worldsteel, Brussels

worldsteel announces the world champions of steelChallenge-10

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday announced the new world champions of the 10th steelChallenge. Marcos Daniel Gouveia Filho from Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (CSP) in Brazil won in the Industry category and Eonseung Lee from Kyungpook National University in South Korea won in the Student category. The world championship of the 10th steelChallenge took place in London, UK on 11 April 2016. The 12 winners from the regional championship competed for the global title in these two categories. The task was to produce an experimental grade of automotive steel that focuses on the chemical composition of nickel, chromium and molybdenum, at the lowest cost, using the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steelmaking simulator.

Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel, said: “More than 1 000 participants from 136 universities and 44 companies in over 40 countries worldwide competed for the title of regional champion in January this year. I am particurlarly delighted to learn that participants attempted over 34 000 runs of the simulation. To continue the drive for technological innovation we need the brightest and the best working for us. The young people here are future leaders who will help build a sustainable steel industry.”

The 2016 World Champion in the Industry category, Marcos Daniel Gouveia Filho said; “Being involved in the steelChallenge has been a really exciting experience. I’ve learned a lot which will be great for my career progress.” Eonseung Lee, the World Champion in the Student category for 2016 said; “It was great to meet all my fellow competitors from around the world and so many steel industry leaders. It was a great competition and I am proud to win it.”

worldsteel, Brussels