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IRON and STEEL
 

Iran Produces over 2.3mln Tons of Steel Ingot in One Month

19 May 2020 Time: 23:31
Steel section statistical figures show 2.321,000 tons of production during the first month of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 20), a 2% growth compared with last year’s same period.
 

Monthly steel products output surpasses 1.5m tons

19 May 2020 Time: 22:50
Production of steel products in Iran reached 1.534 million tons in the first Iranian calendar month Farvardin (March 20-April 19), IRNA reported citing the data released by the country’s steel producers.
 

Vietnam: Hoa Phat Eyes 500,000 MT HRC Output in CY’20

19 May 2020 Time: 22:46
Vietnam’s leading steel producer Hoa Phat Group plans to produce 800,000 MT billets and 500,000 MT HRC this year and expects HRC products to be supplied to the market by Sep’20.
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.
 

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.
 

Seabridge confirms improved KSM project economics

9 May 2020 Time: 22:26
Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA, NYSE: SA) has filed an NI-43-101 technical report for its KSM project in northern British Columbia, confirming the potential for a “dramatic improvement” in project economics by incorporating the recently expanded, higher-grade Iron Cap deposit into mine plans as previously highlighted in its preliminary economic assessment (PEA).
 

TEDPIX notches record high, hitting one million points

9 May 2020 Time: 22:11
TEDPIX, the main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), hit the record high of one million points on Saturday (the first day of the Iranian calendar week), ISNA reported.
 

CHART: China’s grip on battery metals supply chain

9 May 2020 Time: 22:31
The back story on how China came to dominate the lithium-ion battery to electric vehicle (EV) supply chain by building capacity in metal refining, battery-grade chemicals production and cathode and anode making is being told via new data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
 

Miners resume operations in Peru, Bolivia

5 May 2020 Time: 13:10
Through supreme decree N° 080-2020-PCM, the Peruvian government authorized mining operators to resume activities as of May 2, 2020.
 

China's Yunnan launches stimulus for metals producers

27 April 2020 Time: 19:01
China's Yunnan provincial government has launched stimulus plans to help germanium, indium and other metals producers in the southwest province, shoring up confidence in the spot market.
 

World’s fourth biggest diamond mine cuts output, processing

21 May 2020 Time: 21:49
Angola’s Sociedade Mineira de Catoca, which operate the namesake diamond mine in the sub-Saharan Africa’s country, has reduced mining and processing operations as demand remains weak due to the global covid-19 pandemic.
 

Altamira Gold receives new environmental permit to advance Cajueiro project in Brazil

21 May 2020 Time: 21:42
Altamira Gold (TSXV: ALTA) received a second environmental permit required for the trial mining licenses with respect to claim 866.070/2004 for its advanced Cajueiro gold project in Brazil.
 

Sprott backs Pure Gold with $10.7 million investment

21 May 2020 Time: 21:04
Pure Gold Mining (TSXV:PGM, LSE:PUR) announced on Wednesday it has arranged a private placement with billionaire Canadian mining investor Eric Sprott, who will purchase 9.87 million common shares of the company at C$1.52 per share for gross proceeds of C$15 million.
 

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.
 

Port Hedland resumes lithium exports in March

8 April 2020 Time: 19:35
Lithium concentrate exports from Port Hedland in West Australia have resumed in March after a hiatus in February.
 

Lithium projects in Argentina suspended

23 March 2020 Time: 19:36
Australian companies involved in Argentina's lithium brine industry have suspended on-site work at projects until the end of March to comply with government's coronavirus containment measures.
MINERALS
 

Sierra Leone detains five expatriate managers at iron ore mine

21 May 2020 Time: 21:57
Five expatriate employees of SL Mining, a subsidiary of London-based Gerald International Ltd., were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of instigating unrest, the mining company said in a statement Saturday.
 

