Russia: ChTPZ sees losses in January-September 2017

In January-September Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Works received 825.92 million rubles of net losses as opposed to 3.529 billion rubles of net profit in 9 months of 2016. According to the company statement, its earnings increased by 7.4%, to 78.686 billion rubles, sales profits dropped from 9.784 billion rubles to 4.75 billion rubles, gross profit –…

Russia: TMK sees US demand doubling in 2017

Russian oil and gas pipe maker TMK expects that the U.S.’ demand for the company’s products will double to around 5 million tons in 2017, Sergei Alekseyev, director for global marketing, reported. “Thanks to the U.S. market recovery demand will be about twice as high as in 2016 and will amount to around 5 million…

Russia: bankruptcy proceedings started at Ufaleinickel

The arbitrary court of Chelyabinsk region declared Ufaleinickel bankrupt following the claim of Rost-bank because of the debt of 202.6 million rubles.

The total debt of the company to the bank is 14.6 billion rubles.

In August the company shareholders decided to shut down Ufaleinickel. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK confirms energy management system efficiency

MMK has successfully confirmed the correspondence of its energy management system to the ISO 50001. The certification was obtained in September 2016. According to the company statement, the supervisory audit has confirmed that since the certification the energy management system has been corresponding to the standard and no inconsistencies have been found. The auditors have…

CIS: steel output up in September 2017

In September Russia produced 6.025 million tons of steel, up by 5.8% YoY (6.226 million tons in August). In 9 months steel output totaled 54.203 million tons, up by 2.8% YoY. In September Ukraine produced 1.845 million tons of steel, down by 0.8% YoY (1.905 million tons in August). In January-September steel output totaled 16.138…

Ukraine: Dneprometiz changes board of directors

Dneprometiz has changed the board of directors. According to the company statement, the chairman of the board Sergey Kovryakov, as well as members of the board Andrei Zyshov, Vitaly Palabugin and Sergey Vinogradov resigned. Victoria Zinkevich and Oleg Zheltkov have been appointed instead. In 2016 Dneprometiz received 34.73 million UAH of profits as opposed to…

Russia: Izhstal repairs steel-smelting complex

Izhstal has finished repairing the steel-smelting complex, producing continuous-cast billet of a wide range of steel grades. The complex produces cast billets of structural, alloyed, stainless, speed, bearing and spring steel. Its capacity is 300 thousand tons per year. It produces 80% of all the liquid steel manufactured at the works. The steel-smelting complex consists…

Russia: Zarechnaya mine to change owner

Dmitry Bosov, together with his partners actively developing coal business, could obtain a problem asset in Kuzbass – the Zarechnaya company with the reserves of some 400 million tons of power-generating coal. The Trade-Industrial Union LLC, connected with the Razrez Kiyzasskiy of the managing company Vostokugol (owned by Bosov and Alexander Isaev), has purchased debts…