On January 1, 2015, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) established its Vietnam Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, through its subsidiary Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (Thailand) Co., Ltd. An opening ceremony was held at a local hotel on February 27.

Gijón (Asturias, Spain), 25 February 2015 - ArcelorMittal’s plant in Gijón will supply 23,000 tonnes of heavy plate for the construction of 29 jacket foundations for the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Shipments will be delivered between March 2015 and March 2016.

In January 2015, the Coatinc Company Holding (TCC) assumed a 49 percent share of a US corporation headquartered in San Diego, California. In the future, this corporation will operate galvanizing facilities that are currently being built in Tijuana in the Mexican state Baja California. The galvanizing plant will be launched under the name “Galvanizadora California.” An American corporation by the name of “California Galvanizing and Steel Structures” will undertake the sales.

Brussels, 25 February 2015 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the launch of a new publication ‘Steel in the circular economy - A life cycle perspective’. It examines the critical role of steel in delivering true sustainability to our society and calls for a global rethink of regulations in all market sectors across every region.

For the last 18 months the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has been working on the development of a revised PM Roadmap called 'Vision 2025'. The purpose of the Vision 2025 booklet is to be a tool to aid in the promotion of the PM industry to government, third parties and end users. It is also envisaged that the information contained in the booklet will provide some useful insight into key trends and development areas for the different sectors of the European powder metal industry.

ThyssenKrupp AG today issued a “dual-tranche” bond with a total volume of 1.35 billion Euro, documented under the company´s 10 billion Euro Debt Issuance Programme. Joint bookrunners are BayernLB, Citi, Commerzbank and UniCredit Bank.

The research team of POSTECH (President Kim Yong Min) has developed new steel materials capable of challenging the position of titanium for the first time in the world.

As part of its long-term growth strategy Klöckner & Co aims to digitalize its entire supply chain. Thereby, EDI connections with suppliers for the exchange of standardized business data are one important step. With Tata Steel, Klöckner & Co now gained commitment from Europe’s second largest steel producer for a comprehensive EDI connection.

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LKAB invests in pilot plants for phosphorus and rare earth metals

"We are investing 45 million kronor in pilot plants as part of a pre feasibility study to define a process that enables recycling of mine waste through innovative processing, producing critical raw materials. Lab tests conducted during the year confirmed that we can produce more phosphorus and rare earth metals than estimated," says President and Group CEO, Jan Moström.

Introducing Duroxite™ 200 overlay plate for preventing severe sliding wear

Duroxite™ 200 saves money and improves productivity in a wide range of applications through higher output and less maintenance.

SMS group supplies high-performance Compact Cold Mill to Marcegaglia

Marcegaglia Ravenna S.p.A. has contracted SMS group for the complete supply of a two-stand reversing cold mill of CCM® (Compact Cold Mill) design. Marcegaglia's head-quarters is located in Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, in the Mantua province in North Italy.

VCC® technology comes to Colombia

Ternium del Atlántico SAS, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply and installation of the VCC® technology (Vertical Compact Coiler) for its bar mill in Palmar de Varela, Barranquilla, Colombia.