Outokumpu will deliver 1500 tonnes of stainless steel for a monument being built in central Mexico City. Mexico celebrates its 200 years of independence this year, and the 104 metre high monument is part of the festivities.
The monument "Estela de Luz", or "Trail of light", will be realised by the project’s main contractor, Euroguarco in Italy. Outokumpu steel manufactured in Sweden will be made into tubes in Italy and the monument will be built in Mexico before the end of 2011.
– We believe that this project can be a breakthrough for our special grade LDX 2101® in architectural constructions and hope that it can give us more high profile projects in the future, says Tobias Larsson, product manager at Outokumpu.
For photos of model of the monument: www.bicentenario.gob.mx.