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IRON and STEEL
 

Viewpoint: European HRC pricing mechanism failing

26 February 2020 Time: 19:03
It is common practice in the European hot-rolled coil market for mills and buyers to settle contracts against indices that publish once a month.
 

Hydro to supply aluminium products to Tersan Shipyard

26 February 2020 Time: 18:51
Hydro has received contracts from Tersan Shipyard for the supply of aluminium solutions. The company will deliver its products for the upper sections of ships under construction for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten AS.
 

Iran’s Steel Output Up by Around 50%

26 February 2020 Time: 18:01
A new international report shows that Iran’s steel output has increased by 46.7% in the past 12 months, indicating a stunning jump 20 times bigger than the world average growth of 2.1% in the same period.
NON-FERROUS
 

Hydro to supply aluminium products to Tersan Shipyard

26 February 2020 Time: 18:51
Hydro has received contracts from Tersan Shipyard for the supply of aluminium solutions. The company will deliver its products for the upper sections of ships under construction for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten AS.
 

Once India’s largest manufacturer of Aluminum foil packaging material “Ess Dee Aluminium” in bankruptcy court

26 February 2020 Time: 18:46
Ess Dee Aluminium Ltd., which once acquired the three sick units of India Foils a decade ago, has capitulated to insolvency itself.
 

Launched! “Aluminium LeaderSpeak 2020”

26 February 2020 Time: 18:44
AlCircle takes pleasure in announcing that it has launched the second edition of its flagship e-magazine “Aluminium LeaderSpeak 2020”. It is an exclusive e-magazine, whereby top industry leaders from the complete aluminium value chain have shared their views on how the year may transpire for them as an organisation as well as for the industry. They have also shared their business strategies and outlook for the Aluminium Industry to wind up in 2020.
 

BHP CEO says company needs more copper, nickel

18 February 2020 Time: 22:21
BHP (NYSE, LON, ASX:BHP) will be looking to expand in copper and nickel to position itself well in a world that is decarbonising, new chief executive Mike Henry said on Tuesday.
 

Coronavirus hits copper trade as China asks Chile to defer cargoes

6 February 2020 Time: 22:37
China’s copper buyers are asking Chilean miners to delay shipments due to port shutdowns, adding to tumult in global commodity trade in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
 

Zambia-Vedanta row escalates, mining minister calls company “criminal”

6 February 2020 Time: 14:13
Zambia has escalated its attacks on miner Vedanta, owned by Indian mining magnate Anil Agarwal, saying the company has been involved in criminal activities, including underpaying taxes and breaking investment promises.
 

India steel: Talk of price hike lifts HRC sales

27 December 2019 Time: 18:29
Indian hot-rolled coil (HRC) prices rose this week on increased buying activity amid market talk about large mills planning a sharp price hike in the near term.
 

China to keep ferro-alloys, metals tariffs in 2020

23 December 2019 Time: 17:40
The Chinese government is maintaining its export duties on the main ferro-alloys for 2020.
 

Lead, Zinc Ore Extractions Top 660K Tons in 8 Months

21 December 2019 Time: 19:49
Major Iranian lead and zinc producers extracted a total of 664,176 tons of ores during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21) to register a decline of 18.52% compared with last year’s corresponding period, the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization’s latest report shows.
 

Gold diggers resist the rally’s lure

18 February 2020 Time: 22:18
Bullion prices are at their highest in seven years, closing in on $1,600 an ounce. Gold held by exchange-traded funds is at all-time records and rising, thanks to worries over the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus outbreak. Reserves, meanwhile, are depleting. It’s a heady mixture for miners, but perhaps not yet an intoxicating one.
 

Newmont’s gold reserves surpass 100moz, largest in company history

18 February 2020 Time: 15:43
Colorado-based gold miner Newmont (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) has reported gold mineral reserves of 100.2 million attributable ounces for 2019, the largest ever in company history. This represents a 53% increase over the 65.4 million ounces recorded in 2018 following the completion of two major transactions and through ongoing exploration success.
 

130 companies attending intl. jewelry expo in Tehran

12 February 2020 Time: 12:42
The 12th International Exhibition of Gold, Silver, Jewelry, Watch and Related Industries is hosting more than 130 domestic and foreign companies at Tehran Permanent International Fairground from February 12 to 15, IRNA reported.
 

Sayona submits bid for North American Lithium

24 February 2020 Time: 17:11
Australia-based lithium developer Sayona Mining has submitted a bid for Quebec-based North American Lithium (NAL), which went into creditor protection in May last year.
 

