Ukraine: KZhRK output down in January-July 2018

In January-July Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex produced 2.896 million tons of iron ore, down by 7.1% YoY.

In July the output was 428 thousand tons.

Last year KZhRK increased iron ore manufacture by 1.5% YoY, to 5.074 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: OMZ-Spetsstal starts shipping reactor billets for Ruppur NPP

OMZ-Spetsstal has started shipping reactor vessel billets for the first power unit of Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh.

Under the contract concluded in September 2017, the company will supply billets for the construction of the reactor vessel.

So far, the flange, lower shell and the support shell billets have been shipped. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: aluminum consumption up in H1 2018

Despite the difficult situation on the world market, the Aluminum Association marks a positive trend in the Russian segment – the creation of new manufactures, increase of product range and development of new spheres of usage have resulted in the increase of the aluminum consumption in January-June by 12% YoY, to 580 thousand tons. One…

Ukraine: Dneprometiz boasts new winding method

Dneprometiz has started producing low-carbon steel wire with the diameter of 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 mm according to GOST 3282-64 with a new winding technique.

The main characteristic of the winding is the special form and weight of the coil – 200 g.

Such products are used as packing materials in various industries. (Ukrainian metal)