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Ryan joined CRU in 2017 and is based in Sydney. He has responsibility for CRU’s Steel Cost Service, the service provides comprehensive coverage of the global steel industry and details CRU’s independent view of the cost structures for semi finished, flat and long products.

Ryan has 5 years’ experience as a metallurgical engineer in the metals and mining industry within Australia, having previously worked for Rio Tinto in their Pilbara Iron Ore and Tasmanian Aluminium Operations. Prior to joining CRU, Ryan worked for AME Research as a Steel Analyst.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours) from the University of Wollongong, and a Graduate Certificate in Economics from the University of Sydney. He is currently working towards a Master of Economics.

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Whyalla’s A$700M investment justified by power security

Liberty Onesteel’s Whyalla steelworks is a high-cost producer of heavy rail sections and billet.  The new owners have announced plans for their “Gigawatt Program”, a A$700...

By Ryan Smith 14 May 2018   
Topic: Steel