Ukraine: Makeevkoks board fired

The supervisory board of Makeevkoks has stopped the office of the board (5 persons), including its chairman Alexander Kolomiychenko. The matter was discussed on March 14, because of the expiration of the office. None has been appointed to the board. The board consisted of Alexander Kolomiychenko, Igor Chebotarev, Irina Ukrepina, Ivan Zolotarev and Tatiana Yemelyanova.…

Kazakhstan: AMT to double coal output

In 2017 ArcelorMittal Temirtau intends to increase coal concentrate output by 84% YoY, to 4.722 million tons. In February the Vostochnaya central processing factory started a pilot project on increasing concentrate output. With 210 thousand tons according to the business-plan, the shortest month in the year saw 225.1 thousand tons of concentrate produced. In January…

Ukraine: militants to partially clear salary debts to miners

The chairman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has set up a program on partial clearing of the salary debts to miners of the state enterprises Artemugol (Gorlovka) and Ordzhonikidzeugol (Yenakievo). According to Zakharchenko’s order, the so-called ministry of finances will provide 182 million rubles for the cause. Coalmining in Gorlovka stopped in…

Russia: Vysochaishy to get state support

The Vysochaishy Company intends to get the state support from the Ministry of economical development for the investment projects in the Baikal region. The company wants to get into the list of regional projects participants by submitting an inquiry to the ministry of the economical development of the Irkutsk region. The Vysochaishy project deposits are…

Russia: MMK increasing coated metal output

According to Vadim Dorofeev, the senior manager on coated metal sales of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, the coating market passed the lowest level of decline last year. In 2016 galvanized steel consumption in Russia totaled 2.88 million tons, down by 2% YoY, while the polymeric coating sector saw an increase of 1%, to 1.9…

Ukraine: Metinvest announces loss of control over operations on temporarily non-controlled territory

Following a request by the non-recognized republics to re-register legal entities in the so-called “DNR” and “LNR”, Metinvest declares a complete loss of control over the operations of all assets on the temporarily non-controlled territory (NCT). Unidentified people arrived at the group’s enterprises and demanded that the assets be re-registered under the jurisdiction of the…