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IRON and STEEL
 

Baffinland Iron Mines asks court to end hunters blockade

12 February 2021 Time: 21:58
Canada’s Baffinland Iron Mines is seeking a court order against a group of Nunavut hunters who have been blocking the Mary River mine’s road and airstrip in protest of a proposed expansion of the operation.
 

“Domestic Production” materialized in mining sector

7 February 2021 Time: 22:22
This month last year, the previous head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), which is the country’s major state-owned holding active in the mining sector, announced the organization’s top 10 targets to be followed up through some programs for domestic production of parts and equipment used in the mining sector as well as indigenizing required technology of this sector.
 

Iran Third in Steel Production Growth

6 February 2021 Time: 20:52
Iran ranked 3rd globally in 2020 in terms of steel production growth as it produced over 29 million tons of the metal despite US sanctions.
NON-FERROUS
 

Iran's monthly aluminum ingot output rises 47%

17 May 2020 Time: 19:40
Production of aluminum ingot in Iran was increased 47 percent during the first Iranian calendar month of Farvardin (March 20-April 19), IRNA reported, citing the data released by Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
 

Scottish Parliament passed Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme regulations

15 May 2020 Time: 19:49
The Scottish Parliament voted to approve Regulations for the establishment of Scotland’s Deposit Scheme. This would increase the recycling of single-use drinks containers in Scotland. The scheme will come into effect from 1 July 2022.
 

Tankoa Yachts unveils new 50-metre all-aluminium superyacht S501 feauturing light aluminium alloy

15 May 2020 Time: 19:22
Tankoa Yachts S.p.A has reportedly introduced a new 50-metre all-aluminium superyacht S501. The yacht is nearing completing in Italy now after the relaxation of lockdown restrictions caused by the COVID-19.
 

Nearly 1m tons of copper concentrate produced in 10 months

19 February 2021 Time: 12:44
During the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020 – January 19, 2021), 998,000 tons of copper concentrate has been produced in Iran.
 

IMIDRO to inaugurate mining development projects worth over $355m soon

13 February 2021 Time: 13:53
The head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) announced that the organization will inaugurate 23 development projects in mines and mining industries soon.
 

Ivanhoe to launch $16m exploration program at Western Foreland in DRC

12 February 2021 Time: 22:01
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) announced that it plans to carry out a $16-million exploration program on its Western Foreland exploration licenses, which are in close proximity to the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 

LME stocks shock sends zinc price reeling

29 January 2021 Time: 14:20
Zinc bulls have just received a reality check.
 

Scientists develop anode-free zinc battery for storing renewable energy

29 January 2021 Time: 14:15
Researchers at Stanford University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery that uses low-cost, naturally abundant materials.
 

Zinc exports rise 34% in 7 months year on year

6 December 2020 Time: 14:20
The volume of zinc exports from Iran reached 110,932 tons in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-October 21), registering a 34-percent rise compared to the figure for the last year’s same period.
 

Silver price will outshine gold as demand hits 8-year high in 2021 – Silver Institute

12 February 2021 Time: 21:57
Global demand for silver will rise to 1.025 billion ounces in 2021, its highest in eight years, as investors and industry ramp up purchases, the Silver Institute said on Wednesday, predicting that prices would rise.
 

Kinross reports record free cash flow of $1bn for 2020

12 February 2021 Time: 21:54
Toronto-based gold major Kinross Gold (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC) has released its fourth-quarter and year-end 2020 financial results. Production of 2.4 million gold-equivalent oz. for the year (624,032 oz.
 

Gold price set for worst January in 10 years

29 January 2021 Time: 14:06
Gold prices opened in the red on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve kept its monetary policy unchanged without promising any more aid, supporting the dollar as the preferred safe haven asset.
 

Nickel price at highest since 2014 amid growing EV battery demand

12 February 2021 Time: 22:03
Nickel has quietly been going neck-in-neck with copper since the start of the base metals rally in mid-2020, and is now approaching a key level that analysts believe could spur investment in new supply.
 

Platinum, palladium and rhodium in short supply – Johnson Matthey

12 February 2021 Time: 22:00
Platinum, palladium and rhodium used by the auto industry to filter emissions from engine exhausts were all in short supply last year, data from specialist materials firm Johnson Matthey showed on Wednesday, as prices for the metals soared.
 

Turkey's Etimet reduces ferro-chrome output by 50pc

6 May 2020 Time: 11:36
Turkish low-carbon ferro-chrome producer Eti Elektrometalurji has reduced its output in response to low demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
MINERALS
 

Dalian exchange adds new iron ore deliverable brands, adjusts premiums and discounts

29 January 2021 Time: 14:40
China’s Dalian Commodity Exchange said on Thursday it had added new deliverable brands for its benchmark iron ore futures, while adjusting premiums and discounts for existing deliverable brands.
 

China fails to learn from Trump backfire in trade war, is losing against Australia

29 January 2021 Time: 14:24
China is paying a heavy toll for its efforts to punish Australia by banning or restricting certain commodity imports, while conversely, Australia seems to have avoided any serious financial ramifications so far.
 

China bought most iron ore from Australia, Brazil in 2020, but imports from India up nearly 90%

29 January 2021 Time: 14:13
Australia and Brazil, the world’s two largest iron ore producers, remained China’s top suppliers in 2020, but imports from India soared 88% as Chinese mills diversified sources amid sky-high raw materials prices.
 

Coal wins curious reprieve in Biden’s assault on climate change

29 January 2021 Time: 14:42
President Joe Biden enlisted the entire US government in the fight against climate change on Wednesday, even telling the Central Intelligence Agency to consider global warming a national security threat.
 

Glencore is looking lonely as rivals look to abandon coal

29 January 2021 Time: 14:35
Glencore Plc is cutting an increasingly isolated figure as a major coal miner as one by one its biggest rivals look to abandon the most polluting fuel.
 

Biden poised to freeze oil and coal leasing on federal land

29 January 2021 Time: 14:32
President Joe Biden is poised to suspend the sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, which accounts for about 10% of US supplies, according to four people familiar with the matter.
 

