Russia: NLMK Board of Directors sets date for AGM

At a meeting held on March 1, the Board of Directors of NLMK Group resolved to convene NLMK’s Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) on April 19. The Board of Directors recommended shareholders re-elect Grigory Fedorishin as NLMK Group President (Chairman of the Management Board) and CEO. The following nine members were put forward for election…

Russia: Izhstal repairs main rolling mill

Izhstal has capitally repaired the bar-wire mill-250, which accounts for some 40% of the plant output. The mill produces rolled metal in rods and coils with the diameter of 6.5 to 52 mm. The products are in demand by the enterprises of the car, aviation, machine-building, military and oil and gas industries. In 2018 the…

Russia: Karabashmed modernizing sulfur acid shop

Karabashmed has started assembling metal structures and sites needed to operate four new moist electric filters in the sulfur acid shop.

The assembly will last for a month.

The electric filters will be commissioned in June. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UEM improves efficiency of copper powder manufacture

The Uralelectromed powder shop has received a new Gecam mill.

The mill processes the surface of wares made of copper powder.

Previously wares were treated manually. The machine will do it 3-4 times faster and is expected to process some 20 to 30 thousand spare parts per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap export duty increased

Verkhovna Rada has approved as a whole the decree to decrease the ferrous scrap shortage on the domestic market by increasing the scrap export duty from 42 euro to 48 euro per ton and prolonging it for three years. 234 members of the Parliament voted in favor of the decree. This is the third decree.…

Russia: TMK Q4 2018 IFRS EBITDA up

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of pipe producer TMK increased by 9% QoQ, to $179 million, while revenue grew by 5%, to $1.264 billion in October-December 2018, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards. The gross profit rose by 1%, to $224 million, while the EBITDA margin remained unchanged at 14%, it…

Russia: MMK metal shipments to TMK up in 2018

The meeting of the coordinating council of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) and TMK was held in Magnitogorsk. The representatives of both companies reviewed their joint work in 2018 and discussed future collaboration. According to the results of 2018, 504,600 tons of MMK’s flat steel products were shipped to TMK’s pipe mill. This represents…