July 2003

Eurofer suspects dumping of precision stainless

European steel association Eurofer has started examining the import of precision stainless steel strip from third countries after concerns were raised by a number of member producers that dumping is occurring

Fesil forges ahead with 15,000 capacity expansion

Norway's Fesil said today it is proceeding with plans to increase ferro-silicon capacity at its Rana plant by as much as 15,000 tpy.

Summer shut-downs make for dull bulk-alloy market

European bulk-alloy business remains muted thanks to summer shut-downs and low demand.

Sandvik boosts flat rolled wire capacity

Sandvik Materials Technology, has commissioned a new stainless steel flat wire rolling mill for Skr14 million at Sandviken, Sweden

Consolidated Minerals lists in Frankfurt

Australian manganese and chrome ore producer Consolidated Minerals has listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Chinese moly and tungsten producer mulls expansion

China's Shandong Guangming Tungsten & Molybdenum is considering investment in new smelting facilities to supply feedstock for its downstream molybdenum and tungsten operations.

Jindal plans two FeCr furnaces

Jindal Stainless Steel has placed an order for two furnaces capable of producing 160,000 tpy that it plans to commission by September 2004.

J&W still in talks over former Ramcoz mines

J&W Holding is still in negotiations with the Zambian government over its purchase of the Baluba and Luanshya copper-cobalt mines, more than four months after it s successful bid was announced.

Stainless expansion hits Outokumpu’s profits [UPDATE]

Outokumpu, Finland’s diversified metals group, has reported a collapse in quarter two operating profit compared with same period last year

Tang Eng looks to crack Thai market

Taiwan’s Tang Eng Iron Works is looking to expand its presence in the Southeast Asian market and begin export shipments to Thailand