Exports of cement chain products reach $163.4m in 7 months

1 December 2020 Time: 15:53
The value of Iran’s cement products exports in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-October 21) reached more than $163.4 million, which is an 11 percent decrease compared to the same period last year.
 

FCB Horomill®: 25-year history told by Buzzi Unicem

15 February 2019 Time: 19:48
In the February issue of International Cement Review, Buzzi Unicem reviews its cooperation with Fives in the development of the FCB Horomill® technology.
 

RMA cementing alliances in northwestern BC

31 January 2019 Time: 17:28
A partnership of First Nations, exploration companies and provincial government representatives is working well, as the three groups collaborate to progress mineral exploration and mining in northwest British Columbia.
 

Domestic production in mining sector saves Iran nearly $1b

12 February 2021 Time: 14:42
Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) has announced that domestic production and indigenizing technology in the mining sector has saved Iran nearly $1 billion during the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 20, 2020).
 The Chairman of IMIDRO announced:

Large mining companies and HEPCO to sign 5 Memorandum of Cooperation under the leadership of IMIDRO

26 July 2020 Time: 21:49
Deputy Minister of SMT and Chairman of IMIDRO said, “After acquisition of HEPCO by the Social Security Organization, IMIDRO’s supportive approach toward the company has not changed and regarding to the development missions of this organization and the national view, in the year of “Production Jump”, Mining sector and Mining Industries will certainly continue to support this long-serving manufacturer and develop the cooperation.”
 

Hydro North America chooses Danieli Breda extrusion technology

5 February 2020 Time: 15:52
Hydro Extrusion North America awarded Danieli Breda the contract for a new, 60-MN front-loading direct extrusion press for the Phoenix, AZ facility.
 

Mining, energy projects worth over $190m inaugurated in central Iran

20 February 2021 Time: 23:07
Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Alireza Razm Hosseini on Saturday inaugurated a mineral production unit worth eight trillion rials (over $190 million) as well as a solar power plant during a visit to Yazd province, central Iran.
 

IMIDRO to inaugurate mining development projects worth over $355m soon

13 February 2021 Time: 13:53
The head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) announced that the organization will inaugurate 23 development projects in mines and mining industries soon.
 

Crypto’s rapid rise means investors need gold, top miner says

12 February 2021 Time: 22:06
The astonishing rise of cryptocurrencies, including red-hot Bitcoin, just handed one of the world’s leading gold miners one more reason to urge investors to buy the age-old haven that is bullion.
Auto
 

Nickel price at highest since 2014 amid growing EV battery demand

12 February 2021 Time: 22:03
Nickel has quietly been going neck-in-neck with copper since the start of the base metals rally in mid-2020, and is now approaching a key level that analysts believe could spur investment in new supply.
 

Tire output climbs 20% in 10 months on year

6 February 2021 Time: 20:29
Production of tires in Iran has risen 20 percent during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020- January 19, 2021), compared to the same period of time in the past year.
 

Scientists develop anode-free zinc battery for storing renewable energy

29 January 2021 Time: 14:15
Researchers at Stanford University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery that uses low-cost, naturally abundant materials.
Cable & Wire
 

Xinjiang Amer Qian Golding Cable has ordered a CONTIROD®*copper wire rod plant from SMS group

17 February 2020 Time: 17:23
Xinjiang Amer Qian Golding Cable Co., Ltd. from China, a subsidiary of Amer Group, has placed an order with SMS group for a CONTIROD®* casting and rolling plant to produce copper wire.
 

TPO hosts specialized desk on promoting cable, wire industry

9 February 2020 Time: 15:28
Director General of Industrial and Mining Products Office at Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) of Iran said the organization hosted a specialized desk for promotion of cable and wire industry, TPO portal reported.
 

SMS group presents innovations, technology and services for the tube and wire industry

29 January 2020 Time: 16:03
At the international trade fairs "Tube" and “wire”, taking place in Düsseldorf from 30 March to 3 April 2020, SMS group is going to present new plant concepts and innovations that meet the future demands of the tube and wire industry.
ECONOMY
 

Iranian capital market: a huge capacity in need of correction

27 January 2021 Time: 16:49
Two years after the re-imposition of the U.S. sanction on Iran and at a time when the Trump Administration had started its maximum pressure policies to, as they claimed, paralyze the country’s economy, the Iranian government started implementing a strategy to cut reliance on oil and promote domestic production using internal capacities.
 

Commodities worth over $242m traded at IME in a week

6 December 2020 Time: 14:27
Over 508,000 tons of commodities valued at more than $242 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) during the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday, December 4).
 

IME’s weekly worth of trades up 90%

19 October 2020 Time: 16:12
Value of trades at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) rose 90 percent during the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), IME International Affairs and Public Relations Department reported.
 

Plan for offering oil via salaf bonds temporarily stopped

30 August 2020 Time: 18:04
Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand said that the plan for offering oil via salaf bonds in Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) is temporarily stopped, Tasnim news agency reported.
 

GOOs trading platform to offer tailored auctions

20 March 2020 Time: 20:27
Malta-based renewable energy trading platform Commerg will allow individual counterparties to host auctions from the beginning of next week.
 

China transport activity picks up as coronavirus slows

24 February 2020 Time: 17:14
China's transport sector is continuing to resume operations amid signs the country's coronavirus outbreak is slowing. But activity remains significantly below normal levels.
 

TEDPIX up 3.4% in a week

12 February 2021 Time: 21:49
TEDPIX, the main index of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), rose 3.4 percent in the past Iranian calendar week.
 

TEDPIX down 37,000 points on Saturday

6 February 2021 Time: 21:06
TEDPIX, the main index of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), lost 37,623 points to 1.135 million on Saturday (the first day of the Iranian week).
 

Monthly housing price up 8.2% year on year: SCI

6 February 2021 Time: 20:46
The Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) has announced that the housing price in the country has risen 8.2 percent during the past Iranian calendar month Dey (December 20, 2020 - January 19, 2021), as compared to the same month in the past year.
 

Petchem industry is Iranian economy’s driving force: VP

6 February 2021 Time: 21:04
First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has stressed the significance of the petrochemical industry for the Iranian economy, calling it one of the country’s major driving forces.
 

Singapore delivered bunker premiums hit record high

28 August 2019 Time: 19:46
A shortage of bunker fuel and barges in Singapore has sent delivered premiums for 380cst high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) to record highs.
 

