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ArcelorMittal supplies for largest cruise ship

29 May 2016

Harmony of the Seas – dubbed “Europe’s biggest hotel” – has docked at the UK port of Southampton recently after leaving Saint-Nazaire in France at the weekend. ArcelorMittal sites in Spain and France provided 100% of the steel used in this 362m-long, 65m-wide floating city, the largest cruise ship ever built.
Longer than the Eiffel tower, Harmony of the Seas is made of heavy plates made at the site in Gijón, Spain, and coils produced at ArcelorMittal Fos-sur-Mer and subsequently processed at the service centre in Saint-Nazaire, both in France.
Hervé Bourrier, CEO, ArcelorMittal France said: "This contract demonstrates our ability to deliver high quality steels and tailored services from our European industrial and sales units, and confirms our long-term presence as a steel supplier to the cruise ship market, one that has seen consistent growth over the last five years."
Harmony of the Seas is the first of two “Oasis-class” cruise ships built by STX France.... Read more...

SLM Solutions honored "Best of Industry" award

29 May 2016

SLM Solutions was recently honoured for their outstanding innovations by the trade journal "MM Maschinenmarkt" in the section "Trend Topics". The Lübeck-based enterprise is a specialist in the sector metal-based additive manufacturing technology, also known as "3D printing".... Read more...

AK Steel Chairman gets Lifetime achievement award

29 May 2016

AK Steel Chairman of the Board of Directors James L. Wainscott was recently recognized by the Cincinnati chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) as the recipient of its prestigious 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.... Read more...

Amec Foster Wheeler promotes careers for women

28 May 2016

Recently, Amec Foster Wheeler organised a Men of Action – WISE World Café event. On of the major conclusion from the event was that the male executives need to challenge some of their perceptions and do more to create opportunities for women to build careers in science and engineering.
The campaign was held at Booths Park, Knutsford, in conjunction with WISE, to improve gender balance in science, technology and engineering.... Read more...

ILVA orders two hot-metal plants from SMS group

28 May 2016

The project will be handled by two companies of SMS group, SMS INNSE and SMS Mevac, on a semi-turnkey basis (i.e. including on-site assembly).
"ILVA S.p.A. chose SMS group for the high efficiency of the process provided and the advanced technological solutions, which will enable the Italian steel producer to comply even with the most exacting environmental regulations of the future.... Read more...

Wendell L. Carter appointed AIST President

28 May 2016

Wendell L. Carter, vice president and general manager, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, East Chicago, Ind., USA, has recently been appointed president of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) for 2016–2017.... Read more...

ABB to replace twin DC motors in Korea

27 May 2016

ABB has recently won a contract to replace twin DC motors and associated drives with newer AC motor and drive technology on a hot rolling mill at POSCO’s Pohang Works in Korea. Using ABB’s large synchronous motors, AMZ, together with ACS6000 medium voltage AC drives, will help improve process efficiency, accuracy and reliability.... Read more...

Encole launches SAE J1926 weld bungs

27 May 2016

In order to support the growing demand for SAE sight glasses, Encole LLC, an American Company specializing in custom engineering, manufacturing and distribution of industrial products via its online catalog, has recently added SAE J1926 weld bungs as catalog products released to production.... Read more...

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