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New Joint Venture Mill Gives Final Acceptance to Coke Plant

23 Mar 2017 - Nine months after the ovens were lit, a coke plant serving a new, greenfield mill in Brazil has passed its final acceptance tests, reports SMS group subsidiary Paul Wurth. 

China's Hebei Steel Planning US$6B Mill Replacement

21 Mar 2017 - China’s largest steelmaking province has given the go-ahead to a US$6.2 billion project through which Hebei Steel Group will replace obsolete mills with new facilities – and cut capacity in the process, according to the Reuters news service. 

POSCO Looks to Return Land for Indian Mill

20 Mar 2017 - South Korea’s POSCO is offering to surrender the acreage on which it had planned to build a US$12 billion integrated mill in India, a move that seems to put the final nail in the coffin on the long delayed project, according to reports.

ArcelorMittal Upgrades Long Products Mill in Southeastern Europe

13 Mar 2017 - ArcelorMittal Zenica, the steelmaker’s long products facility in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has inaugurated two projects designed to reduce its environmental footprint and a third that will allow it to begin producing coiled rebar.

Conveyor Roller Manufacturer Sold to Canada's Metal 7

02 Mar 2017 - Enduride, a Canadian manufacturer of conveyor rollers and idlers, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount, according to an announcement.  ​

Danieli Corus Ships First Hydraulic Gearbox for Blast Furnace Top-Charging Systems

27 Feb 2017 - Danieli Corus and Danieli Centro Metallics have shipped their first DANCU gearbox to a Ukrainian steel mill that is replacing its top-charging system. 

Swedish Government Allocates Funding to Carbon-Free Steelmaking Research

27 Feb 2017 - The Swedish Energy Agency has agreed to contribute an additional SEK56 million toward a four-year research initiative that will explore hydrogen’s potential as a carbon-free steelmaking input. 

New Rotary Discharge Machine Put Into Service at Australian Steelworks

24 Feb 2017 - AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH has built and installed a new rotary discharge machine serving the coke handling system at BlueScope Steel Ltd.’s Port Kembla Works in New South Wales, Australia.

Canadian Ore Producer Set to Begin Work on New Mine

23 Feb 2017 - Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada will invest CA$79 million to open a new open-pit mine in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

With a Deal to Divest Its Brazilian Mill, thyssenkrupp Exits Steelmaking in the Americas

22 Feb 2017 - thyssenkrupp AG is ending its decade-long steelmaking venture in the Americas, agreeing to sell its integrated mill in Brazil to Latin American producer Ternium for US$1.33 billion (EUR1.26 billion). 

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