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Newly Built Pellet Plant Achieves Production Goal

09 Jan 2018 - A new Russian pelletizing plant has reached its design capacity and is now producing more than 500,000 metric tons of commercial-grade pellets per month.

GFG Alliance Acquires Australian Coking Coal Mine

02 Jan 2018 - The family-owned company that acquired Australia’s Whyalla steel works last summer has a deal to buy a metallurgical coal mine that supplies it. 

New Owner of Stalled Taconite Project Prepares to Move Forward

28 Dec 2017 - The Essar Steel Minnesota project has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy under new ownership and is firing new legal shots at would-be competitor Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., reports the Duluth News Tribune newspaper. 

Tata Board OKs US$3.7 Billion Expansion Project

26 Dec 2017 - Tata Steel Ltd.’s board of directors has approved a project that will more than double the capacity at the company’s new Kalinganagar works in the state of Odisha.

Cleveland-Cliffs Picks Up New Iron Ore Acreage in Minnesota

12 Dec 2017 - Iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has acquired ore-bearing property next to the former Essar Steel Minnesota project, a move that muddies the future for the company trying to advance the bankrupt mine and pellet plant.

Indian Steelmaker Lights New Blast Furnace

05 Dec 2017 - India’s Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd. has tapped the first batch of hot metal from the new No. 2 blast furnace at its Rengali facility in Odisha, according to the furnace builder.

PCI Units at Russian Blast Furnace Meet Performance Expectations

22 Nov 2017 - New pulverized coal injection plants added to the Nos. 6 and 7 blast furnaces at NLMK Group’s Lipetsk plant in Russia have passed performance guarantee tests, the equipment supplier on the project has announced. 

One Person Killed in Coke Plant Explosion

22 Nov 2017 - ArcelorMittal is investigating the cause of a coke plant explosion that killed one person and injured two others on Monday. 

Cleveland-Cliffs COO Announces December Retirement

17 Nov 2017 - P. Kelly Tompkins, chief operating officer at iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. 

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