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Report: Serbian Mill Ends Seven Years of Losses

20 Jan 2017 - Less than a year after acquiring Serbia’s Zelezara Smederevo steel works, China’s Hesteel Group said it has returned the facility to profitability, reports Xinhua, China’s official news agency. 

Tubemaker Starts Up Revamped ERW Line

20 Jan 2017 - SMS group has completed upgrades to a high-frequency ERW tube line for Italy’s Arvedi Tubi Acciaio. 

Russian Steelmaker Selects Primetals for Blast Furnace Automation

19 Jan 2017 - Primetals Technologies has won an order to supply the instrumentation and the automation and electrical equipment for a Russian steel works’ new blast furnace. 

China Exceeds 2016 Capacity Cut Target, But Much More Remains

19 Jan 2017 - Although China cut up to 80 million metric tons of steel capacity last year, much of it was already idle and did little to reduce output, reports the Reuters news service. 

U.S. Commerce Department Affirms Hefty Duties on Chinese Plate

18 Jan 2017 - The U.S. Commerce Department has made its final determinations on a trade case on Chinese cut-to-length plate, setting anti-dumping and countervailing margins of more than 300 percent.

Fire Puts Japanese Plate Mill Out of Commission For Eight Months

18 Jan 2017 - A heavy plate mill in Japan is likely to remain off-line for the next eight months following a fire that damaged the facility. 

Tenova Acquires U.S.-Based Material Handling Systems Business

17 Jan 2017 - Tenova TAKRAF has acquired the assets of FMC Technologies’ materials handling systems unit for an undisclosed amount, the company has announced. 

Vietnamese Steel Processor Orders New Paint Line

16 Jan 2017 - Vietnam’s Ton Dong A Corp. has awarded a contract to Danieli Fata Hunter for a continuous coil coating line at its new plant in the province of Binh Duong province. 

Tata Steel Puts Eyes in the Sky

16 Jan 2017 - Puns not intended, but Tata Steel has launched a pilot program that employs unmanned aerial vehicles to help monitor operations at one of its iron ore mines, the steelmaker announced on Monday. 

Tata Negotiating Pay-Out to End pension Fund Guarantee Held on Steel Plant

13 Jan 2017 - Trustees of Tata Steel’s U.K. pension fund are negotiating a potential pay-out from the steelmaker in exchange for releasing a guarantee held on its Dutch steel works, according to reports.

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