Iron ore price surges on Brazil covid-19 crisis

21 May 2020 Time: 21:52
Iron ore prices were closing in on triple digits on Wednesday as optimism about a quick recovery in China, where more than half the world’s steel is forged, combined with supply fears from Brazil, the globe’s number two supplier.
 

Brazil court revokes decree that halted Vale operations

21 May 2020 Time: 21:33
A Minas Gerais state court in Brazil has revoked a decree from Brumadinho municipality that suspended Vale’s operating license after health agents said that the company’s onsite activities have “not respected the rules of social isolation.”
 

Viewpoint: US coking coal mines make cautious return

15 May 2020 Time: 18:19
The resumption of halted operations at coking coal mines in the US comes amid signs of potential improvements in demand. But buyers and producers are still uniformly cautious about recovery for the rest of 2020.
 

Lawmakers urge punishment for banks that won’t back drillers

9 May 2020 Time: 22:29
Three dozen lawmakers are pushing the Trump administration to get tough on banks and asset managers that restrict financing for oil drilling and coal mining, arguing they are “discriminating against America’s energy sector” and it “must be confronted.”
 

Polish coal producer to cut pay and hours by 20% in May

8 May 2020 Time: 21:11
Trade unions at Poland’s biggest coal producer, State-run PGG, have agreed to the company reducing hours and pay by 20% in May, which would make PGG eligible for government help.
 

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.
 

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.
 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.
 

SMS group to replace the largest converter in North America at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, employing latest technological features

31 January 2020 Time: 16:07
ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD), Canada, has awarded SMS group Inc. the contract to supply a replacement 320-ton KOBM converter and gear drive for its steel making plant in Hamilton, ON, Canada. The converter at ArcelorMittal Dofasco is the largest basic oxygen converter in North America.
 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.”
 

Less than 20% progress posted for 69% of underway industrial, mining projects

6 July 2020 Time: 22:27
The latest data published by the Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry show that 69 percent of the semi-finished industrial, mining, or trade projects across the country reported less than 20 percent of physical progress by the end of the previous Iranian calendar year (March 19).
 

Iran moving away from exporting raw minerals to create more added value

26 June 2020 Time: 23:41
Deputy Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Darioush Esmaieli says over 90 million tons of iron ore was produced in the country during the previous Iranian calendar year of which only seven percent was exported.
Auto
 

European Commission working on sustainable battery rules

21 May 2020 Time: 21:45
A report by S&P Global Platts states that the European Commission plans to propose EU sustainable battery rules by October.
 

Iran to Start Mass Production of First Fully-Homemade Car Early Next Year

19 May 2020 Time: 23:25
Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), the largest carmaker in Iran, said that mass production for its fully homemade car will begin early next year amid efforts to make the automotive industry in the country less vulnerable to foreign sanctions.
 

Toyota extends domestic output cuts into August

15 May 2020 Time: 18:25
Japanese auto producer Toyota is extending domestic vehicle output cuts into August as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to depress global sales.
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
 

Commodities worth over $4.6b traded at IME in July

3 August 2020 Time: 23:32
More than 2.608 million tons of commodities valued at over $4.669 billion were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) in July.
 

Iran Mercantile Exchange Weekly Trade Exceeds 530 Thousand Tons

19 May 2020 Time: 23:29
An approximate 530,738 metric tons of various goods worth over $595mln were exchanged during weekdays ending up to May 14, 2020 on the Iran Mercantile Exchange.
 

Commodities worth $595m traded at IME in a week

17 May 2020 Time: 19:40
During the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), 530,783 tons of commodities valued at $595 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME).
 

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.
 

Iran’s Pet-Chem Exports Rising Despite Sanctions

15 December 2019 Time: 17:04
New report shows that neighboring countries are increasing their purchase of Iran’s petrochemical products through a local energy exchange where more than $200 million sales have been recorded just in last week.
 

Commodities worth over $4.6b traded at IME in July

3 August 2020 Time: 23:32
More than 2.608 million tons of commodities valued at over $4.669 billion were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) in July.
 

