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World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 134 million t (Mt) in September 2014, a slight decrease of -0.1% compared to September 2013. China’s crude steel production for September 2014 was 67.5 Mt, the same compared to September 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.2 Mt of crude steel in September 2014, a decrease of -0.5% compared to September 2013. In September 2014, India produced 6.8 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 2.5% compared to the same month 2013. South Korea produced 5.7 Mt of crude steel in September 2014, up by 10.1% on September 2013.
SSAB Prelaq GreenCoat is a new type of color coating for steel that is developed from rapeseed oil instead of traditional fossil oil based solvents. The result is an improved coated steel product with longer lasting color as well as a significantly reduced environmental footprint.
steelChallenge-9 will begin with the regional championship round on 19 November 2014 and will finish with the world championship round on 11 February 2015. There are two categories: ‘Student’ and ‘Industry’. Entrants in both categories will compete online from their own countries in the first round and the winners will come together in Belgium for the world championship.
A new Consteel Evolution combined with a Tenova iRecovery system will guarantee to Ori Martin a reduction in the consumption to the lowest level while contributing district heating to the local community. Ori Martin is revamping the first European Consteel, installed in Brescia, Italy, in 1998, and which is still operating with a high level of performances today. After 16 years of continuous and successfull operation, the feeding system for EAF will be substituted for a new Consteel Evolution that will increase flexibility, improve quality and reduce consumption.
The Board of Directors of Rautaruukki has resolved to apply for the termination of trading in Rautaruukki's shares and for the delisting of the shares from the official list of Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Ltd. An application regarding the matter has been filed with the Listing Committee of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In the application, it is requested that public trading in Rautaruukki's shares is terminated and the shares are delisted from the official list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange as soon as possible after SSAB has gained title to all the shares in Rautaruukki.
Tata Steel has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Klesch Group to undertake detailed due diligence and negotiations for the potential sale of its Long Products Europe business and associated distribution activities. The memorandum covers several UK-based assets including Tata Steel's Scunthorpe steelworks, mills in Teesside, Dalzell and Clydebridge in Scotland, an engineering workshop in Workington and a rail consultancy in York, as well as other operations in France and Germany. About 6,500 people are employed at Long Products Europe and its distribution facilities. Tata Steel employs 30,500 people across Europe, including 17,500 in the UK.
Outokumpu has been recognized as a leader for the depth and quality of its climate change data disclosed to the investors and the global marketplace by CDP. Outokumpu has been awarded for the fifth consecutive year with a position on the Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).
Philippe Darmayan, aged 62, who has been Chief Executive Officer of Aperam since December 2011, has indicated to the Board of Directors his intention to retire effective 31 December 2014. The Board of Directors has accepted Philippe Darmayan's request and announces the appointment of Timoteo Di Maulo, currently member of Aperam's Management Committee, as Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2015. Until that time, Philippe Darmayan and Timoteo Di Maulo will work closely to ensure a smooth transition. Philippe Darmayan will retain links with the company as advisor and will be proposed to become a member of Aperam's Board of Directors at the Company's next General Shareholders' Meeting.
New and innovative solutions, high quality and increased competitiveness characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on November 20, 2014. “It is very exciting to be part of this jury- and nomination work and to experience all the creativity in taking the next steps in the development of the use of high strength steel. During the 16 years that the Swedish Steel Prize has been awarded, we have been able to follow how the driving forces for the use of high strength steel have changed, from lower weight and safety to environmental benefits and increased competitiveness,” says jury chairman Gregoire Parenty, SSAB’s Executive Vice President and Head of Market Development.
The latest EU customs statistics show that third country imports remained on a rising trend in July and August: finished steel imports rose 32 % year-on-year, compared with a 6 % rise in Q1 and 33 % rise in Q2. This means that over the first 8 months of this year total finished steel imports rose 21 %. While flat product imports grew 15 % year-on-year, long product imports increased by a staggering 49 %. These growth rates of third country imports arriving in the EU contrast sharply with the only very moderate growth of apparent consumption. Eurofer statistics show demand for finished steel products in the 1st half of 2014 rising almost 5.5 % compared with 2013.
China’s steel sector appears to be relying heavily on the export market in the face of ongoing weak domestic demand, according to the latest Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (Platts CSSI), which showed a headline reading of 38.09 out of a possible 100 points in October. The October index was down 7.78 points from 45.87 in September, marking its lowest level since January this year. The CSSI reflects expectations of market participants for the month ahead. Similar to a purchasing managers' index, a CSSI reading above 50 indicates an increase/expansion and a reading below 50 indicates a decrease/contraction.
worldsteel has recognised six excellent safety and health programmes from ArcelorMittal, Celsa, Essar Steel, Gerdau, Tata Steel and Ternium. Joon-Yang Chung, worldsteel’s Chairman for 2013/2014, said: “Communication is vital to create a safer working environment which is the main purpose of this recognition. The companies recognised this year not only have shown a continued commitment to leadership in safety and health by demanding uncompromising safety standards but have also helped the industry get a step closer to the goal of an injury-free and healthy workplace by sharing their knowledge and experiences”.
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) hosted its fifth Steelie Awards ceremony and announced the winners at the annual dinner of the 48th worldsteel conference in Moscow on 6 October. The trophies, known as Steelies, were awarded in seven categories this year.
The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected the following new officers for 2014/2015 at worldsteel’s 48th Annual Conference in Moscow, Russia. The new Chairman takes office from today, Wednesday 8th October, 2014. The new officers are elected for one year, until October 2015.
Tenova, a worldwide supplier of advanced technologies, products and engineering services for the Metals and Mining industries, announces the leave of Alberto Iperti. Iperti who served the company since 2012 as Chief Executive Officer, will remain a Tenova Board member and will assist during a transition phase.