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Texas HBI Plant Passes Performance Tests

21 Jun 2017 - The world´s largest single-module hot briquetted iron plant successfully completed its performance-guarantee tests, reports the facility’s technology supplier. 

South Korean Consortium Prevails in Bidding on Australian Steel, Iron Ore Producer

16 Jun 2017 - A consortium led by a South Korean private equity firm has been declared the preferred bidder for Australian iron ore miner and steelmaker Arrium, the company’s financial administrator has announced. 

ArcelorMittal, Italy Reach Binding Agreement on ILVA Acquisition

16 Jun 2017 - ArcelorMittal and partner Marcegaglia said on Friday that they have reached a binding agreement with the Italian government on a plan to acquire ILVA. 

NLMK Begins Trials on PCI-Equipped Blast Furnace

16 Jun 2017 - NLMK Group has initiated hot tests of a new pulverized coal-injection unit on the No. 6 blast furnace at its Lipetsk plant in Russia, the steelmaker has announced. 

Cliffs Natural Resources Picks Site for HBI Plant

15 Jun 2017 - Iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources said it will invest US$700 million in a hot-briquetted iron plant close to the southwestern shore of Lake Erie. 

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Reorganization Plan for Essar Minnesota Project

14 Jun 2017 - A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has given approval to a plan that, if successful, will allow the stalled Essar Steel Minnesota taconite mine and pellet plant to proceed to completion, reports the Duluth News Tribune. 

JSW Steel Plans Blast Furnace Overhaul, Closure

08 Jun 2017 - SMS group’s Paul Wurth division has won a contract to reline and expand the No. 3 blast furnace at JSW Steel’s Vijayanagar Works in the Indian state of Karnataka. 

Italian Government OKs ILVA Sale to ArcelorMittal-Led Group

06 Jun 2017 - A consortium led by ArcelorMittal has won the right to acquire Italy’s ILVA and its Taranto works, Europe’s largest steel facility. 

Danieli Corus Tapped for Blast Furnace Reline

01 Jun 2017 - Danieli Corus has a won a contract to reline the No. 5 blast furnace at Severstal’s Cherepovets plant in Russia, the company has announced. 

Severstal Blast Furnace to be Retrofitted with New Charging System

18 May 2017 - SMS group’s Paul Wurth unit has won a contract to refurbish the No. 5 blast furnace at Severstal’s Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant in Russia, the equipment maker has announced. 

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