Kazakhstan: Orken concentrate output up in H1 2017

In January-June the iron ore enterprises of Orken (ArcelorMittal Temirtau) produced 1.293 million tons of iron ore concentrate, up by 3.5% YoY. In total Orken enterprises mined 2.419 million tons of iron ore, up by 1.2% YoY. The Orken iron ore division is a complex of 4 enterprises: Lisakovsky subsidiary, Orken-Kentobe, Orken-Atansor and Orken-Atasu. They…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal output up July 2017

In July Zaporizhstal produced 306.4 thousand tons of pig iron, 334 thousand tons of steel and 294.3 thousand tons of rolled metal. In June the corresponding figures were 260.7 thousand tons, 284.1 thousand tons and 246.7 thousand tons. In January-July the company produced 1976 thousand tons of pig iron, 2226.7 thousand tons of steel and…

Russia: MMK replaces oxygen converters

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works will replace converters at its oxygen converter shop. The project is expected to be complete this year. All the equipment will be supplied by Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works (Ukraine). NKMZ has already shipped the equipment of the converter bulk. At present the works is manufacturing the third bulk of a converter.…

Russia: MMK-Metiz passes quality management system audit

MMK-Metiz quality management system has successfully passed the audit for the correspondence to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/TS 16949:2009.

According to the company statement, the system has been checked by TUV Nord Cert experts.

MMK-Metiz was certified according to ISO 9001 back in 2006, and according to ISO/TS 16949 in 2007. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel preliminary consolidated production results for Q2 and H1 2017

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the second quarter and the first half of 2017. First Vice-President – Chief Operating Officer, Sergey Dyachenko commented on the production results: “In Q2 our platinum group metals (PGMs) production increased substantially owing to the…

Ukraine: coal production down in H1 2017

Ukraine’s production of coal decreased by 558,400 tons, or by 2.9%, in January-June, compared to the same period in 2016. This has been stated in an information note on the main indicators of the Ukrainian fuel and energy industry development over the first six months of 2017. “In January-June coal-mining enterprises of Ukraine produced 558.4…