Ukraine: Interpipe Niko Tube CEO retires

Sergey Filipiev has been appointed Interpipe Niko Tube CEO from September 11. He has been working at major metal enterprises for over 20 years. Before coming to Interpipe he has been working at Chusovoy Iron and Steel Works (Russia). Valeriy Karpyuk, who has been heading the company since 2017, has retired. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Izhstal modernizing foundry capacity

Izhstal has increased the power capacity of its foundry shop. This will increase the quality products output. The company has commissioned a new cable track for its steel-smelting furnaces. The length of the track was 1200 meters. Over 20 tons of cable have been laid. Izhstal plans to buy additional molding machines and the cold…

Russia: Karelsky Okatysh resumes sales of iron ore concentrate to CherMK

Karelsky Okatysh has resumed selling iron ore concentrate to Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. This is one of the first projects carried under the Upstream program. With its help CherMK has considerably decreased buying the concentrate from the third parties. During the summer Karelsky Okatysh has shipped 357 thousand tons of concentrate to Cherepovets. 100…

Kazakhstan: scrap exports ban prolonged

The government has prolonged for 2 years the ban to export steel scrap, including pipes, rails, and elements of railroad and rolling stock. Stainless steel scrap exports are allowed provided the contracts are registered with the Ministry of Economy not later than 5 days before shipping. The ban was introduced in October 2018. (Ukrainian metal)