Russia: Viz-Stal modernizing crane machinery

Viz-Stal has started assembling the new bridge crane to service the cold-rolling shop. The project is valued at 36 million rubles. The new-generation crane manufactured in Russia will replace the outdated previous machine. Its improved lifting capacity (22 tons instead of 20) will increase the speed of operation by 10%, while the energy-saving technologies will…

Ukraine: EMSS to produce rolls for Essar Steel

Energomashspetsstal will supply rolls to Essar Steel.

According to the contract signed in January, EMSS will produce and supply 6 supporting rolls for the hot-rolling mills.

The total weight of the order is 242.9 tons.

A part of the rolls will be delivered in Q3-Q4, while the rest in Q1-Q2 2019. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: president talks ensuring uninterrupted energy supply to NMMC

Implementation issues of the program of guaranteed electricity supply to the new production facilities of the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combine (NMMC) were considered at a meeting chaired by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the presidential press service said in a statement. The leadership and specialists of the Uzbekenergo JSC and its territorial facilities, NMMC, interested…

Russia: gold output up in 2017

In 2017 Russia increased gold output by 7.9% YoY.

According to the Rosstat, silver production dropped by 0.6%.

In December 2017 gold output grew by 1.3% YoY, while silver – fell by 4.6%.

At the same time gold output growth was 2.5% MoM and silver – 45.7%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ishstal mini-mill project on hold

The project to construct a new iron and steel works of Ishstal in Bashkortostan with the participation of Chinese investors has been suspended.   The republican authorities have excluded it from the list of priority projects of the region.   It was supposed that investments in the project would total over 6 billion rubles. The…

Russia: Severstal-Metiz starts manufacturing 100 new types of products

In 2017 Severstal-Metiz started manufacturing over 100 new types of products, having increased its product range.

Among them are new types of steel sections, railroad fasteners and gauged rolled metal, etc.

In particular, last year Severstal-Metiz started producing railroad screw with fixed nut and became the exclusive supplier of Vossloh fasteners in Russia. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: BMC proceeding with comprehensive environment impact assessment of Udokan Plant

These activities imply comprehensive assessment of compliance of construction and operation of Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant with the environmental requirements established by the government of the Russian Federation with the aim to prevent negative impact that planned operation of the deposit might generate on the environment, including, among other things, recommended preventive and mitigation…

Ukraine: terrorists quarrel over coal

There is a conflict growing between militants of the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, terrorist organizations created and supported by Russia, because of the coal deliveries to Zuyevskaya Thermal Power Plant, which could result in the complete halt of the plant and bring about a power crisis on the Russia-seized territories. “The warehouses of…

Ukraine: lime for VostGOK getting cheaper

The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered the Trading House Eco-Service LLC the delivery of lime valued at 34.34 million UAH. This year the company will deliver 15467 tons of construction lime of the second quality with 80-89% of active CaO+MgO at 2220 UAH per ton. In December 2017 the same company…