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Sanyo special steel acquires Ovako

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As part of the next step to integrate Ovako into Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), Ovako will be acquired by Sanyo Special Steel. NSSMC, which is today the largest shareholder of Sanyo Special Steel, will, in conjunction with the acquisition, increase its shares and make Sanyo Special Steel a subsidiary. This will enable […]

Masteel upgrades reverse cold mill

Primetals Technologies has modernized a reverse cold mill at Masteel’s production site in Maanshan. The mill is the first upgrade to a Hyper Universal Crown (UC)-mill which employs smaller diameter work rolls, allowing for the production…

Big River steel to expand hot rolled steel capacity

Big River Steel is expanding its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, Arkansas-based scrap recycling and steel production facility. The expansion of the Flex Mill™ will double Big River Steel’s hot-rolled steel…

Simec to revamp merchant bar mill

Primetals Technologies has received an order from Simec to revamp the company’s merchant bar mill in Mexicali in the Mexican State of Baja California. Primetals Technologies will be responsible for engineering the new roughing train…
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Praxair to divest European gases business to allow merger clearance by European Commission

Praxair, Inc. and the Japanese industrial gases manufacturer Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation have entered into an agreement to sell the majority of Praxair's European gases business. The business to be sold generated annual sales of approximately…
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Big River Steel to expand the Arkansas flat steel complex

US$1.2 billion investment will double capacity of technology-based steel mill and recycling facility Big River Steel announced that it is expanding its Arkansas-based scrap recycling and flat steel production facility. The expansion will double…
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Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp sign definitive JV agreement to combine European steel operations

Agreement to combine European steel operations in 50/50 joint venture thyssenkrupp Tata Steel Proposed new company to focus on quality and technology leadership Expected annual synergies of €400-€500 million plus synergies in capex…
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Tata Steel Packaging modernized strip annealing plant at IJmuiden works

Recently, the continuous annealing line CA 12 at Tata Steel Packaging in IJmuiden, The Netherlands modernized by Primetals Technologies with new electric and automation equipment recommenced operations. The objectives of the modernization…
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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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Advanced cold strip mill to be erected in Uzbekistan

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…
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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…
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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…