Review of fairs and events 2016
20th Metal Bulletin Middle East Iron & Steel Conference - Dubai,UAE
December 12 - 14, 2016
In occasion of 20th Metal Bulletin Iron & Steel Conference in Dubai, Primetals carried out a successful Workshop where innovative technologies and services were
presented, in the areas of cold briquetting, steel making and long rolling, as
well as service solutions. Some 100 attendees were present and discussed strategic topics during the Keynote Panel. In
the annexed exhibiting space, PT was present with a booth. PT participation was
staffed with personnel from Austria, Germany, Italy, UAE and UK. During the
conference, PT moderated and presented innovative technologies during the technical panel focusing the MENA region, and
presented ECO solutions.
Primetals Technologies Customer Day – Savigneux, France
December 8, 2016
32 customers, coming from 18 companies and eight countries, and 9 colleagues from Primetals Technologies participated and exchanged with the experts on a wide range of topics. Special highlights were on digital engineering, manufacturing and R&D capacities; latest projects references, and maintenance and long-term service agreement.
Vietnam Steel Corporation Technology Day – Vung Tau, Vietnam
30 November 2016
A Technology Day was held by Vietnam Steel Corporation (VSC) and Primetals Technologies in Vung Tau City, Vietnam on November 30, 2016. Nearly 230 governmental and corporate leaders as well as senior engineers from VSC and its subsidiaries participated at this event. The purpose of the Technology Day was to emphasize the importance of sustainable development and environment protection for the regional steel industry. Nghiem Xuan Da, CEO of VSC, emphasized his company’s commitment to focus on environmental protection through continuous modernization, investments and by setting clear targets to conform with the most stringent international environmental regulations. Primetals Technologies presented examples of its future-oriented technologies at the Technology Day, which was followed detailed discussions. Opportunities were also explored to support VSC to achieve its ambitious target of being the environmental leader in Southeast Asia.
Aluminium 2016 – Dusseldorf, Germany
November 29 - 1 Dec 2016
The Caesar 2016, The most prestigious Upper Austrian creative award – Linz, Austria
November 24th 2016
Primetals Technologies! Together with Ars Electronica Solutions we are the winner of this year’s Ceaser – the most prestigious Upper Austrian creative award – in the category fair architecture for our booth at METEC 2015.
Primetals Technologies Symposium 2016 – Cilegon and Surabaya, Indonesia
22 November 2016, in Cilegon – Hotel Royal Krakatau CilegonOn November 22 and November 24, 2016, Primetals Technologies sponsored two symposiums that took place in Cilegon and Surabaya respectively for nearly 200 participants from the Indonesian steel industry. A selection of advanced technologies were presented for improved plant performance, cost savings and environmental protection. The importance of the symposium for the local steel industry was underlined by the presence of distinguished guests and visitors. Hilman Hasyim, Director of Production and Technology of PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk, emphasized “The challenge for Indonesia Steel Industry is to increase its competitiveness, adopt new technologies, shift to high-value product and maximize the utilization of local resources.” Furthermore, Setiawan Surakusumah, Chief Strategic & Technical Committee of The Indonesia Iron and Steel Industry Association (IISIA), predicted an increase in steel consumption in Indonesia during the next few years and the need to adopt state-of-the-art technology to meet the increased steel demand. Intensive technical discussions accompanied the symposium, which were followed by one-on-one talks for exploring possible project-implementation scenarios.
24 November 2016, in Surabaya – Hotel Bumi Surabaya
Stahltag 2016 – Düsseldorf, Germany
November 10, 2016
STAHL 2016 in Düsseldorf: This year, the world-renowned steelmaking conference focused on topics such as energy efficiency, innovations in the field of raw materials, increasing digitalization, and the ongoing changes on world markets. Primetals Technologies contributed a presentation on the vision of the fully automatic steel plant. The technology experts and sales specialists of Primetals Technologies did their best to inform steel producers about the optimal solutions to tackle the industry’s current challenges.
