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EVRAZ NTMK Launches New Air Separation Facilities

24 Jul 2015 - EVRAZ NTMK commissioned two air separation facilities that will supply nitrogen, oxygen and argon to its blast furnace and converter shops.

Midrex and Synthesis Energy Systems Expand Global Strategic Alliance for Optimizing MXCOL® DRI Facilities

23 Jul 2015 - Midrex Technologies, Inc. (Midrex), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel, Ltd., and Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) announced the signing of a Project Alliance Agreement that expands their exclusive relationship for integration and optimization of direct reduction ironmaking (DRI) technology using coal gasification.

Primetals Technologies to supply the equipment for relining a blast furnace for ROGESA

14 Jul 2015 - Primetals Technologies has received an order from ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH in Dillingen, Germany, to modernize the electrical, measuring, analytical and automation equipment in conjunction with the relining of blast furnace 4.

Alpha Natural Resources Announces Consolidation of Marcellus Shale Joint Venture Ownership

08 Jul 2015 - Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pennsylvania Services Corporation (PSC), has acquired the 50% interest in its natural gas exploration and production joint venture, Pennsylvania Land Resources Holding Company, LLC (PLR), owned by EDF Trading Resources, LLC (EDFTR).

EU Supports Testing of Groundbreaking Iron Production Technology

07 Jul 2015 - The European Union has agreed to contribute 7.4m euros towards testing a groundbreaking new iron production process being developed at Tata Steel’s IJmuiden steelworks in the Netherlands.

Gerdau Completes Coke Oven Plant in India

07 Jul 2015 - As reported by the Business Standard, secondary steel maker Gerdau has inaugurated a coke oven plant built at an investment of around Rs 500 crore at Tadipatri in Andhra Pradesh.

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.

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