Ukraine: silicon crystals furnace explodes at Kvazar

Firefighters have extinguished the fire at one of Kvazar’s shops.

The fire started, most probably, because of the explosion in the furnace to grow silicon micro crystals. Two employees received burns. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Stepnoy open-pit mine coal output up in 2016

In 2016 miners of the Stepnoy open-pit mine, a part of Russky Ugol (Russian Coal), yielded over 4.2 million tons of coal, up by 4% YoY.

Last year the processing factory at Stepnoy processed 3.4 million tons of coal. In 2017 the factory will be reconstructed to increase capacity. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in 2016

In 2016 Zaporozhogneupor increased its output of unmolded refractories by 27% YoY, to 7601 tons, including 2087 tons of refractory concretes and 5514 tons of insulating and slag-generating mixes. “The Zaporozhogneupor strategy aimed at the increase of unmolded refractories output became the drive of the company development. Our plans for 2017 include the increase of…

Ukraine: sulfur for VostGOK getting cheaper

On January 10, the state enterprise Vostochny Mining and Processing Works announced the trading house Eco-Service the winner of the tender to supply 63.98 million UAH worth of sulfur. By October the company will have supplied 16 thousand tons of 99.98% granulated sulfur at 3999 UAH per ton. In March 2016 the works bought this…

Ukraine: Avdiivka Works without electricity after shelling

On January 11, the town of Avdiivka was again shelled; one of the two remaining electricity lines was damaged.

According to Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works CEO Musa Magomedov, the company halted on December 8, 2016. The next day the works started receiving electricity from 2 lines. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK starts exporting metal to Iran through Kazakh port

A batch of ferrous rolled metal produced at Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has been successfully shipped from the Aktau Sea North Terminal (Kazakhstan). The first lot to Iran was shipped by KTZ Express. “The multi-modal transportation development project, that has connected railroad, sea transportation and logistics, will increase the transit-transport potential of Kazakhstan, as…

Azerbaijan: AKPS closing down

Azerbaijan is closing down its Steel Production Complex. Azerbaijani Steel Production Complex was created in April 2013 to design, construct and manage the steel-manufacturing works. The complex had to deal with ore mining through steel-smelting. By 2018 Azerbaijan also planned to have created several works and shops to be managed by the complex, in particular…

Ukraine: major Kominmet shareholder sells stake

An individual, a major shareholder of Dniepropetrovsk Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern (Kominmet) has sold his 19.7787% of shares and ceased being an owner of the company.

Kominmet specializes in the production of steel pipes and metal coating. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine exported 39.2 million tons of iron ore and concentrate valued at $1.827 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, China was the largest importer of iron ore – $627.32 million, or 34.33% of the total exports. Czech Republic purchased $194.87 million worth of iron ore (10.67%), Poland – $192.21 million (10.52%). Other…

Ukraine: DFDK on the brink of collapsing

Citizens of the Russia-supported terrorist occupied town of Dokuchayevsk become more and more dissatisfied with the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic authority activities in respect to the worsening situation at the Dokuchayevsk Flux-Dolomite Complex. In particular, the changes of the company management, imposed by the DPR representatives, didn’t have a positive impact: the salary debts continue…

Ukraine: coal output up in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine mined 40.86 million tons of coal, up by 2.82% YoY, or by 1.12 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, energy-generating coal output increased by 3.45% YoY, or by 1.09 million tons, to 32.5 million tons, coking coal – by 0.44%, or by 36.28 thousand tons, to 8.36…