TEDPIX gains 60,000 points in a week

25 July 2020 Time: 23:33
TEDPIX, the main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), increased 60,000 points, or three percent, during the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday).
 

TEDPIX gains 190,000 points in a week

26 June 2020 Time: 23:45
TEDPIX, the main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), has risen 190,000 points during the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), IRNA reported.
 

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.
 

Official: Iran’s Insurance Industry Unaffected by Sanctions

5 December 2018 Time: 20:14
Director of the Central Insurance of Iran said the country’s insurance industry has successfully avoided being affected by the anti-Iran sanctions.
 

Less than 20% progress posted for 69% of underway industrial, mining projects

6 July 2020 Time: 22:27
The latest data published by the Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry show that 69 percent of the semi-finished industrial, mining, or trade projects across the country reported less than 20 percent of physical progress by the end of the previous Iranian calendar year (March 19).
 

Tehran to host intl. paper exhibit next week

6 July 2020 Time: 22:15
Iran’s 3rd International Specialized Exhibition of Paper, Cardboard, Cellulose Products and Related Machinery will be held at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on July 14-17, Public Relations Department of Iran International Exhibitions Company (IIEC) reported.
 

275 idle production units revived in Tehran Province in 15 months

6 July 2020 Time: 22:13
A deputy in Tehran Governorate said that 275 idle production units have been revived in Tehran Province during 15 months since the start of the previous Iranian calendar year (March 2019).
 

Nearly $420m of facilities allocated to production units in 2 months

13 June 2020 Time: 23:43
Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Ministry announced that a total of 17.6 trillion rials (about $419.04 million) of facilities have been allocated to support 465 production units in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-May 20).
 

Annual non-oil GDP growth at -0.6%: SCI

13 June 2020 Time: 23:36
Iran's gross domestic product (GDP) excluding the oil fell 0.6 percent in the previous Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended on March 19), according to Statistical Center of Iran (SCI).
 

Over $3b allocated to supply basic goods in 2 months

29 May 2020 Time: 23:47
Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati said the bank has managed to supply over $3 billion foreign currency for importing basic goods in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-April 19).
 

Stock market attracts $8.3b in 2 months

17 May 2020 Time: 19:48
Iran’s stock market has attracted 350 trillion rials (about $8.33 billion) of liquidity since the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 20), the managing director of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), which is Iran’s major stock market, told ILNA.
 

ETFs to speed up privatization, support ordinary investors

9 May 2020 Time: 21:58
On May 2, the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), which is the main stock exchange of Iran, listed the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) from a series of three ETFs, through them shares of some state-owned organizations and companies are planned to be offered.
 

PMO to pay $857m for fleet supply in a year

30 March 2020 Time: 16:20
Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) will pay 36 trillion rials (about $857 million) for supplying marine fleet during the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 20), the managing director of organization announced.
 

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.
 

Khosravi border between Iran, Iraq reopens

25 July 2020 Time: 23:38
Khosravi Border between Iran and Iraq was reopened on Thursday after several months of closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the spokesman of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.
 

Chabahar to receive several mobile harbor cranes by Mar. 2021

25 July 2020 Time: 23:36
Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) said India has ordered the necessary equipment for Chabahar port’s development project and the port will receive several mobile harbor cranes during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021).
 

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.
 

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.
 

17% Rise in Departure Tax Revenues

15 May 2020 Time: 19:59
Revenues from departure tax, which is a subcategory of tax on goods and services of indirect taxes, stood at 11,500 billion rials ($67.25 million) in the fiscal 2019-20.
 

Commodities worth over $4.6b traded at IME in July

3 August 2020 Time: 23:32
More than 2.608 million tons of commodities valued at over $4.669 billion were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) in July.
 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.”
 

Chabahar to receive several mobile harbor cranes by Mar. 2021

25 July 2020 Time: 23:36
Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) said India has ordered the necessary equipment for Chabahar port’s development project and the port will receive several mobile harbor cranes during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021).
GEOLOGY
 

Industry ministry inks trilateral mining MOU with GSI, IMIDRO

29 May 2020 Time: 23:45
Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Geological Survey and Mineral Explorations of Iran (GSI) and Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) for expansion of the country’s mining sector, IRNA reported.
 

