Russia: 33-meter seamless pipes of unique steel to be produced

The Central Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy named after Bardin has developed a unique corrosion-resistant austenitic steel grade and the technique to produce 33-meter seamless pipes of it.

At present this technology has no analogues in the world.

Metal companies – Electrostal, Ruspolymet, Volzshky and Sinarsky Pipe Works – participated in the development. (Ukrainian metal)

Belarus: BMZ offering ten new steel grades for automobile industry

The Belarus Iron and Steel Works has mastered the production of ten new grades of alloyed steel and carbon steel for the automobile engineering industry, the company’s Press Secretary Alexander Olesik declared. According to the source, BMZ’s engineering division always works to expand the choice of products for the automobile industry. “This year alone we’ve…

Russia: coal to be supplied to Turkey via Azerbaijan

Russia is considering the possibility of supplying coal to Turkey and other countries through Azerbaijan, First Deputy Managing Director of Russian Railways JSC Alexander Misharin said. “Railroad transportation between Azerbaijan and Russia grew by 18% YoY, and exceeded 6 million tons,” Misharin said. Speaking about the International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia-Kazakhstan), he noted that interest…

Ukraine: AMKR cargo transportation up in January-August 2018

In January-August Ukrzaliznytsia increased transportation of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih cargo by 25% YoY. “Last year the AMKR throughput totaled 2.223 billion ton-km, but this year – 2.775 billion ton-km, up by 552 million ton-km”, Ukrzaliznytsia CFO Andrei Ryazantsev said. At the same time earlier AMKR CEO Paramjit Kahlon claimed that its throughput dropped by 25%…

Russia: billet export down in July 2018

In July Russia exported 1.33 million tons of billets, down from 1.36 million tons in June. In June exports dropped by 1% MoM. At the same time July exports grew by 21% YoY (from 1.1 million tons). In January-July billet exports increased by 14.59% YoY, to 9.5 million tons. Taiwan imported 27.06% (0.36 million tons)…

Ukraine: AMKR provides special equipment for installation of Volodymyr the Great

The monument of Volodymyr the Great, the Baptist of Kievan Rus, was installed on the pedestal in Kriviy Rih. For this purpose, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih provided its special equipment – Liebherr automobile crane, load-carrying capacity of which was 90 tons and the boom length was 52 meters. The new eight-meter monument is cast of…

Ukraine: Metinvest prolongs rent of state works in Donbass

Metinvest has been prolonged the rent of the Phenol State Works in the city of Toretsk, Donetsk region.

The previous agreement was concluded on September 25, 2001 and was valid through September 25, 2018.

The premises of the works are rented by Inkor and Co, LLC, a part of Metinvest. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChEMK left without electricity

On September 27 the first and second busbar systems of the Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Works power substation were shut down.

According to the Ministry of Energy, the works was cut off grid.

The emergency brigade repaired the substation systems. The works receives electricity.

The malfunction is being investigated. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kuzbassrazrezugol gets another excavator

The Krasnobrodskiy coal pit of Kuzbassrazrezugol has commissioned the first WK-20 excavator in the Kemerovo region. The machine has been produced by the Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Works, a part of AVIC. “The company already has experience in operating such excavators. 5 WK-35 excavators with the ladle volume of 35 cubic meters (two each at the…