Hans FISCHER, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Steel Europe (left) receives Tata Steel Europe, winner of excellence in education and training from André JOHANNPETER, Executive Vice Chairman, Gerdau S.A.

The winners of the 9th Steelie Awards were announced at the Annual Dinner of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) on 16 October 2018. The Steelie Awards recognise member companies or individuals for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period in a series of categories impacting the steel industry. 

The nominations and winners for this year are listed below. A report summarising the different entries is available here.


Excellence in digital communications


  • JSW Steel Limited
  • Tata Steel Limited
  • Tenaris
  • Ternium


Winner: Tenaris


Innovation of the year


  • Acciaierie Bertoli Safau s.P.a: Rotoforgia innovative project
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited: Controlled cooling technology for online control of hot-rolled steel microstructure
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd.: Clean vanadium production process
  • POSCO: Lightweight high strength exposed panel DP steel development technology


Winner: Acciaierie Bertoli Safau s.P.a – Rotoforgia innovative project


Excellence in sustainability


  • ArcelorMittal Brazil: Water Master Plan
  • ArcelorMittal Europe: Construction of the new recuperated heat network of Saint Chély d’Apcher
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd.: Using waste heat of BF slag washing water for urban heating in Winter
  • Tata Steel Limited: Reducing supply chain carbon footprint


Winner: ArcelorMittal Brazil – Water Master Plan


Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment


  • ArcelorMittal: Use of LCA to support the Steligence® project
  • ArcelorMittal Europe: LCA studies recycling allocation methodology with regard to elasticity of scrap
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited: Use of LCA in green steel solution
  • Tata Steel Europe: Use of Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) tools for the construction sector
  • Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V.: Use of LCA in development of Mix Rock ®


Winner: ArcelorMittal – Use of LCA to support the Steligence® project


Excellence in education and training


  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited: Action learning programme for reducing loss and increasing profit
  • JSW Steel Limited: Springboard – Development of diverse leadership pipeline
  • Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK Group): Safety culture leadership
  • Tata Steel Europe: Product and process fundamentals
  • Tenaris: Human resources focus on safety
  • TMK (PAO): Virtual Trainer Simulator – Trainer simulator of TPA 159-426 pipe-rolling unit


Winner: Tata Steel Europe – Product and process fundamentals


Journalist of the year


  • Maytaal Angel, Reuters
  • Chris Davis, S&P Global Platts
  • Diana Kinch, S&P Global Platts
  • Hongmei Li, Mysteel Global


Winner: Chris DAVIS, Content Director, EMEA Metals, S&P Global Platts


Excellence in communications programmes


  • ArcelorMittal: Steligence® – The intelligent construction choice
  • Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK Group): #NLMKPro
  • Tata Steel Limited: #DoorsofIndia – A journey by Pravesh
  • Ternium: “Si viene en lata es bueno” (Good things come in steel packages)


Winner: Tata Steel Limited: #DoorsofIndia – A journey by Pravesh