Startups Enter Insurance Industry

28 July 2019 Time: 21:23
Insurance industry plans to allow startups to handle 10% of Iran’s insurance market in the current fiscal year that started on March 21, said the head of Central Insurance company of Iran.
 

Numerous development projects inaugurated to mark Fajr Ten-Day

6 February 2021 Time: 20:38
Over the past few years and especially after the re-imposition of the U.S. sanctions on the Iranian economy, the country has started to follow new strategies in order to distance the economy from the reliance on foreign sources and also to empower the domestic productive sectors.
 

Tire output climbs 20% in 10 months on year

6 February 2021 Time: 20:29
Production of tires in Iran has risen 20 percent during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020- January 19, 2021), compared to the same period of time in the past year.
 

30 idle industrial units revived in Qom Province

31 January 2021 Time: 16:31
The governor-general of Iran’s central Qom Province said that 30 idle industrial units have been revived in the province since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020).
 

Crypto’s rapid rise means investors need gold, top miner says

12 February 2021 Time: 22:06
The astonishing rise of cryptocurrencies, including red-hot Bitcoin, just handed one of the world’s leading gold miners one more reason to urge investors to buy the age-old haven that is bullion.
 

SEO passes new regulations to facilitate transactions in stock market

6 February 2021 Time: 20:44
Iran's Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) has passed new regulations in order to facilitate and adjust transactions in the capital market, the SEO Head Mohammad-Ali Dehqan Dehnavi announced.
 

Over $4.5b of bank loans paid to knowledge-based firms in 9 months

31 January 2021 Time: 16:36
The Iranian banking system has paid 191 trillion rials (about $4.54 billion) of facilities to knowledge-based companies during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-December 20, 2020).
 

IMIDRO to inaugurate mining development projects worth over $355m soon

13 February 2021 Time: 13:53
The head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) announced that the organization will inaugurate 23 development projects in mines and mining industries soon.
 

Ivanhoe to launch $16m exploration program at Western Foreland in DRC

12 February 2021 Time: 22:01
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) announced that it plans to carry out a $16-million exploration program on its Western Foreland exploration licenses, which are in close proximity to the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 

SEO to hold International Conference on Financing

12 February 2021 Time: 14:37
Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) will hold the online International Conference on Financing on February 15, the organization’s International Affairs Department announced on Tuesday.
 

VP Urges Development of Digital Economy in Iran

19 May 2020 Time: 23:38
Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri called for plans to develop the infrastructures for digital economy in the country, highlighting the role that the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology plays in working towards that goal.
 

Railway projects worth $142m inaugurated across Iran

9 February 2020 Time: 15:54
Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) said 56 railway infrastructure and service projects were inaugurated across the country on Sunday, on the occasion of the “Ten-Day Dawn” which marks the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
 

Envoy: Iran Progressing in Developing Smart Cities

7 December 2019 Time: 17:51
Iran is taking long strides in developing smart cities with strengthening infrastructures, the country’s Ambassador to Romania Morteza Abutalebi said.
 

EAEU Opting for Promotion of Economic Ties with Iran

12 February 2021 Time: 21:53
Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich in a meeting with Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in Moscow on Tuesday said the Eurasian member states attach high importance to their relations with Iran, especially in economic fields.
 

Iran’s Steel, Cast Iron Exports to China Top $773mln

6 February 2021 Time: 20:48
Iran’s exports of steel and cast iron to China reached $773 million during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21- December 20 2020-), according to Iran’s Customs Administration (IRICA).
 

Commodities worth $518m exported from Gilan Province

6 February 2021 Time: 20:41
An official with the customs department of Gilan Province, in the north of Iran, said that 877,393 tons of commodities valued at $518.7 million have been exported from the province during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020-January 19, 2021).
 

Nearly 200,000 houses to be taxed under vacancy tax law

31 October 2020 Time: 15:54
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami said that the ministry has referred a list of 194,000 vacant housing units to Iran National Tax Administration (INTA) to be taxed under the new vacancy tax law.
 

Tax exemption expands trade in FTZs

25 July 2020 Time: 23:21
Tax exemption in the country’s free trade zones (FTZs) will increase the volume of trade in these zones, an official with Iran’s Free Zones High Council stated.
 

Companies newly accepted to stock market to get special tax incentives

26 June 2020 Time: 23:31
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyed Ali Khamenei has agreed with a plan for offering special tax exemptions and incentives to the companies that are accepted to the stock market in the current Iranian calendar year, IRNA reported.
 

EAEU Opting for Promotion of Economic Ties with Iran

12 February 2021 Time: 21:53
Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich in a meeting with Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in Moscow on Tuesday said the Eurasian member states attach high importance to their relations with Iran, especially in economic fields.
 

Bandar Abbas-Latakia direct shipping line to be launched by early Mar.

12 February 2021 Time: 21:51
Iran is going to establish a direct shipping line between its southern port of Bandar Abbas and Syria’s Mediterranean port of Latakia on March 10, Head of Iran-Syria Joint Chamber of Commerce Keyvan Kashefi announced.
 

SEO to hold International Conference on Financing

12 February 2021 Time: 14:37
Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) will hold the online International Conference on Financing on February 15, the organization’s International Affairs Department announced on Tuesday.
GEOLOGY
 

Ivanhoe to launch $16m exploration program at Western Foreland in DRC

12 February 2021 Time: 22:01
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) announced that it plans to carry out a $16-million exploration program on its Western Foreland exploration licenses, which are in close proximity to the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 

Iran’s 1st geothermal power plant to come on stream by Mar. 2021

19 October 2020 Time: 16:24
Iran’s first geothermal power plant, with the primary electricity generation capacity of five megawatts (MW), is going to go operational in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021), Deputy Energy Minister Homayoun Haeri announced.
 

Scientists give new clues to find iron ore deposits

28 September 2020 Time: 23:19
Researchers at the University of Alberta have uncovered the formation mechanism behind iron oxide-apatite deposits, a revelation that gives geologists new clues as to where to hunt for ore.
ENVIRONMENT
 

Silver price will outshine gold as demand hits 8-year high in 2021 – Silver Institute

12 February 2021 Time: 21:57
Global demand for silver will rise to 1.025 billion ounces in 2021, its highest in eight years, as investors and industry ramp up purchases, the Silver Institute said on Wednesday, predicting that prices would rise.
 

