Tag: Europe

Liberty to produce pipes for energy projects in US and Caspian Sea

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UK-based Liberty Steel Hartlepool has announced that it has secured contracts for more than 470 kilometres of pipe for use in offshore and onshore energy infrastructure projects in the US and Caspian Sea region. The pipes will be produced at its longitudinally submerged arc welded linepipe (LSAW) mill. The company has started production for the […]

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Turkey’s pig iron imports down 32.3 percent in February

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In February this year, Turkey’s pig iron imports amounted to 87,301 mt, down 32.3 percent year on year and decreasing by 19.4 percent compared to January, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The total value of Turkey’s pig iron imports in the given month decreased by 37.3 percent year on […]

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Hilco Industrial: Overcapacity in the steel industry creates opportunities for us

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SteelOrbis talked to Darko Pepovski, Vice President of Marketin at Hilco Industrial regarding the opportunities created by second hand equipment. Can you give us a brief history of your company and your operations? Hilco Industrial (www.HilcoHIA.com) is part of Hilco Global, an independent financial services company and the world’s premier authority on asset valuation, monetization […]

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UK CARES: We are providing our customers the assurance they need through Cloud App

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We talked to UK CARES CEO Lee Brankley about the company’s new service CARES Cloud App and the changing dynamics of the market. Can you inform our readers about CARES and its services? CARES is the acknowledged pre-eminent provider of assessment and certification services for the manufacture and supply of reinforcing steel products in the […]

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Kardemir: We aim to improve collaboration with Turkey-based automotive producers

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SteelOrbis talked to Dr. Hüseyin Soykan, general manager of Kardemir, regarding the relationship between automotive and steel industries. What are the products Kardemir supplies or plans to develop for the automotive sector since it will now supply steel to new domestic automobile producer? Our 11th Development Plan involves the production and development of high-value new materials […]

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Beycelik : We don’t expect a substantial increase in automotive steel demand

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Can Sakarya, purchasing manager at Beycelik Gestamp, talked to SteelOrbis about the situation in auto steel market and the relationship between automotive and steel industries.  How do you view the automotive sector’s demand for steel? What is your prediction for the coming period? In general, 2020 will be a year in parallel with 2019. We […]

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Borusan Mannesmann: Our aim is to increase our share in all markets by focusing on value-added products

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Ali Okyay, assistant general manager at Borusan Mannesmann, talked to SteelOrbis about the situation in auto steel market and the relationship between automotive and steel industries.  How do you interpret current steel demand in the automotive industry? The automotive sector ranks second in terms of flat steel usage, following the Turkish pipe/profile sector. The Turkish […]

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Neil Barrell: Liberty Steel Group on a pathway to become the first carbon neutral steel company in the world

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SteelOrbis talked to GFG Alliance COO Neil Barrell about Liberty’s European operations and their carbon neutral steel production target. Can you tell us about Liberty’s European operations? We own seven steel plants across continental Europe, with major integrated steelworks at Ostrava in the Czech Republic and Galaţi in Romania and rolling mills in Skopje (North Macedonia), Piombino […]

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MMK Metalürji: Growth expected to normalize in next two years

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Assessment of 2019 Despite trade wars targeting the steel industry and, as a result, duties and quotas, 2019 will be remembered for producers leaning towards alternative markets and increasing export volumes. In recent years, production capacities in the Turkish coated steel industry increased, while Turkish steel producers focused on export markets due to the decrease […]

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Sharp fall in EU new passenger car registrations in Mar, Italy hit hardest

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In March this year, new car registrations recorded a dramatic decline of 55.1 percent year on year to 567,308 units in the European Union (EU), as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the latest figures issued by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). With containment/lockdown measures taking hold in most markets from around […]

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