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2014-05
28
Chinese Steel Crisis Causes Iron Ore Price To Plummet

The Steel Index, an important industry barometer, issued a statement late last week in which it claimed that significant fines at China’s Tianjin port have triggered a steel crisis in that vast ...

2014-05
16
BHP Billiton Prepares To Sell Stake In Guinea Major Iron Ore Deposit

BHP Billiton, one of Australia’s largest and most prominent mining companies, has been actively seeking a buyer for its sizable stake in a huge and rich iron ore deposit which is located in Moun ...

2014-02
22
China Iron and Steel Industry is Facing Tough Times

It was bound to happen. After a number of years of solid growth for virtually all of the Chinese owned and operated companies that produce steel in that vast land, the inevitable "correction" has begu ...

2013-06
28
$6 Billion Iron Ore Project Fails in Western Australia

As the world's industrialized nations struggle mightily to overcome the economic malaise that has affected every corner of the globe for the past four years, it becomes apparent that progress is b ...

2013-06
16
Record Iron Ore Shipment Leaves Australia for China

The largest shipment of iron ore ever amassed by a private company in Australia left Port Hedland for China on Sunday, June 9th. The extremely valuable commodity was loaded on to the PSU Seventh, a sh ...

2013-03
16
Steel Industry Expects to Soar in 2013

It’s beginning to look more and more like the worldwide economic malaise of the past few years is nearing an end. That became more evident over the past week when President Sung Chih-Yu of China ...

2013-03
03
Bluebeam Revu

            Anything is possible.   Revu 10 pushes the limits of collaboration, cloud storage and project communication - delivering tools that enable you to do what ...

2013-02
08
Heavy Rains Flood Australian Coal Mines

Heavy tropical rains fell relentlessly in Australia’s Queensland area causing severe flooding and a shutdown, at least temporarily, of some of the country’s most prolific coal producing mi ...

2013-01
14
AceCAD StruMIS

  StruMIS is a powerful Steel Production Management Software System.  StruMIS utilises 3D Modeling and BIM Authoring Data from superior Drafting Software to populate it's system ready fo ...

2013-01
12
NMDC Cuts Prices for Iron Ore…Steelmakers Benefit

In a surprise and totally unexpected move, India’s biggest iron ore producer, state-run NMDC, has cut the price for its most common grade of iron ore by a very significant six percent. The price ...

2012-12
16
Australia Boosts Price Forecast for Iron Ore in 2013

Australia, currently the world’s biggest exporter of iron ore, increased its price forecast for the upcoming year, 2013, based solely on expectations that China, the world’s biggest buyer ...

2012-12
05
Australian Mining Company Plans Major Plant Construction Project in Africa

It appears to be another good sign for the steel industry, particularly in Australia.  A down-under-based mining outfit, African Energy Resources, has announced that it is going to raise 3 millio ...

2012-11
05
Tekla BIMsight

Tekla BIMsight   About Tekla BIMsight  Tekla BIMsight is a free software program that allows the combination of any BIM software models; providing you with a complete model. This allow ...

2012-10
01
Australia Lowers Iron Ore Revenue Projections As Chinese Demand Fizzles

There seems to be a dark cloud hovering over the Australian iron ore mining industry right now. Revenues for the major mining companies have been dropping and forecasts for the short-term future appea ...

2012-10
01
Is Australia’s New Coal Frontier in Trouble

There’s a new frontier in Australia that has been designated for coal mining by all of the major mining companies here in Australia along with others from China and India. Pe ...

2012-09
09
Is the Current Australian Mining Boom Already in Trouble

It’s an important question, an entirely valid question and one that needs to be answered for this simple reason: mining accounts for a full 7% of all economic activity in Australia. If mining s ...

2012-07
14
Australia’s New Taxes on Iron Ore and Coal...How will they Impact Prices

The Australian government has just enacted a new law that has created two taxes which may very well impact the country’s mining industry and the national economy. The 2 taxes, a Carbon ...

