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Goncalves: Cliffs Determined to Build DRI Plant

27 Oct 2016 - Saying that his company's future growth will depend on its ability to supply America's electric arc furnaces, Cliffs Natural Resources chief executive Lourenco Goncalves promised to build a direct reduction plant somewhere in the Great Lakes region.

More Than 2 Years in the Making, voestalpine's U.S. HBI Plant Opens

26 Oct 2016 - voestalpine officially opened its US$740 million direct reduction plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Wednesday, marking the end of work on a project that is corporate Austria’s largest-ever U.S. investment and one that will help the company reduce its carbon footprint.

Canadian Researchers Getting Close to Start of Pilot-Scale Coke Oven

20 Oct 2016 - The Canadian Carbonization Research Association’s pilot-scale energy recovery coke oven is about 70 to 75 percent complete and is scheduled to start up sometime in January or February, according to CanmetENERGY’s Louis Giroux.

EAF Production to Gain Ground, But BOF Production to Remain King

18 Oct 2016 - Electric arc furnace-based steel production will continue to grow faster than basic oxygen furnace production over the next several years, but the latter of the two will remain the dominant method, CRU North American steel consultant Josh Spoores said on Tuesday.

Consultant: India Holds Much Long-Term Steel Promise

18 Oct 2016 - Despite the global steel industry’s current woes, India presents steelmakers with a tremendous long-term opportunity as consumption there is expected to double over the next decade, according Atanu Mukherjee, president of Datsur Business & Technology Consulting.

Report: Liberty House Eyes Australian Steelmaker

18 Oct 2016 - Liberty House, the steelmaker and metals trading firm that had looked to acquire Tata Steel’s U.K. strip business, might be turning its attention to a different set of distressed assets, reports the Bloomberg news service.

Ukrainian Steelmaker Upgrades Blast Furnace, Adds Coal-Injection System

17 Oct 2016 - ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih chief executive Paramjit Kahlon and Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman ceremonially opened a new pulverized-coal injection system at the company’s No. 9 blast furnace last week.

A Fire Rekindled: How ArcelorMittal's Cleveland Works Reinvented Itself

17 Oct 2016 - Through innovation, hard work and difficult decisions, employees and managers at the former LTV steel works in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, have transformed the once-shuttered business into one of the world’s most productive steelmaking facilities, if not the most productive.

Tosyali Receives Hot DRI Conveyor for Algerian Plant

11 Oct 2016 - AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH has delivered a specialized bucket conveyor that will enable hot charging of iron into the electric arc furnace at the new Tosyali steel plant in Algeria.

JSW Acquires 111 Million MT in Iron Ore Reserves

07 Oct 2016 - India’s JSW Steel has won an auction for five iron ore mines in the state of Karnataka, reports the Business Standard newspaper.

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