2015 member news

ArcelorMittal’s latest marine steel in Shetland Islands project

19 December 2016 

ArcelorMittal has supplied 3,200 tonnes of new steel grade AMLoCor© Blue 320 as part of a project to develop Holmsgarth Quay at the Port of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. Read more

Construction completed on new plant in India for cold rolled steel plate plant for luxury cars

19 December 2016 

POSCO completed a plant for cold rolled steel with an annual capacity of 1.8 million tons in the Vile Bhagad industrial complex in India`s Maharashtra State on January 22nd. Read more

Development of new steel materials surpassing titanium will change the dynamics of the steel industry with successful commercialization.

19 December 2016 

The new steel materials can significantly improve the gas mileage of automobiles by reducing their weight by 15%, as well as being twice as stretchable as titanium with 1/10th of the production cost. Read more

ArcelorMittal Zenica invests €4.65m in new coil production facility

19 December 2016 

Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina – ArcelorMittal Zenica, the region’s largest steel producer, has announced further enhancements to its production facilities, in an investment project valued at €4.65m. Read more

ArcelorMittal steel brings Mont Saint-Michel back to life

23 December 2015 

Located off France’s north-western coast, the UNESCO-listed tourist hot spot has been moving closer to the mainland due to silt build-ups caused by canal work at the Couesnon River. But thanks to the strong properties of steel from ArcelorMittal subsidiary Industeel, the Mont Saint-Michel has become an island again Read more

Major solar project to be built at Tata Steel in the Netherlands

18 November 2015 Ijmuiden, the Netherlands

Tata Steel has today unveiled plans to create one of the world’s largest solar energy projects of its kind in the Netherlands. Read more

ArcelorMittal’s new steel grade in Mexico’s newest football stadium

30 October 2015 

ArcelorMittal supplied more than 5,000 tonnes of 42-to-52-grade rod for the construction of an innovative 51,000-seat football stadium in Mexico. Read more

voestalpine opens new plant for high-strength automotive components in China

29 October 2015 

It is a further step in voestalpine AG’s consistent strategy of internationalization: Today in Shenyang (China) a new plant in the Metal Forming Division was opened which will produce ultra-high strength body-in-white parts for premium automotive customers. Read more

NLMK Group’s Russian companies reduce environmental impact

17 September 2015 

NLMK Group (LSE: NLMK), Russia’s largest steelmaker and one of the most efficient steel companies in the world, improved environmental performance at its Russia-based assets in H1 2015 against increased production. Read more

voestalpine awarded major contract for pipeline project in the United Arab Emirates

14 September 2015 

The voestalpine Group has secured another major contract in the pipeline segment of today’s highly competitive energy sector. voestalpine Grobblech GmbH, a company in the Group’s Steel Division, will deliver 95,000 tons of premium linepipe plates for the IGD-E natural gas project in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Read more

Severstal addresses challenge of youth recruitment to industry and invests 150 million roubles in cutting-edge steel museum

26 August 2015 

Severstal, one of the world’s leading steel and steel-related mining companies, announces the opening of the first Metallurgy Museum of its kind in Russia, to attract young talent into an evolving growth industry. Read more

Weathering the storm: Solar sports coupé “ThyssenKrupp SunRiser” tested in wind tunnel

20 August 2015 

The “ThyssenKrupp SunRiser”, the solar-powered sports coupé built by students of Bochum University, has undergone aerodynamic testing in the wind tunnel of a major automobile manufacturer. Read more

MMK joins forces with Yandex Data Factory to optimise material use thanks to Big Data technology

18 August 2015 

OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works ("MMK" or “the Company”) announces that it has signed an agreement with Yandex Data Factory (division of Yandex, https://yandexdatafactory.com) to develop a mathematical model for steelmaking in MMK’s oxygen-converter plant (“the OCP”), and to use this as a basis for developing related software. Read more

One World Trade Center named best tall building, Americas

06 August 2015 

The iconic One World Trade Center – forged from ArcelorMittal steel – has been named 2015’s best tall building in the Americas. Read more

Baosteel highlights Zhanjiang's greenness

14 July 2015 

With its new 8.93 Mt/y Zhanjiang steel works just weeks away from start up, Chinese major Baosteel has been emphasising the energy saving and environmental friendliness qualities of the plant in Guangdong province. Read more

