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Quebec Buys Into Iron Ore Development Project

28 Jul 2016 - The Quebec government is taking an equity stake in a Canadian direct shipping ore project, agreeing to invest CAN$125 million.

ArcelorMittal Awards Contract for Coke Oven Rebuild

22 Jul 2016 - Engineering firm Paul Wurth has been tapped to rebuild the coking plant at ArcelorMittal’s integrated Gijon works in Spain, the company has announced.

Tenova Signs Preliminary Agreement to Build South American DRI Plant

22 Jul 2016 - A Peruvian company developing an iron ore mine in the southern Andes has struck a preliminary agreement with Tenova for two ore-processing plants, Tenova has announced.

EVRAZ Begins Work on New Blast Furnace in Russia

15 Jul 2016 - Russia’s EVRAZ has begun building a US$170 million blast furnace at its Nizhny Tagil steel works, the company has announced.

Essar Minnesota Names New Chief Executive

15 Jul 2016 - Essar Steel Minnesota has named a new chief executive to help guide the company through Chapter 11 bankruptcy and to help it complete its US$1.9 billion taconite mine and pellet plant, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Steelworkers Union Rebuffs Would-Be Acquirer of Essar Algoma, Backs Competing Offer

12 Jul 2016 - The United Steelworkers union said it will not support Essar Steel Algoma’s tentative sale to a private equity firm and instead is pushing for an alternate deal, one with the steelmaker’s former owner.

Essar Minnesota Still Plans to Complete Minnesota Taconite Mine

12 Jul 2016 - Essar Steel Minnesota, which last week lost the public mineral leases related to the taconite mine and processing plant it has been building and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, isn’t throwing in the towel.

No Guarantees That Port Talbot Works Will Be Saved, Says Tata Executive

11 Jul 2016 - Tata Steel cannot guarantee that the U.K.’s largest steelmaking facility has a future ahead of it, even if it is able to sign a joint venture agreement for its strip business, reports The Guardian newspaper.

Essar Steel Minnesota Loses Mineral Leases, Files for Bankruptcy

08 Jul 2016 - Essar Steel Minnesota, which had been building Minnesota’s first new taconite facility in years, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, according to reports.

Tata, thyssenkrupp Discussing Joint Venture for European Strip Businesses

08 Jul 2016 - Tata Steel has suspended the sale of its U.K. business and is now thinking about putting its strip operation into a joint a venture with other steelmakers, including Germany’s thyssenkrupp AG, Tata announced on Friday.

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