Russia: Kola to commission new manufacture

The refining shop of Kola Iron and Steel Works has started commissioning of the new technology to clear shop dust of lead. This is a part of the investment project on unique nickel manufacture technology of arc-extraction. Instead of smelting nickel anodes the company will use nickel powder from tube-type furnaces. The cost of the…

Russia: Shadrinsk Metal Structures Works commissions dip galvanizing shop

Tochinvest ShZMK (Shadrinsk Metal Structures Works) has opened a shop of dip galvanizing. The company manufactures products for power, industrial and social construction. “This is one of the most environmentally clean enterprises”, the Kurgan region governor Alexei Kokorin believes. “As to the output, this year 12 thousand tons are expected”. The region provided the company…

Ukraine: watchers to be removed from state mines

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman demands from the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik to remove the so-called watchers from the state coal enterprises. “Private mining is doing fine. While the state not. Why? Because of the parasitic watchers. So let’s make government seek for finances and you just get them…

Ukraine: EMSS to produce rolls for AMKR

Energomashspetsstal will supply a new batch of rolls to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.

The batch with the total weight of 78.96 tons will consist of 13 rolls.

The delivery is scheduled for Q2 2018.

The contract was concluded in 2016.

The companies have been cooperating since 2011. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR finishing modernization of sinter machine No. 5

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih started the hot tests of sinter machine No. 5 after its modernization. It was performed as part of the company investment program on modernization of the Sinter Plant No. 2 and improvement of environmental indicators. During modernization of sinter machine No. 5, gas-cleaning plant of wet type was replaced by the…

Kazakhstan: iron ore output up in 2017

In 2017 Kazakhstan mined 242.7 billion tenge worth of iron ore, up by 25.9% YoY. Kostanay region accounted for over 88% of the total volume (214.4 billion tenge, up by 23.4%), Karaganda region – 10.3% and Akmola region – 1.1%. ArcelorMittal Temirtau (Orken LLC) operates in the main “iron ore” regions – it is the…

Ukraine: coal output down in January 2018

In January Ukraine mined 2.659 million tons of coal, down by 27.3% YoY, or by 1 million tons.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, power-generating coal output dropped by 31.9% YoY, to 2.1 million tons, and that of coking coal – by 2.95%, to 559 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)