Coal wins curious reprieve in Biden’s assault on climate change

29 January 2021 Time: 14:42
President Joe Biden enlisted the entire US government in the fight against climate change on Wednesday, even telling the Central Intelligence Agency to consider global warming a national security threat.
 

Biden poised to freeze oil and coal leasing on federal land

29 January 2021 Time: 14:32
President Joe Biden is poised to suspend the sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, which accounts for about 10% of US supplies, according to four people familiar with the matter.
ENERGY
 

Oil production by Iran rises 62,000 bpd in January: OPEC

12 February 2021 Time: 21:52
Iran produced 2.084 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in January, registering a 62,000-bpd increase compared to the last month of 2020, according to OPEC’s latest monthly report published on Thursday.
 

TEDPIX up 3.4% in a week

12 February 2021 Time: 21:49
TEDPIX, the main index of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), rose 3.4 percent in the past Iranian calendar week.
 

Petchem industry is Iranian economy’s driving force: VP

6 February 2021 Time: 21:04
First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has stressed the significance of the petrochemical industry for the Iranian economy, calling it one of the country’s major driving forces.
 

South Pars development nearly completed

6 February 2021 Time: 20:36
The managing director of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), which is in charge of developing Iran’s giant South Pars gas field, has said that the development of the mentioned field is nearly completed and all phases of the field will be fully operational in near future.
 

Biden poised to freeze oil and coal leasing on federal land

29 January 2021 Time: 14:32
President Joe Biden is poised to suspend the sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, which accounts for about 10% of US supplies, according to four people familiar with the matter.
 

NIORDC ready for sustained supply of fuel in winter

2 December 2020 Time: 23:20
Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) said his company is fully prepared for a sustained supply of oil products to households, industries, and power plants during the cold season.
 

TEDPIX up 3.4% in a week

12 February 2021 Time: 21:49
TEDPIX, the main index of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), rose 3.4 percent in the past Iranian calendar week.
 

Secondary trades of 2nd ETF units begin

2 December 2020 Time: 23:17
The secondary trades of the units of the second exchange-traded fund (ETF) finally began in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), on Tuesday, IRIB reported.
 

No trading account needed for 2nd ETF underwriting

30 August 2020 Time: 18:07
No trading account is required for underwriting to buy the shares of four major refineries that are going to be offered through Iran’s second exchange-traded fund (ETF), ISNA reported on Sunday.
 

Petchem industry is Iranian economy’s driving force: VP

6 February 2021 Time: 21:04
First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has stressed the significance of the petrochemical industry for the Iranian economy, calling it one of the country’s major driving forces.
 

Iran’s petchem production up 6% in 10 months yr/yr

1 February 2021 Time: 23:40
Iranian petrochemical production has increased by six percent in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020-January 19, 2021) compared to the same period last year, an official with the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) announced.
 

IPEC 2021 underway in Tehran

27 January 2021 Time: 16:38
The 6th Iranian Petroleum and Energy Club Congress and Exhibition (IPEC 2021) kicked off in Tehran on Tuesday, at Industrial Management Institute Conference Center, Shana reported.
 

Water, electricity projects worth $1.13b put into operation

31 January 2021 Time: 16:35
President Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday, inaugurated 13 major water and electricity projects valued at 47.76 trillion rials (about $1.13 billion) in Kordestan and North Khorasan provinces through video conference.
 

Next year’s budget bill allocates €200m to pressurized irrigation, watershed management

6 December 2020 Time: 14:36
The national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1400, which starts on March 21, 2021, has allocated €200 million to the implementation of pressurized irrigation and watershed management projects.
 

Rouhani inaugurates energy projects worth over $795m in 2 provinces

31 October 2020 Time: 16:04
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated five water and electricity projects worth over 33.4 trillion rials (about $795.2 million) in two provinces during the 30th week of the Energy Ministry’s A-B-Iran program, IRNA reported.
 

Work Begins on Constructing 2nd Unit of Nuclear Power Plant in Bushehr

10 November 2019 Time: 17:13
Work for pouring concrete at the site of the second unit of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in south Iran started on Sunday.
 

Water, electricity projects worth $1.13b put into operation

31 January 2021 Time: 16:35
President Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday, inaugurated 13 major water and electricity projects valued at 47.76 trillion rials (about $1.13 billion) in Kordestan and North Khorasan provinces through video conference.
 

Rouhani inaugurates energy projects worth over $795m in 2 provinces

31 October 2020 Time: 16:04
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated five water and electricity projects worth over 33.4 trillion rials (about $795.2 million) in two provinces during the 30th week of the Energy Ministry’s A-B-Iran program, IRNA reported.
 

Russia to begin working on Iranian power plant soon

31 October 2020 Time: 15:49
The Russian contractor approved for the implementation of Iran's Sirik Power Plant project in southern Hormozgan Province is going to begin working on the project in near future, an official with the Thermal Power Plant Holding (TPPH) said.
 

Iran Gives Ultimatum to Boeing Company on Suspended Contract

6 February 2021 Time: 21:10
Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Touraj Dehqani Zanganeh said on Tuesday that the country has given the global aviation giant, Boeing, an ultimatum on the contract whose implementation was suspended after the US reimposed sanctions against Tehran.
 

Minister: Iran to Triple Nuclear Power Capacity

7 October 2020 Time: 21:27
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian announced on Sunday that the country plans to increase its nuclear power capacity from its current 1,000 megawatts to 3,000 MW in future.
 

US uranium output shrinks 89% in 2019

21 May 2020 Time: 21:25
US domestic production of uranium concentrate plunged 89% to 174,000 pounds of U3O8 (triuranium octoxide) last year, according to the latest annual report published by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
 

Renewable power generation capacity exceeds 850 MW

6 February 2021 Time: 20:35
The capacity of Iran’s renewable power plants reached 859.17 megawatts (MW) in the tenth Iranian calendar month of Dey (December 21, 2020-January 19, 2021), IRNA reported on Thursday.
 

