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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

Sandvik Finalizes Summerill Tube Acquisition

14 Jan 2020 - Sandvik has completed the acquisition of Summerill Tube Corp., the company announced Tuesday.

Researchers Take Big Step in Solving Hydrogen Embrittlement

13 Jan 2020 - In what they say is a first, researchers at The University of Sydney in Australia have made direct observation of hydrogen at dislocations and grain boundaries in steel, offering important new information on the vexing problem of hydrogen embrittlement.

ArcelorMittal Blast Furnace to Return to Service, But Other Outages Planned

10 Jan 2020 - ArcelorMittal intends to put an idled blast furnace back into service at its Gijón plant in northern Spain, but will halt other production lines this quarter in order to cope with lower demand, reports Kallanish Steel. 

Court Allows Ilva Blast Furnace to Remain in Service  

10 Jan 2020 - The No. 2 blast furnace at ArcelorMittal’s Ilva steel works in Italy can keep operating, an Italian court has ruled, according to reports. 

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