No power outage due to earthquake: Tavanir

8 May 2020 Time: 21:48
Now electricity outage due to the last night earthquake has been reported in the country, an official with Iran’s Power Generation and Distribution Company (known as Tavanir) announced on Friday.
 

B2Gold’s drilling results for Fekola mine in Mali show room to grow north

9 December 2019 Time: 21:05
Mid-tier Canadian miner B2Gold (TSX:BTO)(NYSE: BTG) has announced year-end exploration results for the Fekola property and Anaconda area in Mali that continue to support the conversion of Inferred Mineral Resources to Indicated Mineral Resources within the resource pit boundary.
ENVIRONMENT
 

TEDPIX gains 60,000 points in a week

25 July 2020 Time: 23:33
TEDPIX, the main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), increased 60,000 points, or three percent, during the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday).
 

Iron ore price surges on Brazil covid-19 crisis

21 May 2020 Time: 21:52
Iron ore prices were closing in on triple digits on Wednesday as optimism about a quick recovery in China, where more than half the world’s steel is forged, combined with supply fears from Brazil, the globe’s number two supplier.
 

Brazil court revokes decree that halted Vale operations

21 May 2020 Time: 21:33
A Minas Gerais state court in Brazil has revoked a decree from Brumadinho municipality that suspended Vale’s operating license after health agents said that the company’s onsite activities have “not respected the rules of social isolation.”
ENERGY
 

IOEC starts constructing Iran’s longest underwater gas pipeline

25 July 2020 Time: 23:35
Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) has started the construction of the country’s longest underwater gas transmission pipeline as part of a project to transfer gas to Kish Island power plants, IRIB reported.
 

Iran, Venezuela challenging U.S. dominance, who is violating intl. law?

19 May 2020 Time: 22:57
It has been few weeks since the rumors began spreading that Iran intended to ship several fuel consignments to Caracas to help alleviate Venezuela’s severe fuel problems.
 

Iran’s man battles bombs and sanctions

17 May 2020 Time: 19:45
He survived a bombing that left him badly wounded, and defended Iran’s oil interests through war and sanctions. Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, who died on Saturday, was one of the ultimate OPEC negotiators.
 

IOEC starts constructing Iran’s longest underwater gas pipeline

25 July 2020 Time: 23:35
Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) has started the construction of the country’s longest underwater gas transmission pipeline as part of a project to transfer gas to Kish Island power plants, IRIB reported.
 

Daily gas supply to power plants up 14.5% in a month

25 July 2020 Time: 23:24
Gas supplied to the country’s power plants by the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has risen 14.5 percent in the past Iranian calendar month (ended on July 21) compared to its preceding month, the company’s spokesman told IRNA.
 

Daily gas supply to power plants up 5%

26 June 2020 Time: 23:42
National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) is currently supplying 253 million cubic meters (mcm) of natural gas to the country’s power plants on a daily basis, five percent more than the average daily supply in the previous Iranian calendar month (ended on June 20), the spokesman of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said.
 

PBF takes wary approach to fuel rebound

15 May 2020 Time: 19:10
Emerging US fuel demand will not quickly restore crude consumption, US independent refiner PBF Energy warned today.
 

Refiners still eye M&A while gathering liquidity

7 May 2020 Time: 13:37
A sudden rush for cash across the US independent refining sector has not stopped interest in mergers and acquisitions, executives said during earnings calls this week.
 

Repsol running Peru refinery at 30pc capacity

6 May 2020 Time: 11:05
Spain's Repsol is operating its 117,000 b/d La Pampilla refinery in Peru at one-third capacity in response to a collapse in fuel demand.
 

Rouhani inaugurates energy projects worth over $2b in 3 provinces

26 June 2020 Time: 23:26
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated three energy projects worth $2.14 billion in three provinces via video conference on Thursday, Shana reported.
 

