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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.

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. 

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.

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.

Harsco Looks to Offer New Recycling Technologies Through Partnership

13 Mar 2017 - Mill contractor Harsco Corp. plans to introduce the mills it services to new wastewater and recycling technologies through a partnership with a U.K. firm specializing in water treatment.

Swedish Government Allocates Funding to Carbon-Free Steelmaking Research

27 Feb 2017 - The Swedish Energy Agency has agreed to contribute an additional SEK56 million toward a four-year research initiative that will explore hydrogen’s potential as a carbon-free steelmaking input. 

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