Russia: metal output up in August 2019

In August metal output in Russia decreased by 1.1% YoY, but in January-August grew by 1.3%. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, unalloyed steel manufacture was 4.8 million tons in August, down by 3.8% YoY and by 3.1% MoM. In 8 months output dropped by 1.1%. Stainless steel production was 12.7 thousand tons,…

Russia: ChTPZ certified by ACCA

ChTPZ Group has received a status of ACCA-accredited employer. ACCA is the association of financial and accounting specialists. The partnership confirms the high quality of professional training of employees in the sphere of finances and accounting. ChTPZ has become the first ACCA-accredited employer among pipe manufacturers. (Ukrainian metal)

Georgia: miners rally in Tkibuli

Up to 30 miners have gone to the mine in Georgia’s western Tkibuli municipality and have plans to stay there until their employer gives them and others their salaries and the government decides on the fate of mines. Work has been suspended in the Mindeli and Dzidziguri mines of Tkibuli since July 16, 2018 after…

Kyrgyzstan: country to turn into mercury dumpsite, if Minamata Convention not adopted

The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan will submit the Minamata Convention for public discussion in the near future, member of the Parliament Rada Tumanbaeva reported. According to her, by joining the Minamata Convention, Kyrgyzstan will refuse to manufacture, export and import a number of mercury-containing products. “We do not have laws governing mercury-containing products. The Ministry of…

Russia: NLMK starts receiving Eurocement cement

Lipetskcement, a part of Eurocement Group, has started supplying CEM I 42.5 H cement to NLMK to make briquettes of the blast furnace manufacture waste. The technique allows receiving raw materials of secondary products resulting from the manufacture of pig iron and coke, by replacing iron ore and coal raw materials. Supply volumes are estimated…