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worldsteel announces steelChallenge finalists

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There were 128 708 attempts with the basic oxygen steelmaking simulation with 707 people successfully completing at least one run of the simulation and a total of 8701 successful runs completed.

The top placed people in the ‘Industry’ and ‘Student’ categories will be invited with expenses paid to compete for the title of World Champion in Beijing, China. Qualifying for the World Championship are the first place people in each region plus the highest-scoring runner-up worldwide.

The award ceremony will be held in the presence of leaders of the global steel industry. The World Champions in both categories will also be awarded a World Champion certificate, an additional cash prize and the steelChallenge trophy.

steelChallenge-11 used steeluniversity’s Basic Oxygen steelmaking simulation. Competitors were tasked to produce a grade of steel meeting technical requirements at the lowest cost per tonne. The simulation used a grade of steel specifically designed for steelChallenge-11.

Competitors could undertake unlimited ‘runs’ of the simulation during the 24 hour competition period. A ‘run’ was concluded when the simulation had completed the set time, the result had been registered in the competition database, and the competitor had received a confirmation of successful completion.

The 3 best runs of each competitor were averaged to determine their score and placement in the Regional Championship.

Table 1. The World Championship Finalists.

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