Russia: EU duty not affecting NLMK

The EU fixed duties on Russian hot-rolled metal, imposed on October 7, could open new ways for NLMK to enter the markets of Turkey and Asia, as well as strengthen the position of its European works. In H1 NLMK Le Louviere (Belgium) produced 770 thousand tons of hot-rolled metal with the mill capacity of 2.5…

Ukraine: Volyn miners block Polish border

In Volyn region miners have blocked the road leading to the customs check point Yagodin demanding to be paid salary for the past 2 months. Some hundred miners were at the pedestrian crossing near the Yagodin point demanding the meeting with the Volyn regional state administration chairman Vladimir Gunchik. Earlier the miners have already tried…

Ukraine: CGOK starts producing premium pellets

The Central Mining and Processing Works has completed the reconstruction of the pelletizing factory.

Now the enterprise is capable of manufacturing products corresponding to the best international quality standards.

Investments in the project totaled 52 million UAH.

With the reconstruction the factory efficiency increased by 7%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NMZ modernizes special machines fleet

Novgorodsky Iron and Steel Works has purchased a Chetra MKSM-800 forklift valued at 1.7 million rubles.

The new forklift has the Deutz diesel engine.

At present NMZ operates 2 forklifts. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Izhstal expands product range

Izhstal can now produce large diameter rolled metal on its 450 mill.

This will increase average monthly output by 4-5 thousand tons.

The maximum diameter has been increased from 120 mm to 180 mm.

The company has already shipped 1 thousand tons of metal with 130-150 mm diameter to car manufacturers. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: PPGHO results for January-September 2017

In January-September PPGHO fulfilled its uranium production schedule.

In particular 1232 tons of the metal have been supplied to the nuclear industry.

In addition, some 2.3 million tons of coal have been shipped to consumers. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Alardinskaya miners yield 2 million tons of coal

Alardinskaya mine has yielded the 2-millionth ton of coal since the start of the year.

The record ton was mined at the 3-39 long face. The first million tons was mined from the face in June.

Alardisnakay coal is shipped to Evraz works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: GOST for stainless steel wares developed

The TsNIIchermet named after Bardin has developed the final edition of the GOST 5949 standard “Metal products of stainless steels and corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant alloys. Technical specifications”. “The standard has been developed on the initiative of the metal works – manufacturers of corrosion- and heat-resistant rolled steel to replace the GOST 5949-75 “Corrosion- and heat-resistant…

Russia: Rosterminalugol coal throughput up in January-September 2017

In January-September Rosterminalugol transshipped over 18.2 million tons of coal.

In the whole 2016 the company shipped 18.1 million tons.

In September Rosterminalugol loaded 2.25 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest suggests setting minimal prices for hot-rolled metal

Metinvest has suggested the European Commission to replace the fixed antidumping duty with price obligations. “Thus, Ukraine is still negotiating the possibilities of replacing this regime of delivery limitations”, a source in the government reported. According to the source, the EC decision clearly states, that unlike with suppliers from other countries, with Ukraine the EU…

Ukraine: KhTZ and EMZ supervisory boards appoint new acting CEO

Supervisory boards of Khartsyzsk Pipe Works and Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works have replaced the acting CEO Kirill Avramenko with the chief accountant Tatiana Zaytseva. According to the companies’ information, the matter was discussed on October 4. Zaytseva has been appointed the acting CEO of KhTZ and EMZ since October 5 for an indefinite term.…

Ukraine: EMSS ships 90 tons of billets to Electrotyazhmash

Energomashspetsstal has sent another batch of billets to one of the largest Kharkiv works – Electrotyazhmash.

The total weight of the batch is 90.5 tons.

The delivery has been carried out under the contract concluded in July.

The parts will be used in the manufacture of power machinery. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: 2 gold deposits put up for auction

The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan announced the holding of auctions. Issyk-Ata field with a starting price of $26,160 is put up for auction. A large part of the area (up to 60%) is covered with glacial deposits of considerable thickness. The increased gold content is caused by the presence…