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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. 

POSCO Reaches 1 Billion Tons of Crude Steel Production

07 Oct 2019 - POSCO announced on Thursday that it has reached a milestone of 1 billion tons in cumulative crude steel production.

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. 

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.

Furnace at Nippon Steel’s Kimitsu Works Damaged in Typhoon

11 Sep 2019 - Nippon Steel Corp. has temporarily idled a steelmaking unit at its Kimitsu Steel Works after a chimney collapsed during a typhoon on Monday, according to the Reuters news service.

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.    

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.

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.

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.

Vendanta Limited Has Sights on Being a Top Steelmaker in India

20 Aug 2019 - Vendanta is planning to expand their steel capacity within the next five to six years, according to the Financial Express newspaper.

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