Russia: Vorkutaugol starts working on new long face

Vorgashorskaya mine of Vorkutaugol has put a new long face into operation.

The mine plans to extract 2.4 million tons of coal there, at 9.7 thousand tons per day, or 280 thousand tons per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke puts thermocatalytic afterburning machine into operation

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works is putting into operation a new thermocatalytic afterburning machine that will decrease pollution from the tar-distilling shop. Despite the difficult situation in the area and the constant lack of electricity Metinvest goes on with its program of the works modernization. In particular, the new machine is one of the most…

Russia: OMK to construct a valve works

OMK has started realizing the project of localization of imported ball valves for the gas industry with 1400 mm diameter. On the basis of its subsidiary Trubodetal OMK has created the Ural Works of Special Valve Industry. The engineering and design works and the selection of the constructor of the new shop are underway. OMK…

Russia: Gazprom cancels pipe purchase

Gazprom has cancelled a tender to buy $194 million worth of large diameter pipes. The tender presupposed 7 lots to be supplied in Q4 2016 – Q1 2017. The pipes were intended for Gazprom Komplektatsia. The tender was to be held on October 19. In mid-August Gazprom held an auction on LDP purchase for the…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal represents the country at the European Parliament

Zaporizhstal has represented Ukraine at the European Parliament of Enterprises (Brussels). Representatives of major German, French, Italian, Polish and other companies also participated in the event. Zaporizhstal’s representative was the sales director Vladimir Kolomiets. “Ukrainian economy needs a strong business. And business in its turn needs a strong and consistent governmental policy. In any successful…

Russia: MMK-Metiz expands product range

MMK-Metiz has added a new type of products to its portfolio.

According to the company statement, it has started producing square stock with 7×7 and 8×8 mm sections of 10 and 20 steel grades in rods.

Such rods are used in many industries. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Groysman to meet metal makers in late October 2016

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman will head the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on mining-metallurgical complex on October 24.

Metal companies have also agreed to have separate meetings with power and transport companies. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Gulf countries initiate ferrosilicomanganese antidumping

The council of cooperation of Gulf countries (Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia) has started investigation on ferrosilicomanganese imports from Ukraine.

Within 21 days of the date of the investigation start all the parties concerned have to register as participants, and within 10 days to address the council to receive the questionnaire. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR appoints new provision deputy director

Girish Sardana has been appointed the new deputy provision director of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. According to the company statement, he will be responsible for all raw material supplies, contract work management, Capex & Opex Projects, supplier choosing and expenses decrease. Sardana worked for Kelvinator, Shriram Projects, SMS DEMAG, etc. In 2002-2015 he occupied top offices…

Russia: Severstal-Metiz gets a new executive director

Severstal-Metiz has appointed Alexander Ryabikov the executive director of the works.

Previously he worked as the steel-wire shop No. 2 director.

The previous executive director S. Kovryakov went to work for Sveza as the production director. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz Q3 2016 results

In Q3 Evraz produced 3.4 million tons of steel, up by 6.3%. Russian and Kazakhstan companies produced 2.79 million tons, up by 8.2%. According to the company statement, the increase was the result of the overhaul completion at Evraz ZSMK blast furnace No. 1. Semi-finished products output increased to 43% from 34.8% in Q2. Cocking…

Belarus: metal output down in January-September 2016

Belarus’ industrial output decreased by 1.7% YoY in January-September to 58.136 billion Belarusian rubles (Br), or $30.199 billion at the official rate of the National Bank, the National Statistical Committee (Belstat) reported. Production of coke, oil products and nuclear materials reduced by 9.3% YoY in January-September to 8.351 billion rubles ($4.338 billion). The output of…

Ukraine: metal market in January-September 2016

In November Ukrainian metal companies will produce 1.9 million tons of steel, 1.9 million tons of pig iron and 1.7 million tons of rolled metal, according to Ukrmetallurgprom forecasts. For October the company predicted steel output on the level of 2 million tons, pig iron – 2 million tons and rolled metal – 1.7 million…