Ukraine: terrorists claim having started operation at Khartsyzsk Works

The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization, created and supported by Russia, say they have resumed operation at Khartsyzsk Pipe Works. The company resumed operation after the Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works had started operating in full swing. The company is situated in the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, another creation of Russia’s. Khartsyzsk Pipe…

Russia: scrap exports to Belarus down in June 2018

In June Russia supplied 115.8 thousand tons of scrap to Belarus via railroad.

This is 5.7% below the June 2017 results.

In January-June scrap exports reached 614.3 thousand tons, down by 4.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to trading companies up in June 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, the main trading companies and networks received 0.92 million tons of metal, including imports, up by 6.8% YoY.

In January-June railroad deliveries totaled 5.4 million tons, up by 3.2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coal output up in H1 2018

In January-June Russia mined 209.5 million tons of coal, up by 5.2% YoY. SUEK enterprises accounted for 55.54 million tons, up by 3.7%. Kuzbassrazrezugol mined 21.59 million tons, down by 5.35%. SDS-Ugol shipped 13.25 million tons from its license sites, up by 7.1%. Vostsibugol increased coal output by 11.2%, to 7.27 million tons. Yakutugol and…

Russia: MMK steel smelting complex turns 85

On July 8, 1933 the first open-hearth furnace of MMK produced its first steel. This was the beginning of the steel smelting complex at the company. By the late 1980s MMK operated three open-hearth shops, which comprised 35 furnaces. Steel output reached 16 million tons. In 1990 the company commissioned the oxygen-converter shop. Now the…

Ukraine: Lvivugol miners paid May 2018 salary

The state enterprise Lvivugol has completely cleared the salary debt to its employees for May.

The enterprise received money from the state company Ugol Ukrainy, which allowed paying the May salary.

Shortly the enterprise will start paying wages for June.

In June Lvivugol cleared the April salary debt. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: unions want new Selidovugol CEO fired

Because of the critical situation at the state coal enterprises, the Independent Miners Union has prepared an address to the president, prime minister and the Verkhovnaya Rada chairman. According to the union chairman Mikhail Volynets, the main problems in the industry are the wage debt growth totaling over 1.1 million UAH, the decrease of coal…

Russia: VIZ-Stal replaces cleaning facilities

VIZ-Stal has started repairs of one of the four filter presses of the cleaning facilities.

The repair presupposes the replacement of 15 filter plates.

The commissioning of the machine is scheduled for late 2018.

Assembly will be carried out in October.

VIZ-Stal will invest some 12 million rubles in the project. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KULZ modernizing capacities

Kamensk-Uralsky Foundry Works is carrying out a program to renew machinery.

The company specialists are assembling pressure sintering machines.

Characteristics-wise the two manufacturing lines are better than 12 old furnaces.

Both lines have been made to order and have no analogues in Russia today. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports up in H1 2018

According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-June Ukraine imported 11.084 million tons of coal, up by 40.7% YoY, valued at $1.531 billion, up by 21.8%. Russia supplied $962.723 million worth of coal (62.88%), USA – $483.95 (31.61%), Canada – $48.365 million (3.16%) and other countries – $26.028 million (2.35%). At the same time in…

Ukraine: Mirnogradskaya Factory to process 136 million UAH worth of coal

Donetsk region state mine groups have concluded 2 agreements with the Mirnogradskaya Central Processing Factory to process coal for the total amount of 136.3 million UAH. The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered processing of 660 thousand tons of coal at 145 UAH per ton (95.7 million UAH) until June 2019. The state enterprise Toretskugol will…