Over $1b invested to build 4 petchem parks across Iran

13 June 2020 Time: 23:40
Managing Director of Iranian Investment Petrochemical Group (IIPG) says nearly 44 trillion rials (about $1.04 billion) has been invested to construct four petrochemical parks across the country.
 

Iran’s Petchem Output Up by 6 Percent in 2 Months

19 May 2020 Time: 23:28
A senior energy official said that Iran's petrochemical complexes achieved a six percent rise in production in the first two months of the current Iranian year (started on March 20, 2020) compared to the corresponding period in the last year.
 

Gharibpour Announced:Bandar Abbas Industries Water Supply by Urban Wastewater

18 May 2020 Time: 21:46
IMIDRO in line with its social responsibility role and in order to supply water for industries in west part of Bandar Abbas will perform Bandar Abbas wastewater treatment plant transmission project, Gharibpour said.
 

Monthly hydropower output up 9% yr/yr

11 May 2020 Time: 23:19
The electricity output of Iran’s hydroelectric power plants in the first month of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-April 19) increased by nine percent compared to its previous month (February 20-March 19).
 

Modern irrigation systems implemented in 2.4m hectares of farmlands

5 May 2020 Time: 12:10
Following the Iranian Agriculture Ministry’s new irrigation systems development plan, so far 2.4 million hectares of farmlands have been equipped with modern irrigation systems, the ministry’s project manager for the mentioned development plan said.
 

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.
 

Energy Ministry calls on govt. bodies to reduce power consumption

6 July 2020 Time: 22:22
Spokesman of Iran’s electricity sector said that government organizations and agencies account for nearly 4,000 megawatts (MW) of the country’s electricity consumption and they need to reduce this figure by at least 10 percent.
 

Without govt. support private power plants at risk of shutting down

26 June 2020 Time: 23:27
In recent years, due to the government funding constraints and financial pressures, Iranian private companies have taken on the mantle of developing the country’s power plants including both large-scale thermal plants and small-scale renewable ones.
 

Reducing electricity losses saves Iran €240m in a year

13 June 2020 Time: 23:45
Iranian Energy Ministry has announced that reduction of electricity losses in the national power grid has saved the country €240m in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19), the ministry’s news portal, Paven, published.
 

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).
 

INSTEX Transactions Unsatisfactory: Iranian Deputy FM

19 May 2020 Time: 23:40
Iran’s deputy foreign minister for economic diplomacy expressed dissatisfaction with the volume of transactions that Tehran has been able to carry via a financial mechanism the EU has devised for trade with the Islamic Republic, known as INSTEX.
 

UK grid explores reducing nuclear output

6 May 2020 Time: 11:08
UK electricity system operator National Grid ESO is in discussions with French state-owned utility EdF about reducing output at the 1.2GW Sizewell nuclear station.
 

European Commission working on sustainable battery rules

21 May 2020 Time: 21:45
A report by S&P Global Platts states that the European Commission plans to propose EU sustainable battery rules by October.
 

Li, Co output may rise 500pc by 2050: World Bank

15 May 2020 Time: 18:10
Production of graphite, lithium and cobalt may need to rise by nearly 500pc by 2050 from 2018 levels to meet demand from energy storage technologies in the clean energy transition, the World Bank said.
 

Renewables to power Northern Minerals’ rare earth operation

9 May 2020 Time: 20:13
Soluna Australia, a 50-50 partnership between Lithium Australia NL and DLG Energy (China), and Northern Mineralshave executed a letter of intent to develop a renewable power and battery storage facility at NTU’s Browns Range rare earth operation in Western Australia.
 

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.
 

IOEC starts constructing Iran’s longest underwater gas pipeline

25 July 2020 Time: 23:35
Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) has started the construction of the country’s longest underwater gas transmission pipeline as part of a project to transfer gas to Kish Island power plants, IRIB reported.
 

