Ukraine: Dneprometiz boasts new winding method

Dneprometiz has started producing low-carbon steel wire with the diameter of 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 mm according to GOST 3282-64 with a new winding technique.

The main characteristic of the winding is the special form and weight of the coil – 200 g.

Such products are used as packing materials in various industries. (Ukrainian metal)

Belarus: BMZ decreasing air pollution

In January-June Belarus Iron and Steel Works decreased air pollution by 8%, or by 347 tons YoY.

Soon the company will begin reconstruction of the aspiration units Nos. 2 and 3.

Last year the company took 12 environment-related measures.

This year it is planned to take 19 measures valued at $225 thousand. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal structures output up in January-July 2018

In January-July Russia produced 3.3 million tons of steel structures, up by 1.3% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, July output grew by 2.7% YoY, but dropped by 5.4% MoM.

Aluminum structures manufacture in 7 months totaled 34 thousand tons, down by 2.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RMK assets arrested

The assets of the Revyakinsky Iron and Steel Works in Tula region are being arrested.

According to the local media, the enterprise is being raided.

Sources say the situation will not affect the works employees. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK revenue up in H1 2018

In Q2 TMK received $1.355 billion, up by 6% QoQ.

Revenue in H1 grew by 28% YoY, to $2.628 billion.

EBITDA in Q2 increased by 23% QoQ, to $197 million and by 30%, to $357 million in H1.

The company net debt as of June 30 totaled $2.715 billion. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: SevGOK has another accident

An accident happened at the Severniy Mining and Processing Works – in the Pervomaysk quarry an electric tower transporter overturned.

As the result of the accident one of the employees received damages.

On July 27 two women-painters perished in the collapse of an elevated work platform. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Coal Energy S.A. output down in July 2018

Coal Energy S.A. in July mined 10.536 thousand tons of coal.

This was down by 1.8% YoY and by 13.3% MoM.

Coal Energy unites 10 coalmines, as well as other assets.

The company business suffered considerably because of the military activities in Donbass. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR reconstructing light-section mill No. 250-4

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih started an active stage of civil works for installation of new equipment of light-section mill No. 250-4. The reconstruction of light-section mill is one of the most extensive at rolling department in the last 20 years. That is one of key projects of the company’s investment program for modernization of production…

Ukraine: ZZF output down in January-July 2018

In January-July Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant decreased output by 7.9% YoY, to 143.5 thousand tons.

In particular, silicomanganese manufacture dropped by 3.4%, to 70.62 thousand tons, ferrosilicon – by 14.5%, to 46.28 thousand tons and ferromanganese – by 6.9%, to 22.14 thousand tons.

Metallurgical manganese output fell by 9%, to 4.46 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: STZ profits down in H1 2018

In January-June Sinarsky Pipe Works received 337.76 million rubles of net profit, down 3-fold YoY.

Net profit in Q2 exceeded 243.7 million rubles, up from 94 million rubles in Q1.

Revenue in H1 reached 21.44 billion rubles, up by 16% YoY.

In Q2 revenue increased by 5% QoQ, to 10.98 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: NZF output up in January-July 2018

In January-July Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant increased output by 8.6% YoY, to 469.88 thousand tons.

In particular, silicomanganese manufacture grew by 14.6%, to 442.73 thousand tons, but ferromanganese production fell by 54.7%, to 20.85 thousand tons.

The output of other ferroalloys grew 18-fold, to 6.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)