Russia: SUMZ finishes repair of VF2

The Sredneuralsk Copper Works has finished the capital repair of its Vanukov furnace No. 2. The furnace has been put back in operation. The VF2 was shut down for the scheduled repairs in April, and the overhaul instead of 80 days lasted for 66 days. The cost of the repair was 184 million rubles. (Ukrainian…

Ukraine: anthracite stocks up

Ukraine now has 180 thousand tons of anthracite coal more than last year. According to the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik, at present the coal stocks are 2.7 million tons, in particular 2.2 million tons of gas-generating coal and 0.66 million tons of anthracite coal. “Last year as of this day we…

Belarus: rebars hit by European duty

The European Commission has imposed 5-year antidumping duties on construction rebars, produced in Belarus. The decision has been taken following the results of the antidumping investigation, which has shown that Belarus metal products have been sold in EU at a price 60% lower than the market price. The investigation started in March 2016, and in…