Case study - Progreso Pier

Seventy years ago it was decided to construct a pier into the Gulf of Mexico to allow the import and export of material to and from the Yucatán Peninsula. Stainless steel reinforcing bar was specifi­ed. A recent ISO-consistent peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) shows that the selection of stainless steel—in place of the usual carbon steel—has been a productive investment for Mexico and the least demanding on the environment.