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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.

U. S. Steel Revises Injury Reporting Policy

21 Jul 2016 - United States Steel Corp. is changing its injury-reporting policy to allow workers to give notification after they’ve realized an injury has occurred, the United Steelworkers union has announced.

Report: Overseas Bidder Looking at U.S. Steel Canada, Essar Algoma

18 Jul 2016 - A metals trading firm that seems to have lost out on its bid to acquire all of Tata Steel’s U.K. business is turning its attention to overseas targets, reports The (London) Financial Times.

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.

Investment Firm Drops Plan to Acquire Canadian Steelmakers

14 Jul 2016 - A New York-based private equity firm has backed out of a deal to buy Canada’s Essar Steel Algoma and reportedly has dropped a separate bid for another major Canadian steelmaker, U. S. Steel Canada.

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.

Forecast: Basic Oxygen Furnaces May Lose More Ground to Their Electric Counterparts

11 Jul 2016 - The American steel industry’s energy consumption likely will decline over the next 25 years, and steelmaking will tip even more toward electric arc furnaces, according to a long-range forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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.

In India, A New Steel Mill Comes to Life

06 Jul 2016 - Steelmaking facilities at Tata Steel’s new integrated mill in India have been successfully commissioned, according to machine and mill builder SMS group.

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