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Midrex to Open New Location in Dubai

10 Oct 2019 - Over the last decade, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been home to some of the largest, most technologically advanced MIDREX® plants.

JFE Steel Sets Blast Furnace Revamp

03 Oct 2019 - Japan's JFE Steel will undertake a JPY50 billion (US$467.9 million) rebuild of the No. 4 blast furnace at its Kurashiki facility, the company has said.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Completes Furnace Tower at Toledo Facility

01 Oct 2019 - After 296 days, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has completed a 457-foot furnace reactor tower for its hot briquetted iron (HBI) project in Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Liberty Steel to Begin EUR400 Million Expansion of European Steel Works

19 Sep 2019 - Sanjeev Gupta, Liberty Steel founder and international metals and industrial entrepreneur, pledged EUR400 million over five years to build Liberty Steel’s newly acquired European steel works into a major force in the global steel industry.

Midrex Technology Selected for H2-Based Iron Reduction Plant

17 Sep 2019 - The world’s largest steelmaker has chosen Midrex Technologies to build a demonstration-scale, ironmaking plant that uses hydrogen reduction.

Turkish Producer Plans New Blast Furnace

17 Sep 2019 - The board at Turkey's Kardemir has OK'd plans to build a new blast furnace, a move that will lift the company's hot metal capacity by 1 million metric tons, the company has said.

NLMK Iron Ore Project Enters Next Phase

10 Sep 2019 - NLMK Group’s Stoilensky iron ore division has moved to the third stage of construction on its new dewatering plant, the Russian steelmaker has said.    

Primetals Technologies Automation Upgrades Receive Final Acceptance from Gerdau

05 Sep 2019 - Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificates on level 1 and 2 systems upgrades at Gerdau's Ouro Branco mill in Brazil. 

Tata Steel Might Begin Selling Iron Ore to Outside Customers

29 Aug 2019 - Tata Steel, already India’s second-largest iron ore producer, is weighing a potential move into merchant iron ore and coal mining as a new business line, reports The (India) Telegraph newspaper.

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