Tajikistan: TALCO aluminum output down in H1 2017

In January-June the Tajik Aluminum Company produced 49.101 thousand tons of aluminum, down by 32.8% YoY. The decrease had to do with the world price jumps on aluminum and the usage of outdated technology, which makes TALCO products uncompetitive. According to the industry and new technologies minister Shavkat Bobozoda, the only aluminum manufacturer and the…

Russia: UEM output up in H1 2017

In January-June Uralelectromed produced 172.9 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 2.7% YoY.

Gold and silver output also increased – by 2.3% and by 23.2% YoY respectively.

The company has also improved its technical tellurium manufacture – by 11.9% and powder wares – by 15.7%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Splav to supply pipe valves to Surgutneftegaz

The Splav Corporation has received an order for pipe vales from a major Russian oil extractor and processor – Surgutneftegaz.

According to the agreement, in autumn the corporation will start supplying 1200 gland type globe valves to Kirishnefteorgsintez for the construction of the complex of pump petrol and diesel fuel. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK presents Quard wear-resistant steel

NLMK Group has participated in the 18th International Specialized Exhibition “Construction Machinery and Technologies/ STT 2017” in Moscow. There the group presented the premium wear-resistant steel of the Quard grade. KAMAZ presented dump trucks and truck bodies made of Quard450 steel. NLMK produces Quard steel at its NLMK Clabecq works in Belgium. The steel sheets…

Kazakhstan: PM inspects modernizing industrial enterprises in Karaganda

At the plant for production of metallurgical-grade silicon of Tau-Ken Temir LLP, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev has checked the current measures for technological modernization and prospects for development of the enterprise. Sagintayev examined the operational shops for silicon, refining, teeming and production, and visited the silicon intermediate storage facility. Murat Zhukenov, the Board…

Ukraine: pellets exports in H1 2017

In January-June Poltava Mining and Processing Works exported 4.123 million tons of iron ore pellets. At the same time Karelsky Okatysh exported 2.461 million tons, Mikhailovsky GOK – 1.878 million tons, Lebedinsky GOK (all three – Russia) – 1.355 million tons, while SevGOK – 983.9 thousand tons of pellets. In H1 PGOK produced 5.16 million…

CIS: pig iron output down in June 2017

In June Russia produced 4.55 million tons of pig iron, down by 7.7% YoY (5.095 million tons in May). In January-June pig iron output decreased by 1.7% YoY, to 30.186 million tons. Ukrainian pig iron output in June totaled 1.52 million tons, down by 13.9% YoY (1.61 million tons in May), with 9.658 million tons…

Kazakhstan: gold output up in H1 2017

In January-June Kazakhstan produced 41161 kg of raw gold, up by 18.6% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of national economy, raw silver output dropped by 13% YoY, to 543930 kg. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DMK resumes steel smelting

On July 27 Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine resumed steel smelting in its converter shop.

The first smelting was carried out at the continuous casting machine.

The blast furnace shop is expecting concentrate and sinter ore delivery. The blast furnace No. 9 is being blown. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusal sales up in H1 2017

In January-June Rusal decreased aluminum output from 1.835 million tons to 1.832 million tons. Aluminum manufacture in Q2 increased by 1.2% QoQ, to 921 thousand tons. In H1 Rusal increased aluminum sales by 3.8% YoY, to 1.987 million tons, with Q2 sales up by 1.7% QoQ, to 1.002 million tons. The average sales price in…

Russia: Karelsky Okatysh pellets output up in H1 2017

In January-June Karelsky Okatysh produced 5.503 million tons of pellets, up by 0.6% from the target.

In Q2 the company sold 2.88 million tons of iron ore pellets, up by 12% QoQ. (Ukrainian metal)