On May 16, 4 auctions to sell scrap via the ProZorro system, organized by Ukrzaliznytsia, did not take place. The Ukrainian Railways intended to sell 8.7 thousand tons of scrap for 50.5 million UAH, 4.5 thousand tons for 25.3 million UAH, 7 thousand tons for 44.6 million UAH and 16.2 thousand tons for 103.7 million…Details
Precious metals prices decreased in Azerbaijan on May 17 compared to the prices of May 16. The price of gold fell by 17.034 manats, to 2,187.0500 manats per ounce. The price of silver dropped by 0.4213 manats, to 24.7221 manats per ounce. The price of platinum went down by 27.302 manats, to 1,412.2070 manats per…Details
Employees of Georgian Steel LLC, created on the basis of the Rustavi Iron and Steel Works, have started striking demanding their wages to be increased and labor conditions improved. According to them, the wage level has not been changed for 12 years, with the average salary being 570 lari ($206). The strikers demand their wages…Details
The Ministry of Economic Development has granted the status of the resident of the Prokopievsk Advanced Development Zone to the Prokopievsk Casting Plant LLC. The company intends to produce cast billets of steel and pig iron for machine building, processing factories, agriculture, etc. The total cost of the project is 7 million rubles. 20 new…Details
In April, the Far Eastern Railroad transported 3.95 million tons of cargo, down by 2% YoY. In 4 months transportation decreased by 0.4%, to 16 million tons. In particular, the railroad transported 768 thousand tons of iron and manganese ore, up by 12.7%, 522 thousand tons of non-ferrous metals ore (+44%), 382 thousand tons of…Details
Karabashmed has put out of operation the last of the three 60-ton converters. They are replaced by new Kumera machinery with the capacity of 150 tons each.
Soon the old converters Nos. 2 and 3 will be disassembled.
Two new converters have already been commissioned. (Ukrainian metal)
The net profit of the Russian titanium giant VSMPO-Avisma soared by 70%, to 6.996 billion rubles in January-March, as calculated under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), the company said. Revenue increased by 13.6%, to 20.486 billion rubles, and gross profit by 3%, to 7.289 billion rubles. The pretax profit grew by 70%, to 8.737 billion rubles.…Details
Uralmashzavod has started producing its largest excavators – EKG-35. In April the company concluded an agreement to supply two such machines to Kuzbassrazrezugol. One more excavator will be produced for an undisclosed Russian coalmining company. The first version of the excavator was produced in late 2017, and in spring 2018 it was put into operation…Details
Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has confirmed the certificates of correspondence of its welded rebar mesh for ferroconcrete structures in the Mosstroysertifikatsia system. The use of such mesh in construction improves the quality of the structures. The experts have analyzed the mesh manufacture at BMK, checked the operation of the machinery and equipment as well…Details
The Ministry of Economy has estimated the possible losses of exporters in case Egypt imposes protective measures at $400 million. A special note has been sent to the Egyptian ministry. The document contains reports confirming the absence of facts testifying to the damage to the Egypt’s steel industry. Egypt announced its intention to impose protective…Details
In April, Ukrainian metal companies decreased gas consumption by 7% MoM, to 140 million cubic meters. In 4 months the industry consumed 600 million cubic meters of gas, down by 8% YoY. Electricity consumption in April fell by 4% MoM, to 950 million kW-h, with 4 months consumption down by 3%, to 3870 million kW-h.…Details
According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in June, Ukraine will produce 1.9 million tons of both steel and pig iron and 1.7 million tons of rolled metal. As of May 15, 19 out of 21 blast furnaces, 7 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces, 13 out of 16 converters, 6 out of 15 electric arc furnaces and all the…Details
In 2019 VSMPO-Avisma intends to increase output to 38 thousand tons.
After a drop of 2017 (28.8 thousand tons), the manufacture is expected to grow by a third.
Earlier the corporation planned to increase output from 33.7 thousand tons to 35 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Mariinsky Priisk intends to become the only metallic beryllium manufacturer in Russia, working at the Malyshevskoye deposit in Sverdlovsk region. So far, the company has been extracting beryllium and storing it, but it wants also to process it. The project is expected to have been carried out by 2025, with 2 thousand jobs to be…Details
In January-April, the cargo throughput of Russia ports increased by 2.4% YoY, to 269.3 million tons. In particular, the ports transshipped 54.2 million tons of coal, up by 10.5% YoY, and 2.5 million tons of ore, up by 24.5%. At the same time the transportation of ferrous metals dropped by 8.3%, to 9.9 million tons.…Details
In April Zabaikalye railroad in Amur region transported 453.4 thousand tons of various cargo, down by 8% YoY. In January-April throughput dropped by 5.2%, to 1.8 million tons. In particular, the railroad transported 956.7 thousand tons of coal, down by 2.6%, and 21.8 thousand tons of scrap, down by 17.6%. At the same time transportation…Details
Alfa miners team, extracting gold in Khabarovsk region, intends to yield 130 kg this year.
Last year the output was 178 kg of gold.
In addition to extraction, the enterprise also has a prospecting license. (Ukrainian metal)
In April, Ukraine exported 3.1 million tons of iron ore raw materials, down by 18% MoM. In January-April, exports grew by 9%, to 13.4 million tons. Deliveries to metal companies increased by 8% MoM, to 2.6 million tons, but dropped by 6% YoY in 4 months, to 9.8 million tons. The manufacture of iron ore…Details
In January-April, Ukraine produced 3.5 million tons of bulk coke with 5% moisture, down by 3% YoY. In April, deliveries of coking coal to by-product coke plants grew by 3% MoM, to 1.29 million tons, with coal of local mining down by 25%, to 190 thousand tons, and imported – up by 10%, to 1.1…Details
PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) and OJSC MMK-METIZ are among the exhibitors at the 4th specialist exhibition “SteelStructures’2019” which opened in Moscow. At the MMK and MMK-METIZ stands, visitors can see a wide range of products and technical capabilities that are of interest to manufacturers of steel structures, as this is an important…Details
Workers of Khaidarkan Mercury Plant have been participating in a sit-in strike since May 13, the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union Eldar Tadzhibaev reported. According to him, the project of the Global Environment Facility has been operating in Kyrgyzstan for several years. The facility is lobbying for Kyrgyzstan…Details
In January-March, aluminum ore mining decreased by 23% YoY, to 960.1 thousand tons, resulting in the drop of raw aluminum production by 9.5%, to 395.9 thousand tons. Exports of aluminum oxides and hydroxides dropped by 52%, and of raw aluminum – by 1%. Exports of primary aluminum grew by 7.8%. The main importers are Italy,…Details
Made in Steel-2019 exhibition has started in Milan.
Italy is traditionally one of the major MMK partners in Europe.
The company delegation at the exhibition is headed by Oleg Fedonin, director of the foreign activity and sales to car manufacturers department. (Ukrainian metal)
Yesaulskaya, a part of Raspadskaya, is one of the last mines to be constructed in USSR. The construction began in 1979, and in May 1984 the mine was commissioned. In 1997 the first 1 million tons of coal was mined, and in just two years – 2 million tons. In 2004 the miners set a…Details