Ukraine: coal industry should be modernized

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that the problem of wage arrears, in particular, requires modernization of the industry and increased coal production. “There is an issue of restructuring the industry as a whole. I don’t like how things are going on in the coal industry. The impression is that this is a closed…

Russia: Staltrans developing subsidiary network

Staltrans is increasing its presence on the territory of the Russian Federation.

A new warehouse in the city of Perm has allowed the company to expand its trade and service network in Privolzhye Federal District.

The warehouse with all the necessary machinery is situated near major transport routes. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ural Steel passes steel production audit

Ural Steel (a part of Metalloinvest) has successfully passed the audit of its steel products for compliance with the European standards. TÜV Thüringen e.V. (Erfurt, Germany), one of the leading international certification groups, renewed the compliance certificates for the company’s steel products used for manufacturing metal structures and vessels handling high pressures. Ural Steel’s production…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal hosts international conference

Zaporizhstal has hosted the 45th edition of the international scientific and technical conference. 300 young specialists from Ukrainian metal and mining companies, scientific centers, high schools and foreign metal companies participated in the event. They presented their reports and innovative ideas in 11 sections: sinter-blast furnace, steel smelting, metal rolling, social and youth politics, environment…

Russia: Tulachermet to produce wire rod

The Tulachermet-Steel casting and rolling complex, to be commissioned by the end of the year, will produce rolled metal for the manufacture of metal wares. At present Russia imports some 530 thousand tons of metal wares per year, with 60% – from China. Tulachermet-Steel will produce steel and rolled metal of high quality. And many…

Russia: UralKuz sales up in January-September 2018

In January-September UralKuz increased sales by 61% YoY, to 110 thousand tons.

Revenue grew by 50%.

“The growth has to do with the revival of the market and a high demand for wagon building products. The capacity modernization allowed us reaching a record-high output”, the company managing director Victor Matsenko declared. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK open for industrial tourism

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has launched a project, which allows guests to visit the company’s production site. Several sightseeing tours are now readily available to tourists. “Taming the Fire” – this tour includes a visit to Russia’s largest blast furnace plant and the unique complex of Mill 5000 whose products are used to…

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-July 2018

In January-July Ferrexpo exported 6.711 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, Poltava GOK exported 5.098 million tons and Yeristovo GOK – 1.613 million tons. Karelsky Okatysh (Russia) exported 3.808 million tons of pellets. Metinvest in 7 months shipped abroad 3.458 million tons of pellets (CGOK – 1.542 million tons and SevGOK – 1.916…