China’s metals import hunger shifts towards raw materials: Andy Home

6 February 2020 Time: 22:30
China last year imported less refined copper, nickel, zinc and lead than in 2018. It was a net exporter of refined tin and primary aluminium.
 

Sherritt lifts 2020 nickel guidance

23 January 2020 Time: 17:41
Nickel and cobalt producer Sherritt raised its 2020 nickel production guidance from the previous year at its Moa joint-venture in Cuba, while cobalt output expectations were unchanged.
MINERALS
 

Viewpoint: European HRC pricing mechanism failing

26 February 2020 Time: 19:03
It is common practice in the European hot-rolled coil market for mills and buyers to settle contracts against indices that publish once a month.
 

BHP CEO says company needs more copper, nickel

18 February 2020 Time: 22:21
BHP (NYSE, LON, ASX:BHP) will be looking to expand in copper and nickel to position itself well in a world that is decarbonising, new chief executive Mike Henry said on Tuesday.
 

BHP profits surge 39% — declares 2nd highest dividend on record

18 February 2020 Time: 15:41
BHP (NYSE, ASX, LON: BHP), the world’s biggest miner, released results for the second half of 2019 on Monday, announcing an interim dividend for shareholders of 65 cents per share – its second-highest on record.
 

India’s cabinet to consider coal block auction plan

26 February 2020 Time: 19:01
India's coal ministry will seek approval soon from the country's federal cabinet to launch the first auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, with the aim of issuing tender documents in the 2019-2020 fiscal year ending on 31 March.
 

IMIDRO, NIORDC ink MOU for joint production of needle, sponge coke

15 February 2020 Time: 13:14
The National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) for joint production of sponge and needle coke in two of the country’s refineries.
 

2020 to be pivotal for coal miners — report

7 February 2020 Time: 16:08
After a Jekyll and Hyde year in 2019, and a decade characterised by China’s disruption of the met coal trade, participants can be forgiven for being sick of change. But research firm Wood Mackenzie believes a shift toward consistency and stability is probably too much to ask for in 2020 as China continues to play powerbroker over the seaborne market and spot pricing.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Danieli “DSD” Drawer in full operation at SIMEC plant in Mexico

29 January 2020 Time: 15:43
The new Draw Sizing Danieli (DSD) technological package has been installed as part of the 600,000-tpy, state-of-the-art, greenfield SBQ steel mill of SIMEC in the city of Apizaco, Mexico.
 

Coronavirus could delay major projects: Rio Tinto

26 February 2020 Time: 19:13
UK-Australian mining firm Rio Tinto expects a challenging next six months as it battles supply chain disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak that could delay major projects, an inflationary cost environment and the aftermath of Cyclone Damien that hit Western Australia earlier this month.
 

India’s cabinet to consider coal block auction plan

26 February 2020 Time: 19:01
India's coal ministry will seek approval soon from the country's federal cabinet to launch the first auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, with the aim of issuing tender documents in the 2019-2020 fiscal year ending on 31 March.
 

Iran’s Mineral Products’ Exports to Neighboring Countries Hit $1.4 Billion

26 February 2020 Time: 17:58
Iran has exported 8,500,000 tons of mineral products worth more than $1.4 billion to Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan in an 8-month period.
Auto
 

Rouhani unveils 3 domestically-made cars

19 February 2020 Time: 21:35
During a ceremony on Wednesday, three Iranian-made cars were unveiled in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani, IRNA reported.
 

‘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).
 

Slowing auto sales may boost Al can sheet output

24 January 2020 Time: 18:42
The trend of US aluminum rolling mills turning away from longtime staple product can sheet in favor of higher-margin automotive body sheet may be cut short as auto sales slow.
Cable & 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
 

Value of trades at IME reaches $800m in a week

9 February 2020 Time: 15:43
During the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) witnessed the trade of 622,349 tons of commodities valued at $880 million, the Public Relations and International Affairs Department of IME reported.
 

Commodities worth nearly $3.4b traded at IME during January

2 February 2020 Time: 13:01
According to a report released by the International Affairs and Public Relations Department of Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME), some 2.874 million tons of commodities valued at $3.397 billion were traded at this exchange market in January.
 

Recap 2019: Slow demand and price downtrend crippled primary aluminium sector; a surplus market likely in 2019

18 December 2019 Time: 20:39
The year 2019 can be called an aftermath of trade wars, restrictive tariffs, sanctions, capacity cuts and price volatility that impacted the aluminium value chain the year earlier.
 

