Russia: RMK to buy half of ChUK

The Federal Antimonopoly Service has allowed the Tominsky Mining and Processing Works (a part of the Russian Copper Company) to buy a 50% stake in Chelyabinsk Coal Company. In October 2016 the press-service of the Chelabinsk region governor reported RMK planned to acquire shares of ChUK to recultivate Korkinsky coal pit. RMK needed the deal…

Russia: DIA starts making new products

The manufacturing company DIA has started making new products – oval-section pipes.

The flat half-ovals are in demand by furniture manufacturers.

The company specialists have developed the necessary rolling tools for the production of the new pipe. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK coal mining on occupied territories stopped

Coal mining companies of DTEK, situated on the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, have suspended mining coal. “Komsomolets Donbassa mine, DTEK Sverdlovantrazit and DTEK Rovenkiantrazit have stopped mining coal”, the group press service reported. On February 13, the railroad connection through the demarcation zone was completely stopped, resulting in the coal mined…

Ukraine increases coal stocks

Coal stocks at the warehouses of the thermal power plants on March 6-9, increased by 2.1%, or by 36 thousand tons, to 1.734 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry as of early March 9, coal stocks of the anthracite group totaled 711.4 thousand tons, down by 4.7% as of March…

Russia: ChTPZ to increase CPP output

The ChTPZ Group intends to increase compressor-pump pipes with externally upset ends output from 18 to 35 thousand tons per year. The increase of capacities has been made possible thanks to the modernization program at the Pervouralsk Pipe Plant. The modernization saw the replacement of parts at pipe cutting-mills, etc. The Pervouralsk Plant produces CPP…

Ukraine: Donbass metal works taken by militants shutting down

The situation at the metal works, taken by the DPR-LPR militants from their rightful owners, has become almost critical in just 1 week. Despite the local authorities’ forecasts, which promised to quickly reorient production to Russian and provide up to 70% of the budget revenues from these companies, most of them start to shut down.…

Russia: NLMK sees no future of steel consolidation

NLMK president Oleg Bagrin said that the group was studying the option of buying rolling assets abroad, in particular on developed markets. “We like developed markets, as they provide stability and growth”, he said, adding that new assets should be complimentary to the existing ones and the company strategy. The group also strives to be…

Ukraine: UGOK output up in February 2017

In February the Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 941.3 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate and 135 thousand tons of sinter, up by 9.2% and by 13.4% YoY respectively.

In January-February concentrate output at UGOK increased by 11.1% YoY, to 1.989 million tons, of sinter – by 26.9%, to 338.9 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK starts supplying new premium products

The Pipe Metal Company has started supplying new premium-quality products to its customers – the Light insulated lift pipes (ILP). Last year the company sold 14.5 km of Light ILP to Tyumenneftegaz, a daughter company of Rosneft, as well as Messoyakhaneftegaz, a Rosneft and Gazprom neft JV. The ILP are used as compressor-pump pipes to…