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  • Ansteel Group plans to merge with Lingyuan Steel Group 2022-06-23

    Jun. 23, 2022 - Liaoning Province-based Chinese steelmaker Lingyuan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (Lingyuan Steel) announced on June 22 that Liaoning Province-based Chinese steelmaker Anshan Iron and Steel Group (Ansteel Group) is planning to merge with Lingyuan Steel’s controlling shareholder Lingyuan Steel Group. Lingyuan Steel stated that this reorganization may lead to the change…

  • India’s JISPL brings forward annual maintenance shutdown 2022-06-23

    Jun. 23, 2022 - India’s JSW Steel Limited’s subsidiary, Jindal Ispat Special Products Limited (JISPL), has brought forward its annual maintenance shutdown, a company regulatory filing said on Thursday, June 23. The filing said that the blast furnace, sintering plant and steel melting shop (SMS) at JISPL’s mill in Chhattisgarh state would remain shut down for maintenance for 25…

  • Hyundai Steel temporarily halts two EAFs to reduce inventory 2022-06-23

    Jun. 23, 2022 - South Korea-based steelmaker Hyundai Steel has decided to temporarily suspend the operation of two electric arc furnaces, at its Incheon and Pohang plants, according to local media reports. The company’s 120-ton electric arc furnace at the Incheon plant will be halted during June 20-29, while its 100-ton electric arc furnace at the Pohang plant will be shut down …

  • Imerys showcases its global Ceramics offer at CERAMITEC 2022 2022-06-22

    Jun. 22, 2022 - As a world leader in mineral-based minerals for industry, Imerys showcases its full ceramics offer on two booths (Hall C2 - N° 325/424): one dedicated to traditional Ceramics and one dedicated to Advanced Ceramics and Abrasives minerals.   An important focus is placed on its Advanced Ceramics offer and its different applications through a brand new product: ZIONIC™, a…

  • India’s RINL has kept one blast furnace idle since January 2022-06-22

    Jun. 22, 2022 - Indian government-run steel producer Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) has kept one of its three blast furnaces idle since January this year, owing to the high price of coking coal and the subsequent slowdown in the domestic finished steel market, sources said on Wednesday, June 22. The sources said that, of RINL’s three blast furnaces at its mill located in t…

  • Elkem acquires KeyVest to grow specialty business in refractories 2022-06-22

    Jun. 22, 2022 - Elkem ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire KeyVest Belgium S.A, a specialist company in the sourcing of materials and production of metal powders to the refractory industry and other segments including advanced ceramics. This will expand Elkem’s product portfolio and create a platform for further growth. KeyVest was established in 2007 as an independent…

  • Ukraine’s Zaporizhstal to restart third blast furnace in August 2022-06-21

    Jun. 21, 2022 - Ukraine’s Zaporizhstal, partly belonging to Metinvest holding and for now its sole accessible flats mill, plans to carry out the restart of the blast furnace (BF) No. 3 in August this year. As a result, the company’s capacity utilization rate will increase to 75 percent. “We have two blast furnaces in operation - this is 50 percent of the capacity. Unfortunately, the logist…

  • RHI Magnesita discloses CO2 footprints for all products – important milesto… 2022-06-20

    Jun. 20, 2022 - Being clearly committed to taking responsibility for a sustainable future, RHI Magnesita is proud, as the number one company within its industry, to make the CO2 footprints of its around 200.000 products transparent and comparable. "Competitiveness, sustainability and transparency are becoming increasingly connected, and valid data is key to laying the groundwork for sustai…

  • Glencore completes rebrick of Mount Isa copper smelter 2022-06-20

    Jun. 20, 2022 - Glencore has successfully completed a multi-million dollar rebrick project at its Mount Isa Mines copper smelter. More than 60,000 specially made refractory bricks were shipped from Europe for the project which also included repairs to the candy-striped stack. The main works involved replacing 16,530 bricks in the ISASMELT furnace, 24,600 in a rotary hol…

  • Shree Cement will invest $321 million to build a new plant 2022-06-20

    Jun. 20, 2022 - Shree Cement’s board of directors has approved the company’s plans to establish a new US$321m cement plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. Shree Cement currently commands an installed capacity of 46.4Mt/yr. In the 2022 financial year, it produced 30Mt of cement, corresponding to a capacity utilisation of 30%.

  • RHI Magnesita awarded certificate for regional HQs of multinational firms i… 2022-06-20

    Jun. 20, 2022 - The Certificating Ceremony for MNC's Regional Headquarters and R&D Centers, one of the most important official event after lifting the lockdown, was held by Shanghai Municipal Government recently. Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng issued the certificate for the newly identified multinational regional headquarters, including RHI Magnesita as one of the top MNCs from Huangpu Distr…

  • Ukraine’s AMKR expects to restart second blast furnace 2022-06-17

    Jun. 17, 2022 - Ukraine's steelmaker ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih (AMKR), whose plant is located in central Ukraine, has gradually started to restart the plant's equipment and aims to sell its products to new markets. AMKR's CEO said that he expected the company to add enough coal supply to restart other blast furnaces. After this, the production of finished products can be increased. At pres…

  • Vietnam's Vina Roma plans to build new steel plant 2022-06-17

    Jun. 2, 2022 - Vietnam-based steelmaker Vina Roma Quang Tri Steel plans to build a new steel plant in Quang Tri Economic Zone, according to media reports. The investment for the plant will total more than VND 47 trillion ($2.01 billion). The construction of the plant, which will have an annual production capacity of 4.5 million mt of plate, construction steel and sections, is scheduled to …

  • Nippon Steel postpones restart of BF No. 3 at Nagoya Works 2022-06-17

    Jun. 17, 2022 - Japan-based Nippon Steel Corporation has announced that it has decided to postpone the restart of the blast furnace No. 3 at its Nagoya Works amid weak steel demand. Previously, the company had planned to resume its operations at the blast furnace in June this year, following renovation works costing JPY 49 billion ($369.39 million) which started at the end of January. Howe…

  • Kant Cement installs lining on kiln 2022-06-17

    Jun. 17, 2022 - United Cement Group (UCG) subsidiary Kant Cement has begun installation of a lining on its Kant cement plant’s rotary kiln in order to reduce losses and improve the efficiency of the plant.  The producer expects the lining to raise its kiln’s temperatures by 100°C. It consists of wear-resistent RMAG–H2 bricks and HALBOR–400 refractory bricks. …

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