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voestalpine Comments on HBI Contract with AHMSA, Says Other Negotiations Underway

21 Aug 2014 - voestalpine has revealed further details about its HBI supply agreement with AHMSA, and said negotiations with other North Ameican and European companies are currently underway.

Paul Wurth Introduces New Tuyere Phenomena Detection System

08 Aug 2014 - Within the past three years, Paul Wurth has developed new monitoring technology for the tuyeres and raceway area of blast furnaces.

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.

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