Ukraine: Centrenergo cancels coal tender

The power-generating company Centrenergo has cancelled the tender to buy 700 thousand tons of anthracite coal for Zmievskaya and Tripolskaya thermal power plants with delivery in May-December. According to the company statement, the decision was taken by the management in fear of the price increase in case of exchange rate fluctuations. 2 companies participated in…

Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich to implement anti-crisis measures because of raw materials shortage

Metinvest intends to implement anti-crisis measures at its Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. In particular it is suggested using iron ore raw materials wastes to produce sinter in view of undersupplies of sinter ore via railroad. “We intend to implement new methods of operation providing for the more efficient usage of secondary materials, thus…

Ukraine: EMSS produces rolls for AMO

Energomashspetsstal has shipped a batch of back-up rolls to the Czech Republic.

The delivery is being carried out under the contract concluded by EMSS and ArcelorMittal Ostrava in August 2016.

The rolls with the total weight of 103.3 tons will be used in hot-rolling strip mills. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel-Service delivers rebars for works construction in Chelyabinsk

Mechel-Service has supplied 160 tons of rebars for the construction of the Sojuzpischevik works in Chelyabinsk.

The Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works rebars will be used to reconstruct the works on almond, oat and rice milk manufacture.

The massive overhaul of the 115-years old factory began last year. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Donetsk terrorists preparing to put seized metal companies in operation

The terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic, created and supported by Russia, is engaged in preparing Metinvest and Donetskstal companies for operation. Control over the companies on the territory of the Antiterrorist operation was lost on March 15. According to a source, the management of the companies has been given to Sergey Kurchenko, an ally of…

Ukraine: VostGOK denied mining lease

The Kirovograd regional administration on May 19, refused to allow the Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works start mining operation within the territory of housing construction. The decision has been taken at the request of the Kropivnitsky mayor Andrey Raikovich. He was against allowing the company to work there, as it did not fulfill its social…

Ukraine: NPTZ to be wound-up

On the annual meeting on May 19, the shareholders of Nikopol South Pipe Works decided to wind-up the company. The issue has been suggested by a shareholder owning over 5% of shares. In February 2007 Interpipe purchased 96.6% of NPTZ for 352.614 million UAH. As of Q1 2016, 96.6% belonged to the Transportno-investitsionnye tekhnologii. Later…

Russia: rebars market forecast

According to Kraft group marketing department director Katerina Makeyeva, the stagnation on the rebars market will most likely persist for a month. The attempts to decrease prices by some trading houses are situational. Manufacturing works will not listen to traders and go on decreasing prices. Price fluctuations on market decrease are in the range of…

Russia: Trubodetal passes API audit

Trubodetal (Chelyabinsk, a part of OMK) has successfully passed the American Petroleum Institute audit. The auditors checked the quality management system according to API Specification Q1, edition 9, and ISO 9001:2008. “Now all our customers working in oil and gas transportation demand international certificates, so each audit is important for us. This is always a…