April 2014

MB DRI & PELLET: Iron ore pellet shortage looming, panellists say

Demand for both blast furnace (BF) and direct reduction iron (DRI) pellets is set to outstrip supply in the next few years, delegates heard at Metal Bulletin’s 2nd World DRI & Pellet Congress in Abu Dhabi.

MB DRI & PELLET: LKAB moves Singapore commercial office to Dubai

Swedish state-owned iron ore producer LKAB has closed its marketing office in Singapore and moved the functions to Dubai, a senior company official told Steel First on Tuesday April 29.

MB DRI & PELLET: Steel, DRI in Mena region will struggle to compete for gas

Steelmakers and producers of direct reduced iron (DRI) in the Middle east-North Africa (Mena) region will find it increasingly difficult to access local gas supplies in competition with other sectors.

Oman’s Jindal Shadeed commissions meltshop for 2m-tpy plant

Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel in Oman has commissioned the steel meltshop at the 2 million-tpy integrated steel plant it is building, the company said on Monday April 28.

MB DRI & PELLET: Long-term pellet contracts are goal for Gulf DRI producers

Direct reduced iron (DRI) producers in the Gulf region prefer long-term procurement deals for iron ore pellet, according to a panel discussion at Metal Bulletin's 2nd World DRI & Pellet Congress.

MB DRI & PELLET: Trinidad & Tobago, Russia to fill Venezuela DRI gap

Direct reduced iron (DRI) producers in Russia and Trinidad & Tobago are poised to fill the supply gap left by dwindling output from Venezuela.

MB DRI & PELLET: What to expect at this week's Abu Dhabi conference

More than 300 delegates have gathered in Abu Dhabi for Metal Bulletin’s 2nd World DRI & Pellet Congress, being held this year from Monday April 28 to Wednesday April 30 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Mexico's Ahmsa starts maintenance work on pig iron, crude steel units

Mexico’s biggest integrated steelmaker, Altos Hornos de México (Ahmsa), has started maintenance work on its pig iron and crude steel units in Monclova, in the country’s northern Coahuila state.

Krakatau Posco denies output issues amid pig iron, coke sales

Indonesia’s Krakatau Posco has confirmed to Steel First it has been offering raw materials such as coke and pig iron for sale, but denied the move is related to problems at its steelmaking operation.

Turkey's pig iron imports halved in February, TUIK says

Turkey’s imports of pig iron almost halved in February as the country had already booked a large amount of material earlier in the year.