Ukraine: Group DF GOKs increase ilmenite concentrate output

In January-September Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works and Valki-Ilmenit, both parts of Group DF, increased ilmenite concentrate output 1.98-fold, to 107 thousand tons. Ilmenite ore mining grew by 91%, to 2.1 million cubic meters. Thanks to the output growth the companies were able to increase average salary by 25%, to 12 thousand UAH. Since the…

Ukraine: Interpipe loses employee

An employee of the pipe-rolling shop at Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe Works received a fatal injury. According to the State Labor Service, he violated operational instructions and without switching off the straightening machine got into a spindle rotation zone. The accident happened on November 6. According to the State Labor Service, in 2017, 4.313 thousand people…

Ukraine: EMSS supplies rolls to India

Energomashspetsstal has produced and supplied 4 back-up rolls weighing 77 tons to Essar Steel.

The contract for the manufacture of rolls was signed in March 2017.

The rolls will be used on hot- and cold-rolling strip mills.

The companies have been cooperating for over 5 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK to supply Gazprom with 21 billion rubles worth of LDP

Gazprom has ordered TMK the delivery of 255.01 thousand tons of large diameter pipes valued at around 21.5 billion rubles.

The purchase documentation says that according to the order of Gazprom, an auction is not necessary when buying goods or services from the sole supplier. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Belenergomash-BZEM supplies 350 tons of metal structures for aqua-park

The covered aqua-park “Lazurniy” is being constructed in the village of Razumnoye.

So far Belenergomash-BZEM has supplied 350 tons of metal structures to the construction site, of which 300 tons have already been assembled.

The aqua-park will become one of the attractions of the Belgorod region. (Ukrainian metal)

EEU: duty on Interpipe pipes retained

The department for the protection of the local market of the Eurasian Economic Commission has completed another antidumping investigation as to some types of steel pipes, manufactured by Interpipe (Ukraine). The investigation has been initiated to review individual antidumping duties because of new circumstances. Following the investigation the commission did not support changing the antidumping…

Russia: KUMZ commissions hot-rolling mill finishing stand

Under the program to increase capacity Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works has commissioned a Danieli-Freling finishing stand of the hot-rolling mill. At present the company is testing other machinery as well. The rolling complex project will allow the company producing qualitatively new semi-finished products. The design capacity of the complex is 166 thousand tons. Since…