Alacero 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 24 - 26, 2016
This year Latin America´s most important event for the Metals´ business the “Alacero-57” took place in Rio de Janeiro from October 24th to October 26th, 2016. The participants of Primetals met new and existing business partners and presented its innovation during the event. Primetals presented “The Future of Electric Steelmaking” the EAF Quantum as the most efficient EAF in the world. During the event 17 presentations have been held. The main topic of these presentation were the “The perspective of the infrastructure sector in Latin America; Economic outlooks, Opportunities for the Latin American Steel Industry and the impact of Chinese square bar to the Latin American Steel Market.
More than 400 participants and more the 200 companies attended the event.
Technology Day: Exchanging ideas to enhance Ansteel’s performance – Anshan, China
October 20 - 21, 2016
Primetals Technologies and Anshan Iron and Steel Group organized a “Technology Day” in Anshan. Both companies met to exchange the latest technologies and ideas on how to master the current challenges of China’s steel industry.
How can Ansteel generate value-added products, decrease operation cost and improve product quality as well as operation flexibility? Around 150 experts from Anshan met with experts from Primetals Technologies to jointly discuss and explore new ideas to enhance Ansteel’s overall plant performance.
One of the event’s highlights was the signing of a lifecycle cooperation agreement between the Chairman of Ansteel, Mr. Yao, and Aashish Gupta, Primetals Technologies’ Chief Sales Officer. This agreement emphasizes the commitment of both parties to continue their close cooperation regarding the installation, revamp and modernization of Ansteel’s production facilities.
The event also showcases the complementary strategic fit of Ansteel and Primentals Technologies. Throughout the last years, Primetals Technologies has provided reliable and dedicated long-term support toward Ansteel across the entire metallurgical value chain resulting in several successfully implemented projects.
SIS.EUROPE 2016 – Aachen, Germany
September 28 - 29, 2016
This year’s “Surface Inspection Summit SIS.EUROPE 2016”, the world's only congress on surface inspection in the metals industry, took place in Aachen, Germany, at the end of September 2016. Primetals Technologies France introduced the company’s surface inspection technology portfolio to customers and industry experts. About 150 participants from around 60 companies enjoyed a series of almost 30 technical presentations on the latest developments in the surface inspection of flat products. Alongside the conference, an accompanying exhibition presented the leading manufacturers of surface inspection systems.
The two-day event, that took place in Aachen, Germany, from September 28-20, 2016 provided Primetals Technologies a good opportunity to generate awareness for its surface inspection technology portfolio. The company was clearly visible as a “gold sponsor”: the booth was centrally located, the company logo and profile were published on the conference website and a technical presentation was held. Laurent Dorel presented a paper on state-of-the-art developments in hot flat product surface inspection. The lecture was very well received by customers who directly stopped by at the booth afterwards to collect more detailed information. On the second day, many customers visited the booth at the conference marketplace to talk about current projects and to discuss technologies. Thank you to all our visitors!
ABM week 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
September 27 - 29, 2016
ABM Week is the most important technical event about steel in Latin America. Primetals Technologies used interactive displays and technical presentations to promote its product portfolio. 552 Papers were approved, 362 presented in oral form, thereof specialists from Primetals Technologies held 16 presentations in most of the technological areas of the steel-manufacturing chain. A round-table about Industry 4.0 was chaired by Walter Saito (PT Brazil). At the booth of Primetals Technologies, visitors were able to gather information about the products, solutions and services that comprise the Primetals Technologies portfolio. The Mill360° virtual-reality experience attracted a lot of interest, allowing visitors to see 360-degree views of the EAF Quantum furnace, a combination rod and bar mill, and several other technologies. Large overhead monitors displayed what Mill360° users were experiencing, which attracted even more attention.
