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8/28/2014 - Ruukki

Change of CEO at Rautaruukki

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Rautaruukki's new Board of Directors has appointed Olavi Huhtala, EVP and Head of SSAB Europe, as Rautaruukki's new chief executive officer with effect from 1 September 2014. He will serve as CEO in addition to his own position. Sakari Tamminen, the company's current chief executive officer and chairman of the Corporate Executive Board, will continue to serve the company until the end of the year in matters involving the combination of Ruukki and SSAB, and will exercise his right to retire at the beginning of 2015. Rautaruukki became a subsidiary of SSAB on 29 July 2014.

Source: Ruukki, Helsinki
8/28/2014 - Ruukki

Resolutions of Rautaruukki Corporation's Extraordinary General meeting

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Rautaruukki Corporation's Extraordinary General Meeting was held yesterday in Helsinki. A total of 32 shareholders were represented at the Meeting. It was confirmed that the number of members of the Board of Directors is four (4). Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO; Håkan Folin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Jonas Bergstrand, Executive Vice President and Head of Legal & Strategy, all from SSAB AB (publ), and Mikko Hietanen, Acting CFO of Rautaruukki Corporation, were elected to the Board. Martin Lindqvist was elected as chairman of the Board of Directors and Jonas Bergstrand was elected as deputy chairman.

Source: Ruukki, Helsinki
8/28/2014 - 2nd ESTAD (European Steel Technology and Application Days)

Deadline for Abstract Submission open until 12 September 2014

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The deadline for Abstract Submission for the 2nd ESTAD (European Steel Technology and Application Days) 15 - 19 June 2015 CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf, Germany ends soon. Due to the great interest shown, the Steel Institute VDEh has decided to keep the Abstract Submission open until 12 September 2014. If you have not submitted your abstract up to this point, you might want to take your chance before this date expires.

Source: Steel Institute VDEh, Düsseldorf
8/27/2014 - Egyptian El Marakby Steel Plant

GE’s global scale, domain expertise and innovation helps to increase production and save cost

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Egyptian steel makers are facing tough requirements to comply with the Grid code parameters put in place by the Electrical authorities to ensure the power quality and the stability of the transmission grid. Addressing this issue, GE’s Power Conversion business was chosen by El Marakby Steel in Egypt to supply a Dynamic Var Compensator (DSVC) to reduce the frequency and intensity of power disturbances generated by the Electrical Arc Furnace of El Marakby Steel new melting shop.

Source: GE, Paris
8/25/2014 - Kallanish

Commodity Hedging Workshop

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This Hedging Workshop is organised by Kallanish and Commos Consulting. The participants will be educated in iron ore price risk management, using case studies, lectures, and interactive simulations on Hedge Tutor software. The workshop aims to reach Steel producers,Traders, Banks and Financial institutions and will take place on October 1, 2014, and the following day in London.

Source: Kallanish Commodities, Hammersmith
8/25/2014 - Buhlmann Group

Mobile Application now available for tablets for Android

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Comprehensive information on pipe, pipe connector and pipe accessory stock – with immediate effect Buhlmann Group provides this information in their new mobile application. Available for iPad and as of late for tablets for Android TM, the app quickly and easiliy furnishes you with an overview of the immense range of this globally operating, premium trading house.

Source: Buhlmann Rohr-Fittings-Stahlhandel GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen
8/25/2014 - worldsteel

2014 map of China steel mills available now

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The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2014 edition of its map of Chinese mainland steel plants. It is available for purchase as a large format wall poster or a PDF file. The map highlights the essence of the Chinese steel industry, showing the geographical and economic landscape of the country’s steel industry at a glance.

Source: worldsteel, Brussels
8/21/2014 - worldsteel

July 2014 crude steel production increases

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World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million t (Mt) in July 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to July 2013. China’s crude steel production for July 2014 was 68.3 Mt, up by 1.5% compared to July 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.3 Mt of crude steel in July 2014, the same level of production as in July 2013. South Korea produced 5.9 Mt of crude steel in July 2014, up by 6.2% on July 2013.

Source: worldsteel, Brussels
Economics, environmental and social benefits of steel housing. Source: worldsteel
Economics, environmental and social benefits of steel housing. Source: worldsteel
8/20/2014 - Affordable social housing

Steel solutions in the green economy

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The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the third booklet in the Steel Solutions in the Green Economy series titled Affordable social housing. This booklet illustrates the economic, environmental and social benefits of steel modular houses. Steel is lightweight compared to many other building materials used for the same purpose and thus requires less material and less transportation. This lowers overall building costs. Steel’s long lifespan and flexibility to create adaptable spaces also provides a cost advantage. As steel building components can be cut to precise specifications or prefabricated off-site, on-site waste is minimised and any steel scrap generated can be 100% recycled. Steel structures also help improve energy efficiency and thermal comfort. Lastly, the houses offer a quality and affordable solution to deprived families in need of shelter. A basic house can be erected in days and the houses’ resistance to earthquakes and high winds make them safer to live in.

Source: worldsteel, Brussels
8/19/2014 - voestalpine: Construction of Texas facility is on schedule to be operational by 1stQ16

First Components for Texas project arrive at Port Corpus Christi

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The first structural shipment for the construction of the voestalpine, Texas facility was scheduled to arrive at cargo dock 9 on board the MV BBC Zarate on Monday, August 18, 2014. The shipment consists of 2 200 t of structural steel for the reformer building and for the furnace tower; made up of welded steel columns, frames, beams and bracings. The total weight of the project cargo is estimated at 10 000 t.

Source: Port of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States