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World Steel Association Revises Demand Forecast Upwards

21 Apr 2017 - Global steel demand is expected to rise 1.3% this year to an estimated 1.54 billion metric tons, according the latest short-range outlook from the World Steel Association. 

Tenova Wins Order for Reheat Furnace

20 Apr 2017 - NLMK has awarded a contract to Tenova for a new walking beam furnace at its Lipetsk, Russia, mill.

March Was a Banner Month for China's Crude Steel Production

19 Apr 2017 - China set a new crude steel production record in March, making 72 million metric tons and besting the previous record by nearly 2%, according to the price and information service S&P Global Platts.

Forecast: Indian Steel Production Poised to Double by 2032

18 Apr 2017 - India’s steel output is expected to double over the next 15 years as its economy grows and its citizens move toward the cities, reports the Bloomberg news service. 

Plans for Giant Steel Plant Put on Hold

18 Apr 2017 - Vietnam’s prime minister has stopped Hoa Sen Group’s massive $10.6 billion integrated steel plant to allow more time to study its feasibility and environmental impacts, reports Vietnam’s VnExpress newspaper.

Primetals Technologies Tapped for Rebar Mill Improvements

18 Apr 2017 - Primetals Technologies has won an order to install a continuous rolling system at a rebar mill in Abu Dhabi, the mill builder has announced. 

Russian Steelmaker Looks to Sell Long Products onto Europe

18 Apr 2017 - The Russian government is extending an RUB 300 million to Mechel PAO, which plans to expand its Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant for the export structurals market.

SMS Wins Contract for Bar Mill Modernization

13 Apr 2017 - Spain's Sidenor Aceros Especiales SL has awarded a contract to SMS group to modernize the bar mill at its Basauri facility. 

Russian Steelmakers Invest More than US$200 Million in Environmental Initiatives

13 Apr 2017 - Russia’s NLMK Group increased spending on environmental projects and controls by 12% in 2016, the steelmaker reported. 

Rebuilt Converter Resumes Production at POSCO Mill

11 Apr 2017 - POSCO has restarted a LD (BOF) converter at its Gwangyang plant following a project to modernize the approximately 30-year-old unit.

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