2nd Iranian Iron & Steel Conference – Isfahan, Republic of Iran
September 26 - 28, 2016
The 2nd Iranian Iron & Steel Conference has been a big success for Primetals Technologies. Our company was the sole Silver sponsor of the event, and had a large booth with information materials and personal consultation for potential new customers. Additionally, our own Christoph Aichinger and Andreas Viehböck held two very well-attended presentations on our advanced agglomeration technologies and the recent achievements that were made with Arvedi ESP. These efforts combined made it very clear to all conference visitors that we will be available as a highly suitable partner and technology supplier for Iranian endeavors in steelmaking. Among these visitors were such esteemed persons as the Deputy Industry Minister of Iran and the chairman of the Mobarakeh Steel Group. The conference was held in Esfahan, which is considered to be one of the “steel hubs” of Iran. As sanctions on the country have recently been lifted, the timing of the event could hardly have been better and the relevance higher.
21st IAS Steel Conference & Expo IAS 2016 – Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
September 13 - 16, 2016
From September 13 till 16, with more than 650 visitors and 100 articles presented, the most important technical event about steel in Argentina took place in Rosario city. During the conference, several topics were presented ranging from raw materials to end-products, Safety and Environmental Issues, and latest technologies in the steel world. Primetals technologies participated in the conference with an innovative flat rolling mill revamping local reference, generating great interest in the audience. During the EXPO customers had the opportunity to visit Primetals Technologies booth to get more information of the latest technologies and references, supported by multimedia tools.
7th European Coke and Ironmaking Congress ECIC – Linz, Austria
September 12 - 14, 2016
ECIC 2016 – the 7th European Coke and Ironmaking Congress recently took place in Linz from September 12 to 14. Some 320 participants and 8 exhibitors presented their latest innovations. As a Platin Sponsor, Primetals Technologies held three places in the scientific committee and we gave 13 presentations at the conference. AT our 18 square meters booth, we welcomed guests from all over the world and presented our CPT augmented reality app to them.
15th International Stainless and Special Steel Summit – Lisbon, Portugal
September 6 - 8, 2016
Primetals Technologies was a bronze sponsor and participated with two speakers and about 200 delegates attended the conference. The discussions and presentations clearly showed the importance of automation and I4.0 for the stainless steel industry and the high expectations regarding its impact.
5° Congreso de la Industria Siderúrgica Mexicana, CANACERO 2016 – Mexico City, Mexico
September 5 - 7, 2016
CANACERO 2016, the congress of the Mexican Iron and Steel Industry Chamber, was held in Mexico city. Primetals Technologies sponsored the opening ceremony and many expectations were centered around the trends for the future of the steel industry. The presentations focused on the economy, the challenges for the Mexican industry, the global impact of China and the climate change. One of the most interesting panel discussions was between CEOs of steel companies. This was the 5th edition of the congress and, as always, the outcome will benefit the industrial sector of the country.
MMMM 2016 – New Delhi, India
August 10 - 12, 2016
It was one of the most significant events in the Indian Minerals, Metals and Materials market and this time the conference theme was Minerals and Metals and their contribution to Make in India. Primetals Technologies made its presence with a paper that had a focus on Industry 4.0 in the Metals Industry for the Digitalization of Steel Production created BUZZ among distinguished delegates. About 200 people from the metallurgical industry visited Primetals Technologies booth within three days to engage interesting discussions such as Rebar mill, VD/VOD, De-dusting, Quantum EAF and Caster. Primetals Technologies got nominated in the Award Category for overall Stand Display and finally won the Award for " Special Commendation" in Recognition of Excellence.
German Brand Award 2016
June 23rd, 2016
Primetals Technologies is delighted to announce that one of our most prominent efforts, our customer magazine Metals Magazine, has just won the prestigious German Brand Award 2016 (Bronze). It is the first time ever that a plant builder has received an award of this kind. Since Primetals Technologies is still a relatively new brand, its positive recognition illustrates the efforts that were put into building up brand awareness over the last one and a half years.
Metals Magazine was recognized by the German Brand Association as a remarkable piece of advertising, both in respects of graphic design and text composition. Prof. Thomas Rempen, head of the jury and publisher of the corresponding book “Das Jahr der Werbung”, clearly lays out the factors that contributed to the jury’s decision making in the 2016 issue of his compendium, namely “curiosity, likability, usability, credibility and trust.”
