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New Ownership Taking Over Unfinished Minnesota Taconite Project

27 Apr 2017 - A Virginia billionaire and partners who include the United Kingdom’s Liberty House Group submitted the winning bid for the former Essar Steel Minnesota on Wednesday, offering to buy the half-finished taconite mine and pellet plant for US$550 million, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Stelco Sale Wins Support of Salaried Employees

20 Apr 2017 - A Canadian steelmaker said it now has handshake agreements with salaried employees and retirees on a proposed acquisition plan.

Two Look to Acquire Bankrupt Essar Steel Minnesota

11 Apr 2017 - Iron ore miner and an investor group are making competing bids for the former Essar Steel Minnesota, the half-built taconite mine and processing plant in Minnesota’s Iron Range, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper.

Danieli Wins Order for Vacuum Degasser Upgrade

10 Apr 2017 - Russia’s JSC Ural Steel has awarded a contract to Danieli Centro Met for upgrades to the vacuum degasser at its Novotroitsk facility.

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. 

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