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Advanced cold strip mill to be erected in Uzbekistan

Contract signing ceremony

Toshkent Metallurgiya Zavodi (TMZ) and MetProm awarded Danieli the order for the design and supply of an most advanced cold strip complex in Central Asia. The new steel mill, which will process 500,000 t/year of cold rolled galvanized and painted material to cover the automotive non-exposed panels, appliances, and construction market requirements, will be installed […]

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Big River Steel CCO Mark Bula to leave the company

Big River Steel’s chief commercial officer, Mark Bula, will be exiting the company to pursue new entrepreneurial opportunities. Mark was a member of the initial development team and was instrumental in the formulation of Big River’s marketing…
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FIMI group takes over SELEMA

FIMI group announces the acquisition of SELEMA S.r.l. - a renown Italian manufacturer of processing lines for non-ferrous metal strips. In particular, their focus is on aluminium strip with a thickness range from 10 µm to 4 mm for all varieties…

AIST Tadeusz Sendzimir Memorial Medal presented to Gianpietro Benedetti

On occasion of AISTech 2018 - the Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, industry leaders recognized for significant contributions to the global steel industry were honored with prestigious awards. AIST Tadeusz Sendzimir Memorial…
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ArcelorMittal receives approval for its acquisition of Italian steel company Ilva

ArcelorMittal has announced today that it has been granted merger clearance by the European Commission for AM Investco Italy Srl (AM Investco)’s proposed acquisition of Ilva S.p.A (Ilva). EC merger clearance follows the conclusion of the…
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Quick commissioning of AOD converters after revamp at Columbus Stainless

Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. in Middelburg, South Africa belongs to the Acerinox group of companies and is the only manufacturer of stainless steel on the African continent. Here SMS group has successfully supplied and installed a torque retainer…
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Chinese Chengde Jianlong Steel to upgrade bar mill

The Chinese steel manufacturer Chengde Jianlong has placed an order with Friedrich KOCKS GmbH & Co KG, Hilden, Germany, for a Reducing & Sizing Block (RSB®) 370++/4 in 5.0 design. This modernisation project marks Chengde Jianlong’s…
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voestalpine starts construction of the new special steel plant in Austria

Around half a year after announcing the location decision, the groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start of the three-year construction phase for the new voestalpine special steel plant in Kapfenberg, Austria. From 2021 onwards,…
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Planned joint venture thyssenkrupp Tata Steel is advancing

Expected synergies confirmed Due diligence almost completed Viable solutions for key issues achieved Consultation process with employee representatives at Tata Steel Europe currently underway Today, the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp…
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Schmolz + Bickenbach group not to be affected by the U.S sanctions against Russian targets

Schmolz + Bickenbach, a global leader in special long steel, expects not to be materially affected by the sanctions imposed by the US government on its shareholder Viktor F. Vekselberg and his Renova Holding.  Viktor F. Vekselberg holds substantially…
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JSW Steel to invest US$ 500 million for the expansion of the steel milll in Baytown, Texas/USA

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with JSW Steel to develop and augment the steel industry in Texas. JSW Steel (USA) Inc. has agreed to consider an investment of US$500 million in phases in developing its steel manufacturing…
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Tata Steel Processing & Distribution wins the SPC 2018 award thanks to FIMI cut-to-lenght line

At the beginning of March, Tata Steel Processing & Distribution Ltd. was awarded among all the Tata production centers with the Steel Product Center (SPC) Award 2018 for the "Best Quality in Sheet Product". The outstanding product quality…
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German steel maker Saarstahl with very positive figures for the business year 2017

Saarstahl group concluded a very successful financial year 2017. The wire rod and bar segment reached very good utilization of the facilities and high sales levels. Group turnover increased by 20.3% and amounted to 2.440 billion euros due to…