Russia: Izhstal repairs finishing line

Izhstal has capitally repairs a finishing line of the Xetran bar mill.

The line is used to turn, polish and burnish hot-rolled metal.

All the process is automated.

Izhstal operates two more finishing lines made by Kieserling. The combined output of the lines is 35 thousand tons per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal output down in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukraine mined 13.9 million tons of coal, up by 0.2% YoY.

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, state mines provided for 1.85 million tons of coal, up by 7.6% YoY.

Power-generating coal output last year dropped by 14.6% YoY, to 34.916 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: electric energy consumption in metal industry up in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukrainian metal companies increased electricity consumption by 10% YoY, to 4.93 billion kW-h.

In May natural gas consumption remained on the April level – 140 million cubic meters.

In January-May 790 million cubic meters of gas were consumed. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kuibyshevskaya mine on fire in occupied Donetsk

The citizens of Donetsk, occupied by pro-Russia terrorist forces, report a massive fire at the Kuibyshevskaya mine.

They also publish photos and videos of the fire in social networks.

The mine has been officially closed since 2009, while its administration building burned down this April. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VIZ-Stal modernizing crane machinery

VIZ-Stal has commissioned new crane machinery in the cold-rolling shops. The project valued at over 30 million rubles will improve industrial safety and manufacturing efficiency. The lifting capacity of the new bridge crane is 22 ton, up by 2 tons from the previous model, which will increase transportation volumes by 10%. Energy saving equipment used…

Russia: Rusal elects new VP

Rusal has appointed Elena Bezdenezhnykh the vice president on regional policy and cooperation with authorities. She will be managing the subdivisions responsible for cooperation with regional and federal authorities. Elena Bezdenezhnykh has been previously working with Norilsk Nickel as the vice president, state secretary since 2015. She started working in the metal industry in 1995.…

Russia: Trubodetal passes TUV Nord audit

Trubodetal Works has passed the combined audit of the quality, environment and labor safety management systems. The audit has been carried out by the representatives of TUV Nord Cert. They have visited the manufacturing shops of the company and checked the compliance of the systems to world standards. Following the inspection the commission recommended TUV…

Russia: unique chromium-nickel alloy developed

The Central Scientific Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy named after Bardin has successfully carried out an import-substituting project. For the nuclear industry, machine-building, aerospace and chemical industries it has created a unique material – chromium-nickel alloy. It can be used where the improved corrosion resistance is needed. The samples were tested for over 2 thousand hours…

Russia: Raspadskaya launches virtual mine

The specialists of Raspadskaya Coal Company have developed a virtual mine named “My Mine”. The program is used to teach mining students and improve experience of miners. With the virtual reality helmets the users can construct an underground infrastructure of the mine, give tasks to virtual employees and control their work. Several users can be…