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.
 

NIOC to Sell 6mln Barrels of Crude Oil, Condensates at Energy Exchange on Monday

14 November 2019 Time: 18:27
The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) plans to offer 6 million barrels of crude oil and condensates on the Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) on November 18.
 

TEDPIX surpasses 478,700 points

19 February 2020 Time: 21:56
TEDPIX, the main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), ended 6,634 points higher at 478,754 at Wednesday, IRNA reported.
 

BHP profits surge 39% — declares 2nd highest dividend on record

18 February 2020 Time: 15:41
BHP (NYSE, ASX, LON: BHP), the world’s biggest miner, released results for the second half of 2019 on Monday, announcing an interim dividend for shareholders of 65 cents per share – its second-highest on record.
 

TEDPIX up over 13,000 points in a week

15 February 2020 Time: 15:36
TEDPIX, the main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), went up 13,185 points, or 2.96 percent, to 459,080 in the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), Tasnim news agency 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.
 

Aluminum Association announces addition of three new member companies

24 February 2020 Time: 22:03
The Aluminum Association has added three new member companies- Audubon Metals, REA JET and Trinity Consultants. Audubon Metals joins the association as a producer member- a firm that makes or fabricate aluminium products. The two companies join as associate members – an organization that supplies goods and services to the industry.
 

Domestic production to create jobs for youth

19 February 2020 Time: 22:09
Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani says promoting domestic production is going to create new job opportunities for the country’s youth which constitute the majority of the country’s 80-million population, IRNA reported.
 

Value of trades at IME reaches $800m in a week

9 February 2020 Time: 15:43
During the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) witnessed the trade of 622,349 tons of commodities valued at $880 million, the Public Relations and International Affairs Department of IME reported.
 

China’s non-EAF steel output stable, exports see delays

24 February 2020 Time: 17:04
Around 96pc of China's major steelmakers and about two thirds of the entire industry is operational, but smaller mills and electric-arc furnace (EAF) producers face acute disruptions amid the coronavirus outbreak, government and industry bodies said.
 

Afghan banks to open branches in Iran’s Chabahar port

21 February 2020 Time: 18:43
Iran has approved two Afghan banks to open branches in its southeastern strategic port of Chabahar, ILNA reported quoting the Secretary General of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce Mozafar Alikhani.
 

Foreign debt falls to $9.05b: CBI

15 February 2020 Time: 15:34
The latest report published by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) puts the country’s foreign debt at $9.053 billion at the end of the ninth Iranian calendar month of Azar (December 21, 2019), down from $9.339 billion at the end of the last Iranian year.
 

Permanent Secretariat of Exhibitions and Investment Seminars in Oil and Petrochemical Industry Inaugurated in Kish

19 February 2020 Time: 21:59
Kish Island has high potential and capability to play a leading role in various industrial and economic fields especially oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
 

Foreign investment in Iran up 50% in 10 months

4 February 2020 Time: 14:23
Foreign investment in Iran has risen 50 percent during the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2019-January 20, 2020) from the same period of time in the past year, Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand announced.
 

TPO, ISIPO to co-op for promoting SMEs exports

4 February 2020 Time: 14:19
Iranian Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) and Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) discussed cooperation for the promotion of exports by the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
 

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.
 

Minister: Iran to Reconstruct Syria's Ravaged Water, Sewage Infrastructures

5 December 2019 Time: 16:17
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian announced that Tehran and Damascus will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which paves the ground for Iran's cooperation with Syria in reconstruction of its water and sewage infrastructures destroyed during war.
 

Seminar on introducing Pakistani market to be held by TPO next month

19 February 2020 Time: 21:57
Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) plans to hold a seminar on introducing the markets of Pakistan on March 9.
 

Iran’s export to EAEU climbs 72% in 10 months

19 February 2020 Time: 17:32
The value of Iran’s exports to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)’s member states rose 72 percent during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 21, 2019) compared to the same period of time in the past year, the spokesman of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.
 

Tehran, Islamabad ink MOU on electronic exchange of customs data

12 February 2020 Time: 23:16
Iran, and Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint collaboration for the electronic exchange of information between the customs of the two countries, Tasnim news agency reported.
 

85% of Tax Revenues Collected From 3 Percent of Taxpayers

24 November 2019 Time: 15:48
Eighty-five percent of Iran's tax revenues come from only 3% of taxpayers, according to the head of Majlis Economic Commission, Eliyas Hazrati.
 

