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 It has replaced an outdated machine.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 The new model replaces the outdated BelAZ-7547.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…