Russia: TMK opens first pipe-online shop

The Pipe Metal Company starts beta testing of the TMK eTrade – the first in Russia Internet store to sell pipe products. The store is expected to start functioning in full in September. At present TMK eTrade has the following services: pipe cost calculator based on a number of parameters (type and form, material, diameter,…

Armenia: Lydian Armenia exempt from customs duties

The Armenian government has freed Lydian Armenia, operating at Amulsar deposits, from paying customs duties on the import of equipment and raw materials. According to the minister of economical development and investments Suren Karayan, the company has already invested some 44 billion drams ($90 million). 180 billion drams more will be invested. The cost of…

Russia: VIZ-Stal increases energy efficiency

VIZ-Stal has finished modernization of two machines to produce nitrogen, used in the process of the thermal treatment of metal. The project will increase energy efficiency. Within the project the company replaced two of the three air separation units. The capacity of each new unit is 8 thousand cubic meters of pure nitrogen per hour.…

Russia: Gaysky GOK gets 40 mining machines

Over 40 units of mining machines were delivered to the Gaysky Mining and Processing Works in January-June. In particular, the company received Henkon Siberia machines, Charmec 6605B, Russian and Finnish drilling machines, as well as several dump trucks and load-haul-dump machines. This year Gaysky GOK will spend 1.7 billion rubles on modernizing mining equipment and…

Ukraine: Interpipe raises tyre prices

Interpipe Ukraine LLC has increased tyre prices for Ukrzaliznytsia by 12%.

Lviv Locomotive Repair Plant announced it wanted to conclude a deal with Interpipe for the delivery of tyres valued at 18.96 million UAH (15.8 thousand UAH apiece).

Last year Interpipe sold tyres to Ukrzaliznytsia 12% cheaper. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: Sulyukta coal to be sold

The Sulyukta coal deposits have been put up for sale. According to the State committee on industry, energy and subsoil use, the starting price of site No. 5 is $3.8 thousand. According to the estimates, the reserves of the deposits are 381190.5 tons. The local site Vostochy has been put up for sale at $6154…

Ukraine: $150 million needed to put DMK into operation

In order for Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine to operate all its three furnaces $150 million are needed.

According to the management, the company has enough raw materials for 10 days of 2 furnaces operation, provided in three days coal and coke will start arriving at the works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel to get ChTZ tractors

Chelyabisnk Tractor Works has concluded a contract for delivery of three bulldozers to Norilsk Nickel. The companies have been cooperating for many years, and all the tractors supplied to the metal works are specifically designed for operation in the North. This time ChTZ will supply two B11 tractors and one B10M. At first the tractors…

CIS: steel output down in May 2017

In May Russia produced 5.953 million tons of steel, down by 1.5% YoY. In January-May steel output in Russia totaled 29.835 million tons, up by 2% YoY. Ukraine decreased steel output in May by 25.5% YoY, to 1.689 million tons. In 5 months steel output decreased by 15.8% YoY, to 8.91 million tons. Kazakhstan produced…