Swiss Gov't Approves Changes to Iran DTA

29 October 2019 Time: 20:05
The Swiss Federal Council adopted a dispatch on a protocol to the double tax agreement (DTA) with Iran on Oct. 23, which implements the minimum standards for such agreements.
 

Eliminating tax exemption in free zones not on agenda

21 October 2019 Time: 21:54
The secretary of Iranian Free Zones High Council said eliminating tax exemptions in the country’s free zones is not on the agenda of any official government or legislative bodies, IRNA reported.
 

Iranian, Pakistani Merchants after Boosting Trade

26 February 2020 Time: 18:05
Businessmen from Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture held several meetings with officials and traders of Pakistani port city of Karachi where the two sides urged their respective governments to ease banking relations to enhance bilateral trade.
 

Iran’s Mineral Products’ Exports to Neighboring Countries Hit $1.4 Billion

26 February 2020 Time: 17:58
Iran has exported 8,500,000 tons of mineral products worth more than $1.4 billion to Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan in an 8-month period.
 

4th National Excellence and Progress Award to be held on Sunday

21 February 2020 Time: 18:55
The fourth edition of Iran’s National Excellence and Progress Award which celebrates achievements and improvements of the country’s economic sectors is slated to be held on Sunday, IRIB reported.
GEOLOGY
 

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.
 

Geoscience BC to explore copper-gold deposits buried below till

9 December 2019 Time: 21:03
Geoscience BC launched the Central Interior Copper-Gold Research series, a C$2.9-million initiative that aims to focus mineral exploration and attract investment across 50,700 square kilometres of British Columbia’s Cariboo and Fraser Canyon Countries.
 

Rare earth miner Lynas picks Kalgoorlie for processing plant

9 December 2019 Time: 19:56
Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corp (ASX: LYC) has selected the city of Kalgoorlie to build its new cracking and leaching plant to extract low-level radioactivity from the ore mined at its Mt Weld operation, which is then shipped to Malaysia for final treatment.
ENVIRONMENT
 

Sayona submits bid for North American Lithium

24 February 2020 Time: 17:11
Australia-based lithium developer Sayona Mining has submitted a bid for Quebec-based North American Lithium (NAL), which went into creditor protection in May last year.
 

Brazil’s Bolsonaro moves to okay mining on indigenous lands

6 February 2020 Time: 23:14
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro unveiled a controversial bill on Wednesday that would allow commercial mining on protected indigenous lands, delivering on a campaign promise that has shocked tribal leaders and environmentalists.
 

Brazil prosecutors threaten to revive $37bn lawsuit over Samarco delays

17 January 2020 Time: 15:46
Brazil’s federal prosecutors’ office has threatened to revive a 155 billion reais ($37 billion) lawsuit against Vale SA and BHP Group, citing delays in helping survivors of a deadly dam burst at their Samarco joint venture, a source close to ongoing talks on the matter between the companies and prosecutors told Reuters.
ENERGY
 

Kuwait says port ban does not apply to oil tankers

26 February 2020 Time: 19:11
The coronavirus-related restrictions that Kuwait has implemented at its ports do not cover oil traffic.
 

Asia PX producers table offers for March ACP

26 February 2020 Time: 19:06
Paraxylene producers linked to the Asia contract price (ACP) have submitted their offers for the March benchmark price.
 

Zangeneh: COVID-19, Main Culprit in Recent Oil Price Fluctuations

25 February 2020 Time: 23:15
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says that coronavirus is to blame for recent price fluctuations in the oil market.
 

Hydro to supply aluminium products to Tersan Shipyard

26 February 2020 Time: 18:51
Hydro has received contracts from Tersan Shipyard for the supply of aluminium solutions. The company will deliver its products for the upper sections of ships under construction for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten AS.
 

3rd South Pars Phase 13 Platform Installed

25 February 2020 Time: 23:12
The third offshore platform of the supergiant South Pars gas field has been installed.
 

Global Demand Bolstering LNG's Growing Role

25 February 2020 Time: 18:14
Global demand for LNG grew by 12.5% to 359 million tons in 2019, according to Royal Dutch Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook, bolstering LNG’s growing role in the transition to a lower-carbon energy system.
 

Iran’s biggest APG processing plant to go on stream soon

6 February 2020 Time: 16:21
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the country’s biggest plant for collecting and processing of Associated Petroleum Gas (APG) is going to be launched early next calendar year which begins on March 20.
 

Iran to start offering 2 new oil products at IRENEX next week

27 January 2020 Time: 16:07
Two new oil products, namely Propylene and Normal Hexane, are going to be offered at Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) for the first time next week, IRNA reported on Monday, quoting the managing director of IRENEX.
 

