Ukraine: Zaporizhstal rolled metal passes audit

Zaporizhstal has successfully passed the re-certification audit of the hot-rolled metal correspondence to EN 10025-1 and the construction norms 305/2011. Cold-rolled coils and sheets have also been certified for the compliance with EN 10130. The audit has been carried out by TUV SUD. Zaporizhstal received EN 10025:2004 and EN 10130:2006 certificates in 2016. Since 2008…

Ukraine: all salary debts to miners cleared

The Ministry of energy and coal industry has cleared all salary debts to state miners. “The government has found funds, and we have fulfilled our obligations to the miners. All of them”, energy minister Igor Nasalik said. Now, according to him, the government has to find funds for the development of the state coal industry.…

Russia: Karelsky Okatysh modernizing large trucks fleet

Karelsky Okatysh is preparing to put into operation a new BelAZ dump truck.

The company specialists are now assembling it.

The lifting capacity of the machine is 240 tons, but the company intends to transport some 230 tons.

By June the company will have received three more similar trucks. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UGOK concentrate output down in March 2018

In March Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works decreased concentrate output by 0.6% YoY, to 1042.9 thousand tons. Sinter output grew 2.1-fold, to 230.4 thousand tons. In January-March UGOK produced 3012 thousand tons of concentrate and 521.4 thousand tons of sinter, down by 1%, but up by 15.7% YoY, respectively. In 2017 UGOK increased concentrate output…

Russia: BrAZ profit down in 2017

In 2017 Bratsk Aluminum Works received 2.76 billion rubles of net profit, down by 26.2% YoY.

According to the company statement, its revenue decreased by 14.6%, to 93.97 billion rubles, while gross profit grew by 12.8%, to 9.01 billion rubles.

The company has not disclosed the reasons for the changes. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChTPZ and TMK pipes demand falling

In 2017 the market of large diameter pipes saw a considerable fall. Chelyabinsk Pipe Works and Pipe Metallurgical Company were left almost without orders. According to ChTPZ, the demand for LDP (530 to 1420 mm) decreased by 25%. In 2016 Russia sold 2.1 million tons of pipes, while in 2017 – 1.6 million tons. Analysts…