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Improved Sales Lift Cleveland-Cliffs Q3 Profits

20 Oct 2017 - Iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. posted a profitable third quarter on better demand and prices. 

Rio Tinto and the Cargo Train that Could ... Drive Itself

04 Oct 2017 - Iron ore miner Rio Tinto said it has executed Australia’s first-ever fully autonomous, heavy-haul train trip, with a driverless train successfully making a 100 km pilot run between Wombat Junction and Paraburdoo in Western Australia. 

Minnesota Governor Puts Support Behind Firm's Effort to Revive Stalled Iron Ore Project

04 Oct 2017 - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has given his blessing to a firm looking to rescue the stalled Essar Steel Minnesota iron ore mine and taconite plant, reports the (Minneapolis, Minn.) Star Tribune. 

Report: In Tata-thyssenkrupp Combination, the Hammer Might Fall Hard on Port Talbot Works

02 Oct 2017 - As Tata Steel moves to combine its European strip operations with Germany’s thyssenkrupp, Tata’s integrated Port Talbot Works is likely to bear the brunt of cost reductions through the merger and in the event of an industry downturn, reports the Reuters news service. 

SAIL to Regain Position as India's Leading Producer

21 Sep 2017 - The Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is preparing to blow in its newest blast furnace – and reclaim its spot as the country’s No. 1 steel producer, reports the Business Standard newspaper.

AUMUND Wins Order for Replacement Rotary Discharge Machine

18 Sep 2017 - voestalpine’s integrated mill in Linz, Austria, has put a new rotary discharge machine on order.

Blast Furnace Research Company Names New Chief Executive

15 Sep 2017 - HYBRIT, a research joint venture among Sweden’s SSAB and two other companies, has hired a chief executive. 

New Midrex HBI Plant Passes Muster

14 Sep 2017 - A Midrex hot-briquetted iron (HBI) plant built for a Russian iron ore miner and processor has passed its performance guarantee test, Midrex has announced. 

JFE Blast Furnace Forced Into Unscheduled Outage

12 Sep 2017 - Japan's JFE Steel is temporarily halting iron production at one of its blast furnaces to facilitate repairs on a converter, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. 

AUMUND Receives Order for Coal, Coke Handling Equipment

05 Sep 2017 - Baosteel Group’s Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. has placed an order with AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH for six rotary discharge machines that will be used to withdraw coal and coke from storage silos and covered stockpiles.  

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