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Steelworkers Union Opens Labor Talks with Cleveland-Cliffs

06 Sep 2018 - The United Steelworkers union is kicking off contract negotiations with iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. as they look to replace a deal that expired 1 October. 

Report: Nucor Withdraws Bid for Shuttered DRI Plant

06 Sep 2018 - Nucor Corp. reportedly has withdrawn its US$20 million offer for a shuttered direct-reduced iron pant in Trinidad and Tobago after growing frustrated by government delays, the Newsday newspaper reports. 

With Divestment of Australian Mine, Cleveland-Cliffs Returns Focus Entirely to North America

30 Aug 2018 - Iron ore miner Cleveland–Cliffs Inc. has finalized the sale of its Australian iron ore business, fully re-establishing itself as a regionally focused player in North America.  

Project Aims to Improve Energy Recovery at Cogen Plant

08 Aug 2018 - A Polish cogeneration plant is installing a pair of energy recovery turbines in between blast furnace flues and the cogen plant itself, essentially putting the exhaust gases to work twice. 

ArcelorMittal USA Blast Furnace Knocked Off-Line

08 Aug 2018 - The No. 3 blast furnace at ArcelorMittal’s Indiana Harbor facility has taken an unplanned outage after its large bell fell in during a charge, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana.

New Twist Develops in Long-Planned Minnesota Mine Project

03 Aug 2018 - The former Essar Steel Minnesota taconite project faces new uncertainty as a dispute over the project’s ownership has arisen, according to reports. 

Severstal Plans Stamp Charged Coke Plant

30 Jul 2018 - Coke oven and blast furnace specialist Paul Wurth has won a contract to build two stamp-charged coke batteries for Severstal’s Cherepovets steel works in Russia, the company has announced.  

Cleveland-Cliffs Expects Heavier Iron Ore Pellet Sales

23 Jul 2018 - Iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has revised up its full-year sales forecast, saying that it now expects to sell 21 million long tons’ worth of pellets on account of healthy demand.

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