Russia: coal exports up in January-February 2017

In January-February Russian coal exports climbed by 7.5% YoY, to 27.86 million tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.

In February, Russia exported 13,384,600 tons of coal.

Coal production in January-February totaled 65,591,400 tons including 59,557,800 tons supplied. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)

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)