Russia: UEM modernizes ore-smelting furnace

The Uralelectromed subsidiary on the manufacture of non-ferrous metals alloys has modernized one of the two ore-smelting furnaces. According to the subsidiary director Tagir Khafizov, the modernization will allow for a more precise control of the raw materials loading technique and will improve labor conditions. The repairmen have dismantled the old lining and disassembled the…

Ukraine: scrap deliveries to metal companies to grow in November 2018

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshekspertisa forecasts that in November the volume of ferrous scrap deliveries to metal companies will grow by 4.4% MoM, to 260 thousand tons.

The forecast for October will drop by 3.9% MoM, to 240 thousand tons.

In December the deliveries are expected to reach 230 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Lisichanskugol miners striking

Miners of the state enterprise Lisichanskugol mine named after Kapustin are still striking underground. On October 19, 33 miners refused to return to the surface. “The unions have provided them with food and water. But they have stayed without food for a day”, Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of Independent Miners’ Union, reported. The miners demand…

Russia: Evraz NTMK warehouse stocks down

For the first time in Russia Evraz NTMK has implemented a system of manufacture planning on the basis of SAP ERP and SAP APO PP/DS.

The system has changed the process of ordering, manufacture planning and spare parts producing.

As a result, the level of warehouse stocks has decreased by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports up in September 2018

In September Ukraine increased coal imports by 1.5% YoY, to $215.429 million, while exports grew by 99.5%, to $0.034 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main supplier was Russia ($136.23 million). In January-September Ukraine imported $2191.76 million worth of coal, up by 15.4% YoY, while exports dropped by 89.2%, to 8.127 billion. (Ukrainian…

Ukraine: coal industry should be modernized

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that the problem of wage arrears, in particular, requires modernization of the industry and increased coal production. “There is an issue of restructuring the industry as a whole. I don’t like how things are going on in the coal industry. The impression is that this is a closed…

Russia: Staltrans developing subsidiary network

Staltrans is increasing its presence on the territory of the Russian Federation.

A new warehouse in the city of Perm has allowed the company to expand its trade and service network in Privolzhye Federal District.

The warehouse with all the necessary machinery is situated near major transport routes. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ural Steel passes steel production audit

Ural Steel (a part of Metalloinvest) has successfully passed the audit of its steel products for compliance with the European standards. TÜV Thüringen e.V. (Erfurt, Germany), one of the leading international certification groups, renewed the compliance certificates for the company’s steel products used for manufacturing metal structures and vessels handling high pressures. Ural Steel’s production…