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Monday, 03 Dec 2012

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced the regional champions of the 7th Challenge.

The regional championship took place on November 13th and 21st 2012 over two 24 hour periods. This year’s competition attracted more than 42,600 attempts from 1,148 teams representing 37 different countries, an increase of 76% compared to last year. 896 teams successfully completed the task. The lowest cost achieved at the regional championship was $259.86/tonne.

The new regional champions in the ‘Industry’ and ‘Student’ categories will be invited to compete for the title of World Champion in Brussels in February 2013 in the presence of leaders of the global steel industry.

The entrants were challenged to produce the ‘structural steel’ grade of steel using the Electric Arc Furnace simulation from at the minimum overall cost.

The regional champions of the Industry category

RegionTeam membersAffiliationCountry
Latin AmericaFrancisco Diego Araruna da Silva. Alex Maia do NascimentoGerdau Acos BrasilBrazil
North AmericaRichard Zhang, Kyle CormierGerdauCanada
Europe-CISPaul WigginsTata Steel EuropeUnited Kingdom
East Asia-OceaniaHsieh Yi Human, Chan Shih-WeiDragon Steel. China Steel CorporationTaiwan, ROC.
Middle East-India-AfricaManjunathan M., Chandra Prakash S.Tata Steel Ltd.India

The regional champions of the Student category

RegionTeam membersAffiliationCountry
Latin AmericaLucas Lopes de Castro, Francisco Leonardo Martins de SousaUniversidade Federal do CearaBrazil
North AmericaThiago Ivo de Sousa Menezes, Christopher LenchyshynUniversite du Quebec a Trois-RivieresCanada
Europe-CISAndraz Bradesko, Anze TekavcicUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia
East Asia-OceaniaYang Yilong. Lu YanguoUniversity of Science and Technology LiaoningChina
Middle East-India-AfricaJaya Gupta. Anika JainIndian Institute of Technology KanpurIndia

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