Russia: TMK supplies compressor-pump pipes with TMK UP PF joints to Surgutneftegaz

TMK has for the first time supplied its compressor-pump pipes with the premium TMK UP PF joints to Surgutneftegaz.

The first batch of pipes has been successfully installed at the Dunaevskoye deposits.

TMK share on the Russian market of premium joints in 2016 was 76%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: new ChTPZ pipe division CEO appointed

Boris Kovalenkov, the head of the Rimera Group of Companies, has been appointed CEO of the ChTPZ group pipe division. The corresponding decision has been taken by the group board of directors. From October 16, Kovalenkov is responsible for the management of the pipe division, the improvement of its efficiency, as well as financial and…

Russia: Metalloinvest’s HBI-3 Plant recognized as the best investment project in 2017

Metalloinvest’s third hot briquetted iron (HBI) production facility, HBI-3 Plant, has won the “Investment Project of the Year” prize at the Russian Mining Excellence Awards 2017; HBI-3 Plant was launched at Lebedinsky GOK in July. The awards ceremony took place at MINEX Russia 2017. Independent experts praised HBI-3 Plant, the largest in Russia and one…

Ukraine: SevGOK puts new drilling mills in operation

Severniy Mining and Processing Woks has put into operation two Atlas Copco diesel and electric drilling mills at the Pervomaysky quarry.

The mills cost 63.4 million UAH.

The new machines will allow the company to gradually increase output and improve both product quality and working conditions. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal introduces digital predictive model to prevent failures at mill-2000

Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works, one of the world’s largest integrated steel plants (a part of Severstal’s Russian Steel division), has launched the commercial operation of a digital predictive model to prevent failures at the hot rolling mill 2000 and thereby reduce its downtime. This model calculates the probability and risk of the pinion stand…

Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka still not renamed

The Evraz Sukhaya Balka shareholders meeting scheduled for October 11 did not take place.

According to the company statement, the meeting was postponed till November.

This meeting had to rename the company and make amendments to its charter documents. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: palladium output up in H1 2017

In January-June Russia produced 12.882 tons of platinum, down by 0.92% YoY, and 45.251 tons of palladium, up by 6.9% YoY. According to the Russian Union of Gold Miners, this year total output of platinum and palladium could reach 25.7-28.1 tons and 85.98-89.16 tons respectively. By-product palladium output increased by 10.7% YoY, to 43.827 tons,…

Russia: Mechel-Materials increases refractories output

Mechel-Materials has started producing refractories of higher strength. These products are used for lining of heating units at metal and machine-building works. The Mechel-Materials bricks are made of high-aluminous raw materials, thus having the higher content of aluminum oxide, which provides for higher heat-resistance and lower thermal conduction. The first batches of new products have…

Ukraine: another coal ship arrives

The second batch of power-generating coal from the USA arrived at the Yuzhniy port. According to the port press-service, 60 thousand tons of coal for Centerenergo was brought by the Victoria. The first batch of anthracite arrived on September 13 on board the Ocean Ambitious. In less than 2 days the port unloaded some 62…