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NLMK Reveals Plans for EUR150 Million Upgrade to Belgium Facility 

11 Oct 2019 - NLMK La Louvière has awarded a contract to Primetals Technologies for improvements to its hot strip mill, the company has announced. 

EU Opens New Trade Investigation Into Hot-Rolled Stainless Coil 

11 Oct 2019 - The European Commission has initiated an anti-subsidy investigation into hot-rolled stainless sheet and coil from two countries and has imposed duties on a different steel product. 

U. S. Steel Announces Plan to Acquire Big River Steel

01 Oct 2019 - United States Steel Corporation is acquiring a stake in Arkansas-based Big River Steel for US$700 million in cash and will look to buy the rest of the business sometime in the next few years, the company announced Tuesday morning. 

NLMK Group’s Shipments to OMK Hits 5-Million-Ton Mark

27 Sep 2019 - A partnership between Russia’s NLMK Group and OMK Group’s Vyksa Steel Works has reached a milestone, with NLMK having shipped 5 million metric tons of slabs from its Lipetsk site to Vyksa Steel for conversion into heavy plate and large-diameter pipe. 

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.

BILSTEIN GROUP Nears Completion on German Cold Rolling Mill

18 Sep 2019 - German cold-rolled products maker The Bilstein Group is preparing to commission a new wide quarto reversing mill in Germany, a facility it calls one of the most technologically advanced worldwide.

Stelco Cuts the Ribbon on CA$30 Million Batch Anneal Plant

17 Sep 2019 - Stelco on Monday marked the opening of its new CA$30 million batch anneal facility, a project that has expanded the range of cold-rolled products the Canadian steelmaker is able to offer.

Tata Steel to Close U. K. Steel Mill

03 Sep 2019 - Unable to find a buyer for its Orb Electrical Steels operation in South Wales, and unwilling to roll the dice on a substantial upgrade, Tata Steel Europe will instead close the facility, the company has announced.

Liberty Steel Sets European Investments

03 Sep 2019 - Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty Steel plans to invest more than US$443 million over the next five years in its newly acquired European mills, Liberty Steel chief executive Jon Bolton tells Bloomberg news service.

Import Pressure Forces ArcelorMittal, U. S. Steel to Reduce Tinplate Output

27 Aug 2019 - Citing competition from low-cost imports, United States Steel Corporation and ArcelorMittal USA are throttling back tinplate production, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana.

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