Steel industry news

China steel firms stung by iron-ore market

Published: December 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

Some Chinese steelmakers paid an average 77% more than their competitors for iron ore during the September quarter, as tough negotiations with producers left many paying spot prices, new analysis shows.  

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Edwards wins Indian order

Published: December 01, 2009 by Brian Clements

UK vacuum technology group Edwards has won an order worth more than £200k for its steel degassing system in India. 

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Delays plague Vietnam steel project

Published: December 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

Delays in site clearance compensation have stalled a $9.8bn steel project in the central Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam that was scheduled to open by 2010

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JFE remains cautious despite profit

Published: December 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

JFE Holdings, the world’s sixth largest steelmaker, believes Asia’s steel market is still too fragile for it to upgrade its annual profit forecast.

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Two sites selected for Thai steel mill

Published: December 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

A preliminary environmental impact study has started at two sites in Chanthaburi and Songkhla, Thailand that have been deemed promising for an upstream steel project.

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Obituary: Dr John R Stubbles 1934 – 2009

Published: December 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

John R Stubbles, the British born metallurgist and steel industry consultant living in USA died in Essex, England, at the age of 75 while visiting his step mother.

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