CIS: steel output up in April 2018

In April Russia produced 6.03 million tons of steel, up by 2.4% YoY (6.23 million tons in March). In January-April steel output totaled 23.797 million tons, up by 0.9% YoY. Ukraine increased steel output by 6% YoY, to 1.721 million tons (1.711 million tons), with 6.985 million tons produced in the first 4 months of…

Russia: UEM commissions new machinery

Uralelectromed has commissioned a new converter in the metal shop of its subsidiary – Proizvodstvo Polymetallov (Polymetal manufacture). The machine produces blister copper. It has replaced an outdated machine. The cost of the project is 40 million rubles. The company expects the new converter to operate for 30-40 years. The UEM subsidiary operates 4 converters…

Russia: NLMK modernizing heavy dump trucks fleet

NLMK has started modernizing its heavy quarry machinery park, having received 4 BelAZ-75453 trucks. The new model replaces the outdated BelAZ-7547. It features lower operational expenses and improved technical characteristics. The main novelty is a powerful engine. In June the new machines will start operating. At present the company uses 31 BelAZ quarry dump trucks.…

Ukraine: budgetary efficiency from bill on scrap metal export duty estimated at $38.3 million per year

Head of the parliamentary committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship Viktor Halasiuk says the budgetary efficiency from the bill, which established a duty on scrap metal exports from Ukraine, is estimated at UAH 1 billion ($38.3 million) per year. “Raw materials must remain within the country. They must be processed into finished products to create…

Ukraine: Sukhaya Balka output up in January-April 2018

In January-April Sukhaya Balka increased iron ore output by 24.6% YoY, to 836 thousand tons.

In particular, in April the mine produced 216 thousand tons of ore.

Sukhaya Balka was sold to DCH in May 2017. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Revda Works starts another modernization stage

The heaviest parts of the SMS Group press have already been assembled.

In particular, the hydraulic tank has the volume of 30 thousand liters and weighs 33.5 tons.

The press No. 3 was assembled with the help of a portal system.

The press has been previously repaired by Uralmashzavod. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: OMK supplies LDP to Norway

The United Metal Company has delivered 870 tons of pipes with the diameter of 813 mm and the wall thickness of 28 mm to Norway for the construction of a bridge. The length of the bridge is 600 meters. The pipes were produced at the Vyksa Iron and Steel Works according to EN 10219 specifically…

Ukraine: EU to stop ferrosilicon investigation

The official information on the stop of the antidumping investigation on Ukrainian and Egyptian ferrosilicon imports to EU will be published soon, “The Ukrainian Association of Ferroalloy Producers has recently received such a reply to its letter”, the association executive director Sergey Kudryavtsev wrote on his Facebook page. According to him, this was the result…

Russia: coal transportation through Ukraine stopped

From May 1 Russian companies have stopped shipping coal through Ukraine without any explanation. According to the market participants, the volume of Russian coal transit through Ukraine has been 1-1.8 million tons per month lately. The main customers were Turkish, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Czech, and Hungarian companies, as well as Asian and African. “Our operator…

Ukraine: coal consumption up in April 2018

In April Ukraine increased coal consumption by 25.2% YoY, to 3.533 million tons, but decreased by 12.6% MoM. According to the State Statistics Service, in March coal consumption grew by 41.3% YoY, to 4 million tons. In April Ukraine imported $243.788 million worth of coal, up by 21.1% YoY, while exports dropped by 99.7%, to…