UGL bags contract to provide maintenance services to mining clients in W. Australia

24 January 2020 Time: 19:15
CIMIC Group subsidiary UGL has reportedly bagged contracts worth A$180 million to provide services for maintenance, shutdowns, and sustaining capital projects to its mining clients in Western Australia.
 

Asia PX producers table offers for March ACP

26 February 2020 Time: 19:06
Paraxylene producers linked to the Asia contract price (ACP) have submitted their offers for the March benchmark price.
 

Iran’s Pet-Chem Output Growing despite US Pressures

25 February 2020 Time: 22:11
A new report shows that Iran’s production of chemical and petrochemical items have posted a 1.9 percent increase in the first 10 months of the current local calendar year (March 21, 2019 –January 20, 2020), indicating that Tehran has overpowered Washington’s pressures.
 

Korean economy, fuel demand pressured as virus spreads

24 February 2020 Time: 21:44
The rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in South Korea is forcing airlines to cut more flights and leading to a downward revision in economic forecasts for the country, a major regional importer of crude and exporter of oil products and petrochemicals.
 

Over $7.8b worth of energy projects to be inaugurated by mid-March

15 February 2020 Time: 13:38
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Tuesday 330 trillion rials (about $7.85 billion) worth of major energy projects are going to be inaugurated across the country by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March, 19).
 

Iran nearly self-sufficient in manufacturing water, wastewater equipment

1 February 2020 Time: 13:22
Iran has achieved self-sufficiency in manufacturing all the equipment used in water and wastewater industries, except for the membranes used in wastewater treatment plants, Deputy Energy Minister for Water and Wastewater Affairs Ghasem Taqizadeh Khamesi told IRNA on Thursday.
 

Official: Commercial Ships Enjoy Safety in Iranian Waters

8 January 2020 Time: 21:40
Managing Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Rastad announced on Wednesday that the commercial ships carrying cargo to the Iranian ports enjoy full safety in light of security provided by the country for its territorial waters.
 

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.
 

Rio submits feasibility study for Tavan Tolgoi power plant

18 February 2020 Time: 15:39
Rio Tinto (NYSE, ASX:RIO) on Tuesday said its Mongolian copper mine project has submitted a feasibility study to the local government in its bid to secure domestically sourced power for the East Asian’s country’s biggest foreign investment project.
 

Over $7.8b worth of energy projects to be inaugurated by mid-March

15 February 2020 Time: 13:38
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Tuesday 330 trillion rials (about $7.85 billion) worth of major energy projects are going to be inaugurated across the country by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March, 19).
 

Renewable power generation capacity reaches 900 MW

15 February 2020 Time: 13:33
The capacity of Iran’s renewable power plants has reached 900 megawatts (MW), IRNA quoted Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian as saying on Thursday.
 

Next JCPOA Session Unrelated to Dispute Mechanism: Iranian Spokesman

25 February 2020 Time: 18:11
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said a forthcoming session of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Austria will have nothing to do with the nuclear deal’s dispute resolution mechanism.
 

EU Extends Timeline for Dispute Mechanism on JCPOA

25 January 2020 Time: 19:29
The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers under a dispute mechanism triggered by France, Germany, and Britain.
 

Official: Commercial Ships Enjoy Safety in Iranian Waters

8 January 2020 Time: 21:40
Managing Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Rastad announced on Wednesday that the commercial ships carrying cargo to the Iranian ports enjoy full safety in light of security provided by the country for its territorial waters.
 

Renewable power generation capacity reaches 900 MW

15 February 2020 Time: 13:33
The capacity of Iran’s renewable power plants has reached 900 megawatts (MW), IRNA quoted Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian as saying on Thursday.
 

PM’s Aide: Pakistan Committed to Boosting Energy Cooperation with Iran

25 January 2020 Time: 19:33
Pakistan’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Affairs Nadeem Babar said that his country is committed to broaden cooperation with Iran in the energy sector.
 

Hamedan Expanding Green Energy Footprint

24 January 2020 Time: 19:25
Anew photovoltaic power station in Hamedan Province was synchronized with the national power grid on Thursday.
 

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.
 

Rio submits feasibility study for Tavan Tolgoi power plant

18 February 2020 Time: 15:39
Rio Tinto (NYSE, ASX:RIO) on Tuesday said its Mongolian copper mine project has submitted a feasibility study to the local government in its bid to secure domestically sourced power for the East Asian’s country’s biggest foreign investment project.
 