ArcelorMittal rebars reinforce Poland’s new landmark bridge

24 June 2015 

An iconic new bridge being constructed across the river Wislok in Rzeszow, Poland, features 900 tonnes of rebars produced at ArcelorMittal Warszawa. Read more

ThyssenKrupp: New focus areas in research and development

15 June 2015 

ThyssenKrupp has set itself new innovation targets. Renewable energies, Industry 4.0, sustainable mobility and resource-conserving products are high on the innovation agenda. Chief Technology Officer Reinhold Achatz: “We are working hard to ensure that in the future ThyssenKrupp stands for sustainable products produced in a sustainable way.” Read more

NLMK Group building recycling facility at Lipetsk site to process iron waste into briquettes

15 June 2015 

NLMK Group, Russia’s top steel-producing company and one of the most efficient steel companies in the world has received an approval from the State commission and a permit for the construction of a facility with an annual capacity of 700,000 tonnes of metallurgical briquettes from iron-containing waste at the company’s Lipetsk site. Read more

Port Talbot hosts project to test how steelworks algae can combat climate change

05 June 2015 

A partnership project is showing how Tata Steel and Swansea University are developing technology to manage carbon dioxide produced as a by-product of steelmaking operations. Read more

ArcelorMittal to supply steel fibres to the Doha Metro project in Qatar

28 May 2015 

ArcelorMittal WireSolutions will supply approximately 21,500 tonnes of steel fibres to be used in three lines of the new Doha Metro in Qatar. Read more

Metinvest begins overhaul of sintering machine #1 as part of largest environmental project in Ukrainian history

26 May 2015 

Metinvest Group’s Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol has begun the next stage of the reconstruction of its sinter plant. Read more

MMK significantly decreases volume of air emissions

25 May 2015 

OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works ("MMK" or “Company”) is carrying out a major environmental project aimed at the reconstruction of sulphur capture systems at the sintering plant. Read more

voestalpine Steel Research Award for innovation in high-tech steel

20 May 2015 

Technology and capital goods group voestalpine awarded the Steel Research Award, which comes with EUR 12,000 in prize money, for the first time yesterday. Ronald Schnitzer was the clear winner from amongst 18 entrants who submitted high-quality research projects in the fields of metallurgy, materials science, processing technology, and their application. Read more

EVRAZ Will Supply Rails to Malaysian Railways

13 May 2015 

EVRAZ will supply 2,000 tonnes of high quality 54 E1 rails for the SkyPark Terminal at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, a gateway to Kuala Lumpur city. Read more

Tata Steel takes next step towards creation of new R&D base

13 May 2015 

Scientists developing stronger and lighter steels to meet the demands of the 21st century will have access to the latest research facilities thanks to a deal between Tata Steel and the University of Warwick. Read more

Tata Steel’s Speciality Steels business has unveiled a new family of steel grades with enhanced properties

05 May 2015 

The HyPer™ grades have been developed in response to customer requirements for steels which have properties tailored to work in the most demanding downhole tool and completion equipment environments. Read more

NLMK Group generates over 1.2 billion ruble saving through enhanced energy efficiency

20 April 2015 

NLMK Group (LSE: NLMK), the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world, generated a saving of 437 million rubles in 2014 through optimization of energy resource purchasing; as well as a saving of 800 million rubles through projects to increase the efficiency of resource use and energy equipment. Read more

Singapore’s next-generation airport complex: a jewel mounted on ArcelorMittal steel

10 April 2015 

A landmark retail and leisure complex at Singapore’s iconicChangi Airport will bear the stamp of ArcelorMittal. Read more

ArcelorMittal to invest $20 million in a research and development centre in Brazil over the next five years

09 April 2015 

The new research centre will focus on steel innovations for the automotive, energy, construction, machinery and white goods industries Read more

NLMK launches new corporate film

06 April 2015 

NLMK Group has launched a new film which showcases how high-strength steel produced in NLMK’s Lipetsk plant helps to develop wind energy in Denmark. The film is titled “Special Steel” Read more

Tata Steel launches online Open Innovation portal to generate ideas for product, application, process and service improvements

25 March 2015 

An interactive Open Innovation initiative has been launched by Tata Steel for the sharing of new ideas to create the next generation of steels and improve the processes used to make them. Read more

New high-efficiency power plant halves energy costs and CO2 emissions at Tata Steel battery steel plant in Germany

