Russia: Bashmed gets new railroad scales

The loading site of Bashkirskaya Med in Sibay has received the new railroad scales. The cost of the machinery is 1.7 million rubles. “Now our controllers weigh all the wagons. They work day and night. All the weighing operations are automatically saved in the database. Now that we weigh everything ourselves and not with the…

Russia: RMK and MMK to increase environment protection investments

According to Russian Copper Company environment, labor safety and industrial safety department director Natalia Gonchar, in 2017 the company intends to invest 1.6 billion rubles into environment protection (1.3 billion invested in 2016). The money will be spent on the protection of air, water, soil, and waste treatment. Moreover, Karabashmed, a part of RMK, environment…

Russia: coal exports up in January-February 2017

In January-February Russian coal exports climbed by 7.5% YoY, to 27.86 million tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.

In February, Russia exported 13,384,600 tons of coal.

Coal production in January-February totaled 65,591,400 tons including 59,557,800 tons supplied. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine to get ATO zone coal through Belarus

The initiative to prohibit coal imports from Russia could lead to the creation of a new scheme of coal deliveries from the temporarily uncontrolled territories. According to the political scientist Alexei Yakubin, deliveries from uncontrolled territories will not be stopped, but the scheme will change. “Ukraine has no alternatives to the coal mined there. So…

Russia: ETPZ buying ETZ assets

The first and the main manufacturing site of the Engels Pipe Works (ETZ) has been sold to the Engels Pipe-Rolling Works (ETPZ) for 104.8 million rubles. ETPZ also purchased the right to claim receivables. The right for 444.8 million rubles was purchased for the mere 9.1 million rubles. It should be noted that the ETPZ…

Russia: Severstal increases shipments to builders

In 2016 Severstal supplied 4.26 million tons of metal structures to Russian construction companies, up by 4% YoY. In particular, last year the metal from Cherepovets was used when erecting infrastructure objects for the 2018 World Cup: Yekaterinburg stadium and Zenit-Arena in Saint Petersburg. All in all in 2016 the company participated in 60 construction…

Russia: lead output down in January 2017

In January raw lead output in Russia dropped by 22.3% YoY and by 23.7% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in 2016 raw lead production in Russia dropped by 8.6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)