10th Steelie Awards shortlist announced

07 October 2019 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for the 10th Steelie Awards. The Steelie Awards recognise member companies or individuals for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period in a series of categories impacting the industry.

The winners will be revealed at the Annual Dinner of the 2019 General Assembly in Monterrey, Mexico on Monday, 14 October. The Steelies are awarded in seven categories:

Excellence in digital communications

  • Metinvest Holding LLC
  • POSCO
  • Tata Steel Limited
  • Tenaris
  • Ternium

Innovation of the year

  • Ansteel Group Corporation Limited
    • Reducing emissions through new double layer pre-sintering process
  • China Steel Corporation (CSC)
    • Improving steel quality with residual stress technologies
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd.
    • Continuous casting thick plate slab heavy reduction (TPSHR)
  • POSCO
    • Development of inkjet-printed steel (PosART*) and its manufacturing technology
  • POSCO
    • World’s first autonomous blast furnace operation by industrial AI

Excellence in sustainability

  • ArcelorMittal
    • Climate Action Report 2019
  • BlueScope Steel Limited
    • Australian Steel Products Power Purchase Agreement
  • JSW Steel Limited
    • Conveyor system for iron ore transportation
  • Tata Steel Limited
    • Recycling and reusing Jamshedpur township water for industrial application

Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment

  • Baotou Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd.
    • Supporting production improvement and product marketing
  • HYUNDAI Steel Company
    • Creating a by-product resources recycling network
  • Tata Steel Europe
    • Developing an LCA tool to assess the sustainability of new product developments
  • Tata Steel Europe
    • Developing demountable composite floor deck (CFD) in the construction sector
  • Tata Steel Limited
    • Promoting hollow tubular steel sections in the construction market

Excellence in education and training

  • Gerdau S.A.
    • G.Makers
  • Tata Steel Europe
    • Leading Safety Excellence (LSE)
  • Tata Steel Limited
    • Contractor competency building
  • Tenaris                                                             
    • The Essential Knowledge Strategy
  • Ternium                                                                                    
    • Roberto Rocca Technical School in Pesquería (Nuevo León, Mexico)
  • TMK (PAO)
    • Corporate professional skills championship: Games of Masters

Journalist of the year

  • Hongmei LI                Mysteel Global
  • Paul LIM                   Fastmarkets
  • Elena MAZNEVA       Bloomberg
  • Maria TANATAR         Fastmarkets

Excellence in communications programmes

  • POSCO                                                                                   
    • #SteelSaveEarth
  • Nippon Steel Corporation                                              
    • Promoting the sustainability of steel to every generation
  • Tata Steel Limited                                                        
    • #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow
  • Ternium
    • Acero para Hacer (Steel to Make)

The selection process for the shortlist varies between awards. In most cases the submissions are requested via the appropriate worldsteel committee. Entries are then judged by selected expert panels.

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Notes to Editors:

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.

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