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Chinese Steel Production Reaches New High

17 Jan 2020 - Robust demand pushed China’s crude steel production to a record 996 million metric tons in 2019, reports the Reuters news service. 

U. S. Steel Celebrates Safe 2019

17 Jan 2020 - United States Steel Corporation improved its recordable injury rate in 2019 and set a new company safety record in terms of its days away from work case rate, the company has said. 

Chinese Mill Orders Danieli SBQ Bloom Caster 

17 Jan 2020 - Danieli has been chosen to install a new, technologically advanced 5-strand bloom caster at China’s Chengde Jianlong Special Steel Co. Ltd.

Australian Pellet Plant Turns to AUMUND for Conveyor Upgrade

17 Jan 2020 - Germany’s AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH has been contracted to install a 92-m pan conveyor at an Australian pellet plant. 

U.S. Steelmakers Cheer Senate Ratification of USMCA

16 Jan 2020 - The U.S. steel industry is applauding the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), saying the new trade deal would promote investment and ensure that more steel is made within North America. 

Noodle.ai, SMS digital Release AI-Driven Production Application

16 Jan 2020 - A new partnership between equipment maker SMS group and artificial intelligence (AI) provider Noodle.ai has borne fruit – the companies have released their first AI-driven application for the steel industry. 

China Pledges No New Capacity in 2020

16 Jan 2020 - China is reiterating a promise that new steel capacity will be strictly prohibited in the year ahead, reports the country’s state-run news agency. 

Salzgitter Acquires Statendam Steel Plates 

16 Jan 2020 - Salzgitter trading subsidiary by Salzgitter Mannesmann Staalhandel B.V. has acquired heavy plate trader Statendam Steel Plates B.V. for an undisclosed amount, Salzgitter has announced. 

Gerdau Rolling Mill Receives Automation Upgrade

14 Jan 2020 - Italy’s Automazioni Industriali Capitanio s.r.l. is upgrading to the rolling mill at Gerdau’s Selkirk plant in Canada.

Primetals Technologies Completes AOD Improvement

14 Jan 2020 - India’s Jindal Stainless Ltd. has issued the final acceptance certificate on an upgrade to the No. 1 AOD converter at its Jaipur, Odisha, plant.

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