Russia: MMK’s manufacturing records of 2017

Last year saw a number of manufacturing records at MMK. In February 2017 the 2500 hot-rolling mill produced 180 million tons of hot-rolled metal since its commissioning in 1960. Today one of the largest mills at MMK is under reconstruction, scheduled to be completed in 2020. Following the reconstruction the mill’s capacity will grow from…

Russia: new NLMK-Metiz CEO appointed

Sergey Kim has been appointed new general director of NLMK-Metiz. In his new office Kim will participate in the projects to develop the manufacturing system, improve client service and optimize business processes. The previous CEO of the company was the honorary metallurgist Fanis Khusainov. “I want to thank Fanis Khusainov for efficient work. Now NLMK-Metiz…

Russia: ChMK produces pilot batch of Z-sections for wagon-construction

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has produced a pilot batch of Z310 sections. The project is oriented on the wagon-construction market. The new sections are manufactured at the rail-and-beam mill of high-strength steel. The peculiarity of the section is its complex Z-form. “ChMK new product will be in demand by Russian wagon-building and repairing enterprises”,…

Russia: aluminum demand to grow

In 2017 world aluminum consumption increased to 64 million tons. According to the Russian Aluminum Association, consumption grew in all industries. In 2018 the construction industry is expected to demonstrate a 5% growth in aluminum consumption. The consumption of aluminum in construction is growing despite the decrease in the volume of housing constructed. This means…

Russia: Ferrum increases capacity

In May the group of companies Ferrum will commission two additional welding lines with the combined capacity of 54 thousand tons per year. According to the company statement, two machines were acquired last October. In particular, the 63-127 machine with the capacity of 36 thousand tons per year will produce 76-108 mm round pipes and…

Russia: Evraz profits in 2017

In 2017 Evraz received $759 million of net profit as opposed to $188 million of losses in 2016. According to the company statement, its consolidated EBITDA grew by 70.2% YoY, to $2.624 billion. Revenue increased by 40.4%, to $10.827 billion. “The board of directors, on the basis of strong financial conditions of the company and…

Russia: TMK revenue up in 2017

In 2017 Pipe Metal Company increased EBITDA by 14.2% YoY, to $605 million. According to the company statement, revenue grew by 31.6%, to $4.394 billion. TMK did not disclose the amount of its net profit. “We expect EBITDA to increase this year because of the further growth of our American division results”, TMK said. In…

Russia: Ferrum expands product range

The Ferrum Company has started selling hot-rolled flanged beams with the size of 18-50 mm.

The company also carries stocks of other beams made of S255 and S345 steel.

The availability of new products will allow completely covering the need of rolled metal from construction companies for the manufacture of metal structures. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Smart Maritime wins at UGOK tender

The Smart Maritime Group has won a tender to supply a thickening tank to Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works. The project will start in March. Its cost will amount to 175 million UAH. The designer of the thickener is Engineering Dobersek GmbH (Germany). The total weight of the metal structure with 3 tanks of 10.9…