Russia: NLMK Group among leading exponents of investor relations in European steel sector

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, the European Union, and the USA, has been recognized as a leading exponent of investor relations among European steel companies by the European investment community. Ratings were compiled by IR Magazine based on an independent perception study among over 600 members of the European investment…

Russia: TMK starts producing pipes of unique alloy

The Pipe Metallurgical Company has started manufacturing casing pipes of corrosion-resistant chrome-nickel alloys TMK-S. The first batch of TMK-S pipes has been produced at Tagmet and shipped to Lukoil. The alloy has been developed for pipes used in oil and gas extraction with high content and partial pressure of sulfuretted hydrogen and carbon dioxide. “This…

Kazakhstan: ArcelorMittal Temirtau modernization plans presented to the PM

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited the production facilities of Arcelor Mittal Temirtau, one of the largest industrial enterprises of Kazakhstan. Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev reported on the measures to solve the paramount task of uninterrupted provision of heat and electric energy to consumers. To this end, a comprehensive plan for the modernization…

Ukraine: all-terrain buses delivered to InGOK and SevGOK

The Kremenchug Car Works has supplied another batch of all-terrain buses KrAZ-5233 to Severniy and Ingulets Mining and Processing Works.

This is the second batch of automobiles delivered to the GOKs this month.

The first batch was dispatched some 2 weeks ago. (Ukrainian metal)

Tajikistan: TALCO aluminum output down in H1 2017

In January-June the Tajik Aluminum Company produced 49.101 thousand tons of aluminum, down by 32.8% YoY. The decrease had to do with the world price jumps on aluminum and the usage of outdated technology, which makes TALCO products uncompetitive. According to the industry and new technologies minister Shavkat Bobozoda, the only aluminum manufacturer and the…

Russia: UEM output up in H1 2017

In January-June Uralelectromed produced 172.9 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 2.7% YoY.

Gold and silver output also increased – by 2.3% and by 23.2% YoY respectively.

The company has also improved its technical tellurium manufacture – by 11.9% and powder wares – by 15.7%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Splav to supply pipe valves to Surgutneftegaz

The Splav Corporation has received an order for pipe vales from a major Russian oil extractor and processor – Surgutneftegaz.

According to the agreement, in autumn the corporation will start supplying 1200 gland type globe valves to Kirishnefteorgsintez for the construction of the complex of pump petrol and diesel fuel. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK presents Quard wear-resistant steel

NLMK Group has participated in the 18th International Specialized Exhibition “Construction Machinery and Technologies/ STT 2017” in Moscow. There the group presented the premium wear-resistant steel of the Quard grade. KAMAZ presented dump trucks and truck bodies made of Quard450 steel. NLMK produces Quard steel at its NLMK Clabecq works in Belgium. The steel sheets…

Kazakhstan: PM inspects modernizing industrial enterprises in Karaganda

At the plant for production of metallurgical-grade silicon of Tau-Ken Temir LLP, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev has checked the current measures for technological modernization and prospects for development of the enterprise. Sagintayev examined the operational shops for silicon, refining, teeming and production, and visited the silicon intermediate storage facility. Murat Zhukenov, the Board…

Ukraine: pellets exports in H1 2017

In January-June Poltava Mining and Processing Works exported 4.123 million tons of iron ore pellets. At the same time Karelsky Okatysh exported 2.461 million tons, Mikhailovsky GOK – 1.878 million tons, Lebedinsky GOK (all three – Russia) – 1.355 million tons, while SevGOK – 983.9 thousand tons of pellets. In H1 PGOK produced 5.16 million…

CIS: pig iron output down in June 2017

In June Russia produced 4.55 million tons of pig iron, down by 7.7% YoY (5.095 million tons in May). In January-June pig iron output decreased by 1.7% YoY, to 30.186 million tons. Ukrainian pig iron output in June totaled 1.52 million tons, down by 13.9% YoY (1.61 million tons in May), with 9.658 million tons…