Russia: Zabaikalye metals output up in January-August 2016

In January-August mining companies of Zabaikalye region mined 7772 tons of gold and 30657 tons of lead concentrate, up by 14.45% and 20.15% YoY respectively.

According to the Ministry of natural resources and industrial policy of the region, zinc concentrate output, on the other hand, dropped by 2.45% YoY, to 4.89 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: energy ministry coal department gets new director

Alexander Vladychenko has won the competition for the office of the Ministry of energy and coal industry coal department director.

Previously he worked as the general director and the chairman of the supervisory board of Belozerskaya mine, deputy director and chairman of Mine Group Donbass as well as the executive director of Ukrexpert. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka ore output down in January-August 2016

In January-August Evraz Sukhaya Balka produced 1.86 million tons of iron ore, down by 1% YoY.

In August iron ore output totaled 327 thousand tons, up from 232 thousand tons in July.

In 2015 Evraz Sukhaya Balka produced 2.81 million tons of iron ore, down by 2.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe-Steel output up in January-August 2016

In January-August Interpipe-Steel produced 401 thousand tons of steel, up by 1.5% YoY.

In August the works smelted 45 thousand tons of steel, down from 53 thousand tons in July.

The company confirmed problems with ferrous scrap supplies. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS to produce equipment for ISD Dunaferr

Energomashspetsstal has concluded a contract to produce machinery for ISD Dunaferr (Hungary).

EMSS will produce 5 slag ladles with the volume of 11 cubic meters. The weight of the lot will be 82 tons. The products will be shipped to the buyer in November.

Energomashspetsstal has been producing slag ladles since 1987. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK sells 1 million tons of metal in Povolzhye

In January-July MMK sold 948 thousand tons of metal in Povolzhye region. For the company this is the second largest sales region of Russia after the Ural region. MMK supplies mostly hot-rolled metal to Povolzhye. Cold-rolled metal sales start growing. The main consumers in Povolzhye are construction and machine-building – 54% and 25% respectively. (Ukrainian…

Ukraine: miners demanding 890 million UAH

According to the Independent miners union of Ukraine, the state owes 890 million UAH to miners, or $33.4 million. Earlier the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik claimed the debt was 355 million UAH ($13.3 million). “This is not true, as some state-run coal companies still have December 2015 salary debts. According to…

Ukraine: AMKR assembles new equipment in converter shop

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is updating its converter No. 6, having installed the slag control manipulator. The new equipment will decrease manufacturing expenses and improve steel quality. The manipulator was supplied by Monocon. The same equipment has already been assembled at converter No. 5. After it was put into operation the slag layer in the steel…

Ukraine: Ilyich-Stal sells insurer

Ilyich-Stal, a part of Metinvest, has sold 29.837 thousand shares or 99.45% of Ilyichevskoye insurance company. The company had 10 deals of 2730 shares each and one deal with 2537 shares. Ilyichevskoye has been working on the insurance market of Ukraine since 2005. It has 30 licenses. In H1 the company increased payment received by…