Russia: raw copper output up in January-February 2017

In January-February Russia increased raw copper output by 1% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper alloys output dropped by 18.7%, rods and sections – by 37.3%, but wire production rose by 38.3%, and foil – by 80.2%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NTPZ increases product range

The Noginsk Pipe-Section Works has started manufacturing a new type of product: arc-welded section pipes with 110x110x6 mm size of 09G2S steel and 55x55x2 mm of 3SP.

The first products have been manufactured for the end customer.

In future NTPZ intends to produce such pipes on regular basis. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: OMK best oil-and-gas pipes producer

In 2016 the United Metal Company was named the best Russian pipe manufacturer for oil-and-gas industry. According to the company marketing and strategy director Ilya Kolomiets, the title was the result of a questionnaire poll of over 30 companies representing the industry, including Gazprom, Gazprom neft, Surgutneftegas, Sibur, etc. The award was presented at the…

Russia: Evraz NTMK not polluting air

The new site of the vanadium slag fine grinding at the foundry shop of Evraz NTMK has assembled new tubular filters of the exsufflation system. The machinery guarantees the environmentally clean manufacturing process and the improvement of the labor conditions. 229 exsufflation filters have been put into operation. Over 40 tons of dust per day…

Russia: Techi Rus increasing Cherepovets capacities

Techi Rus, a part of Severstal-Metiz, is increasing its manufacturing site in Cherepovets. According to the company statement, the industrial floor of 1.2 thousand square meters is being constructed. The site will be used to store raw materials and machinery to produce steel ropes. “The increase of capacities will provide us with additional opportunities. First…

Russia: Rostov region government visits Tagmet

The Taganrog Iron and Steel Works, a part of TMK, has been visited by the Rostov region deputy governor on industry development, energy and transport Vladimir Krupin and the first deputy minister of industry and energy of the region Andrei Savelyev. Together with the managing director Sergey Bilan they have visited the arc-furnace and pipe-rolling…

Ukraine to ban steam coal imports from Russia

Ukraine’s government intends to ban imports of steam coal from Russia, Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk declared. “A draft resolution is currently in the pipeline. A decision will follow,” he said when answering a question about plans to ban anthracite coal imports from Russia. The draft resolution is planned to be considered…

Russia: VgAZ-SUAL to start operating in 2017

The resumption of primary aluminum production as well as the creation of a new anode factory at the VgAZ-SUAL works will give the Volgograd region some 2.5 thousand jobs. RusHydro confirmed its readiness to discuss electricity supply to the Volgograd Aluminum Works. It was the high cost of electricity that halted the electrolysis manufacture at…

Russia: ChMK starts producing beams for industrial shops

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, has started producing two types of construction beams.

The new beams (45B1 and 45B2) are used in construction of industrial buildings, warehouses and trade premises. So far the company has shipped over 200 tons of beams to local customers. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: SevGOK to pay 1.8 billion UAH of dividends

The shareholders of the Severniy Mining and Processing Works, a part of Metinvest, intend to spend 1.8 billion UAH on paying dividends for 2016 from the net profit of 3.61 billion UAH.

The dividends will be paid as 0.77643 UAH per ordinary share.

In 2015 SevGOK received 1.21 billion UAH of net losses. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: aluminum output down in January-February 2017

In January-February primary aluminum production decreased by 3.7% YoY, but the output of aluminum alloys went up by 7.7%.

Aluminum powder and flakes output increased by 15.6%, wire rod, rods and sections – by 11.1%, sheets, plates, bars and strips – by 26%, and foil – by 37.8%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ruspolymet puts new furnace into operation

Ruspolymet (Kulebaki, Nizhniy Novgorod region) has put into operation the second electroslag remelting furnace with the volume of 14 tons. The construction of two furnaces started in February 2016. The first furnace was put into operation in November 2016. The furnaces are used to produce ingots of structural high-alloyed heat-resistant steels and alloys with the…