Russia: MMK implements series of water protection projects

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group has been implementing a series of water protection initiatives aimed at decreasing the ecological impact on water facilities. The company’s short-term plans include completely eliminating the disposal of wastewater into Magnitogorsk Reservoir. To this end, MMK is completing a key stage in the reconstruction of the circulating water…

Russia: UEM commissions shaft furnace

The Uralelectromed subsidiary (Manufacture of polymetals) has commissioned the shaft furnace No. 2 after capital repairs. The cost of repair was 47 million rubles. It took repairmen 26 days to completely disassemble the machine with the height of 15 meters and then assemble it again. Preparation for the work started a year before the furnace…

Russia: UEM to produce refining tanks

The Uralelectromed subsidiary (Manufacture of non-ferrous metals alloys) will produce two refining tanks to increase the capacity of the refining department of the metal shop. The cost of each tank is 3.8 million rubles. The machinery will be placed in the beginning of the technological cycle and will be filled with black lead. “The new…

Ukraine: EMSS ships billets for two NPPs

Energomashspetsstal has shipped billets to the Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant (Bangladesh) and Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (Turkey). According to the company statement, it has supplied 21 bulk billets to the customers. The batch included various types of machinery, in particular, shells, bilges, nozzle, connection pipes and pipes for the reactor coolant pipe. The combined weight…

Russia: ZTZ gets Gazprom approval

Zagorsky Pipe Works has received positive report of Gazprom on supplying pipes with outer coating on the basis of Russian-made materials only. This is the first time that ZTZ has mastered such a combination of materials. Earlier it used the imported and Russian materials to make corrosion-resistant coating. “This is the first major result of…

Russia: OMZ-Spetsstal constructs gouging chamber

OMZ-Spetsstal has completed construction and started commissioning a new gouging chamber.

The new unit with exhaust system will improve labor conditions and prevent air pollution.

The gouging chamber has been constructed under a program to modernize manufacturing capacities. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Buryatia extracts 586 kg of gold in August 2018

In August the Republic of Buryatia extracted 586.8 kg of gold, including 285.9 kg of ore gold and 300.9 kg of alluvial gold.

In January-August gold output reached 3516.5 kg.

In particular, ore gold accounted for 2269.8 kg and alluvial gold – 1246.7 kg.

Last year the region yielded 5677.9 kg of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: miners against coal price drop law

The decrease of the coal price to 1800 UAH per ton, as suggested by the draft law 8626, will result in mines shutting down and will simply destroy the coal industry. According to the Independent Miners’ Union chairman Mikhail Volynets, the connection of the Ukrainian coal price to the international indexes through the Rotterdam+ gave…

Ukraine: AMKR finally appoints CFO

Sergey Plichko has been appointed chief financial officer, chief accountant of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.

He has been the acting CFO and CA since February 17, 2017.

Plichko has been appointed since September 21 for an indefinite term. (Ukrainian metal)