Ukraine: Donetsk region metal output down in January-July 2017

In January-July Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) decreased output by 12.9% YoY. Coke output in July increased by 7% MoM, but decreased by 12.8% YoY, while metal manufacture decreased by 9.4% and by 25.9% respectively. Coal mining in 7 months totaled 6.4 million tons, down by 23.7% YoY. Pig iron output decreased by…

Russia: BZF appoints new managing director

Bratsk Ferroalloys Works has appointed Sergey Sokolov the managing director of the company. The ex-manufacturing and quality director of Kuznetskiye Ferrosplavy replaced the acting managing director Mikhail Mikhailov, who retired. Mikhailov contributed a lot to the development of Bratsk Ferroalloys Works. With his participation the company has reconstructed the smelting furnace No. 4, as well…

Russia: PNTZ pipes certified according to Intergazcert

Pervouralsky Pipe Works has passed the certification audit and received the certificate for compliance with the Gazprom 9001-2012 standard requirements in the Intergazcert system. The successful passing of the audit has confirmed the correspondence of PNTZ quality management system to the Gazprom corporate standard for suppliers. The Intergazcert system of voluntary certification was created by…