Nominal electricity generation capacity up 162MW

5 May 2020 Time: 12:11
The second gas unit of Khorramabad Combined Cycle Power Plant with a capacity of 162 megawatts (MW) was connected to the national grid on Sunday as the country approaches the peak summer period, IRNA reported.
 

Modern irrigation systems implemented in 2.4m hectares of farmlands

5 May 2020 Time: 12:10
Following the Iranian Agriculture Ministry’s new irrigation systems development plan, so far 2.4 million hectares of farmlands have been equipped with modern irrigation systems, the ministry’s project manager for the mentioned development plan 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.
 

Without govt. support private power plants at risk of shutting down

26 June 2020 Time: 23:27
In recent years, due to the government funding constraints and financial pressures, Iranian private companies have taken on the mantle of developing the country’s power plants including both large-scale thermal plants and small-scale renewable ones.
 

Guyana political stalemate drags on

15 May 2020 Time: 18:43
Fledgling oil producer Guyana's political stalemate is dragging on amid slow progress in a closely watched recount of votes from a disputed 2 March parliamentary election.
 

Li, Co output may rise 500pc by 2050: World Bank

15 May 2020 Time: 18:10
Production of graphite, lithium and cobalt may need to rise by nearly 500pc by 2050 from 2018 levels to meet demand from energy storage technologies in the clean energy transition, the World Bank said.
Transportation
 

Korean Air to resume 11pc of flights idled by Covid-19

8 May 2020 Time: 20:25
Korean Air Lines, South Korea's flagship air carrier, plans to resume operating about 11pc of overseas flights in June after suspending them because of Covid-19. South Korea's flagship carrier is taking its first step towards recovery from an industry collapse that has crippled jet fuel demand.
 

The “Corona” outbreak: German suppliers to Airbus might run out of business, including aluminium firms

5 May 2020 Time: 23:34
The head of German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) has sent a warning that many of the country’s SME suppliers could run out of business unless Airbus maintains at least half its pre-crisis output over the next two years.
 

Imports, clearance of basic goods in Imam Khomeini Port uninterrupted

3 May 2020 Time: 16:35
Head of Khuzestan Province’s Ports and Maritime Department Adel Daris said every day at least one vessel containing basic goods enters the Imam Khomeini port and imports and clearance of goods is uninterrupted, IRIB reported.
 

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.
 

Chabahar Port’s capacity for transit an advantage for Turkmenistan

18 May 2020 Time: 22:42
The governor of Sistan-Baluchestan Province said Turkmenistan can use the capacity of Chabahar Port (in southeast of Iran) and its trade-industrial free zone for transiting goods, IRNA reported.
 

Chabahar to receive several mobile harbor cranes by Mar. 2021

25 July 2020 Time: 23:36
Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) said India has ordered the necessary equipment for Chabahar port’s development project and the port will receive several mobile harbor cranes during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021).
 

Chabahar experiences historic shipment boom

17 May 2020 Time: 19:32
Docking operations were carried out simultaneously for eight ships at Iran’s Chabahar Port, for the first time in the port’s history, deputy head of Sistan-Baluchestan Province’s Ports and Maritime Department said.
 

NIOPDC to build 50,000-ton wharf in Chabahar port

11 May 2020 Time: 23:04
National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) has ordered a 50,000-ton wharf to be constructed for the company at the southeastern Chabahar port, Shana reported on Monday.
 

Rebuilding 270 passenger wagons by next March projected

25 July 2020 Time: 23:31
Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) said that RAI has rebuilding 270 passenger wagons a top agenda of its activity in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021), which is named the year of “Surge in Production”.
 

Iran, Afghanistan discuss ways to complete Khaf-Herat railway

25 July 2020 Time: 23:28
Iranian and Afghan officials investigated the ways to complete Khaf-Herat railway on Friday.
 

Iran’s exports to Azerbaijan through Astara railway up 178%

13 June 2020 Time: 23:49
Iran exported 41,535 tons of commodities to Azerbaijan from its northern Astara railway terminal during the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-May 20), which was 178 percent more than the figure of the same period of time in the past year, according to a railway official.
 

