Ukraine: KGOKOR construction plan approved

The Ministry of economic development and trade together with Kobe Steel has approved of the road map to implement latest techniques at the Krivoy Rog Mining and Processing Works of Oxidized Ores. In March the ministry, Kobe Steel Ltd and Hares Engineering GmbH concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on the project. The road map touches…

Ukraine: metal industry to halt

The limitation of sulfuric acid imports will affect the whole economy, as the shortage of this raw material could halt the metal industry. “If, because of the lack of sulfuric acid, by-product coke plants shut down, the whole metal industry will halt as well”, Azovstal CEO Enver Tskitishvili said. According to him VostGOK and Sumykhimprom…

Ukraine: coke output up in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukrainian by-product coke plants increased 6% moisture coke output by 8% YoY, to 4.508 million tons.

According to the association of by-product coke enterprises Ukrkoks, in May output totaled 896 thousand tons.

At present the by-product coke enterprises are working in stable mode.

In late June coke output has even increased. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: BMK presents steel ropes

Specialists of Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works have presented their newest import-substituting products to mining companies of Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Zabaikalye and Khabarovsk regions, as well as Republics of Khakassia and Buryatia, and Uzbekistan. Trial batches of steel ropes with polymer coating will be supplied to customers, while the full-scale manufacture will start in early 2019.…

Russia: Uchaly GOK buys new machinery

Uchaly Mining and Processing Works has received 2 Sandvik DD311 drilling machines and a Sandvik TH545 underground dump truck.

The machines will be operating at the Novo-Uchalinsky mine.

This is the second underground truck bought this year for the Novo-Uchalinsky deposits.

Ore mining will start next month. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: OMK opens e-store

The United Metal Company has opened an Internet store.

The shop sells springs made by Chusov Iron and Steel Works as well as Almeteyevsk Works pipes.

The new system allows small and medium business to order products directly from manufacturers. (Ukrainian metal)