SP platforms 13A, 13C loaded at Bushehr yard

12 February 2020 Time: 22:12
Platform 13A and 13C of Iran’s South Pars gas field (in the Persian Gulf) were both loaded at Sadra yard in the southwestern province of Bushehr on Monday to be shipped toward their designated offshore place, Shana reported.
 

Iranian companies ink deal for establishing polyethylene unit

9 February 2020 Time: 15:25
Iran’s Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC) signed a deal with Tabriz Petrochemical Company on Saturday, for providing technical knowledge, design package and basic engineering services for the construction of the country’s first high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit.
 

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.
 

Foreign Traffickers Arrested While Smuggling Massive Fuel Haul out of Iran

25 February 2020 Time: 22:02
Maritime Guards in Iran’s Southern province of Hormuzgan arrested 13 foreign nationals in the Persian Gulf while they were trying to smuggle one million liters of fuel out of the country.
 

Global Demand Bolstering LNG's Growing Role

25 February 2020 Time: 18:14
Global demand for LNG grew by 12.5% to 359 million tons in 2019, according to Royal Dutch Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook, bolstering LNG’s growing role in the transition to a lower-carbon energy system.
 

Over $7.8b worth of energy projects to be inaugurated by mid-March

15 February 2020 Time: 13:38
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Tuesday 330 trillion rials (about $7.85 billion) worth of major energy projects are going to be inaugurated across the country by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March, 19).
Transportation
 

9 airport projects to go operational during “Ten-Day Dawn

4 February 2020 Time: 14:28
Nine major airport infrastructure projects will be inaugurated across Iran during the Ten-Day Dawn which marks the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Mehr news agency reported, quoting an official with Iran Airport Company (IAC).
 

KLM to Resume Flights via Iran, Iraq Routes

24 January 2020 Time: 19:35
Dutch flag carrier, the KLM, announced that it will resume its flights through the Iranian and Iraqi airspace following an interim halt that was caused by soaring military tensions in the Middle East region.
 

Iran to Boost Passenger Plane Fleet Despite US Sanctions

23 December 2019 Time: 18:52
Iran’s Transportation Minister Mohammad Eslami announced that his country will receive three new passenger planes in the near future despite the fact that the US unilateral sanctions are barring foreign companies and entities from selling anything related to civil aviation to Tehran.
 

Transportation fleet in urgent need of modernization

4 February 2020 Time: 18:41
Iranian transport and urban development minister said on Monday that the modernization of the country’s transportation fleet should continue in the form of a smart movement and bureaucratic processes should be minimized in this regard.
 

400 kilometers of highways to be inaugurated by Feb. 11

4 February 2020 Time: 14:17
About 400 kilometers of highways will be inaugurated throughout Iran during the Ten-Day Dawn (Feb. 1-11 which marks the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution), IRNA reported, quoting Deputy Transport Minister Kheirollah Khademi.
 

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.
 

China logistics crunch hits Europe scrap metal exports

24 February 2020 Time: 17:03
Severe logistical disruption and port congestion in China since the end of January has slashed the global availability of shipping containers, and many European exporters of non-ferrous scrap have warned of more delivery delays and further price increases in Asia-Pacific in the coming months.
 

Afghan banks to open branches in Iran’s Chabahar port

21 February 2020 Time: 18:43
Iran has approved two Afghan banks to open branches in its southeastern strategic port of Chabahar, ILNA reported quoting the Secretary General of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce Mozafar Alikhani.
 

Iran, Kazakhstan to jointly build an industrial, commercial complex in Aktau SEZ

19 February 2020 Time: 21:38
Iran and Kazakhstan inked an agreement to jointly build an industrial, commercial complex in Kazakhstan’s Aktau Special Economic Zone.
 

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.
 

IUST hosts conference on railway transportation

27 January 2020 Time: 17:10
Iran University of Science and Technology hosted the country’s first conference on “Railway Transportation, Opportunities, Capacities, and Production Boom” on Monday, IRIB reported.
 

British Aluminium’s memorable Fife locomotive to get restored

2 January 2020 Time: 19:18
The new fundraising campaign of Fife Heritage Railway to restore a locomotive which spent decades on the Kingdom has reached its target.
 

‘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).
 

CNG consumption up 31% following gasoline rationing

6 February 2020 Time: 20:26
Consumption of compressed natural gas (CNG) in Iran has increased by 31 percent since the implementation of the gasoline rationing scheme, according to the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC).
 