Coal wins curious reprieve in Biden’s assault on climate change

29 January 2021 Time: 14:42
President Joe Biden enlisted the entire US government in the fight against climate change on Wednesday, even telling the Central Intelligence Agency to consider global warming a national security threat.
 

Gates, Bezos-backed fund offers $1bn to clean energy start-ups

29 January 2021 Time: 14:17
Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the clean-tech fund backed by billionaires including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Michael Bloomberg, has raised $1 billion for the second time in four years to help start-ups capable of cutting global emissions.
 

Danish Firm Will Join Japan Offshore Wind Projects

21 January 2019 Time: 15:31
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding with Danish energy business Orsted to work together on offshore wind projects.
 

Sportswear Giant Signs Second Wind Power Deal

21 January 2018 Time: 23:24
Sportswear giant Nike has signed its second major wind power agreement with Avangrid Renewables. The deal is for 86 megawatts of wind power from the Karankawa Wind Farm in Bee and San Patricio counties in Texas.
 

Google to Meet All Energy Needs From Clean Power

2 December 2017 Time: 12:55
Google, the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy, is buying even more—536 megawatts of wind power from four power plants.
 

Iran’s 1st geothermal power plant to come on stream by Mar. 2021

19 October 2020 Time: 16:24
Iran’s first geothermal power plant, with the primary electricity generation capacity of five megawatts (MW), is going to go operational in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021), Deputy Energy Minister Homayoun Haeri announced.
 

Iran’s strategic oil pipeline project nearing completion

19 October 2020 Time: 16:14
Iran’s new 1000-kilometer-long Goreh-Jask oil pipeline in the southern Hormozgan province, which will provide the country with an alternative route for crude oil exports that are currently transferred through the Strait of Hormuz, has registered over 60 percent of physical progress and is underway with full force.
 

SPGF Phase 12 Produces 14bcm of Gas in 6 Months

7 October 2020 Time: 21:24
The 9th refinery of the South Pars Oil and Gas Field has produced nearly 14 billion cubic meters of gas during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-September 21), Director of the refinery Mohammad Mehdi Hashemi said.
 

Tehran hosting bitumen, asphalt conference, exhibition

23 October 2019 Time: 20:21
Iran’s 11th National Bitumen, Asphalt and Machinery Conference and Exhibition kicked off in Tehran on Tuesday at the presence of the country’s Transport Minister Mohammad Eslami, the event’s portal reported.
 

Mining, energy projects worth over $190m inaugurated in central Iran

20 February 2021 Time: 23:07
Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Alireza Razm Hosseini on Saturday inaugurated a mineral production unit worth eight trillion rials (over $190 million) as well as a solar power plant during a visit to Yazd province, central Iran.
 

Minister: Iran to Triple Nuclear Power Capacity

7 October 2020 Time: 21:27
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian announced on Sunday that the country plans to increase its nuclear power capacity from its current 1,000 megawatts to 3,000 MW in future.
 

Rouhani inaugurates projects worth over $3b in rural, nomadic areas

6 October 2020 Time: 17:42
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurates 33,262 development and employment projects worth 131.22 trillion rials (about $3.124 billion) in some rural areas and nomadic regions via video conference on Monday, IRNA reported.
Transportation
 

Iran Gives Ultimatum to Boeing Company on Suspended Contract

6 February 2021 Time: 21:10
Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Touraj Dehqani Zanganeh said on Tuesday that the country has given the global aviation giant, Boeing, an ultimatum on the contract whose implementation was suspended after the US reimposed sanctions against Tehran.
 

Over $47m of development projects inaugurated at Mehrabad Airport

31 January 2021 Time: 17:32
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami inaugurated 12 development projects worth 2 trillion rials (about $47.6 million) at Mehrabad International Airport on Sunday, in a ceremony held on the occasion of Imam Khomeini’s arrival in Tehran in 1979.
 

Iran’s Int’l Flights Grow 64%

7 October 2020 Time: 21:33
The number of international flights of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s airlines in the Iranian month of Mordad (July 22 to August 21) has increased 64% compared to the previous month.
 

Iran, Turkmenistan discuss situation of borders, transportation

30 August 2020 Time: 18:29
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami held talks with Turkmenistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Rasit Meredow via video conference to discuss the situation of road and rail transportation on the common borders between Iran and Turkmenistan.
 

More Iran-Pakistan border points reopened

6 July 2020 Time: 22:09
The spokesman of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced on Monday that Iran’s three more border points with Pakistan were reopened today, IRNA reported.
 

Kermanshah Border Crossings Increase Working Hours

19 May 2020 Time: 23:59
Kermanshah Province’s border crossings have increased working hours to 20 hours per day amid rising exports.
 

Bandar Abbas-Latakia direct shipping line to be launched by early Mar.

12 February 2021 Time: 21:51
Iran is going to establish a direct shipping line between its southern port of Bandar Abbas and Syria’s Mediterranean port of Latakia on March 10, Head of Iran-Syria Joint Chamber of Commerce Keyvan Kashefi announced.
 

Dalian exchange adds new iron ore deliverable brands, adjusts premiums and discounts

29 January 2021 Time: 14:40
China’s Dalian Commodity Exchange said on Thursday it had added new deliverable brands for its benchmark iron ore futures, while adjusting premiums and discounts for existing deliverable brands.
 

Foreign investment in Aras Free Zone rises 78% in H1

1 December 2020 Time: 15:18
Foreign investment attracted in Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone (AFZ) in Iran’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan has risen 78 percent during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-October 21), compared to the first half of the past year, according to a provincial official.
 

‘Iran to become self-reliant in manufacturing passenger, cargo wagons’

12 February 2021 Time: 21:49
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami has said that the country will become independent in terms of manufacturing passenger and cargo wagons.
 

Expansion of co-op between RAI, ports atop agenda

6 October 2020 Time: 17:48
In a meeting with the members of the Iranian Private Ports Association, Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) Saeed Rasouli has stressed the expansion of cooperation between his organization and the country’s ports, IRIB reported on Monday.
 

