Ukraine: AMKR to purchase special equipment and repair two patient rooms of Kriviy Rih Municipal Clinic

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih granted a certificate for total amount of 3 million UAH to purchase special equipment and repair of two patient rooms in the burn ward to Kriviy Rih Municipal Clinic No. 2 of Dnipropetrovsk Region Council. Kriviy Rih has big medical center – Kriviy Rih Municipal Clinic No. 2 of Dnipropetrovsk Region…

Ukraine: Donetsk region metal output down in January-July 2017

In January-July Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) decreased output by 12.9% YoY. Coke output in July increased by 7% MoM, but decreased by 12.8% YoY, while metal manufacture decreased by 9.4% and by 25.9% respectively. Coal mining in 7 months totaled 6.4 million tons, down by 23.7% YoY. Pig iron output decreased by…

Russia: BZF appoints new managing director

Bratsk Ferroalloys Works has appointed Sergey Sokolov the managing director of the company. The ex-manufacturing and quality director of Kuznetskiye Ferrosplavy replaced the acting managing director Mikhail Mikhailov, who retired. Mikhailov contributed a lot to the development of Bratsk Ferroalloys Works. With his participation the company has reconstructed the smelting furnace No. 4, as well…

Russia: PNTZ pipes certified according to Intergazcert

Pervouralsky Pipe Works has passed the certification audit and received the certificate for compliance with the Gazprom 9001-2012 standard requirements in the Intergazcert system. The successful passing of the audit has confirmed the correspondence of PNTZ quality management system to the Gazprom corporate standard for suppliers. The Intergazcert system of voluntary certification was created by…

Russia: KUMZ profits down in H1 2017

In January-June Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works received 60.4 million rubles of profit, down 60-fold YoY.

EBITDA totaled 117 million rubles against 4.6 billion rubles in H1 2016.

At the same time revenue increased by 6.5%, to 12.38 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke CEO worried about Ukrzaliznytsia tariff increase plan

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, the largest by-product chemical plant in Europe, is worried about the plans of Ukrzaliznytsia to increase railroad transportation tariffs by 22.5%, as this will increase the prime cost of the products and could affect output level. “I’ve learned of the Infrastructure Ministry decree on another railroad tariff increase by 22.5%.…

Russia: Severstal sales up in H1 2017

In January-June Severstal Distribution increased metal sales by 5% YoY, to 808 thousand tons. In Russia Severstal sold 410 thousand tons of metal, up by 12% YoY. To EU – 330 thousand tons, on par with H1 2016. This year the company pays special attention to such products as rebars and plated rolled metal. The…

Ukraine: Mirnogradugol miners on strike

Employees of the Rodinskaya mine (the state enterprise Mirnogradugol) went underground but refused working as a sign of protest against the non-payment of salary. According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union Mikhail Volynets, the miners demand full clearing of July salary debts and advance payment for August. The miners remember the words of…

Ukraine: AMKR about environment projects

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih at ArcelorMittal Academy hosted the scheduled round table devoted to fulfillment of steelmaking environment commitments and improvement of environment situation in Kriviy Rih. Among participants of the round table were representatives of local NGOs, environment activists, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih administration, Trade union, Kriviy Rih Executive Committee of the City Council,…