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Report: Two Killed in Coke Oven Explosion

16 Aug 2017 - Two people were killed and 10 others were injured Tuesday in a coke oven explosion at a Gerdau SA plant in Brazil, according to the Reuters news service. 

NLMK Hopes to Improve Iron Ore Production Through Predictive Analytics System

07 Aug 2017 - NLMK Group’s Stoilensky iron ore division is incorporating predictive analytics into its ore crushing and beneficiation operations in a bid to boost productivity. 

Danieli Contracted for Russian Blast Furnace Reline

07 Aug 2017 - Danieli Corus has been awarded a contract to reline the No. 1 blast furnace at Russia’s Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works.

AK Steel Sets Maintenance and Project Outages at Mansfield, Middletown Facilities

26 Jul 2017 - AK Steel said it is investing US$26 million in upgrades to its Mansfield and Middletown Works in Ohio.  

Commissioning Underway on New PCI Units at Russian Blast Furnaces

17 Jul 2017 - Blast furnace specialist Paul Wurth and Russia’s NLMK Group have begun commissioning new pulverized coal injection units at the steelmaker’s Lipetsk works. 

British Steel Blast Furnace Knocked Off-Line

07 Jul 2017 - A technical problem has forced British Steel to shut down one of its two operating blast furnaces, reports news and pricing service Platts. 

Midrex: DRI Production Remained Stable in 2016

06 Jul 2017 - Global production of direct reduced iron was flat in 2016, despite the industry downturn that occurred in late 2015 and early 2016, according to data maintained by Midrex Technologies Inc. 

GFG Alliance Prevails in Effort to Buy Australian Steelmaker

05 Jul 2017 - After revising an earlier offer, metals entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta and his family’s alliance of businesses have landed a binding agreement to acquire Australian iron ore miner and steelmaker Arrium. 

Stelco Completes Sale and Exits Creditor Protection

03 Jul 2017 - U.S. investment firm Bedrock Industries has closed on its acquisition of Canada’s Stelco, officially bringing to an end a decade of United States Steel Corporation ownership and nearly three years of uncertainty under creditor protection. 

Russian Pellet Plant Hits Its Stride

03 Jul 2017 - NLMK Group’s new pelletizing plant has reached a production milestone, producing its 3 millionth metric ton since its November start-up.

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