Iranian major railway companies to be listed on stock exchange

22 September 2020 Time: 22:05
Two of Iran’s biggest railway companies namely Raja Rail Transportation Company and Novin Sanat Raja Company are going through the final stages to be listed on Iran’s over-the-counter (OTC) market, known as Iran Fara Bourse (IFB), an official with RAJA announced.
 

California is banning gasoline cars. Now the EV race begins

28 September 2020 Time: 23:10
California just started the clock on a future that a few years ago would’ve been unthinkable: dealerships full of nothing but zero-emissions cars.
 

Electric vehicles sales in India jump 20% in FY20, driven by electric two-wheelers

20 April 2020 Time: 18:57
Electric vehicle sales in India have reportedly recorded a growth of 20 per cent to 156,000 units in the financial year 2019-20, largely driven by the sales of electric two-wheelers that form bulk of the nascent industry.
 

Pakistan Extends Iran Border Closure for Two Weeks

14 April 2020 Time: 21:08
Pakistan extended the closure of its border with Iran and Afghanistan for another two weeks due to the spread of coronavirus, according to a notification issued by the country’s Interior Ministry on Monday.
 

Iran, Turkmenistan discuss situation of borders, transportation

30 August 2020 Time: 18:29
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami held talks with Turkmenistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Rasit Meredow via video conference to discuss the situation of road and rail transportation on the common borders between Iran and Turkmenistan.
 

India to save 20% logistic cost in supplies to CIS countries via Chabahar

6 July 2020 Time: 22:29
By developing strategic Chabahar Port in Iran, Indian will reduce logistics cost by 20 percent in container transport to CIS countries, bypassing China or Europe, Indian Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Lal Mandaviya stated.
 

Ferts: East/south Africa supply maintained — IFDC

15 May 2020 Time: 19:22
The International Fertilizer Development Centre's (IFDC) latest Covid-19 Fertilizer Watch says the overall impact on supply and distribution of restrictions in east and southern Africa is not significant.
Housing & Building
 

Iran’s int’l stone expo to host 6,000 businesspeople

5 August 2019 Time: 22:06
More than 6,000 businesspeople active in the field of decorative stones from around the world will take part at the 12th edition of Iran Stone Expo 2019 in early October, an official said.
 

Over 6,500 stone processing units operating across Iran

22 July 2019 Time: 21:04
Director General of Mineral Industries Office of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade Seifollah Amiri said over 6500 stone processing units are currently active across the country, 500 of which are exporting to global markets.
 

The Essentiality of the Development of the Industry of Paper Production from Stones

10 June 2019 Time: 23:30
Me-Metals: The executor of the sodium carbonate paper production plan of Aligoodarz emphasized the need in the development of paper production industry from stones in the country.
 

Azerbaijan Extends Ban on Entry of Iranian Cargo Trucks

20 April 2020 Time: 19:03
Azerbaijan has extended the ban on the entry of Iranian cargo trucks until May 4. Nonetheless, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, truckers are still able to park at the border crossings of Astara and Bileh Savar, and transship their goods to Azerbaijan as well as to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Eurasia.
 

Tile Production Exceeds 150m m2 in 5 Months

10 November 2019 Time: 17:16
Atotal of 158.45 million square meters of tiles were produced in Iran during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21- Aug. 22) to register an increase of 4.4% compared with last year’s corresponding period.
 

Iran's Trade With Turkmenistan Tops $300m

29 January 2019 Time: 15:55
Iran traded $312 million worth of commodities with Turkmenistan during the 10 months to Jan. 20, according to Iran's commercial attaché to Turkmenistan.
 

Plan for supplying nomadic households with mobile PV systems underway

14 October 2019 Time: 16:15
Iran’s Energy Ministry has started a plan for providing 25,000 nomadic households across the country with portable photovoltaic systems so that they could use electricity during migration.
 

Tehran Hosting 445 Int’l Companies of Printing, Packaging Industries

30 November 2019 Time: 18:49
Some 445 companies from 13 countries are showcasing their products and capabilities in the 26th International Exhibition of Printing, Packaging and Related Machinery in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
 

Plan for supplying nomadic households with mobile PV systems underway

14 October 2019 Time: 16:15
Iran’s Energy Ministry has started a plan for providing 25,000 nomadic households across the country with portable photovoltaic systems so that they could use electricity during migration.
 

Concrete, Mortar Mixers Imported

10 October 2017 Time: 16:16
Concrete and mortar mixers weighing more than 711 tons and worth 51.55 billion rials ($1.6 million) were imported into Iran during the five months to Aug.
 

VP inaugurates development projects in southwestern province

31 January 2021 Time: 17:33
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri inaugurated a number of development projects in the southwestern Khuzestan province on Saturday, IRNA reported.
 

Over $47m of development projects inaugurated at Mehrabad Airport

31 January 2021 Time: 17:32
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami inaugurated 12 development projects worth 2 trillion rials (about $47.6 million) at Mehrabad International Airport on Sunday, in a ceremony held on the occasion of Imam Khomeini’s arrival in Tehran in 1979.
 

500 transport, urban development projects to be inaugurated within 3 weeks

31 January 2021 Time: 17:29
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami said on Sunday his ministry is going to inaugurate 500 projects worth 100 trillion rials (about $2.38 billion) within the next three weeks, on the occasion of Ten-Day Down (this year from January 31 until February 10).
 

VP inaugurates development projects in southwestern province

31 January 2021 Time: 17:33
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri inaugurated a number of development projects in the southwestern Khuzestan province on Saturday, IRNA reported.
 

Iran planning to boost construction materials export to Africa

31 October 2020 Time: 16:06
Africa with over 50 countries has been experiencing some partial stability over the past years, which has led to elevating the infrastructures and increasing economic activities in this large continent.
 

Iran Build and Property Show 2020 to kick off on Sunday

2 February 2020 Time: 13:03
Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds will host Iran Build and Property Show 2020 from Sunday until Wednesday.
 

Kish Island hosting intl. building industry exhibition

1 November 2019 Time: 22:42
The 15th International Civil and Building Industry Exhibition (Kish Buidex 2019) kicked off on Wednesday in Kish Island in southern Iran, IRNA reported.
 

