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.

Artist's rendition of the Canakkale 1915 Bridge
20 April 2020

World’s longest suspension bridge will connect Europe and Asia

Scheduled to open in 2023, the Canakkale 1915 bridge will be a steel-built infrastructure, spanning the Dardanelles strait that separates the European and Asian continents.

Artist's Ras Abu Aboud stadium
10 March 2020

World Cup shipping container stadium aims for post-2022 legacy

Modified steel shipping containers are being used to construct the Ras Abu Aboud stadium in Qatar for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Sarens 'Big Carl' crane
24 February 2020

World’s biggest crane ‘Big Carl’ is steel-built behemoth

The largest crane in the world, the SGC-250, uses the power of high-strength steel to deliver unprecedented lifting capacity.

Climeworks carbon collector unit
6 February 2020

Steel-built carbon capture machines are removing CO2 from the air

The Climeworks project has set up a carbon capture and storage facility at a remote site in Iceland.

Yara Birkeland autonomous ship
20 January 2020

Artificial intelligence, steel and the future of shipping

Shipping is set to change as new technologies go mainstream, but steel will remain indispensable.

Row of BelAz 75710 dump trucks
13 January 2020

World’s biggest dump truck runs on steel

Able to carry loads of 450 tonnes, the BelAZ 75710 is the biggest dump truck on the planet and is built on advanced high-strength steel (AHSS).

Aerial view of Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk
16 December 2019

Glass corridor in China takes tourists above the clouds

This stunning steel-built tourist attraction in China features the world’s biggest piece of glass, among other record-breaking engineering feats.

9 December 2019

Wheelchair rugby athletes look to steel

Steel-built bumpers allow rugby wheelchairs to repeatedly absorb the impacts of high level professional play without affecting performance.

Ten Fold Technology
2 December 2019

‘Foldable’ tech revolutionises temporary structures

British firm Ten Fold Engineering has developed buildings that can be transported on the back of a lorry and put up in a mere 10 minutes.