The four-year agreement is for the maintenance and renewal of the Belgian rail network and will see British Steel supply between 35,000 and 40,000 tonnes of rail a year – more than 3,000km of rail over the duration of the contract. Deliveries are scheduled to start in January 2019.

The EU steel market remained on a relatively fast growth track in the second quarter, supported by healthy economic fundamentals and the good operating performance of steel-using sectors. Nonetheless, imports continued to grow much faster than the domestic deliveries of EU mills. Steel demand growth levelling out in the EU and in other regions over the coming quarters – against the backdrop of persisting excess capacities in the global steel sector and proliferation of distortionary steel trade actions worldwide – is reason for concern.

Vietnamese cold strip producer MY VIET INDUSTRIES Co. Ltd. has granted Esmech Equipment Pvt. Ltd., a company of SMS group, the final acceptance for the supplied pushpull pickling line and the CCM® (Compact Cold Mill).

DaehanSteel Co. Ltd., South Korea, awarded SMS group an order to modernize its existing VCC® (Vertical Compact Coiler) of the rolling mill in its Pyeongtaek plant, which is located in the Seoul area.

wire 2018 exceeded all records attained so far and this success might still be topped: wire 2020 in Düsseldorf will open up for the first time with Fasteners and Springs forming independent exhibition areas under the roof of wire 2020. Start of registration for potential exhibitors is by end of January, 2019.

The international steel maker, Posco, is one of the world's largest steel producers. To ensure consistently high levels of steel production, the company has invested in modernizing the blowers on its blast furnaces at its main plant in Pohang using Siemens drive technology.

China's growing demand for higher grade iron ore in its bid to curb environmental damage is set to drive down the crude steel production and iron ore imports between 2018 and 2022, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Higher-quality plate surfaces and enhanced production

Danieli has been awarded a contract by PAO Severstal for the upgrade of plate mill 2800 at Cherepovets (Russia), in order to improve plate surface quality and increase production volume.

Total Strengthens Its Presence in the Industrial Lubricants Market

Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market, announces the acquisition from Houghton International of its aluminum hot rolling oil (AHRO), steel cold rolling oil (SCRO) and tinplate rolling oil (TPRO) activities in the North American and European Economic Area markets.

Steel Dynamics, Inc. has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of a complete steel production line for its Sinton location in the state of Texas.

Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) has awarded SMS group an order for the supply of a complete steel production line, from the steelworks to the CSP® plant and from the cold rolling mill to the galvanizing line for its Sinton location in the state of Texas.

Wirerod Mill modernization at Baotou Steel, China

Baotou Steel Group Co. Ltd. in China selected Danieli to modernize its 600,000-tpy wirerod mill. The key equipment to be supplied will be a new, four-pass TMB high-speed finishing block to produce smooth-wire from 4.5 to 26 mm diameter, and rebar-wire from 6 to 16 mm diameter at a maximum speed of 110 mps.