27 September 2016

SteelMint prepares for raw materials conference:

Bangladesh event will focus on raw material issues in the Indian subcontinent’s steel industry.

The India-based Steel Mint Group is preparing for its second Coal, Steel and Raw Material Conference: Emerging Bangladesh, which will take place 14-15 November 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, at the Hotel Radisson Blue.

Namrata Diwaker, group brand manager with the SteelMint Group, says the first edition of the Coal, Steel and Raw Material Conference: Emerging Bangladesh drew some 170 participants from more than 110 different companies.

Topics scheduled to be discussed at the November 2016 event include the growing ship recycling sector in Bangladesh.

“Bangladesh is among the top nations where ship dismantling happens over a large scale,” says Diwaker.

“The nation dismantled around 270 ships in 2012, 210 ships in 2013, 223 ships in 2014 and around 200 ships in 2015,” she adds.

Diwaker says that activity yielded some 7.86 million tonnes of ferrous scrap in 2014 and about 4.73 million tonnes in 2015.

According to SteelMint, “Bangladesh continues to be one of Asia’s most emerging markets in the steel, cement and power sectors, with a growing need for technologies and raw materials such as coal, billet, scrap, hot briquetted iron, pig iron and hot-rolled coil steel.”

Adds the firm, “The two-day international ConfEx (conference cum exhibition) will be attended by major raw material and technology suppliers from all over the world with an objective to network with steel, cement and power producers and traders in Bangladesh.”

More information on registering for the November event in Bangladesh can be found here.

Source: recyclingtoday global. 27 November 2016

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