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…

Ukraine: metal output in April 2017 to decrease because of the blockade

In April Ukrainian metal companies expect steel output to drop by 15% form the March planned results, to 1.7 million tons from 2 million tons. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, the April plan also presupposes the decrease in rolled metal output by 16.7%, to 1.5 million tons, and pig iron by 21%, to 1.5 million tons. Such…

Ukraine: DTEK announces the loss of control over its enterprises on the occupied territories

Directors of DTEK‘s enterprises, such as Komsomolets Donbasu Mine PJSC, Mospyne Coal Refining Company LLC, PEM-Energovuhillia PJSC, Skhidenergo LLC (Zuivska Thermal Power Plant), Donetskoblenergo PJSC, Tekhrempostavka LLC, Sverdlovanthracite LLC, Rovenkyanthracite LLC, Electronaladka LLC, Vysokovoltni Merezhi LLC and DTEK Service LLC, which are situated within the temporarily uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, have received…

Russia: OMZ-Spetsstal to supply billets for submarines

OMZ-Spetsstal, a part of OMZ, has concluded an agreement with the Admiralteyskie Verfy shipyard to deliver metal billets for the Project 636 Varshavyanka submarines. The company will produce billets of special steel grades with mechanical treatment. This is not the first cooperation of the two companies. Previously OMZ-Spetsstal produced and supplied forgings and sheets for…

Kazakhstan: Investment Fund to sell Uralsk Metal Works shares

On April 4, the Investment Fund of Kazakhstan will try to sell 29.77% of the Uralsk Metal Constructions and Galvanizing Works shares.

The shares are evaluated at 161.2 million tenge. This will be the starting price.

As of the date of evaluation (September 30, 2016) the works was idle. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: SevGOK halts half of pelletizing machines

The Severniy Mining and Processing Works has stopped half of its pelletizing machines because of the railroad blockade of the occupied territories. “Ukrainian metal industry has dropped to the 5-year minimum, the companies have started shutting down. Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works operates only one blast furnace, the employees have received 25% of the January…

Russia: ChTPZ starts supplying to Africa

The ChTPZ group has made a trial delivery of large diameter pipes (LDP) to Africa. The company has supplied over 2 thousand meters of LDP for the Ain Sukhna Product Hub liquefied gas transportation and storing project in Egypt. The pipes with the diameter of 711.2 mm and the wall thickness of 12.7 mm made…

Russia: Korshunovsky GOK puts new separators into operation

The processing factory of the Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works, a part of Mechel, saw the replacement of 4 magnetic separators.

“The output of the new equipment is 100-160 tons per hour. Last year we replaced 6 separators and plan to replace 4 more this year”, the factory director Dmitry Oler said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: self-proclaimed DPR begins supplying coal to Russia

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has sent the first, ‘trial’, consignment of its coal to Russia.

“Today first 95 wagons of coal departed. This is a trial consignment,” DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko said.

Zakharchenko did not elaborate on any specific characteristics of the coal supplied. (Interfax-Ukraine/Ukrainian metal)