Russia: Tulachermet to repair BF3

Tulachermet is getting ready for the capital repairs of its blast furnace No. 3.

The repairs will start on July 20 and end in 20 days.

The supplier of the refractory concrete has already been chosen, as the overhaul presupposes the restoration of the BF3 shaft lining. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Lviv Coal Company to process Lvivugol coal

The state enterprise Lvivugol has concluded an agreement with Lviv Coal Company on processing coal valued at 105.93 million UAH.

The additional purchase has been carried out via negotiations procedure from the same previous supplier.

This year 1.12 million tons of coal will be processed at the price of 95 UAH per ton. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal mining down in January-May 2017

In January-May Ukraine mined 15.883 million tons of coal, down by 3.2% YoY, or by 517.2 thousand tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, coking coal output dropped by 26%, or by 993.1 thousand tons, to 2820.9 thousand tons, while that of power-generating coal increased by 3.8%, or by 475.9 thousand tons,…

Ukraine: mining prices down in May 2017

Prices in industry in May decreased by 1.3% after an increase of 1.6% in April, 3.5% in March and 3.1% in February. According to the State Statistics Service, the main reason of the decline was the price drop of metallic ores (by 22%). In mining and quarrying the product price decrease was 9.8%, while in…

Russia: ferrous scrap exports up in April 2017

In April ferrous scrap exports totaled 434 thousand tons, up by 26.8% MoM, but down by 36% YoY. According to the customs statistics, in January-April exports reached 1.21 million tons, down by 29.4% YoY, the lowest result for the past 7 years. The main importers were Turkey (34.3%), Belarus (30%) and South Korea (22%). (Ukrainian…

Russia: ChTsZ passes audit

Chelyabinsk Zinc Works, a part of UMMC, has successfully passed the second supervisory audit of the integrated management system correspondence to MS ISO 9001:2008, MS ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Bureau Veritas Certification has evaluated the quality management, ecological management and health and labor management systems. “The audit has been passed successfully. We have received…

Russia: MMK-Metiz product quality confirmed

The National agency of welding control has confirmed the quality of the welded copper-plated wire of MMK-S3MoTiB grade with the diameter of 3, 4 and 5 mm according to TU 14-4-1877-2004 produced by MMK-Metiz.

The corresponding certificate has been issued.

The wire could be used in the construction of North Stream 2. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK to pay dividends for 2016

The Pipe Metal Company held an annual meeting of the shareholders in Yekaterinburg on June 8. The shareholders have elected the board of directors and the revision commission. Ernst and Young LLC has been appointed the auditor. The meeting decided to pay dividends for 2016 in the amount of 1.96 rubles per ordinary share (2.024…