2012-07
04
China’s Diminishing Demand for Iron Ore Results in Lower Prices from Australian Producers

Australia, the world’s largest exporter of iron ore which is, of course, used to make steel, has issued its latest forecast regarding the price for its precious product.  Companies engaged ...

2012-05
26
A Growing Crisis…The Australian Steel Industry Can’t Compete With China

Panic may be setting in among the “movers and shakers” of the Australian steel industry … for good reason.  Construction companies and others who purchase steel in Austra ...

2012-05
13
Global Steel Consumption Growth in 2012…It’s going to be Slower than Projected

It should come as no surprise to anyone working in the fabricated steel industry, but – the rate of growth for actual steel usage and consumption is going to be lower in 2012 than orig ...

2012-04
09
Crude Steel Production is on the Rise…A Sign of an Improving Global Economy

It’s no secret that the worldwide economy has been soft for the last two or three years or, to put it even more bluntly – downright weak. National economies on all continents have been aff ...

2012-03
25
Working Together For a Brighter Future…Australian Steel Fabrication Employers and Unions

It’s being called a rare, if not totally strange, alliance, but it’s actually happening … Australian steel manufacturers have joined forces with the unions that supply their workfor ...

2012-03
24
Good News for the Australian Steel Industry

The Australian steel industry has had its share of “hard times” over the last couple of years.  Australia’s steel makers are not alone. Steel manufacturers in North America, in ...

2012-02
18
Trouble Ahead…Possible…Australian Steel Industry Losing Major Contracts to China

A potentially very serious problem has popped up in Australia, one that has already begun to impact the country’s major steel manufacturers. It is as follows … Many of Australia’s s ...

2012-02
12
A Sign of the Tough Global Economy...Major Coal Producers Planning Deep New Cuts

It’s no secret that we’re all living in tough economic times. In North America, in Europe, in South America, in Australia and throughout the Pacific Rim commerce has slowed and people in m ...

2012-02
07
Two New Massive Coal Export Terminals Approved For Queensland...And that is Great News for the Local Economy

Queensland state premier, Anna Bligh, announced in Brisbane earlier this week that Australia had awarded huge parcels of land to two companies, one Indian and the other Canadian, for the purpose of co ...

2012-02
07
A Cause for Concern…Worldwide Demand for Steel is Stagnating

Actually, the picture is even bleaker than noted in the headline above. In truth, worldwide demand for steel is growing at a much slower pace than was anticipated by industry analysts prior to the ons ...

2012-02
05
The Case for Using Australian Fabricated Steel

Fabricated or structural steel is produced in scores of industrialized nations all over planet earth. That makes it part of a global industry … and that means it is a very important product. T ...

2011-12
30
Australian Steel Industry Creates Strange Bedfellows That Unite to Accomplish a Common Goal

In a move that may be unprecedented in Australian steel industry history, organizations that are normally at odds with one another have joined forces for the sole purpose of achieving a single, but im ...

2011-12
10
Major New Coal Project for Queensland A Boost for the Australian Economy

Anglo American, a large coal and steel producer, announced that it has approved a huge $1.7 billion coal project at Grosvenor in Queensland, Australia. The vast project, currently in the planning stag ...

2011-12
04
Global Crude Steel Production The Numbers Tell the Story

Production numbers for crude steel production have been published for October, 2011. They tell an extremely interesting story. 64 countries around the globe currently produce crude steel regularly and ...

2011-11
13
Will the Drop in Chinese Steel Production Affect Australia

These days, there is no way to get around the obvious: national economies appear to be in decline – globally. It’s an extremely serious problem that affects individual consumers … l ...

2011-11
06
Is the European Fabricated Steel Industry in Decline

It’s no secret to Australian fabricated steel producers or to people in just about any other industry – here at home or anywhere else in the world, as well – a global recession is af ...

2011-11
04
Are Australian Steel Fabricating Companies Losing All of the Big Jobs to Foreign Suppliers

One question seems to be popping up throughout Australia these days in the conference rooms of the country’s primary suppliers of fabricated steel. It is this … Are we getting our fair sh ...