8th Steelie Awards shortlist announced

03 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for its 8th Steelie Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Annual Dinner of the 2017 General Assembly in Brussels on Monday, 16 October. The trophies, known as Steelies, are awarded in seven categories.

The categories are:

1. Steel industry website of the year
2. Innovation of the year
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd.: Research and application of waster heat on-line water quenching
  • POSCO: Deep learning technology for innovating steel manufacturing processes
  • Jindal Steel and Power Limited: Conversion of an existing electric arc furnace to a Neo Electric oxy furnace
  • JSW Steel Limited: Development of Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) for automotive steels and superior grade of electrical steel
  • voestalpine AG: Highly efficient inline bonded electric motor cores for e-mobility
3. Excellence in sustainability
  • Acindar Grupo ArcelorMittal and Ternium: Steel reuse for the conservation of jaguars
  • ArcelorMittal Tubarão and Usiminas: Paving rural roads in Brazil with steel by-
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited: Renewable energy in steelmaking
4. Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment
  • Baotou Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd: Use of LCA to support eco-design and environmental improvement throughout its supply chain
  • JSW Steel Limited: Use of LCA to reduce the carbon and water footprints of its operations
  • Tata Steel Europe: Creation of an Environmental Product Declaration Programme
  • Tata Steel (India) Private Limited: Use of LCA to demonstrate the environmental benefits of having a high resource efficiency mining process
5. Excellence in education and training
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd.: Online training platform
  • Nucor Corporation: Leadership in financial management training
  • Tata Steel Europe: Learning on project, change and safety management
  • Ternium: Collaboration with The University of Sheffield to deliver the degree programme ‘Master in Advanced Metallurgy’ in a blended learning format
6. Journalist of the year
  • Thomas BIESHEUVEL, Bloomberg
  • Diana KINCH, Platts
  • Tomoya ONISHI, Nikkei Asian Review
  • Michael POOLER, Financial Times
7. Industry communicator of the year
  • Naveen JINDAL, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Limited
  • Ohjoon KWON, CEO, POSCO
  • MA Guoqiang, Chairman, China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited
  • Daniel NOVEGIL, CEO, Ternium

The selection process for the shortlist varies between awards. In most cases the submissions are requested via the appropriate membership committee and the worldsteel extranet. Entries are then judged by selected expert panels using agreed performance criteria. Journalist of the year and Industry communicator of the year are selected by direct vote.

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Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world’s steel production, including over 160 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.