Ukraine: ZZF oil transformer catches fire

An oil transformer with cables caught fire on the territory of the Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant.

Some 28 firefighters and 7 units of special machinery were engaged in extinguishing the fire.

The fire appeared on the area of 25 square meters.

The reason of the fire is unknown as yet. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kuzbassrazrezugol coal output to grow

In 2018 Kuzbassrazrezugol intends to increase coal mining by 2.81% YoY, to 47.6 million tons. The company also plans to increase its exports share to 80%. Investments will remain on the level of 15 billion rubles. Last year Kuzbassrazrezugol increased coal output by 4.5% YoY, to 46.3 million tons, including 6.2 million tons of coking…

Kazakhstan: metal prices up in January 2018

The prices of enterprises manufacturing industrial products, as well as providing production services, increased by 1.4% in Kazakhstan in January 2018 compared to December 2017, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry of Kazakhstan said in a message. During the reporting period, prices for coal went up by 6%, and metal ore – by…

Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke gets new machinery

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works has received a new tar separator.

The machine removes resinous substances from the water that cools coking gas.

At the moment the company is laying the foundation for the machine and purchasing metal structures.

The commissioning of the tar separator is scheduled for summer. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RM-Steel starts supplying bulb plates for Voyevoda project

RM-Steel LLC has won a tender to supply bulb plates for the construction of the Voyevoda Project 23700 ship.

The company started supplying the metal in January.

The vessel will be able to carry 4 boats and 2 helicopters. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Olkon mining reaches 2017 target

In 2017 the mining group of Olkon was able to meet its ore-mining target. “We were able to decrease the lag from the first half of the year on rock transportation from 600 thousand cubic meters to 200 thousand. Safety target was not reached. We will work on it this year”, the company director Alexander…

Ukraine: AMKR uses Single Window for employees

Almost 100,000 people have used the service center in 2.5 years since its creation. Social service provided by PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is used by both current employees and the retired workers. The principle of a “single window” enables shortening formal procedures and makes certificates and documents flow automated. Annually, more than 20 thousand of…

Russia: UAC and Titanium Vale to create machine processing shop for titanium alloys

The United Aircraft Corporation and the special economic zone Titanium Vale have concluded an agreement to create a shop to machine-process titanium alloy wares.

The shop will increase titanium manufacture in the city of Verkhnyaya Salda. Thus, Russian aircraft constructors will be able to decrease prime cost. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Gaysky GOK gets new locomotive

The railroad shop of Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has received a new locomotive produced by Shadrinsk Assembly Works.

“The modernization program allows us to improve operation of the locomotive, as well as decrease fuel usage and pollution”, the company railroad shop director Alexander Makogon reported.

In particular, savings in fuel reach 20%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nakhodka terminal coal handling down

Stevedore company Terminal Astafiev located in Russia’s Far East, has cut its coal handling by 95,500 tons, or by about 50%, to reduce handling of dust-forming cargoes and to improve environment in the city of Nakhodka, the Primorsky region’s government said in a statement on February 9. The region’s acting governor Andrei Tarasenko and the…

Ukraine: coal imports up in January 2018

In January Ukraine increased coal imports 1.8-fold, or by 1 million tons YoY, to 2.25 million tons. According to the State Fiscal Service, the value of the coal imported was $281.16 million, up by 64.5% YoY ($170.897 million). In particular, Russia supplied $170.579 million worth of coal (60.67%), USA – $91.017 million (32.37%), Canada –…