Blogs by worldsteel experts and occasionally by guest bloggers. The blogs cover a wide variety of issues affecting the steel industry. We hope you will find this section useful and look forward to your comments.

23 May 2023

Sino-German Eco Park puts sustainability at its heart

A collaborative urban development project between China and Germany is harmonising environmental protection, energy efficiency and economic advancement.

The Line (artist's rendition)
16 March 2023

The Line represents new vision for zero-emission cities

A linear smart city is under construction in Saudi Arabia that is designed to have no cars, streets or carbon emissions, and will be powered entirely by renewable energy.

California high-speed rail train rendering
6 February 2023

California to get US’s first high-speed rail system

The California High-Speed Rail Project plans to operate a 320kph bullet train line that connects San Francisco to the Los Angeles Basin in less than three hours.

Volkswagen Flying Car
20 January 2023

Flying car takes to the skies in new vision for urban mobility

Could this new, state-of-the-art, autonomous, electric-powered flying car developed by Volkswagen China revolutionise short haul transport?

3 November 2022

New Egyptian capital represents bold vision for smart cities

Egypt’s ambitious new administrative capital is a large-scale infrastructure project on the edge of Cairo that will be crowned by Africa’s tallest skyscraper.

Padma Bridge in Bangladesh
11 October 2022

Padma Bridge is longest spanning the Ganges

The 6km-long steel-built Padma Bridge is a game-changer for Bangladesh, connecting 21 southwestern districts to the capital of Dhaka and boosting the country’s economy.

Fusion reactor
23 September 2022

World’s largest fusion reactor offers hope for clean energy

A powerful new steel-built tokamak reactor is aiming to finally achieve the holy grail of fusion-powered electricity generation.

SpaceX launch
24 August 2022

SpaceX relies on stainless-steel for Starship Mars Rocket

In a first for a space programme, SpaceX is relying on the unique qualities of steel for its plans to make Mars colonisation a reality.

20 July 2022

Closing the energy gap in sub-Saharan Africa

Expanding electricity access across sub-Saharan Africa is a mammoth engineering task that requires significant investment and a rethinking of what energy access means.