Transportation fleet in urgent need of modernization

4 February 2020 Time: 18:41
Iranian transport and urban development minister said on Monday that the modernization of the country’s transportation fleet should continue in the form of a smart movement and bureaucratic processes should be minimized in this regard.
 

Nearly 800 industrial, transport projects to come on stream in 10 days

2 February 2020 Time: 11:41
Iranian government is planning to inaugurate numerous industrial, mining, and transport projects during the Ten-Day Dawn which marks the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, IRNA reported on Saturday.
 

Chalco Ruimin joins ASI as new Production & Transformation Member

23 January 2020 Time: 18:48
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd. has become a new Production & Transformation member of the ASI. This brings the total number of members working toward a responsible aluminium value chain to 110.
 

World's 11 Largest Machines with Cast Parts

11 January 2020 Time: 18:13
It is true that they exist and these machines are hard to miss. From monster transporters and super dozers, to gigantic excavators - there are all sorts of machiens to check out in the www.surplex.com picture gallery.
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.
 

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.
 

Iran, Iraq in Talks to Ink Currency Swap Deal: Official

18 November 2018 Time: 18:51
Chairman of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce Yahya Ale-Ishaq said the two countries are in negotiations to finalize a currency swap agreement in a bid to boost trade ties between the two neighboring countries.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Registration for Gov’t-Funded Housing Project Postponed

4 November 2019 Time: 19:07
The registration for government-sponsored housing development project, the so-called "National Housing Initiative", has been postponed to Nov. 9 because of the public holiday on Nov. 6.
 

Tehran City’s real estate deals down 73% in a month on year

2 September 2019 Time: 17:12
The number of real estate deals in Tehran City fell 73.7 percent in the fifth Iranian calendar month of Mordad (July 23-August 22), compared to the same month in the past year, Tasnim news agency reported citing the data released by Ministry of Transport and Urban Development.
 

Govt. launches project to build 110,000 affordable housing units

27 August 2019 Time: 22:33
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially launched the government’s National Action Plan for Construction and Supply of Housing on Tuesday, inaugurating a project for constructing 110,000 affordable housing units.
 

Tehran City’s real estate deals down 64.6% in a month on year

29 July 2019 Time: 21:44
The number of real estate deals in Tehran City fell 64.6 percent in the fourth Iranian calendar month of Tir (June 22-July 22), compared to the same month in the past year, IRIB reported citing the data released by Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
 

Semnan Gypsum Output at 10m Tons p.a.

30 December 2019 Time: 19:14
Semnan’s mines extract 10 million tons of gypsum every year, says the head of Industries, Mining and Trade Organization of the province.
 

Tehran, Damascus Ink MoU on Syria Reconstruction

27 November 2019 Time: 19:24
Iran and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish three joint companies in a bid to accelerate the reconstruction of the Arab country, which has been stricken by more than eight-and-a-half years of foreign-backed civil war.
 

Minister: Iran, Syria to Establish Joint Construction Company

26 November 2019 Time: 21:09
Syrian Minister of Public Works and Housing Suhail Mohammad Abdul Latif announced that Tehran and Damascus will set up a joint construction company, stressing that Iran has been prioritized for reconstruction of Syria.
Sciences
 

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).
 

Mobarakeh teachers have their own educational center, jointly built by MSC

17 April 2019 Time: 11:00
An education-welfare center for teachers was launched in Mobarakeh on Benevolence Day (March 5), with the education minister in attendance.
 

Google Releases iPhone Hacking Tool

16 December 2017 Time: 12:02
Google released a tool that allows security researchers, and other developers, to hack into iOS 11.1.2, software that could lead to a jailbreak for devices running that OS version.
 

Visit Foseco at IFEX 2020

26 February 2020 Time: 18:54
Foseco, the Foundry Division of the Vesuvius Group, will have a stand at IFEX 2020 in hall 2 & 3, stand E-29 where you can learn about their latest products, technologies and services.
 

Iranian, Pakistani Merchants after Boosting Trade

26 February 2020 Time: 18:05
Businessmen from Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture held several meetings with officials and traders of Pakistani port city of Karachi where the two sides urged their respective governments to ease banking relations to enhance bilateral trade.
 

Iran’s Steel Output Up by Around 50%

26 February 2020 Time: 18:01
A new international report shows that Iran’s steel output has increased by 46.7% in the past 12 months, indicating a stunning jump 20 times bigger than the world average growth of 2.1% in the same period.
 

