November 2012

Italian government signs decree keeping Taranto in production

The Italian government issued a decree today, Friday November 30, ensuring the continued operation of the troubled Taranto steelworks in the south of the country.

US Shredder & Castings Group increases global reach through Italy’s BBM

US Shredder & Castings Group has entered a partnership with Italian manufacturer BBM, as part of its strategy to expand its global footprint, the company said on Wednesday, November 28.

Severstal North America blast furnace back in service

The blast furnace at Severstal North America’s facility in Dearborn, Michigan, is back online following a pipe explosion earlier this month.

Brazil's steel distributors worried by downbeat economic outlook

Brazil’s flat steel distributors are concerned about the bearish outlook for Brazil’s economy in 2012 and 2013.

Century, Wisco form jv to exploit Canada's Sunny Lake

Canadian iron ore exploration company Century Iron Mines and Chinese steel company Wisco have formed a joint venture to exploit Century’s Sunny Lake iron ore asset.

Australian junior ZYL to seek producer status on $148m South African met coal project

Australia-based junior miner ZYL’s bankable feasibility study (BFS) shows 19.3 million tonnes of retrievable JORC-compliant reserves at its Kangwane Central anthracite coal project in South Africa.

Turkish HRC importers await CIS offers for January production

Turkish market participants are waiting for Russian and Ukrainian exporters of hot rolled coil (HRC) to release their latest round of offers for January rolling next week, according to Turkish market participants.

Severstal North America blast furnace back in service

The blast furnace at Severstal North America’s facility in Dearborn, Michigan, is back online following a pipe explosion earlier this month.

ArcelorMittal's Czech plant to produce anti-corrosive steels

ArcelorMittal Ostrava (AMO) expects to receive certification in the next week that will let the long and flat steel producer make steel with anti-corrosive properties, plant officials told Steel First on Friday November 30.

Italian government signs decree keeping Taranto in production

The Italian government issued a decree today, Friday November 30, ensuring the continued operation of the troubled Taranto steelworks in the south of the country.