Ukraine: AMKR purchases locomotive and installs American engines

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has purchased a locomotive TM2U-9043 that is already in operation and used in metallurgical process. In addition to that, the plant sent 5 locomotives to Nikolaev Locomotive Repair Plant for capital repair, and a tendering process for 5 more locomotives will start in the nearest time. Depending on the intensity of operation…

Ukraine: iron ore exports up in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine earned $2.9 billion on the sale of iron ore, having exported 36.8 million tons. In particular, Ukraine exported 21.1 million tons of non-sinter ore valued at $1.3 billion and 15.7 million tons of sinter ore at $1.6 billion. To America Ukraine shipped 0.2 million tons of ore at $16.579 million. US accounted…

CIS: steel output down in January 2019

In January Russia produced 5.79 million tons of steel, down by 4.5% YoY (5.87 million tons in December 2018). Ukraine, no longer a part of CIS, decreased output by 4.9%, to 1.85 million tons (1.885 million tons). Kazakhstan produced 360 thousand tons, down by 5.5% YoY (380 thousand tons). In January Belarus manufactured 220 thousand…

Russia: NLMK Board of Directors sets date for AGM

At a meeting held on March 1, the Board of Directors of NLMK Group resolved to convene NLMK’s Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) on April 19. The Board of Directors recommended shareholders re-elect Grigory Fedorishin as NLMK Group President (Chairman of the Management Board) and CEO. The following nine members were put forward for election…

Russia: Izhstal repairs main rolling mill

Izhstal has capitally repaired the bar-wire mill-250, which accounts for some 40% of the plant output. The mill produces rolled metal in rods and coils with the diameter of 6.5 to 52 mm. The products are in demand by the enterprises of the car, aviation, machine-building, military and oil and gas industries. In 2018 the…

Russia: Karabashmed modernizing sulfur acid shop

Karabashmed has started assembling metal structures and sites needed to operate four new moist electric filters in the sulfur acid shop.

The assembly will last for a month.

The electric filters will be commissioned in June. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UEM improves efficiency of copper powder manufacture

The Uralelectromed powder shop has received a new Gecam mill.

The mill processes the surface of wares made of copper powder.

Previously wares were treated manually. The machine will do it 3-4 times faster and is expected to process some 20 to 30 thousand spare parts per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap export duty increased

Verkhovna Rada has approved as a whole the decree to decrease the ferrous scrap shortage on the domestic market by increasing the scrap export duty from 42 euro to 48 euro per ton and prolonging it for three years. 234 members of the Parliament voted in favor of the decree. This is the third decree.…