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Steel industry news from around the world

NLMK Lipetsk site

NLMK starts new slag processing unit at the Lipetsk site

NLMK Group, an international steel producer with operations in Russia, the US and European countries, has completed hot-testing of its new crushing and screening unit for the processing of steelmaking slag at its Lipetsk production site. The…
AGIS

Commercial production start of the 2nd continuous galvanizing line at Al Ghurair Iron & Steel

In October 2016, Al Ghurair Iron & Steel L.L.C. (AGIS), which is a cold strip mill in the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) began commercial production of the second continuous galvanizing line (CGL).  AGIS is the first company that…
Stretcher

Butech Bliss completes cut-to-length line upgrades at Feralloy’s South Carolina facility

Feralloy is a high-volume steel processing company - one of the largest in the US -  producing quality processed flat rolled steel. Delivering best memory free material to their customers is Feralloy’s goal. They selected Butech Bliss to…
EAF

Taewoong carries out 1st melt at the new steel plant

The new steel plant at Taewoong Corporation, South Korea reports its first heat. The steel plant was built for the entire melting and ingot casting operation. It comprises an 150t EAF, a LF, a VD/VOD plant. The equipment for both conventional…
Hanging coil

Outokumpu completes the Benrath closure, transfers operations to Krefeld, Germany

As the Benrath cold rolling mill produced its last coil last week, Outokumpu has announced the completion of the Benrath (Düsseldorf) closure and the transfer of the operations to its cold rolling mill close by in Krefeld. The Benrath closure…
John Ferriola

Nucor to acquire Independence Tube Corporation

US steel company Nucor Corporation announced yesterday that it has agreed to acquire Independence Tube Corporation (ITC), a leading independent manufacturer of hollow structural section steel tubing, for $435 million, or approximately 6x…
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El Marakby Steel, Egypt, inaugurates new compact billet production plant

On August 2, 2016, the new compact steel plant of El Marakby in Giza, Egypt, was officially opened with an inaugural ceremony. The electric steelworks supplied by SMS group has an annual capacity of 350,000 tons. It comprises a raw materials…
Logos

Nine global steel groups comment on G-20 discussion of steel overcapacity

Nine steel groups in North, South and Latin America, and Europe, today expressed cautious optimism for the outcomes at the G-20 leaders meeting that concluded on Monday in Hangzhou, China. “We are grateful that the leaders of the G-20 governments…
Ladle furnace

First heat at the new special steel meltshop at Grupo Frisa, Mexico

After only two years’ time the first heat was carried out under the supervision of INTECO’s metallurgical experts at the new stainless steel plant at Grupo Frisa. The well known Mexican manufacturer of open die forgings and rolled rings…
President's visit

German President Joachim Gauck honors efforts to help refugees at thyssenkrupp

German President Joachim Gauck has honored the efforts of the companies involved in the "Wir zusammen" ("We together") initiative to help refugees. At the invitation of thyssenkrupp, Gauck learned about selected integration projects run by the…
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Expansion work in Krefeld cold rolling plant completed

On July 12, 2016 the NIFO (Nirosta Ferrite Optimization) project reached its final milestone when the construction of the new pickling line was completed at the Krefeld cold rolling plant. The project moves now to ramp-up phase with the…