Russia: metal output in January-February 2017

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in January-February Russia produced 8.8 million tons of steel and semi-finished products of unalloyed steel. Pig iron output reached 8.5 million tons. Russia also produced 8.8 million tons of rolled metal, up by 1% YoY. Steel pipes, sections and fittings production increased by 13.8%, to 0.951 million…

Ukraine: AMKR head notes authorities’ growing attention to steel mills’ problems

CEO of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih Paramjit Kahlon has noted the growing attention of the country’s top authorities to the problems of the mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine, improvement in the work of Ukrzaliznytsia, but opposed the initiative to increase railway tariffs for freight transportation by 25%. “Today we have a very positive attitude. The…

Russia: titanium-makers to gather in Yekaterinburg

Next week Yekaterinburg will host the Ti-2017 in CIS conference, organized by the Titanium association.

The participants will discuss the current world and Russian market situation, the raw materials and mineral base, possible types of machinery to produce titanium and its semi-finished products, as well as 3D-printing of titanium wares. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest starts employing people from uncontrolled territories

An employment center for Metinvest workers from the companies on the occupied territories has started operating in Mariupol. According to Azovstal CEO Enver Tskitishvili, the Metinvest staff is a single body, despite territorial spread. Azovstal has already employed the first workers from the Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works. Other Metinvest enterprises do the same. On…

Russia: Druza mines 135 kg of gold in 2017

From the start of the year and as of March 17, the gold-mining company Druza has mined 135 kg of gold at its Nevskoye deposits. “At present we continue mining ore gold at the Nevskoye deposits. Operations at the Bolshoy Dogaldyn have already been started”, the company chief geologist Konstantin Morgun said. In 2017 Druza…

Ukraine: metal trade with occupied Donbass in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported 1.35 million tons (31.55 thousand wagons) of coke from the uncontrolled territories, and supplied 193.6 thousand tons of coke (4.52 thousand wagons) there. According to the Ukrzaliznytsia report, iron and manganese ore imports from uncontrolled territories totaled 28.72 thousand tons (430 wagons), exports – 5.27 million tons (76.54 thousand wagons). Ferrous…

Russia: MMK and AvtoVAZ developing cooperation

A delegation from AvtoVAZ headed by its president Nicolas Maure has paid a visit to Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works. The guests visited the oxygen-converter shop of MMK, as well as the sheet-rolling shop No. 11, which now has the newest cold-rolling mill, intended for high-quality automobile sheet production in particular. The sheet is used…

Russia: Rusal keeps getting profits

In 2016 Rusal income decreased by 8% YoY, to $7.983 billion, because of the LME average aluminum price drop of 3.5% YoY, to $1.604 per ton.

The corrected net profits and normalized net profits totaled $590 and $1.257 billion respectively, as opposed to $671 million and $1.097 billion in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Gagarinov to head SinTZ

The Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) has announced the appointment of Vyacheslav Gagarinov the managing director of Sinarsky Pipe Works. Previously he has served as the chief engineer of the company. SinTZ ex-director Vyacheslav Popkov has been transferred to the position of the deputy manufacturing general director of TMK. Gagarinov has been working at SinTZ since…