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Outokumpu to Invest in Utilizing Liquefied Natural Gas in Finland

19 Dec 2014 - Outokumpu is investing approximately €30 million into using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a replacement for propane at its Tornio, Finland, mill.

Siemens Management System Cuts Energy Costs of Electrostatic Precipitators in Steel Mills

17 Dec 2014 - With Precon, Siemens Metals Technologies is offering steel works operators an energy management system for electrostatic precipitators in dedusting plants.

Outokumpu to Invest in Mercury Cleaning Technology at Tornio Plant

08 Dec 2014 - Outokumpu’s Tornio, Finland, plant has made continuous and long-time study to find an appropriate mercury cleaning technology to further reduce mercury emissions. A suitable technique has now been found and Outokumpu will invest in mercury cleaning technology at the Tornio plant.

Severstal Completes Converter Upgrade, Environmental Improvement Program

04 Dec 2014 - The Cherepovets Steel Mill, one of the world’s largest integrated steel mills and part of the Russian Steel division of Severstal, has completed a maintenance project to upgrade its No. 1 Converter.

SMS Group to Build Big River Steel's Eco-Friendly Mill

18 Nov 2014 - The official ceremony marking the start of Big River Steel’s greenfield steel project on the Mississippi River in Mississippi County, Ark., U.S.A., took place on 22 September 2014.

GE Technology Increases Energy Efficiency for ArcelorMittal Bremen

30 Oct 2014 - In an effort to increase competitiveness, ArcelorMittal has chosen GE’s Power Conversion business to replace their existing DC drives control system with GE’s water-cooled Powersemi PW100 in an important upgrade of their Bremen hot rolling mill.

SMS Siemag to Revamp SSAB Converter Shop

28 Oct 2014 - SSAB Luleå, Sweden, has awarded SMS Siemag the contract for the revamp of the converter shop and related environmental technology.

NLMK Group Begins Testing Unique Environmental Facility in Lipetsk

27 Oct 2014 - NLMK Group has started hot testing of a unique environmental complex: a biochemical waste water treatment facility at the coke and chemical operations of its Lipetsk production site.

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