Russia: TMK to increase shipments in 2017

In 2016 TMK shipped a total of 3,440 thousand tons of tubular products, down by 11.2% YoY. The decline was mainly due to lower welded pipe sales. Seamless pipe shipments remained almost flat YoY at 2,399 thousand tons. Welded pipe shipments were 1,042 thousand tons, down by 28.7% YoY, mainly due to lower output across…

Russia: coal mining in Kemerovo region in 2016

In 2016 Kemerovo region mined 227.4 million tons of coal, up by 5.4% YoY, including 145.1 million tons from open-pit mines. Coking coal amounted to 65 million tons, up by 3.3% YoY. SUEK-Kuzbass increased coal mining by 7.7 million tons, Kiyzassky mine – by 3.9 million tons, Novokuznetsk site of the Raspadskaya Coal Company –…

Ukraine: aluminum ore imports in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported 3.992 million tons of aluminum ore and concentrate valued at $155.15 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the major suppliers of aluminum ore were Guinea – $94.9 million, or 61.17% of the total volumes, Guyana – $40.21 million, or 25.92%, and Brazil – $10.33 million, 6.6%. Other countries supplied $9.7…

Ukraine: silicon crystals furnace explodes at Kvazar

Firefighters have extinguished the fire at one of Kvazar’s shops.

The fire started, most probably, because of the explosion in the furnace to grow silicon micro crystals. Two employees received burns. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Stepnoy open-pit mine coal output up in 2016

In 2016 miners of the Stepnoy open-pit mine, a part of Russky Ugol (Russian Coal), yielded over 4.2 million tons of coal, up by 4% YoY.

Last year the processing factory at Stepnoy processed 3.4 million tons of coal. In 2017 the factory will be reconstructed to increase capacity. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in 2016

In 2016 Zaporozhogneupor increased its output of unmolded refractories by 27% YoY, to 7601 tons, including 2087 tons of refractory concretes and 5514 tons of insulating and slag-generating mixes. “The Zaporozhogneupor strategy aimed at the increase of unmolded refractories output became the drive of the company development. Our plans for 2017 include the increase of…

Ukraine: sulfur for VostGOK getting cheaper

On January 10, the state enterprise Vostochny Mining and Processing Works announced the trading house Eco-Service the winner of the tender to supply 63.98 million UAH worth of sulfur. By October the company will have supplied 16 thousand tons of 99.98% granulated sulfur at 3999 UAH per ton. In March 2016 the works bought this…

Ukraine: Avdiivka Works without electricity after shelling

On January 11, the town of Avdiivka was again shelled; one of the two remaining electricity lines was damaged.

According to Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works CEO Musa Magomedov, the company halted on December 8, 2016. The next day the works started receiving electricity from 2 lines. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK starts exporting metal to Iran through Kazakh port

A batch of ferrous rolled metal produced at Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has been successfully shipped from the Aktau Sea North Terminal (Kazakhstan). The first lot to Iran was shipped by KTZ Express. “The multi-modal transportation development project, that has connected railroad, sea transportation and logistics, will increase the transit-transport potential of Kazakhstan, as…

Azerbaijan: AKPS closing down

Azerbaijan is closing down its Steel Production Complex. Azerbaijani Steel Production Complex was created in April 2013 to design, construct and manage the steel-manufacturing works. The complex had to deal with ore mining through steel-smelting. By 2018 Azerbaijan also planned to have created several works and shops to be managed by the complex, in particular…