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Yong Steel Group Co. Ltd. Extends Lance Tube Life From One Month to One Year With Sandvik Stainless Steel

02 Jul 2015 - Chinese company extends lance tube life from one month to a year with Sandvik stainless steel Yong Steel Group Co. Ltd, a leading iron and steel producer in China, was able to extend the service life of its pulverized coal injection (PCI) lance tubes – one of the most important blast furnace components – from as little as one month to a year.

Mechel Reports First Quarter 2015 Operational Results

01 Jul 2015 - Mechel OAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announced their operational results for the First Quarter of 2015.

2014 World DRI Production Tops 74.5 Million Tons

30 Jun 2015 - The world’s direct reduction industry produced 74.55 million tons of DRI Products in 2014 according to data compiled by Midrex and audited by World Steel Dynamics.

Alpha Natural Resources Idles North Fork No. 7 Mine

26 Jun 2015 - Alpha Natural Resources said Monday is has idled the North Fork No. 7 metallurgical coal mine in Letcher County, Kentucky, says a report by Platts.

Tosyali Holding to Build World’s Largest DRI Combo Plant

23 Jun 2015 - Tosyali Holding has awarded Midrex Technologies, Inc., and its partner Paul Wurth S.A. Technologies, Inc., the project to build the world’s largest multiple product direct reduced iron plant for Tosyali Algeria located in Bethioua (Oran), Algeria.

Tenova HYL Announces the Final Acceptance of the Nucor Steel Louisiana 2.5 mtpy DRI Plant in Convent, LA.

08 Jun 2015 - After the combined team effort that has led to the restart of the 2.5 mtpy ENERGIRON DRI plant in Convent, LA, Tenova HYL announces the successful repair of the process gas heater with the recommencement of production at Nucor Steel Louisiana and final acceptance of the plant.

Outotec to Supply Iron Ore Pelletizing Technology for B-MISCO in Iran

04 Jun 2015 - Outotec has won an order from Bafgh Mineral Complex Iron and Steel Industry Company (B-MISCO) for the design and delivery of technology and services for a new iron ore pelletizing plant in Bafgh, Yazd Province, Iran.

Usiminas to Temporarily Idle Two Blast Furnaces

29 May 2015 - Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (Usiminas) informed its shareholders in a press release on 18 May of its plans to temporarily shut down two blast furnaces, the No. 1 at Cubatão Plant and the No. 1 at the Ipatinga plant, from 31 May and 4 June 2015, respectively.

Alpha Natural Resources Affiliates to Downsize Central Appalachian Mining Operations

28 May 2015 - Operating affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) have notified employees today of the expected idling of the mining and processing operations where they work.

Steel Dynamics Announces Indefinite Idle of Minnesota Operations

27 May 2015 - Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced plans to idle its Minnesota ironmaking operations located in Chisholm and Hoyt Lakes, MN, effective immediately.

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