24 March 2015 

Tata Steel has almost halved energy costs at its steel facility in Düsseldorf after building an innovative new power plant. Read more

ArcelorMittal steel in Warsaw underground

19 March 2015 

Contributing to the expansion of Warsaw underground, ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products supplied more than 20,000 tonnes of rebars which have been used in the construction of seven new underground stations. Read more

ArcelorMittal Galati continues energy efficiency investment programme

10 March 2015 

ArcelorMittal Galati has invested more than €7m to upgrade a set of turbine blowers, aimed at reducing energy consumption at blast furnace no. 5. Read more

ArcelorMittal to supply 23,000 tonnes of heavy plate steel for 350MW Baltic Sea wind farm

16 February 2015 

The new steel materials can significantly improve the gas mileage of automobiles by reducing their weight by 15%, as well as being twice as stretchable as titanium with 1/10th of the production cost. Read more

NLMK significantly improves environmental performance

11 February 2015 

NLMK Group (LSE: NLMK) successfully improved the level of off-gas treatment to a record 98.7% and reduced air emissions at its main production site in Lipetsk (Novolipetsk) during 2014 as its Environmental Programme 2020 gains momentum. Read more

ThyssenKrupp starts production at new automotive supply plant in Mexico

11 February 2015 

ThyssenKrupp today started production at a new automotive components site in Mexico. The plant in Puebla will assemble front axles for Volkswagen. The commissioning of this plant is a significant increase of the production capacity in Puebla. The existing assembly site had become too small. Read more

Tata Steel adds 100th new product to its portfolio

03 February 2015 

Tata Steel has reached a significant milestone in the transformation of its European steel portfolio with the launch of the 100th new product in its revitalised new product development programme. Read more

Construction completed on new plant in India for cold rolled steel plate plant for luxury cars

02 February 2015 

POSCO completed a plant for cold rolled steel with an annual capacity of 1.8 million tons in the Vile Bhagad industrial complex in India`s Maharashtra State on January 22nd. Read more

NSSMC Named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator in 2014 for Third Consecutive Year

27 January 2015 

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) was recognized as among the world’s top 100 most innovative corporations, by receiving a “Thomson Reuters 2014 Top 100 Global Innovator Award" for the third consecutive year. It was presented with a trophy today. Read more

EVRAZ Supplies First-Ever In The World 100-Meter Rails For Metro

26 January 2015 

EVRAZ delivered the first batch of 100-meter head-hardened R65 rail for the Moscow metro. Produced by EVRAZ ZSMK, the rails have been recently installed in the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line between the Kievskaya and Slavyanskiy Bul’var stations. It is the first-ever use of 100-meter rail in an underground transit system internationally. Read more

POSCO ranked the 36th most sustainable corporations in the world

26 January 2015 

POSCO ranked 36th in the `Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in 2015`, the highest ranking of any Korean corporation, as announced at the Davos Forum in Switzerland on January 21st (local time). The ranking consolidates POSCO`s status as a leading global steel corporation. Read more

ArcelorMittal awarded for innovative concrete dowel technology

22 January 2015 Munich, Germany

ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products is awarded by the German steel construction industry for the development of “CoSFB-Betondübel”, an innovative concrete dowel technology. Read more

Tata Steel opens Europe’s most powerful decoiler

20 January 2015 

Tata Steel has commissioned a new £11 million heavy-gauge decoiler in Llanwern, South Wales, capable of supplying manufacturers with stronger steel to improve their own products. The state-of-the-art facility is the most powerful in Europe and can process 270,000 tonnes of hot rolled coil a year. Read more

voestalpine fosters innovative ideas with the Steel Research Award 2015

16 January 2015 

Research, development, and innovation have always enjoyed the highest priority at technology and capital goods group voestalpine. With a record research budget of EUR 141 million for the business year 2014/15, voestalpine is Austria’s most research-intensive company. For this reason, the Group is also supporting young scientists, sponsoring the first voestalpine Steel Research Award in cooperation with the Montanuniversität Leoben and the Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials (ASMET) in 2015. Read more

EU supports testing of groundbreaking iron production technology

01 July 2014 

The European Union has agreed to contribute 7.4m euros towards testing a groundbreaking new iron production process being developed at Tata Steel’s IJmuiden steelworks in the Netherlands. Read more