Monthly housing price up 8.2% year on year: SCI

6 February 2021 Time: 20:46
The Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) has announced that the housing price in the country has risen 8.2 percent during the past Iranian calendar month Dey (December 20, 2020 - January 19, 2021), as compared to the same month in the past year.
 

Iran planning to boost construction materials export to Africa

31 October 2020 Time: 16:06
Africa with over 50 countries has been experiencing some partial stability over the past years, which has led to elevating the infrastructures and increasing economic activities in this large continent.
 

Nearly 200,000 houses to be taxed under vacancy tax law

31 October 2020 Time: 15:54
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami said that the ministry has referred a list of 194,000 vacant housing units to Iran National Tax Administration (INTA) to be taxed under the new vacancy tax law.
 

Monthly housing price up 8.2% year on year: SCI

6 February 2021 Time: 20:46
The Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) has announced that the housing price in the country has risen 8.2 percent during the past Iranian calendar month Dey (December 20, 2020 - January 19, 2021), as compared to the same month in the past year.
 

VP inaugurates development projects in southwestern province

31 January 2021 Time: 17:33
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri inaugurated a number of development projects in the southwestern Khuzestan province on Saturday, IRNA reported.
 

Nearly 200,000 houses to be taxed under vacancy tax law

31 October 2020 Time: 15:54
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami said that the ministry has referred a list of 194,000 vacant housing units to Iran National Tax Administration (INTA) to be taxed under the new vacancy tax law.
 

Making Shahr-e-Aftab an FTZ on agenda

13 June 2020 Time: 23:42
Making Iran’s Shahr-e Aftab International Exhibition Center a free trade zone (FTZ) is on the agenda, the center’s managing director announced.
 

Azerbaijan Extends Ban on Entry of Iranian Cargo Trucks

20 April 2020 Time: 19:03
Azerbaijan has extended the ban on the entry of Iranian cargo trucks until May 4. Nonetheless, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, truckers are still able to park at the border crossings of Astara and Bileh Savar, and transship their goods to Azerbaijan as well as to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Eurasia.
 

Indian cement makers may delay restart of plants

8 April 2020 Time: 18:45
Cement companies in India, the world second biggest market, are wary about short-term prospects for demand and may not rush to restart plants if the federal government begins lifting its lockdown from 15 April.
Sciences
 

Over $4.5b of bank loans paid to knowledge-based firms in 9 months

31 January 2021 Time: 16:36
The Iranian banking system has paid 191 trillion rials (about $4.54 billion) of facilities to knowledge-based companies during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-December 20, 2020).
 

SMS group and Semiotic Labs sign collaborate agreement

20 March 2020 Time: 18:38
Semiotic Labs, a scale-up company based in Leiden, Netherlands, and SMS group have signed an agreement under which the two companies will cooperate in the field of predictive maintenance.
 

Knowledge-based firms indigenize 50 strategic products in water, electricity sector

16 March 2020 Time: 16:03
Iranian knowledge-based companies have indigenized the technology for manufacturing 50 strategic products applied in the water and electricity sector of the country in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 19), the managing director of Iranian Electrical Power Equipment Manufacturing and Provision Company (known by its Persian acronym SATKAB) told IRIB on Tuesday.
 

Over $4.5b of bank loans paid to knowledge-based firms in 9 months

31 January 2021 Time: 16:36
The Iranian banking system has paid 191 trillion rials (about $4.54 billion) of facilities to knowledge-based companies during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-December 20, 2020).
 

Iranian Scientists Find Low-Cost Method to Produce Gasoline, Petrochemical Products

7 October 2020 Time: 21:30
Iranian researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology produced gasoline and petrochemical products with natural gas through a clever and low-cost method.
 

Lesser durability of COVID19 virus on aluminium surface makes it a more preferred metal than others

28 April 2020 Time: 15:28
There is no end to research, inspection, and introspection around the currently much talked about virus SARS-CoV-2, or popularly known as COVID19.
 

Projects Worth $720m in Industrial Hubs Last Year

14 April 2020 Time: 21:14
Atotal of 2,547 projects worth 116.17 trillion rials ($720 million) were implemented in Iran’s industrial parks and estates in the last fiscal year that ended on March 19, 2020, according to Deputy Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohsen Salehinia.
 

Loans for Startups, Tech Firms

12 April 2020 Time: 18:48
State-backed Iran National Innovation Fund is planning to loan 45 trillion rials ($277.7 million) to knowledge-based companies and tech firms in the current fiscal year (ending March 2021).
 

Tiny electronics can still rely on gold

30 March 2020 Time: 14:08
A research paper published in Physical Review Letters reveals that gold can stand up to the strain of the next-generation data processing in electronic devices.
 

Students from University of Duisburg-Essen win third Data Challenge of SMS digital

17 January 2020 Time: 17:02
How can machine-learning algorithms help to make steel production more efficient?
 

MSC Selected Asia’s 11th Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise

11 December 2017 Time: 21:34
Iran’s largest steelmaker, Mobarakeh Steel Company, has been selected as Asia’s 11th Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise in 2017.
 

Iranian Scientists Find Low-Cost Method to Produce Gasoline, Petrochemical Products

7 October 2020 Time: 21:30
Iranian researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology produced gasoline and petrochemical products with natural gas through a clever and low-cost method.
 

New heads of CAO, Iran Air appointed

9 August 2020 Time: 23:56
In a ceremony on Sunday attended by Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami, the new heads of the country’s national airline (Iran Air) and also Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) were appointed.
 

Students from University of Duisburg-Essen win third Data Challenge of SMS digital

17 January 2020 Time: 17:02
How can machine-learning algorithms help to make steel production more efficient?
 

Iranian Scientists Find Low-Cost Method to Produce Gasoline, Petrochemical Products

7 October 2020 Time: 21:30
Iranian researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology produced gasoline and petrochemical products with natural gas through a clever and low-cost method.
 

ESA, Hypervine bring blockchain and satellite data together for mining teams

18 February 2020 Time: 15:46
Glasgow-based start-up Hypervine announced Monday the start of a project co-funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop services using space-based data to improve efficiencies for extractive industries.
 

Iran capable of exporting $40b of technical, engineering services

31 October 2020 Time: 15:56
Iran has the potential and capability to export technical and engineering services worth $40 billion in a year, representatives of the country’s private sector active in this field say, the portal of Tehran Chamber of Commerce Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) reported.
 

