Russia: Severstal certifies cryogenic steel

Severstal has received a certificate for the correspondence of cold-resistant cryogenic steel to the norms and standards of the European quality. This steel is used to construct the inner shell of the LNG tanks. TUV Rheinland Group has highly praised the whole manufacturing chain of the product. Cryogenic steel sheet is produced at the mill-2800…

Russia: NLMK develops e-commerce

NLMK Group, a global steel company, opens access to an e-commerce website for SMEs. A hi-tech online marketplace is now available at https://nlmk.shop/. NLMK Group has been operating an e-commerce platform since 2012, based on the “Client-Info” RMS system. Access to the platform is open to large clients that have long-term established relations with NLMK.…

CIS: pig iron output up in April 2018

In April Russia produced 4.32 million tons of pig iron, down by 2.1% YoY (4.462 million tons in March). In January-April pig iron production totaled 17.28 million tons, down by 0.3% YoY. Ukraine increased pig iron output in April by 11.9% YoY, to 1.649 million tons (1.678 million tons), and by 9.8% YoY in 4…

Russia: VZK to produce steel structures for Krasniy Octyabr

Volzhsky Steel Structures Works is participating in the project on the environment modernization of the manufacturing process at the Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works. According to the VZK sales director Julia Ilchenko, the company will produce gas pipeline structures. The company is also actively cooperating with the enterprises of the fuel and energy complex,…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal presents environment-protection measures

Zaporizhstal has presented its environment-protection measures at the 2nd International Environment Forum. The environment protection department director Inna Kholina described measures taken by the works to decrease water consumption and water discharge. “The large-scale program on decreasing environment pressure on the region allowed us in 2017 to reduce water intake by 10% and decrease used…

CIS: steel output up in April 2018

In April Russia produced 6.03 million tons of steel, up by 2.4% YoY (6.23 million tons in March). In January-April steel output totaled 23.797 million tons, up by 0.9% YoY. Ukraine increased steel output by 6% YoY, to 1.721 million tons (1.711 million tons), with 6.985 million tons produced in the first 4 months of…

Russia: UEM commissions new machinery

Uralelectromed has commissioned a new converter in the metal shop of its subsidiary – Proizvodstvo Polymetallov (Polymetal manufacture). The machine produces blister copper. It has replaced an outdated machine. The cost of the project is 40 million rubles. The company expects the new converter to operate for 30-40 years. The UEM subsidiary operates 4 converters…

Russia: NLMK modernizing heavy dump trucks fleet

NLMK has started modernizing its heavy quarry machinery park, having received 4 BelAZ-75453 trucks. The new model replaces the outdated BelAZ-7547. It features lower operational expenses and improved technical characteristics. The main novelty is a powerful engine. In June the new machines will start operating. At present the company uses 31 BelAZ quarry dump trucks.…