Ukraine: Interpipe Steel output up in January-November 2017

In January-November Interpipe Steel produced 779 thousand tons of steel, up by 36.2% YoY.

In November steel output totaled 78 thousand tons as opposed to 52 thousand tons in October.

In 2016 the company produced 614 thousand tons of steel, up by 2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kirov Non-Ferrous Works output up in January-October 2017

In January-October Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works increased rolled metal output by 5% YoY.

In particular, rolled copper manufacture went up by 13.5%, and copper-nickel rolled metal – by 45%.

Sheet manufacture demonstrated the largest growth among product types: 14.4% YoY, with copper sheet up by 24.4%. Belt output increased by 5%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: pipe consumption to grow in 2018

In 2018 pipe consumption in Russia will increase by 2%. According to Igor Malyshev, director of the Pipe industry development fund, increase in OCTG segment will be 3%, oil and gas pipes – 5%, industrial pipes – 6% and construction and housing pipes – 1%. At the same time large diameter pipes consumption is expected…

Ukraine: Svet Shakhtera to get 300 million UAH from DTEK

The Svet Shakhtera machine-building works, previously a part of Corum Group, will receive 300 million UAH from DTEK as a revocable financial help.

DTEK Trading LLC and DTEK Dobropolyeugol will each transfer 150 million UAH.

The corresponding agreements have to be concluded by March 5, 2018. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR becomes the site for discussion of energy saving “green technologies”

At PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih the meeting of Club of “green economy” leading companies was held with the participation of Wolfgang Messinger, General Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany. The club unites scientific institutions, major industrial and agricultural companies of Dnipropetrovsk region, which implement projects on energy saving technologies and responsible energy use. The…

Ukraine: Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex mine gets new ventilation unit

The Department of the State architecture-construction inspection in the Zaporozhye region has commissioned the main ventilation unit of the northern ventilation shaft at the Ekspluatatsionnaya mine. Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex ordered the construction. The total area of the main ventilation unit building is 985.3 square meters, and its capacity is 500 cubic meters per second.…

Russia: metal transshipment in ports down in January-November 2017

In January-November Russian seaports increased throughput by 9% YoY, to 716.7 million tons.

According to the Association of Sea Trade Ports, coal throughput went up by 13.3% YoY, to 141.1 million tons, while that of ferrous metals dropped by 1.6%, to 25.5 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Russkaya Platina output in January-November 2017

In January-November the Amur artel, one of the Far Eastern enterprises of Russkaya Platina, obtained 1274 kg of platinum.

Amur Zoloto yielded 977.6 kg of gold and 633.8 kg of silver.

Alluvial gold sites of Buor and Ulakhan obtained 457.4 kg of gold.

Total gold output in 11 months reached 1444.6 kg. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RUSAL sets up the infrastructure for data center at NAZ

RUSAL starts its data center project development at its Nadvoitsy Aluminum Smelter in the Republic of Karelia. The data center will focus on providing IT services, including solutions for big data analysis, machine learning, and cryptocurrency mining-related operations. AA!LAB company has become the first project implementation partner to sign, alongside RUSAL, the Memorandum of Understanding…

Russia: MMK-Metiz investment program approved

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works board of directors has approved of the investment program for MMK-Metiz.

Capital investments will total 3.8 billion rubles. The program is intended to run through 2020.

MMK-Metiz was created in 2003. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK to increase pipes sales

In 2017 TMK intends to sell 3.8 million tons of pipes and in 2018 – 4.3 million tons.

According to the company first deputy CEO Vyacheslav Popov, last year TMK sold 3.5 million tons of pipes. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Evraz gives 95% in Evraz Yuzhkoks to Dashuria

Evraz has transferred 94.96% of Evraz Yuzhkoks shares, previously owned by Palmrose B. V,. to Dashuria.

Both Dashuria and Palmrose are Evraz daughter companies.

In 2016 Evraz Yuzhkoks received 61.1397 million UAH of net profit, down 3.5-fold YoY, while its net income rose by 11.22%, to 2.763 billion UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: KEZ aluminum reaches new heights

Metal of the Kazakhstan Electrolysis Works has become a part of products of the new enterprise to produce alloyed aluminum – Giessenhause LLC, which has received the award as the Best industrial project. KEZ is the only manufacturer of aluminum in Kazakhstan. Giessenhause project capacity is 52 thousand tons per year. KEZ has already supplied…