Russia: UMMC to produce 360 thousand tons of cathode copper in 2017

In 2017 Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company plans to produce 280 thousand tons of zinc, up by 8-10% YOY.

Cathode copper output is expected to reach 360 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK developing premium pipes

According to TMK-Premium-Service CEO Sergey Rekin, new difficulties in hydrocarbons extraction make it necessary to invent new approaches to products used in construction and development of oil and gas shafts.

That is why TMK is aiming at producing such pipes that meet all the requirements and have improved parameters. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap duty decree cannot be vetoed

The decree on the prolongation of the ferrous scrap export duty on 30 euro per ton for 2 years cannot be vetoed by the president of Ukraine, the member of the parliament, the chairman of the parliament committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship Victor Galasyuk believes. “The term to sign or veto the decree given…

Russia: ChTPZ and Siemens announce strategic partnership

ChTPZ Group and Siemens have concluded an agreement on strategic partnership for 5 years. The document has been signed by ChTPZ pipe division CEO Alexander Grubman and Siemens president Dietrich Moeller. The agreement presupposes joint realization of projects of industrial automatization and implementation of complex energy efficient solutions at ChTPZ. One of the main issues…

Russia: Evraz NTMK, Nippon Steel and Mashprom sign trilateral agreement

Evraz NTMK has signed an agreement on cooperation with Nippon Steel (Japan) and Mashprom. The document presupposes development of by-product coke manufacture at the Nizhniy Tagil works. The agreement has been signed by Evraz NTMK and Evraz KGOK managing director Alexei Kushnarev, Mashprom managing director Alexander Kotelnikov and Nippon Steel European representative office in Dusseldorf…

Kazakhstan: Canada introduces duties on silicon steel

According to Canadian Border Service, the country has imposed antidumping duties of 135.3% on the import of silicon steel from Kazakhstan.

The same duty has been applied to the steel from Brazil, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand. Moreover, exporters from these countries received duties for subsidizing in the volume of 23.5%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap export duty bill vetoed

The president of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko has vetoed the bill No. 6382 “On changes to the Decree of Ukraine “On changes to some decrees of Ukraine as to the decrease of the ferrous metals scrap deficiency on the local market”. The bill has been returned with the president’s marks. Earlier the Verkhovnaya Rada decided to…

Ukraine: miner dead at Selidovugol

An accident happened at the “Russia” mine of the state enterprise Selidovugol in Donetsk region, resulting in the death of a miner. “Another miner with medium damages has been transported to the Selidov city hospital”, the Donetsk regional military-civilian administration chairman Pavel Zhebrivsky wrote on his Facebook page. According to him the accident happened on…

Ukraine: DPR sends 5 thousand EMZ employees into forced vacation

Terrorists from the occupies territories of Donetsk region, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, created and supported by Russia, have sent all the employees of Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works into a forced 2-months vacation. According to the press service of the Chief Intelligence Service, the situation at the terrorists-occupied lands is worsening. In particular, manufacturing…

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in H1 2017

In January-June Ukraine exported 19.303 million tons of iron ore and concentrate valued at $1.362 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, iron ore share in the total exports was 6.6%. China imported $388.128 million worth of iron ore and concentrate (28.5%), Poland – $145.155 million (10.6%), the Czech Republic – $145.109 million (10.6%). Other…