A First within the Steel Industry
Miguel Micaelo, who led the graphic design team at Primetals Technologies, represented the company at the award ceremony in Berlin on June 16th 2016. After receiving the award, he said: “Everybody at Primetals Technologies who was involved with Metals Magazine has instilled all their passion into this magazine issue, which we are very proud of. To our knowledge, no customer publication within the steel industry has received an award like this before. Thanks to everybody who worked so hard to make the redesign of our magazine a success.
AMM Award for Steel Excellence – New York, USA
June 14, 2016
American Metal Market magazine (AMM) held its seventh annual Awards for Steel Excellence Dinner on June 14 in New York City. The awards recognize steel producers and technology suppliers for demonstrating best-in-class performance in various segments of the steel industry. This year, Primetals Technologies won the Environmental Responsibility category based on the performance of the EAF Quantum Mill commissioned for Tyasa in the Mexican state of Veracruz. PT also placed as a finalist in two other Award categories. Accepting the award on behalf of PT, Chief Technology Officer Etsuro Hirai stated that that EAF Quantum is one of many PT technologies that reduce the environmental impact of steel production. “Our ECO solutions include modern dedusting systems, efficient water recycling systems, and by¬product recycling solutions,” he said.
AMM & WSD Steel Success Strategies XXXI – New York, USA
June 13 - 15, 2016
American Metal Market magazine, in partnership with World Steel Dynamics, held its Steel Success Strategies conference June 13-15 in New York City. The event is an annual forum for in-depth debate and discussion about current issues affecting the global steel industry. This year, nearly 600 executives heard from speakers on a variety of topics related to gaining or maintaining a competitive edge in a difficult market. Primetals Technologies Chief Technology Officer Etsuro Hirai participated in a technology panel discussion. His presentation “Creating the future of metals in challenging times” explained how innovations such as Arvedi ESP are helping steel producers compete in difficult market conditions.
Rolling 2016 Conference – Graz, Austria
June 6 – 9, 2016
The Conference brought together rolling practitioners, steel producers, plant designers, researchers and provided a forum for best practices and state-of-the-art technology. In total, 16 technical papers out of 128 were held by Primetals Technologies.
The Platts Global Metals Awards – London, England
May 19, 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!
Primetals Technologies as a silver sponsor for the Platts Global Metals Awards, now in its 4th year, recognizes top performers - industry leaders and innovators just like you. The Awards program offered 14 categories both for business and individual achievement. About 200 persons from the mining, steel processing industry, waste disposal and aluminum industry were present there at Marriot Grosvenor.
Metal + Metallurgy China 2016 – Beijing, China
May 17 - 20, 2016
Primetals Technologies made its presence with a comprehensive range of future-oriented environmental solutions in the expo. Considering the challenging conditions of the metals industry, Primetals Technologies brought out the ECO solutions with a wide range of services and advanced technologies. They provide manufacturers with intelligent and tailor-made revamping solutions.
AISTech, The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition – Pennsylvania, USA
May 16 - 18, 2016
In May, AISTech 2016 attracted nearly 7,800 producers, suppliers, corporate leaders, and academia from 41 countries. The conference featured 471 technical paper presentations and panel discussions about the technologies and trends that are shaping the future of iron and steel production. Primetals Technologies gave 27 presentations and participated in two panel discussions to a combined audience of more than 1,200. The event also included an exposition with 542 exhibiting companies. Visitors to the 1,000 square-foot Primetals Technologies booth enjoyed several interactive exhibits, including the Mill360° virtual reality experience. http://ow.ly/VT0K300w1sY
9th China International Steel Congress– Beijing, China
May 15 - 18, 2016
The steel congress was mainly focused on the hot topics, such as how the metals industry should resolve crisis and promote the balanced development under the ‘new normal’ economic situation. Mr. Etsuro Hirai gave a keynote speech with emphasis that we are “Creating the Future of Metals in Challenging Times” with our customers AS ONE. Thirteen technical experts shared several references on following topics: products and processes, environmental and energy efficiency, material flexibility and quality improvement, future technologies and intelligent production.