others is based on the reliability of the company due to its experience in the production of stainless steel reinforcing bars for several similar projects, as well as the convenience of a nearby producer, located in the North American continent with the consequent benefits in terms of logistics and delivery.
NEAHD project in Alberta is a clear example of the growing American trend of using stainless steel in large infrastructures associated with marine and corrosive environments. Every day more Transport Departments recognize the benefits of using stainless steel for both increasing the life of the work and for obtaining a greater reduction in long term costs associated with the entire project.