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AK Steel Completes Ashland BF Hearth Reline, Resumes Full Production

04 Dec 2014 - The reline of AK Steel’s blast furnace hearth at its Ashland, Ky., Works was successful and the blast furnace has returned to full production following an approximate four-week planned outage for maintenance work.

India’s Largest Blast Furnace Blown-In at SAIL Plant in Burnpur

04 Dec 2014 - The largest blast furnace in India was blown-in at SAIL’s IISCO Steel Plant on 30 November 2014 in Burnpur, India.

Essar Steel Commissions 6 MTPA Integrated Pellet Complex in India

02 Dec 2014 - Essar Steel announced the commissioning of an integrated Pellet Complex in State of Odisha, India, comprised of an iron ore beneficiation facility at Dabuna (Keonjhar), 6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) Pellet plant at Paradeep (Jagatsinghpur) and 253 kms long slurry pipe line with 12 MTPA carrying capacity connecting the beneficiation facility and pellet plant.

NLMK Marks 80th Anniversary with Jubilee Pig Iron Heat at BF No. 7

26 Nov 2014 - Novolipetsk, NLMK Group’s main plant, celebrated the 80th anniversary of the production of its first pig iron with a formal jubilee heat ceremony held at blast furnace No. 7, one of the most modern and efficient furnaces in the world.

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