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Modernization of Blast Furnace 2 at ThyssenKrupp Duisburg-Schwelgern Making Good Progress

31 Jul 2014 - The modernization of blast furnace 2 in Duisburg-Schwelgern is proceeding according to schedule.

EVRAZ ZSMK Adopts Pulverized Coal Injection Technology

24 Jul 2014 - EVRAZ ZSMK, the eastern-most steel mill in Russia, has launched a pulverized coal injection unit for two of its blast furnaces.

Magnetation Completes US$100 Million Financing for Accelerated Iron Ore Expansion Projects

18 Jul 2014 - Magnetation LLC has successfully completed a US$100 million senior secured notes tack-on offering. The proceeds from the offering will be used to complete its iron ore expansion projects ahead of schedule and finance the increased production capacity of its new iron ore concentrate plant.

North Star BlueScope Decides Not to Build DRI Facility in Ohio

18 Jul 2014 - North Star BlueScope Steel (NSBSS), jointly owned by BlueScope (50%) and Cargill Inc. (50%), has concluded a detailed scoping and development study for a potential direct reduction iron (DRI) plant at its Delta, Ohio, steelworks.

Paul Wurth to Purchase Schalke Coke Oven Machine Technology

16 Jul 2014 - On 2 July 2014, Paul Wurth Italia S.p.A. and the German company Schalker Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik GmbH signed an Asset Purchase Agreement regarding the transfer of Schalke’s coke oven machine segment to the Paul Wurth Group.

Ferriola Hints at Second DRI Plant for Louisiana

23 Jun 2014 - A report by American Metal Market, sponsor of the New York Steel Success Strategies XXIX, organized by World Steel Dynamics, claims that American steelmaker Nucor Corporation is seriously considering a new Direct-Reduced Iron (DRI) plant in Louisiana, USA, as well as a new heat-treat line at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, plate mill.

AMM Article: DRI Output to Soar by 2020: Midrex

20 Jun 2014 - Midrex Technologies Inc. expects direct-reduced iron (DRI) output in the United States to surpass 10 million tons annually "sometime near the end of the decade," director of marketing Henry P. Gaines said.

Synthesis Energy, ZCM-SES, and Midrex Sign Marketing Agreement for Clean Coal-based DRI Facilities

03 Jun 2014 - Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) (NASDAQ: SYMX) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SES Technologies, LLC, Shanghai-based ZCM-SES Sino-U.S. Clean Energy Technologies Limited (ZCM-SES), and Midrex Technologies, Inc. (Midrex), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel Limited (ADR-OTC:KBSTY), have entered into an exclusive agreement for the joint marketing of coal gasification-based direct reduced iron (DRI) facilities in China.


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