Steelmaking challenge 2014World Steel Association is organizing the eight ”Virtual Steelmaking Challenge”. Ruukki challenges the industry’s students to take part in the competition and receive valuable, international experience amongst the industry’s top professionals.
The competition is held in two rounds. The first round will take place on 12 November 2013. The entrants will be given the task of completing an order for a specific grade of steel using a specially modified version of Continuous Casting simulation at steeluniversity.org. It is possible to take part as an individual or as a team and the entrants can make as many attempts as they want during the 24 hour period.
At the end of this round, Regional Champions in the 'Industry' and 'Student' categories will be identified for each of the following regions: North America, Latin America, Europe-CIS, Middle East-India-Africa, and East Asia-Oceania.
The winners of the first round will be invited to participate in the finals which will be held in Brussels, Belgium in February 2014.
Mr Toni Hemminki CSO of Ruukki said that “It’s important for Ruukki that students get international experience, which will further the developmentand innovation of the industry. Students will get to test their skills amongst the industry’s professionals. Industry professionals can use the opportunity to better their experitise and network.”