Steelie Awards 2016: Dubai, UAE

The winners of the 7th Steelie Awards were announced at the Annual Dinner of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) in Dubai, UAE in October 2016.

The categories and winners for 2016 are:

Steel industry website of the year

Winner: thysssenkrupp AG (www.thyssenkrupp.com)

Innovation of the year

  • Hesteel Group Co., Ltd.: for R&D of high carbon tool steel thin slab continuous casting and rolling process
  • JSW Steel Limited: for converting granulated blast furnace slag into sand
  • JSW Steel Limited: for development of advanced high strength automotive steels with speed and innovation

Winner: JSW Steel Limited for development of advanced high strength automotive steels with speed and innovation

Excellence in sustainability

  • ArcelorMittal: Extending the lifecycle of steel – sheet piles in a circular economy
  • Hesteel Group Co., Ltd. (Tangsteel): Urban recycled water as the only water source in iron and steel production
  • Ternium: Development of a sustainable industrial centre in Pesquería, Mexico 

Winner: Hesteel Group Co., Ltd. (Tangsteel) for urban recycled water as the only water source in iron and steel production

Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment

  • Erdemir Group: for the use of LCA to develop the greenhouse gas emissions monitoring system in Turkey
  • POSCO: for using LCA with customers to identify the environmental and business benefits of their advanced product portfolio in Korea
  • thyssenkrupp Steel Europe: for the implementation of LCA to assess the potential environmental performance and recyclability in their product development process
  • Tata Steel India: for the use of LCA to demonstrate the environmental benefits of having a high resource efficiency mining process

Winner: thyssenkrupp Steel Europe for implementation of LCA to assess the potential environmental performance and recyclability in their product development process

Excellence in education and training

  • ArcelorMittal: for their 'Safety Training Programme' including safety leadership training and take care programme 
  • Nucor Corporation: for their leadership in financial management training
  • Tata Steel Europe: for their 'Graduate Development' programme
  • Tenaris: for their ‘Development Maintenance Programme’
  • Ternium: for their ‘Fundamentals of Supervisor’s Role’ programme

Winner: Tenaris for their Development Maintenance Programme

Journalist of the year

  • Vera Blei, Metal Bulletin
  • Henry Cooke, Platts
  • David Fickling, Bloomberg
  • Yang Kai, China Metallurgical News
  • Michael Pooler, Financial Times

Journalist of the year: Vera Blei, Metal Bulletin

Industry communicator of the year

  • Wolfgang Eder, Chairman & CEO, voestalpine AG
  • Ohjoon Kwon, CEO, POSCO
  • Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL)
  • Zhenjiang Liu, Secretary General, China Iron & Steel Association (CISA)
  • Alexander Mohr, Secretary General, APEAL

Industry communicator of the year: Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL)

The selection process for nominations varies between awards. In most cases nominations are requested via the appropriate membership committee and the worldsteel extranet. Entries are then judged by selected expert panels using agreed performance criteria.