Ukraine to get ATO zone coal through Belarus

The initiative to prohibit coal imports from Russia could lead to the creation of a new scheme of coal deliveries from the temporarily uncontrolled territories. According to the political scientist Alexei Yakubin, deliveries from uncontrolled territories will not be stopped, but the scheme will change. “Ukraine has no alternatives to the coal mined there. So…

Russia: ETPZ buying ETZ assets

The first and the main manufacturing site of the Engels Pipe Works (ETZ) has been sold to the Engels Pipe-Rolling Works (ETPZ) for 104.8 million rubles. ETPZ also purchased the right to claim receivables. The right for 444.8 million rubles was purchased for the mere 9.1 million rubles. It should be noted that the ETPZ…

Russia: Severstal increases shipments to builders

In 2016 Severstal supplied 4.26 million tons of metal structures to Russian construction companies, up by 4% YoY. In particular, last year the metal from Cherepovets was used when erecting infrastructure objects for the 2018 World Cup: Yekaterinburg stadium and Zenit-Arena in Saint Petersburg. All in all in 2016 the company participated in 60 construction…

Russia: lead output down in January 2017

In January raw lead output in Russia dropped by 22.3% YoY and by 23.7% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in 2016 raw lead production in Russia dropped by 8.6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz to produce balls at NTMK

The construction of the ball-rolling mill has started in the rail-beam shop of Nizhny Tagil Iron and Steel Works, a part of Evraz. According to the group statement, the site for the equipment is being prepared. The new machinery will produce 60-120 mm diameter balls of the special V group of hardness. At present Russia…

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma improving titanium plate production

Mashprom (Yekaterinburg) is supplying and assembling machinery for titanium plates to the sheet-rolling complex of VSMPO-Avisma.

The line is expected to be put into operation in the nearest future. Delivery and assembly of the equipment are carried out in full accordance with the schedule.

VSMPO-Avisma should start operating the new line in August. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: lead concentrate output in January 2017

In January Russia increased lead concentrate output by 45.3% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, the results are below December 2016 by 1.8%.

The Federal Service does not inform of lead concentrate output in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nordgold postpones LSE delisting

Gold mining company Nordgold, controlled by Russian businessman Alexei Mordashov, has postponed delisting from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to March 16, from Thursday to synchronize the delisting with closing of a buyback offering, the company said in a statement. Nordgold may acquire global depositary receipts (GDRs) from minority shareholders for $118 million, or $3.45…