Russia: scrap deliveries to metal works up in September 2018

In September direct deliveries of ferrous scrap to the major Russian metal and pipe works via railroad totaled 1.43 million tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 10.43% YoY.

In January-September scrap deliveries grew by 4.4%, to 10.23 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz NTMK output to increase

Nizhniy Tagil Iron and Steel Works, a part of Evraz, will construct its fifth continuous casting machine. “We’re modernizing extraction systems in the mixing department, which will decrease impact on the environment. We are also planning to develop the department of continuous cast steel and have started the project of the CCM No. 5”, Evraz…

Tajikistan: new alumina supply route found

An alternative route has been established for the supply of raw materials from Azerbaijan to Tajikistan for the needs of the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO), the Tajik Embassy in Azerbaijan reported. This route implies deliveries from Azerbaijan through Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to Tajikistan bypassing Turkmenistan. The transit through Turkmenistan has recently been closed, and…

Russia: OMK presents unique products for gas industry

The United Metallurgical Company has presented new developments in import replacement at the VIII Petersburg International Gas Forum. The innovative ball cranes are intended for the extraction, transportation and processing of gas, as well as for the liquefied natural gas sphere. The new ball cranes, previously mostly imported by Gazprom, can now be produced at…

Ukraine: Selidovugol miners striking again

Kurakhovskaya mine employees have joined the striking miners from Kotlyarevskaya who have blocked the Dnepr – Donetsk road between Pokrovsk and Selidovo because of the salary debts. Both mines are parts of the state enterprise Selidovugol. According to the chairman of the Independent Miners’ Union of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets, the road was blocked leading to…