Russia: ChMK repairs hot-rolling mill

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, has carried out the scheduled repair of its 2300 hot-rolling mill.

The overhaul has been conducted by the works’ employees.

The scheduled repairs will ensure the stable and effective operation of the mill until the next overhaul. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: residents of Batken region oppose development of Shambesai deposit

Residents of Batken region opposed development of Shambesai gold deposit. The State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use tried to tell them about the advantages of the project. Representatives of Z-Explorer Company held a presentation of Shambesai project with explanation of the proposed technology for development of the field and measures for environmental protection,…

Russia: steel imports up in January 2017

In January the share of metal and wares in the imports from far foreign countries totaled 5.3% (5.4% in 2016), with monetary volume up by 34.4% YoY, and physical volume – by 36.8%. According to the Federal Customs Service, ferrous metals imports increased by 39.5%, with pipe imports down by 24.3%, and iron and alloyed…

Kyrgyzstan: problems with Kyrgyzaltyn mines

Problems of Makmal reached the walls of the Parliament. Last week, the state of affairs at the gold mine was discussed by the parliamentarians of the committee on the fuel and energy complex and subsoil use. It was also attended by the head of Kyrgyzaltyn Almaz Alimbekov. He said that Makmal reserves were depleted. With…

Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in February 2017

In February Zaporozhogneupor increased unmolded refractories output by 18% YoY.

The company produced 720 tons of unmolded refractories, in particular 181 tons of refractory concretes and masses and 539 tons of insulating and slag mixes.

In January-February Zaporozhogneupor increased output by 35% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports in January-February 2017

In January-February Ukraine imported 2.46 million tons of coal valued at $357.59 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $247.24 million worth of coal, or 69.1% of the total imports, USA – $65.4 million (18.3%), and Kazakhstan – $20.45 million (5.7%). Other countries supplied 6.9% of all coal, or $24.51 million. Coal imports…

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma to put new mill in operation

VSMPO-Avisma has signed the acceptance report on the new ring-rolling mill to make products of titanium alloys for engine manufacturing.

With the new mill the corporation will be able to produce titanium rings with highly complex outer and inner sections. The mill can produce rings with up to 3500 mm diameter. (Ukrainian metal)