Rouhani Calls for Muslim States' Joint AI Project

18 December 2019 Time: 21:00
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the importance of digital economy in future world, and declared his nation's preparedness to kick off cooperation with the Islamic states in developing artificial intelligence technology.
 

Iran, China Firm to Expand Cooperation on Knowledge-Based Economy

12 November 2019 Time: 17:11
Tehran and Beijing are resolute to broaden mutual cooperation in areas of knowledge-based economy as an Iranian delegation of knowledge-based companies is on a tour of China.
Scrap & Recycling
 

Pakistan: Imported Scrap Trades Improve Ahead Eid Holidays

19 May 2020 Time: 22:38
Imported scrap offers to Pakistan stood range bound this week, with a further slight improvement in trades being witnessed. Before Eid holidays from later this week and market closes, buyers look to make some bookings for late June shipments.
 

Scottish Parliament passed Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme regulations

15 May 2020 Time: 19:49
The Scottish Parliament voted to approve Regulations for the establishment of Scotland’s Deposit Scheme. This would increase the recycling of single-use drinks containers in Scotland. The scheme will come into effect from 1 July 2022.
 

Vietnamese mills import less ferrous scrap in April

15 May 2020 Time: 19:28
Vietnam's April ferrous scrap imports fell by 38.2pc to 401,055t from a year earlier, slowed by Covid-19-related restrictions.
METALLURGY
 

Virtual Classroom Session by ABP Induction with presentations from Lungmuß and Saveway

15 May 2020 Time: 19:14
savethedate on May 28th, 2020: Best practices and technical background knowledge on digitalization, refractories and measurement technology in the foundry environment
 

How to start up equipment after longer pauses in production. What to do and what to look out for.

6 May 2020 Time: 12:32
Why to take extra care when restarting equipment after prolonged periods of downtime
 

METAL Expo: where the West meets the East

29 April 2020 Time: 16:35
METAL Expo has been an excellent knowledge acquisition and exchange platform, the best place to find out about the latest foundry technologies. Within the years METAL Expo became one of the two most important industry events in Europe.
 

CELSA Barcelona places order with SMS group for modernization of medium-section mill

6 February 2020 Time: 16:11
CELSA Barcelona has contracted SMS group to revamp the section mill at its Castellbisbal location in Spain.
 

Primetals Technologies receives FAC for modernized DC twin electric arc furnace at Baosteel in Shanghai, China

6 October 2019 Time: 23:50
Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate (FAC) from China's Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (Baosteel) for the modernization of a more than 20 year old DC twin electric arc furnace at its Shanghai plant.
 

REFRAJET® Addmix: An innovative injection system

27 November 2017 Time: 14:29
The REFRAJET® Addmix technology is an innovative injection system that was developed specifically for the installation of cement-free sol-gel bonded refractory concretes of the REFRAJET® Nanobond type.
 

Seven Expands Activities for the Aluminium Industry

30 March 2017 Time: 22:13
Less than a year after the publication of Seven’s first brochure for the aluminium industry, satisfied customers in several countries have been won. Deliveries have gone to Germany, Italy, the Slovak Republic, Russia, and Taiwan.
 

Seven Kazakhstan Factory Opened in February 2017

30 March 2017 Time: 21:16
Seven’s growth over the last years has triggered substantial expansions: In 2016, the main plant in Divača/Slovenia was expanded with fully integrated production, shipping, and storage systems. New and improved lines for dry-mixing and taphole clays are complemented by a brand new 300m2 laboratory.
 

India extends Covid-19 lockdowns until early May

14 April 2020 Time: 18:00
India has extended a nationwide lockdown until 3 May in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19, but is making some exceptions to minimise economic damage.
 

Commerzbank: ETF holdings of gold rise but fall for platinum

31 March 2020 Time: 20:24
Exchange-traded-fund holdings of platinum have fallen sharply this month, while holdings of gold keep rising, Commerzbank said. After big inflows last week, holdings in gold ETFs tracked by Bloomberg increased by another 16 metric tons Monday, putting them above 90 million ounces or over 2,800 tons for the first time, the bank pointed out.
 

Italy’s Raffmetal shuts for two-week quarantine

19 March 2020 Time: 19:11
Italy-based aluminium alloy producer Raffmetal will extend this week's shutdown through next week to allow employees a full two-week quarantine period amid the coronavirus pandemic, president Orlando Niboli said today.
 

Metso-Outotec merger cleared by European Commission

14 May 2020 Time: 19:58
Metso and Outotec Oyj received on Wednesday an unconditional merger control clearance from the European Commission for the combination of Metso’s Minerals business with Outotec.
 

Quick start-up of q-reg® via remote commissioning at gerdau, divinopolis

30 April 2020 Time: 15:40
Covid-19 did not slow down the start-up of new the Q-REG® (Electrodes Regulation System) for the ladle furnace at Gerdau, in Divinopolis plant – MG – Brazil.
 

Dan'roll technologies for steel and Aluminium strip processing

30 April 2020 Time: 14:35
The Danieli Dan’Roll team develops customized roll products for flat steel and nonferrous metal producers, worldwide.
 

F+M Engineering partners with Foundry and Metallurgy Engineering SA

11 March 2020 Time: 20:50
F+M Engineering is pleased to inform you that an important foreign investor has gathered a group of experienced people in the field of foundry and metallurgy to be part of a new company, named Foundry and Metallurgy Engineering SA, in Switzerland.
 

Danieli bloom caster at BaoWu Baoshan to be upgraded with new, hard reduction modules

4 March 2020 Time: 19:22
The 14-m CCM with 4 strands was supplied in 2008 to produce 320x425-mm sections and later revamped by Danieli in 2014 to add round sections up to 380 mm. The caster originally included 9 soft-reduction modules per strand.
 

Become part of the German Pavilion!

28 February 2020 Time: 18:12
The Metallurgy-Litmash is one of the most important trade and contact platforms in Russia. Every year it underlines its relevance on the Russian market and is already firmly established there. Do not miss this important industry event and take advantage of the increasing demand for metallurgy, foundry technology and castings in Russia.
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