Ukraine: Corum Group ships second roadheader to AMT

In mid-December Corum Group shipped the second roadheader to ArcelorMittal Temirtau.

According to the company statement, the machine will operate at Kazakhstanskaya mine.

The total lot of the machinery ordered comprises 4 pieces. The first one was produced in October and shipped in November. The final shipment is scheduled for January 2017. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma increases capacities for Boeing

On December 21, Boeing and VSMPO-Avisma announced the decision to increase Ural Boeing Manufacturing works capacities.

The new site will process titanium formings for all the Boieng aircraft, including the new 737 MAX and 777X models.

The new site will open in Q1 2018. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel output down in January-November 2016

In January-November raw nickel output in Russia decreased by 16.4% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw nickel output dropped by 28.5% YoY and by 0.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-November 2016

In January-November Poltava Mining and Processing Works, a part of Ferrexpo, exported 10.2million tons of iron ore pellets. The products were shipped to Europe and the Near East, as well as Japan, Korea and China. In the same period Central GOK exported 2 million tons of pellets, with Karelsky okatysh exporting 4.439 million tons, Mikhaylovsky…

Russia: flat rolled copper output up in January-November 2016

In January-November raw copper output in Russia increased by 0.1%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper plates, sheets, bars and bands output went up by 4.9% YoY, of rods and sections – by 19.2%, while that of wire dropped by 14.2% and of foil – by 9.4%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine ready to waive separatist coal

The coal from the territory of the so-called Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics could become useless. Ukraine was forced to buy coal from the occupied territories, but now could stop the purchases altogether. According to the first deputy chairman of the BPP fraction Igor Kononenko, Ukraine had to buy the separatist coal in order not…

Ukraine: Samarskaya mine puts new long face into operation

Samarskaya mine has put long face No. 4202 into operation.

Its 569 thousand tons of coal will allow the miners to work for a year. The face length is 184 meters. The average daily output is expected to exceed 2 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: state mines to receive 870 million UAH in 2017

The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has provided for 870 million UAH in the state budget-2017 under the state coal companies support program by partially compensating for the coal extraction expenses.

Moreover, the construction of the Novovolynskaya No. 10 mine will get 150 million UAH, taking into account the previously given 20 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: StalTrans metal wares output up

In December StalTrans intends to sell 2.6 thousand tons of metal wares, up by 11% MoM. According to the company statement, the main increase is expected in wire – by 16% MoM, to 1.6 thousand tons. Nail supplies will not change considerably and will total around 0.8 thousand tons. In January-November the company supplied 36…

Ukraine: ferroalloy companies working without problems

Major Ukrainian ferroalloy companies (Nikopol and Zaporozhye Ferro Alloy Works), as well as Ordzhonikidze and Marganets Mining and Processing Works, all parts of the Privat Group, continue operating according to their manufacturing plans. Earlier due to the nationalization of PrivatBank the companies accounts were blocked. PrivatBank also managed Stakhanov Ferroalloys Plant, ZZF, MGOK and OGOK…