SSAB has identified four finalists for the 2017 Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on 11 May 2017.
Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilisation of high-strength steels to the limits characterise this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11.
“This year a record number of 102 applications were sent in from 32 different countries around the world. The high overall quality of the applications shows that this prize has an important role in promoting and even encouraging the industry to find new and innovative ways to use high-strength steels for higher performance,” says Eva Petursson, Chairman of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of SSAB’s strategic R&D.
Fermel mining vehicle, South Africa
One of the finalists chosen is a mining vehicle manufactured by South African company Fermel. Fermel has developed a unique range of multi-purpose vehicles for safe transportation in mines. The vehicles meet new, more stringent safety legislation and are intended to replace the re-built standard vehicles currently used. Design optimisation of the entire vehicle, including the car body, has given superior performance regarding personal safety, higher payload, agility, damage resistance, reliability and service life. All these benefits are achieved by extensive use of advanced high-strength structural and wear-resistant steels.