Ukraine: $150 million needed to put DMK into operation

In order for Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine to operate all its three furnaces $150 million are needed.

According to the management, the company has enough raw materials for 10 days of 2 furnaces operation, provided in three days coal and coke will start arriving at the works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel to get ChTZ tractors

Chelyabisnk Tractor Works has concluded a contract for delivery of three bulldozers to Norilsk Nickel. The companies have been cooperating for many years, and all the tractors supplied to the metal works are specifically designed for operation in the North. This time ChTZ will supply two B11 tractors and one B10M. At first the tractors…

CIS: steel output down in May 2017

In May Russia produced 5.953 million tons of steel, down by 1.5% YoY. In January-May steel output in Russia totaled 29.835 million tons, up by 2% YoY. Ukraine decreased steel output in May by 25.5% YoY, to 1.689 million tons. In 5 months steel output decreased by 15.8% YoY, to 8.91 million tons. Kazakhstan produced…

Ukraine: Donetsk terrorists to flood mines

In the occupied Yenakievo (Donetsk region), the Russia-supported terrorists intend to flood the Poltavskaya and Yenakievskaya mines, which will result in the flooding of the Yuniy kommunar mine, where in 1979 an underground nuclear explosion was carried out. The electricity at the mines will be cut off on June 30, and the water will start…

Russia: Uchaly GOK buys new machines

Within the modernization program Uchaly Mining and Processing Works has purchased 2 Caterpillar R1600H load-haul-dump machines at 32 million rubles apiece.

The volume of their ladles is 5 cubic meters.

The new machines will be used at the Uzelginsky mine. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coalmine collapses in Komi Republic

The Intinskaya coalmine located in Russia’s Komi Republic, belonging to a small independent producer Intaugol, has collapsed with one miner staying under debris showing no observable vital signs, a source in emergency services of the republic reported. After collapse of the mine, 191 miners were brought up to the surface. Out of 16 miners that…

Ukraine: Valki-Ilmenit operations stopped

The prosecutor’s office of the Russia-occupied Crimea has stopped trading operations of Valki-Ilmenit LLC in Zhitomir region without the special license to use subsoil resources.

This has been reported by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.

Valki-Ilmenit is the only quarry supplying raw materials to the occupied Crimean Titanium. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap traders can export even at current duties

The scrap export limitation is the necessary means of regulation on behalf of the government. According to the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa director Vladimir Vlasyuk, it is necessary to limit export of scrap, but not to completely prohibit it. “I understand the discussions between scrap procurers and consumers. But the current duty still allows traders to…