Russia: UEM to increase lead output

Uralelectromed subsidiary (Manufacture of non-ferrous metals alloys) has started a program of advanced development to increase lead output.

According to the subsidiary director Tagir Khafizov, the company is constructing a new building to house a casting conveyer and a packing line. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Trubodetal appoints new managing director

Yevgeniy Baranov has been appointed the managing director of Trubodetal.

He has replaced Dmitry Markov, who has been in the office since July 2015.

Baranov has earlier been a director of the large diameter pipes division at Vyksa Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz NTMK modernizes CCM No. 1 automatization system

Evraz NTMK has finished modernizing the automatization system of the continuous casting machine No. 1.

The system has been in used since 1995 and has been based on Siemens S5 equipment.

Following the modernization the company has switched to S7. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap exports down in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine decreased scrap exports by 33% YoY, to 327.547 thousand tons, valued at $105.646 million, down by 13.3%. According to the State Fiscal Service, in December 2018 Ukraine exported 7.488 thousand tons of scrap, in November – 3.863 thousand tons, in October – 8.274 thousand tons, in September – 7.59 thousand tons, in…

Ukraine: UGOK output down in 2018

In 2018 Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works decreased concentrate output by 0.2% YoY, to 12.247 million tons. According to the company press-service, sinter manufacture dropped by 6.04%, to 1.746 million tons. In December 2018 UGOK produced 986.3 thousand tons of concentrate and 195 thousand tons of sinter, up by 8.6% and by 46.07% YoY respectively.…

Ukraine: state miners owed 200 million UAH

As of December 1, 2018 the salary debt to state miners was over 196 million UAH.

The total indebtedness was 234.7 million UAH, up by 84.1 million UAH since the start of the year.

Recently the Kurakhovskaya mine employees have announced a hunger strike because of non-payment of salary. (Ukrainian metal)