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New Generation of AZ Sheet Piles 

Undeniably an industry breakthrough, we have pleasure announcing the launch of the next generation of AZ sheet piles, starting with the AZ20-800 and AZ25-800. 

         

                     AZ20-800                                                                         AZ25-800

After extensive development, numerical simulations, rolling trials, laboratory tests and in-situ driving tests, ArcelorMittal are proud to unveil the new sections.

The move from the AZ-700 range is a logical step for the worldwide leader in hot-rolled sheet piles. Our priority is to pass on the benefits of ArcelorMittal research to our customers to strengthen their competitiveness and allow for an additional value creation. Innovation is key to maintaining ArcelorMittal’s and J Steel's position as the partner of choice for products that continuously raise the standard of performance and response to market needs.

Advantages of the AZ-800 profiles:

  • Wider & optimized geometry: less webs, higher profiles, with maximized thicknesses lead to lighter sheet piles;
  • Faster installation time: the increased width of the AZ-800 sheet piles reduces the required number of profiles, which enables the contractor to finish the retaining wall faster due to gains in handling time;
  • Suitable for most types of soil conditions;
  • Excellent driveability;
  • Can be driven with standard pile driving equipment.

Additionally, ArcelorMittal completes the high end of the successful AZ-700 range by introducing two new sections. The new AZ 30-750 provides designers a greater flexibility between the AZ 26-700 and AZ 38-700.

The new AZ 50-700 is the worldwide strongest sheet pile, now available in 700 mm width. Compared to the existing AZ 50, with a weight reduction of around 6%.

All the sheet piles manufactured in Belval are prefabricated high quality products, quality-checked at the plant before shipment. They are available in rolled-up and rolled-down sections, in high strength steel grades and are made from 100% recycled steel. The sheet piles are "Made in Luxembourg" in a dedicated sheet piling plant, which has been leading the way in the industry for over one hundred years.

Section Width Height Thickness Sectional
Area
Mass Section
Modulus
Moment of
Inertia
  b mm h mm t mm s mm cm2/m kg/m Single Pile kg/m2 of Wall cm3/m cm4/m
 New AZ-800 Sections
AZ 18-800 800 449 8.5 8.5 129 80.7 100.9 1840 41320
AZ 20-800 800 450 9.5 9.5 141 88.6 110.7 2000 45050
AZ 22-800 800 451 10.5 10.5 153 96.4 120.5 2165 48790
AZ 23-800 800 474 11.5 9.0 151 94.6 118.2 2330 55260
AZ 25-800 800 475 12.5 10.0 163 102.6 128.2 2500 59410
AZ 27-800 800 476 13.5 11.0 176 110.5 138.1 2670 63570
 New AZ-750 Sections
AZ 28-750 750 509 12.0 10.0 171 100.8 134.4 2810 71540
AZ 30-750 750 510 13.0 11.0 185 108.8 145.0 3005 76670
AZ 32-750 750 511 14.0 12.0 198 116.7 155.6 3200 81800
 New AZ-700 Sections
AZ 48-700 750 503 22.0 15.0 288 158.5 226.4 4755 119650
AZ 50-700 700 504 23.0 16.0 303 166.3 237.5 4955 124890
AZ 52-700 750 505 24.0 17.0 317 174.1 248.7 5155 130140

The new AZ series will be available for shipment as follows:

  • AZ 23,25,27-800 & AZ 28,30,32-750: 4th quarter of 2015
  • AZ 18,20,22-800 & AZ 48,50,52-700: 1st quarter of 2016

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