Russia: Mechel reports changes in management

Igor Khafizov has been appointed CEO of Mechel-Mining. He has replaced Pavel Shtark, who has been appointed the Mechel deputy CEO on prospective development. Khafizov has been working for Mechel for 27 years. Since 2017 he has been Mechel-Mining deputy CEO. He was responsible for the operation of Yakutugol and Elgaugol. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coke output down in H1 2019

In January-June Ukraine produced 5.19 million tons of bulk coke with 6% moisture, down by 3% YoY. In June delivery of coking coal to by-product coke enterprises dropped by 26% MoM, to 950 thousand tons. In particular, delivery of Ukrainian coal grew by 28%, to 310 thousand tons, while imports fell by 36%, to 640…

Russia: ZTZ sales up in H1 2019

In January-June Zagorsky Pipe Works sold 313 thousand tons of pipes, up 1.5-fold YoY. The main customer of the company was Gazprom. ZTZ has successfully finished testing K65 pipes. In 6 months personnel number has dropped from 1669 employees in January to 1528 in June. The company has spent 1.5 million rubles on social projects.…