The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the new world champions of the 12th steelChallenge. Xiaoyu TANG from HBIS Group Co., Ltd. in China won in the industry category and Anže BAJŽELJ from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia won in the student category.
The world championship of the 12th steelChallenge took place in Mumbai, India on 10 April 2018. The 5 winners of the regional championship from each of the industry and student categories competed for the global title. The task was to produce a specific engineering steel grade at the lowest cost using steeluniversity’s Secondary Steelmaking simulator.
Scott Chubbs, Director steeluniversity of worldsteel, said, “We are pleased to welcome the steelChallenge-12 finalists to Mumbai. This World Championship, held in India for the first time, recognises the next generation of talented people who will help shape the continuing prosperity of the steel industry.”
The 2018 World Champion in the industry category, Xiaoyu TANG said, “Opportunities are reserved for those who are prepared. Practice a lot; this is the competition of a lifetime.”
Anže BAJŽELJ, the World Champion in the student category for 2018 said, “To prepare I studied secondary steelmaking and other procedures thoroughly. I think the knowledge I've gained will serve my career well in the future. I hope I will be offered a job or a study invitation."
Photos of the event are available on Flickr.
The World Champions are:
|Anže BAJŽELJ||University of Ljubljana||Slovenia|
|Xiaoyu TANG||HBIS Group Co., Ltd.||China|
The Regional Champions are:
|North and South America||Jamil NOBRE DE CASTRO||Federal University of Ceará||Brazil|
|Europe/CIS/Africa/Middle East||Anže BAJŽELJ||University of Ljubljana||Slovenia|
|Asia and Oceania||EunSung PARK||Chonbuk National University||South Korea|
|China||Zhaopeng ZENG||Chongqing University of Science and Technology||China|
|Best Runner-Up||Shi Jun ZHANG||Chongqing University of Science and Technology||China|
|North and South America||Francisco Alberto ROCHA||Gerdau||Brazil|
|Europe/CIS/Africa/Middle East||Stevo AKKERMAN||Tata Steel Europe||The Netherlands|
|Asia and Oceania||Ho YEON||POSCO||South Korea|
|China||Huan MA||China Baowu Steel Group Corporation||China|
|Best Runner-Up||Xiaoyu TANG||HBIS Group Co., Ltd.||China|
More information is available on the steeluniversity website.
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