Russia: Severstal-Metiz rebrands assets

Severstal-Metiz has rebranded two of its assets.

From June 19 Redaelli SSM will be called Severstal Kanaty (Severstal Wire Ropes).

From June 20 Techi Rus will be called Severtsal Podyemnye Tekhnologii (Severstal Lifting Technologies LLC).

The bank data, tax number and addresses of the companies will remain the same. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Demidov sells 28 thousand tons of pipes in May 2017

In May the Demidov Group of Companies sold 28 thousand tons of pipes to customers.

The manufacturing capacities were 87% loaded in May, and that was the best result since the beginning of the year.

The Devlenakovo subsidiary sold 6 thousand tons of pipes, up by 35% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan creating single service to explore uranium, non-ferrous and precious metals

A single service for geological exploration of uranium, precious and non-ferrous metals will be created in Uzbekistan under the State Geology and Mineral Resources Committee, according to the decree of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The decree published on June 16 reads that the Scientific and Production Center “Geology of Precious Metals and Uranium” of the…

Ukraine: coke delivery up in May 2017

In May metal companies received 700 thousand tons of coke, up by 80 thousand tons MoM, with 3.5 million tons of local coke supplied in January-May, down by 26% YoY. Imports saw 75 thousand tons (as in April), and 355 thousand tons in 5 months, down by 8% YoY. Taking imports into account, metal companies…

Ukraine: coal deliveries up in May 2017

In May by-product coke plants received 320 thousand tons of local coal, up by 100 thousand tons MoM, with 1.6 million tons (down by 38% YoY) delivered in 5 months. Imports in May increased by 10 thousand tons MoM, to 790 thousand tons, but dropped by 17% YoY, to 4.3 million tons, in January-May. Thus…

Russia: nickel exports down in January-April 2017

In January-April Russian raw nickel exports totaled 48 thousand tons valued at $462 million.

According to the customs statistics, this is down by 30.7% and by 20.8% YoY respectively, and the lowest indexes for the last 10 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal visited by Chinese

Within the program of developing cooperation with Yichang, Zaporizhstal has been visited by a delegation headed by the deputy mayor. The guests have been shown ecological modernization projects, including the reconstruction of the blast furnace No. 3 with investments at 1.5 billion UAH and the modernization of the sintering factory gas-purifying machines. “We have something…

Russia: Evraz sells Nakhodka port

Evraz has finalized the deal on selling 100% of Nakhodka sea trade port to its main shareholder Lanebrook Limited for $354.4 million. In May Evraz sold its Ukrainian Evraz Sukhaya Balka mine to Berklemond Investments Ltd. In March Evraz announced it was selling Yuzhkoks. And in 2015 it sold Dneprodzerzhinsk Coke Plant to Lanebrook Ltd.,…

Ukraine: AMKR purchases several premises in Zhukovka village

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has carried out the first transactions for acquisition of the premises in “Zhukovka village” (Lavrenyova and Chystopilska streets of Saksahanskiy district of Kriviy Rih city). The purchase and sales transactions were carried out in line with the legislation of Ukraine and with the company’s previously announced offer to purchase here each…