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.
 

‘36,000 public transport vehicles to become dual-fuel by yearend’

12 February 2020 Time: 21:45
Deputy Director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) says 36,000 vehicles of the country’s public transportation fleet are planned to become dual-fuel by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 19).
 

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.
 

Transportation Inflation at 46.5%

8 May 2020 Time: 22:59
The average annual Consumer Price Index for the transportation sector increased by 46.5% in the 12-month period ending April 19, which marks the end of the first month of the current Iranian year, compared to last year's corresponding period.
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.
 

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.
 

Intl. building industry expo running in Isfahan

11 October 2019 Time: 15:32
The 22nd International Exhibition of Building Industry kicked off on Thursday at Isfahan International Fairground, in the central province of Isfahan.
 

Number of real estate deals rises 80% in Tehran in a month on year

26 June 2020 Time: 23:43
The number of real estate deals in Tehran city has risen 80 percent during the past Iranian calendar month (May 21-June 20) compared to the same month in the past year, IRNA reported.
 

Housing rentals expected to stay under inflation ceiling

2 May 2020 Time: 15:57
Deputy head of Tehran Real Estate Association says rent prices in the country’s housing market are not expected to increase drastically and will stay under the inflation rate, IRNA reported on Saturday.
 

Number of real estate deals falls 70% in a month

28 March 2020 Time: 21:39
The number of real estate deals in Iran has dropped 70 percent in the past Iranian calendar month of Esfand (ended on March 19) which is also the last month of the Iranian calendar year, ILNA reported quoting the vice chairman of Iranian Real Estate Agencies.
 

Number of real estate deals rises 80% in Tehran in a month on year

26 June 2020 Time: 23:43
The number of real estate deals in Tehran city has risen 80 percent during the past Iranian calendar month (May 21-June 20) compared to the same month in the past year, IRNA reported.
 

Housing rentals expected to stay under inflation ceiling

2 May 2020 Time: 15:57
Deputy head of Tehran Real Estate Association says rent prices in the country’s housing market are not expected to increase drastically and will stay under the inflation rate, IRNA reported on Saturday.
 

Number of real estate deals falls 70% in a month

28 March 2020 Time: 21:39
The number of real estate deals in Iran has dropped 70 percent in the past Iranian calendar month of Esfand (ended on March 19) which is also the last month of the Iranian calendar year, ILNA reported quoting the vice chairman of Iranian Real Estate Agencies.
 

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
 

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.
 

MSC wins award for management of innovation and technology

17 April 2019 Time: 11:08
A 6th edition of Iran National Award for Management of Innovation and Technology (IRAMIT) has handed its award for management of innovation and technology to Mobarakeh Steel Company (MSC).
 

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.
 

New sales and cooperation partnership between MAC GmbH | Consulting and Engineering and Zorc Technology GmbH

20 April 2020 Time: 18:49
MAC GmbH and Zorc Technology GmbH have entered into a sales and cooperation partnership for Switzerland and Italy, as well as in special projects worldwide.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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?
 

University study confirms porphyry systems at Jaxon’s BC project

14 July 2019 Time: 17:45
Quartz tourmaline breccia has been identified as indicative of porphyry systems at Jaxon Mining’s (TSXV: JAX) Red Springs project in western Canada.
 

Amirkabir University to Launch Tech Complex

18 May 2019 Time: 14:31
Tehran-based Amirkabir University of Technology plans to launch a technology complex in collaboration with the state-owned Bank of Industry and Mine.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Iranian Delegation to Visit China’s Hi-Tech Fair

11 October 2019 Time: 18:57
An Iranian delegation is planning to visit China’s Hi-Tech Fair, also known as CHTF 2019, from Nov. 10-14 in Shenzhen to expand bilateral ties and collaborations with innovative and knowledge-based companies and startups in the host country.
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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