Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke CEO worried about Ukrzaliznytsia tariff increase plan

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, the largest by-product chemical plant in Europe, is worried about the plans of Ukrzaliznytsia to increase railroad transportation tariffs by 22.5%, as this will increase the prime cost of the products and could affect output level. “I’ve learned of the Infrastructure Ministry decree on another railroad tariff increase by 22.5%.…

Russia: Severstal sales up in H1 2017

In January-June Severstal Distribution increased metal sales by 5% YoY, to 808 thousand tons. In Russia Severstal sold 410 thousand tons of metal, up by 12% YoY. To EU – 330 thousand tons, on par with H1 2016. This year the company pays special attention to such products as rebars and plated rolled metal. The…

Ukraine: Mirnogradugol miners on strike

Employees of the Rodinskaya mine (the state enterprise Mirnogradugol) went underground but refused working as a sign of protest against the non-payment of salary. According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union Mikhail Volynets, the miners demand full clearing of July salary debts and advance payment for August. The miners remember the words of…

Ukraine: AMKR about environment projects

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih at ArcelorMittal Academy hosted the scheduled round table devoted to fulfillment of steelmaking environment commitments and improvement of environment situation in Kriviy Rih. Among participants of the round table were representatives of local NGOs, environment activists, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih administration, Trade union, Kriviy Rih Executive Committee of the City Council,…

Ukraine: Stalkanat Silur to sell 1.1 million UAH worth of steel ropes to Ukrvodput

The state enterprise of waterways “Ukrvodput” has ordered steel ropes valued at over 1.16 million UAH from the private joint stock company Stalkanat Silur.

Stalkanat Silur was created in October 2003.

The company started participating in the state purchases in March 2009. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kerch bridge hurting metal makers

The construction of the bridge over the Kerch Strait will have negative consequences for Ukrainian metallurgy. Earlier the Russian authorities claimed that the project would not affect the free sailing in the Black and Azov Seas, nor the throughput of Ukrainian Azov ports – Mariupol and Berdyansk. “But the reality is different. Moscow has imposed…

Russia: Karabashmed to improve metal slag processing efficiency

Karabashmed is studying the possibility of optimizing techniques to obtain copper concentrate from metal manufacture slag. The Ural Federal University specialists are involved. At present the Karabashmed processing factory produces copper concentrate of the slag mix originating from Ausmelt furnace copper smelting, and converter shop. The scientists will review three types of processing: Ausmelt slags,…