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New Joint Venture Mill Gives Final Acceptance to Coke Plant

23 Mar 2017 - Nine months after the ovens were lit, a coke plant serving a new, greenfield mill in Brazil has passed its final acceptance tests, reports SMS group subsidiary Paul Wurth. 

China's Hebei Steel Planning US$6B Mill Replacement

21 Mar 2017 - China’s largest steelmaking province has given the go-ahead to a US$6.2 billion project through which Hebei Steel Group will replace obsolete mills with new facilities – and cut capacity in the process, according to the Reuters news service. 

Rebuilt Caster at Spanish Mill Gets Up to Speed

21 Mar 2017 - ArcelorMittal Asturias has put a rebuilt slab caster at its Aviles plant in Spain back into service and is ramping up production, according to the equipment supplier on the project. 

Tata Steel Looks To Grow European Tailored Blanks Business

20 Mar 2017 - As competition from low-cost steel imports erodes demand for domestic auto steel in Europe, Tata Steel is trying to carve out a larger niche for its tailored blanks business, notes Automotive News.

POSCO Looks to Return Land for Indian Mill

20 Mar 2017 - South Korea’s POSCO is offering to surrender the acreage on which it had planned to build a US$12 billion integrated mill in India, a move that seems to put the final nail in the coffin on the long delayed project, according to reports.

Report: Consortium Bids EUR1.6 Billion for Europe's Largest Steel Works

17 Mar 2017 - ArcelorMittal and partner Marcegaglia are offering 1.6 billion euros for Italy's Ilva steel works, outbidding a rival consortium, reports the Reuters news service. 

New Technique May Lead to Materials More Resistant to Hydrogen Embrittlement

17 Mar 2017 - A team of European and Australian researchers has developed a new lab technique that could yield better strategies for combating hydrodgen embrittlement and, in turn, lead to advancements in hydrodgen fuel cells, corrosion prevention and catalysis.

ArcelorMittal Subsidiary Plans Upgrades to French Plate Mill

17 Mar 2017 - Danieli has won a contract to upgrade the plate mill at Industeel France’s Le Creusot plant.  

MMK Eyes Improvements to Slab Caster, Plate Mill

16 Mar 2017 - SMS group has won a contract to upgrade a continuous slab caster and the heavy plate mill at Russia’s Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works. 

ArcelorMittal Upgrades Long Products Mill in Southeastern Europe

13 Mar 2017 - ArcelorMittal Zenica, the steelmaker’s long products facility in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has inaugurated two projects designed to reduce its environmental footprint and a third that will allow it to begin producing coiled rebar.

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