Russia: Evraz borrows $300 million from Alfa-bank

Alfa-bank has provided Evraz with the loan of $300 million.

The loan has been given for 5 years, according to the bank statement.

“The borrowed funds were used to clear existing debts”, the bank noted.

The interest rate is not disclosed. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: Makmal investor needs to conduct environmental assessment of plant construction

“The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use recommended GL Makmal Developing Company to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the project on construction of a gold recovery plant and hold public hearings,” deputy head of the committee Suyuntbek Alikeyev reported. According to him, the Chinese company Xinghai LTD developed the factory project on…

Ukraine: Interpipe NTZ shares sold

The Individual Deposits Guarantee Fund has sold 94.6 thousand shares of Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe-rolling Works for 32.9 thousand UAH.

The Ukrainian Stock Exchange played a host to the auction of assets of Bank Forum.

As the result, Interpipe NTZ shares in the amount of 94622 were sold for 32.877 thousand UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Armenia: aluminum foil output up in January 2018

In January Armenia produced 3151 tons of aluminum foil, up by 18.8%.

Last January aluminum foil output increased by 14.3%.

According to the National Statistics Service, in 2017 Armenia increased aluminum foil output by 14.4% YoY, to 33181 tons. While the year 2016 saw the decrease of 2.1%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Altai-Koks spends 102.5 million rubles on environment protection

In 2017 Altai-Koks invested 102.5 million rubles in environment protection measures. The works carried out capital and current repairs of the air-purifying systems, coking battery oven walls and coking chamber doors, as well as pumping machinery. At present the company is reconstructing the coal preparation shop air-purification systems. As the result the air purification will…

Russia: MMK’s manufacturing records of 2017

Last year saw a number of manufacturing records at MMK. In February 2017 the 2500 hot-rolling mill produced 180 million tons of hot-rolled metal since its commissioning in 1960. Today one of the largest mills at MMK is under reconstruction, scheduled to be completed in 2020. Following the reconstruction the mill’s capacity will grow from…

Russia: new NLMK-Metiz CEO appointed

Sergey Kim has been appointed new general director of NLMK-Metiz. In his new office Kim will participate in the projects to develop the manufacturing system, improve client service and optimize business processes. The previous CEO of the company was the honorary metallurgist Fanis Khusainov. “I want to thank Fanis Khusainov for efficient work. Now NLMK-Metiz…

Russia: ChMK produces pilot batch of Z-sections for wagon-construction

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has produced a pilot batch of Z310 sections. The project is oriented on the wagon-construction market. The new sections are manufactured at the rail-and-beam mill of high-strength steel. The peculiarity of the section is its complex Z-form. “ChMK new product will be in demand by Russian wagon-building and repairing enterprises”,…

Russia: aluminum demand to grow

In 2017 world aluminum consumption increased to 64 million tons. According to the Russian Aluminum Association, consumption grew in all industries. In 2018 the construction industry is expected to demonstrate a 5% growth in aluminum consumption. The consumption of aluminum in construction is growing despite the decrease in the volume of housing constructed. This means…

Russia: Ferrum increases capacity

In May the group of companies Ferrum will commission two additional welding lines with the combined capacity of 54 thousand tons per year. According to the company statement, two machines were acquired last October. In particular, the 63-127 machine with the capacity of 36 thousand tons per year will produce 76-108 mm round pipes and…

Russia: Evraz profits in 2017

In 2017 Evraz received $759 million of net profit as opposed to $188 million of losses in 2016. According to the company statement, its consolidated EBITDA grew by 70.2% YoY, to $2.624 billion. Revenue increased by 40.4%, to $10.827 billion. “The board of directors, on the basis of strong financial conditions of the company and…

Russia: TMK revenue up in 2017

In 2017 Pipe Metal Company increased EBITDA by 14.2% YoY, to $605 million. According to the company statement, revenue grew by 31.6%, to $4.394 billion. TMK did not disclose the amount of its net profit. “We expect EBITDA to increase this year because of the further growth of our American division results”, TMK said. In…