Russia: Izhstal passes KamAZ audit

Izhstal has successfully passed the KamAZ audit. The truck manufacturer checked high quality metal manufacture at Izhstal. In particular, attention was paid to the rolling shop with its machinery. “The audit has become another step to improve cooperation with KamAZ. We are successfully cooperating with domestic car manufacturers and hope that KamAZ also becomes our…

Russia: investigators search office of Kuzbassrazrezugol

Russian investigators are searching the office of coal producer Kuzbassrazrezugol, but the search is unrelated to the company’s operations, spokeswoman for parent holding Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC) Nina Pelevina reported. “Document withdrawal by officials of the Investigative Committee in the framework of an investigation of a criminal case directly unrelated to the producing activities…

Ukraine: KGOKOR construction plan approved

The Ministry of economic development and trade together with Kobe Steel has approved of the road map to implement latest techniques at the Krivoy Rog Mining and Processing Works of Oxidized Ores. In March the ministry, Kobe Steel Ltd and Hares Engineering GmbH concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on the project. The road map touches…

Ukraine: metal industry to halt

The limitation of sulfuric acid imports will affect the whole economy, as the shortage of this raw material could halt the metal industry. “If, because of the lack of sulfuric acid, by-product coke plants shut down, the whole metal industry will halt as well”, Azovstal CEO Enver Tskitishvili said. According to him VostGOK and Sumykhimprom…

Ukraine: coke output up in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukrainian by-product coke plants increased 6% moisture coke output by 8% YoY, to 4.508 million tons.

According to the association of by-product coke enterprises Ukrkoks, in May output totaled 896 thousand tons.

At present the by-product coke enterprises are working in stable mode.

In late June coke output has even increased. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: BMK presents steel ropes

Specialists of Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works have presented their newest import-substituting products to mining companies of Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Zabaikalye and Khabarovsk regions, as well as Republics of Khakassia and Buryatia, and Uzbekistan. Trial batches of steel ropes with polymer coating will be supplied to customers, while the full-scale manufacture will start in early 2019.…