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GE opens new global R&D centre in Brazil

25 November 2014

General Electric announced the opening of the USD 500M Brazil Technology Center that will focus on developing advanced subsea oil and gas technology. The centre, GE’s first in Latin America, is expected to be a hub for engagement and collaboration with GE’s customers in the region and is expected to employ 400 researchers.... Read more...

Kanto Steel confirms savings with EFSOP system

24 November 2014

Kanto Steel signed off on performance savings for the supply and purchase of an EFSOP® Holistic Optimization System commissioned in the spring 2014. The EFSOP system was installed at the EAF#1 ‘Top Charged’ 90t furnace at the Kanto steel plant located at Tsuchiura-city, Ibaraki, Japan.

Consumption savings attained during the project lifecycle included 0.5% electrical, 8% oxygen and 20% kerosene, combined with an increase in yield of 0.5%.... Read more...

Vale finalist for Swedish Steel Prize 2014

24 November 2014

Brazilian company Vale is a finalist for the 2014 Swedish Steel Prize for developing a highly durable mining screener for iron ore in high strength steel.

The Swedish Steel Prize is awarded annually by SSAB to recognise the most innovative design utilising high-strength steel.... Read more...

Pipeline orders for Salzgitter Group participations

23 November 2014

The Salzgitter Group participations Berg Steel Pipe Corp. and Berg Spiral Pipe Corp., both located in the United States, have been awarded two major contracts to manufacture pipes for new natural gas infrastructure that will serve the south-eastern United States.... Read more...

Timken Board elects Eli Lilly president as director

23 November 2014

The Timken Company's board of directors has elected Maria A. Crowe a director of the company for a term that expires at its May 2015 annual meeting. The election brings The Timken Company board to 11 directors.


Photo courtesy of Timken
Crowe currently serves as president of manufacturing operations for Eli Lilly and Company, a USD 23B global healthcare leader based in Indianapolis.... Read more...

Aperam appoints new COO

23 November 2014

Aperam appointed Frederico Ayres Lima as COO – Stainless & Electrical Steel South America, effective 1 December 2014, following the resignation of Clenio Guimarães who is pursuing other opportunities.

Philippe Darmayan, CEO of Aperam said: “We are convinced that Frederico will lead our Brazilian operations into its next phase of development and growth with a particular focus on customers, innovation and top line.... Read more...

AISI elects new board members

23 November 2014

The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today elected three new members to its Board of Directors. Lourenco Goncalves, chairman, president and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources; Roger K.... Read more...

Wärtsilä expands duplex valve range

23 November 2014

Wärtsilä Shipham Valves has extended its full range of duplex and super duplex stainless steel valves to cover higher pressure ratings. The full product range of Wärtsilä Shipham Valves, including gate, globe, check, ball, and butterfly valves, can now be specified in duplex and super duplex, with sizes ranging from 1/2 inch (15mm) to 48 inches (1200mm) and pressure ratings up to ANSI 1500 lbs.... Read more...

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