Russia: Severstal-Metiz supplies products for Rostov NPP

Severstal-Metiz has supplied high-strength rebar ropes in polyethylene coating for the repair of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant first reactor framework.

The ropes have been manufactured in compliance with the Federal norms and safety rules in nuclear industry.

Previous suppliers of such ropes have been from Europe. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe expecting pipe demand rise

After Ukrgazdobycha attracted world operators of deep drilling the Ukrainian market of steel pipes for oil-and-gas extraction will see a sharp increase of demand. “Until then there will be no increase of demand on the local market”, Interpipe chief finance and economy officer Denis Morozov said. At the same time Ukrgazdobycha increased oil-and-gas pipes purchases.…

Ukraine: coal imported from Russia only in April 2017

In January-April Ukrainian thermal and central heating power plants received 550.5 thousand tons of imported coal, including 137.2 thousand tons in April. All the April coal was supplied from Russia. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, Ukrainian power plants received 72.9 thousand tons of coal from the South African Republic, 358.8 thousand…

Kazakhstan: PM familiarizes with new technologies at EvrazKaspianStal

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan was briefed on the process automation system at EvrazKaspianStal, which allowed increased production volume and ensured high quality. The metallurgical plant is an innovative project implemented jointly with Russian partners. Company’s technical equipment and level automation meet the requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution “Industrialization 4.0” concept. The plant processes and…

Ukraine: Lviv Coal Company on sale

The Opposition block deputy Natalia Korolevskaya has put on sale the Lviv Coal Company, owner of the Chervonograd Central Processing Factory. All the key market players received offers: DTEK, Donbasenergo and the unofficial curator of the state coal industry Vitaly Kropachev, who owns three processing factories. In March the privatization of the Chervonograd Factory was…

Ukraine: Volynugol buys expensive self-rescuers

Volynugol ordered Zakhystprom Trade LLC the delivery of filtering equipment valued at 3.23 million UAH. By the end of the year the company will have supplied 340 self-rescuers at 9500 UAH apiece. In April Lisichanskugol bought similar self-rescuers from another supplier at 8326 UAH apiece, or 12% cheaper. In Russia, according to Lvivugol, such self-rescuers…

Belarus: BMZ results for Q1 2017

In January-March Belarus Iron and Steel Works sold over 350 thousand tons of metal, up from 296 thousand tons in Q1 2016.

Europe is the BMZ main sales market with 62.3%.

Sales to Russia increased to 33.1%.

The five largest importers of BMZ products are Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal makers can’t increase output because of high railroad tariffs and logistics problems

Mariupol metallurgists are prepared to increase output, but the current railroad tariffs and logistics problems hamper manufacture. In particular, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works converter shop produces over 3.5 million tons of steel per year. Next year the company will construct a new continuous cast machine. But high railroad transportation tariffs don’t allow Mariupol…

Ukraine: Sukhaya Balka strike ends

Evraz Sukhaya Balka miners have stopped their strike.

On May 12 all the miners returned to the surface.

For more than two days employees of two mines remained on their working places demanding increase of wages. On May 11 all the work at the mines was halted for safety reasons. (Ukrainian metal)