Ukraine: Lugansk region coal mining down in January-May 2017

Lugansk miners have decreased coal output this year.

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, Lisichanskugol mined 89.8 thousand tons of coal, down by 27% YoY.

Pervomayskugol mined 96.1 thousand tons of coal, down by 37.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pipe output up in January-May 2017

In January-May Ukraine produced 408.7 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, up by 24.2% YoY, with 85.4 thousand tons produced in May. Ukrtruboprom enterprises produced 273.4 thousand tons in 5 months, up by 30.9% YoY, with 57.5 thousand tons in May. Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, situated on Ukraine-uncontrolled territory, in January-May produced 3.4 thousand tons of pipes,…

Belarus: BMZ to reroute shipments due to European Union’s customs duties

The Belarus Iron and Steel Works will redistribute shipments due to the European Union introducing customs duties on Belarusian reinforcement bars, BMZ Director General Anatoly Savenok declared. He noted: “A strategy has been developed to redistribute our shipments to other target markets. Russia is one of them since the eastern neighbor is gradually recovering.” Polish…

Ukraine: VostGOK mine shut down

Ingulskaya mine of the state enterprise VostGOK has stopped mining uranium ore. According to the mine union, the operation stopped on May 31, and the idleness has already resulted in the decrease of output by 45 million UAH, while the local and state budgets will not receive some 2.9 million UAH of various taxes. The…

Russia: Profil-Akras results for May 2017

In May Profil-Akras produced 15.6 thousand tons of pipes and sold 17 thousand tons, with 2.2 thousand tons exported.

The Pipe Works “Profil-Akras” named after Makarov specializes in the manufacture of electric-welded pipes for water and gas pipelines and heating systems. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Volnogorsk GOK buys 52 million UAH worth of dump trucks

Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has ordered BelAZ Technocenter LLC the delivery of 51.73 million UAH worth of trucks.

This year the company will supply 6 quarry dump trucks BelAZ-75473 with the lifting capacity of 45 tons at 8.62 million UAH apiece. The trucks must have been manufactured not earlier than in 2011. (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: gold output sharply up in January-May 2017

In January-May Azerbaijan obtained 1741.6 kg of gold, up 2.2-fold YoY.

According to the State Statistics Committee, in May gold output totaled 1369.5 kg, up from 187.2 kg in May 2016.

Last year Azerbaijan mined 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DMK looking for insurance agent

Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine has announced a tender for insurance services.

According to the company statement, a participant of the tender should be a legal entity, should have letters of recommendation and experience of working with iron and steel works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SUMZ finishes repair of VF2

The Sredneuralsk Copper Works has finished the capital repair of its Vanukov furnace No. 2. The furnace has been put back in operation. The VF2 was shut down for the scheduled repairs in April, and the overhaul instead of 80 days lasted for 66 days. The cost of the repair was 184 million rubles. (Ukrainian…

Russia: Yug-Profil puts new section extrusion line in operation

Yug-Profil works, a part of Yug-Met, specializing in the manufacture of various sections, has put in operation the third aluminum sections extrusion line.

According to the company statement, it can now produce aluminum sections of all sizes.

With the third line operating Yug-Profil’s capacity will reach 1 thousand tons per month. (Ukrainian metal)