Russia: NLMK, Ministry of Natural Resources, Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service and Lipetsk region sign cooperation agreement

NLMK Group, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation, the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) and the Administration of the Lipetsk region have signed a four-way Cooperation Agreement in sustainable development. The Agreement, which forms part of the National Ecology Project, was signed by Grigory Fedorishin, NLMK Group…

Russia: NLMK Group launches new by-product fuelled facility

NLMK Group has started hot testing at its briquetting plant, a facility to manufacture metallurgical briquettes for use in blast furnace operations. The project will enable the production of feedstock from blast furnace by-products, and the recycling of previously accumulated waste. The production technology is NLMK’s in-house development. It was conceptualized by Ivan Kurunov, an…

Ukraine: Cyprus company sues UGOK

Wadless Holdings Limited (Cyprus) has filed a claim to the Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works demanding the recovery of the debt on dividends valued at 132.32 million UAH. The company owns 21.16 million shares of UGOK and thus is entitled to the dividends of 132.32 million UAH (6.25 UAH per ordinary share), according to the…

Russia: Vorkutinskaya mine commissions new long face

Vorkutaugol has started operating at a new long face.

The reserves of the face are estimated at 754 thousand tons of coking coal.

The design output of the face is some 1.5 thousand tons of coal per day.

The development of the face will last till October 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RZOTsM confirms QMS certificates

On May 20-24, Revda Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works welcomed Bureau Veritas Certification specialist Nadezhda Sokolova.

The expert checked the compliance of the company quality management system to the ISO 9001:2015 requirements as well as the environment management system to ISO 14001:20015.

Sokolova recommended prolonging the certificates till 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Raspadskaya mine gets new machinery

Raspadskaya mine has received new machinery.

In particular, the fleet now has two EBZ-160 heading machines, two JOY winning machines as well as a Sandvik pneumatic-tyred tractor.

The winning machines will be assembled at the new 4-6-35 and 5a-8-34 long faces.

Investments in the new machinery exceeded 800 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal-Vtorchermet completes cabbaging press repair

Severstal-Vtorchermet shop No. 3 specialists have completed a capital repair of the cabbaging press used to process scrap.

The repair lasted for 45 days.

The large-scale program of capital repairs to improve machinery safety started in early 2019. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: stainless scrap exports up in Q1 2019

In March, according to the customs statistics, Russia exported 10.6 thousand tons of corrosion-resistant steel scrap valued at $11.3 million, up by 7.7% and by 3.9% YoY respectively. In Q1 scrap exports totaled 24.4 thousand tons, up by 11.2%, valued at $25.3 million, up by 9.5%. Scrap containing 8% and more of nickel accounted for…

Ukraine: coal output down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Ukraine mined 7.76 million tons of coal, down by 7.2% YoY. In particular, coking coal output dropped by 24.9%, to 1.24 million tons. At the same time, Russia is introducing a ban on the delivery of coal to Ukraine. From June 1, coal and other fuel products could be supplied to Ukraine only…