Russia: MMK to pay dividends for Q3 2017

Shareholders of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works decided to pay dividends for the operation in Q3 in the amount of 1.111 rubles per ordinary share. The total amount is around $209 million, or 59% of the company funds. This corresponds to the dividend profit of 2.5%. The shareholders entitled to receive dividends will be…

Russia: Tulachermet to get special crane

Following the construction of a ladle crane for Evraz ZSMK, Uralmashzavod is working on a special crane for Tulachermet.

The machinery will be used at the new iron and steel works being built in the city of Tula.

For Tulachermet-Steel Uralmashzavod has already produced 10 cranes. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma to have profit tax cut

The authorities of the Sverdlovsk region and the VSMPO-Avisma Corporation have concluded a special investment contract until 2023. According to the agreement the corporation will carry out modernization of its rolling complex in the city of Verkhyaya Salda valued at over 1.2 billion rubles. Following the modernization new jobs will be created and the titanium…

Russia: Evraz ZSMK assembling ladle crane

Evraz ZSMK has started assembling a new ladle crane in its converter shop No. 2. The machinery has been produced by Uralmashzavod. The representatives of the customer were present at the machine-building works during the control assembly and testing. The machinery works faultless. The main units of the crane have been shipped to Evraz ZSMK.…

Ukraine to cut anthracite consumption

Ukraine this year would reduce anthracite consumption to 5 million tons, which is almost 50% less than the figure for the previous year, the press service of the government has reported, referring to Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion. “If earlier we consumed over 9 million tons of anthracite coal a year, at the…

Ukraine: coal imports exceed 17 million tons

In January-November Ukraine imported 17.376 million tons of coal valued at $2431.05 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $1370.08 million worth of coal (56.36%), USA – $603.79 million (24.84%), Canada – $149.86 million (6.16%), and other countries – $307.3 million (12.64%). At the same time Ukraine exported some $54.828 million worth of…

Russia: Vostsibugol starts developing Nygdinskaya site

Vostsibugol has started industrial development of Nygdinskaya site and intends to mine some 60 thousand tons of coal in December.

The coal mined will be processed at the Kasyanovskaya factory or sent directly to local consumers.

Vostsibugol won the auction to develop the site in 2013, having paid 2.85 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz accused of wheel price increase

The Federal Antimonopoly Service found out that in 2013-2015 Evraz set the profitability of 1058 mm wheel manufacture 4 times higher as that on the market. According to FAS, Evraz occupies the “dominating position on the Russian railroad wheels market” and has violated the law on competitiveness protection. In the past 5 years Evraz share…