3 September 2019 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) opened registration for the 14th edition of steelChallenge. steelChallenge is the biggest steel industry competition where students and industry employees can test their skills using the sophisticated online process simulations delivered by steeluniversity.

steelChallenge-14 will take place over two rounds. The Regional Championship will take place online on 27 November 2019 from 12.00 UTC. Participants will access the competition from the steeluniversity website and will have 24 hours to record at least one successful run of the electric arc furnace and secondary steelmaking simulations; producing the required steel at the lowest cost.

The finalists for the World Championship will include the top student and industry person in each of the following regions:

  • Americas,
  • Asia – East and Oceania,
  • Asia – North,
  • Asia – West, and
  • Europe and Africa.

The World Championship will be in person on 21 April 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

The Regional Champions receive a cash prize, a travel allowance to attend the World Championship in London, a tablet and a certificate. They will also gain recognition as the global industry’s promising new generation of metallurgists and will be featured on steeluniversity’s website. The World Champions will take home the steelChallenge trophy and receive an additional cash prize and certificate.

Participants can register for steelChallenge-14 now at steeluniversity.org. Registration is free for students. There is a small fee for industry employees.

More information about steelChallenge-14 is available at https://steeluniversity.org/steelchallenge-14

More information is available on the steeluniversity website.

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Notes to Editors:

  • steeluniversity is the education and training programme of the World Steel Association, delivering education and training to current and future employees of steel companies and related businesses.
  • steelChallenge-14 is sponsored at the ‘Steel’ level by HBIS Group Co., Ltd (HBIS). JSW Steel Limited and Gerdau S.A. are ‘Gold’ level sponsors. Emirates Steel, Korea Iron and Steel Association (KOSA),Tata Steel Ltd., Tenaris and Ternium are ‘Silver’ level sponsors. JFE Corporation and Nucor Corporation are ‘Bronze’ level sponsor. For companies interested in steelChallenge-14 sponsorship please visit our sponsorship page.
  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.
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