Noodle.ai and SMS digital launch AI-fueled application for the steel industry

16 January 2020 Time: 14:57
The AI application will help steel companies improve on-spec mechanical properties of advanced steel products to meet the highest market demands
 

Arvan Cloud Introduces Network Availability Services

5 January 2020 Time: 19:13
Iranian cloud service provider Arvan Cloud has set up a platform that helps monitor the availability of internet services in the country.
 

Altair Launches All-In-One Industrial Design Solution

21 October 2019 Time: 18:32
Altair Inspire Studio enables designers, architects and digital artists to create, evaluate and visualize design ideas faster than ever before
 

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
 

Launched! “Aluminium LeaderSpeak 2020”

26 February 2020 Time: 18:44
AlCircle takes pleasure in announcing that it has launched the second edition of its flagship e-magazine “Aluminium LeaderSpeak 2020”. It is an exclusive e-magazine, whereby top industry leaders from the complete aluminium value chain have shared their views on how the year may transpire for them as an organisation as well as for the industry. They have also shared their business strategies and outlook for the Aluminium Industry to wind up in 2020.
 

China logistics crunch hits Europe scrap metal exports

24 February 2020 Time: 17:03
Severe logistical disruption and port congestion in China since the end of January has slashed the global availability of shipping containers, and many European exporters of non-ferrous scrap have warned of more delivery delays and further price increases in Asia-Pacific in the coming months.
 

Danieli Endless Casting Rolling MIDA minimill starts operation at Nucor Sedalia

15 February 2020 Time: 15:55
On January 31, Nucor Steel safely struck the first EAF arc on the new MIDA plant located in Sedalia, Missouri, USA, producing a few hours later the first bundles of rebar #8, tagged and ready for shipment.
METALLURGY
 

Visit Foseco at IFEX 2020

26 February 2020 Time: 18:54
Foseco, the Foundry Division of the Vesuvius Group, will have a stand at IFEX 2020 in hall 2 & 3, stand E-29 where you can learn about their latest products, technologies and services.
 

Mixing without vibrations and with complete preparation

24 February 2020 Time: 21:53
In the Ludwig Frischhut iron foundry in Neumarkt-Sankt Veit in southern Germany, synthetic molding sand is processed using the latest generation of mixing tools.
 

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.
 

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.
 

IMIDRO, NIORDC ink MOU for joint production of needle, sponge coke

15 February 2020 Time: 13:14
The National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) for joint production of sponge and needle coke in two of the country’s refineries.
 

EU HRC: Italian buyer pays up for import

24 January 2020 Time: 18:54
Italian hot-rolled coil (HRC) buyers exposed to Ilva are paying higher prices than some others, given uncertainty about the future of the plant.
 

ArcelorMittal hikes coil offer to €500/t exw in north

10 January 2020 Time: 18:32
ArcelorMittal has raised its offer across Europe on the back of firm import offers, raw materials and extended lead times.
 

New meltshop for North Star BlueScope Steel

15 February 2020 Time: 15:58
A new meltshop will be installed at North Star BlueScope Steel, Delta, Ohio, USA. The new facility will include a single-bucket charge, 195-sht EAF, two LMFs and Pulse-Jet fume treatment plant with fume quenching technology.
 

Hoa Phat Dung Quat BF #2 commissioned and online

31 January 2020 Time: 15:49
On 25 November 2019, Dung Quat Blast Furnace #2 was successfully blown-in by Hoa Phat Steel, Vietnam.
 

Henan Jiyuan relies again on Danieli Centro Maskin grinding technology

30 January 2020 Time: 15:45
Two new grinders ordered by Henan Jiyuan will be installed in Jiyuan, Henan province, China.
 

JML Industrie takes control of SPACE

8 January 2020 Time: 21:26
SPACE, based in Italy, is internationally recognised for their design and construction of sand cooling and preparation equipment for green sand. The Italian equipment manufacturer was established in 1979 and has developed a unique methodology to achieve the highest quality sand with the lowest consumption of raw material, which is mainly Bentonite.
 

Tehran hosting 2 intl. expos

29 November 2019 Time: 10:16
Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds is hosting the 16th edition of Iran’s international exhibition of metallurgy, dubbed IRAN METAFO 2019, and the 26th international exhibition of printing, packing and related machinery during November 29-December 2, IRNA reported.
 

Indian met coke imports hit multi-year low in September

6 November 2019 Time: 17:57
Indian imports of metallurgical coke fell to the lowest level in more than a year as the country's steel industry struggled, while mills that were still importing moved away from China for their supplies.
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