Russia: ZEMZ masters new steel product manufacture

Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works has mastered the technique to produce round rods of heat-resistant chromium-nickel-manganese steel of EP750-SH grade.

The rods have the diameter of 85-160 mm.

It should be noted that the first batch of EP750-SH steel rods was produced back in December 2017. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coal and ferrous metals throughput in seaports up in January-April 2018

In January-April the throughput of Russian seaports totaled 260.1 million tons, up by 3.7% YoY.

According to the Association of Sea Trade Ports of Russia, coal throughput grew by 3.4%, to 49 million tons, and ferrous metals – by 11.1%, to 10.8 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Corum Svet Shakhtera produces shearer for Space Heroes mine

Corum Svet Shakhtera has produced a KA200 shearer for the Space Heroes mine (DTEK Pavlogradugol). According to the company statement, the shearer is used to mechanical remove coal from breakage faces. For the Space Heroes mine the Kharkiv machine-builders have constructed a special version of the machine. In particular it provides for the better watering…

Russia: coal mining in Chukotka up in January-April 2018

In January-April Chukotka Autonomous District mined 225.8 thousand tons of coal, up by 13.2% YoY.

Beringpromugol and Ugolnaya Mine are the main coalmining companies in the region.

In particular, this year Beringpromugol intends to mine 600 thousand tons of coal.

Last year the region yielded 445.3 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Neva-Metal throughput down in January-April 2018

In January-April Neva-Metal, a part of the Severstal transport segment, handled 1.042 million tons of metal, down by 3% YoY.

According to the company statement, its container throughput totaled 22 thousand TEUs.

In 2017 the company handled 3.1 million tons of metal. (Ukrainian metal)

Latvia: British Steel interested in Liepājas metalurgs’ recovery, not asset purchase

The consortium consisting of British Steel, Greybull Capital and Estonian Baltic Metal Holding is interested in KVV Liepājas metalurgs’ recovery, not the purchase of its assets, says Greybull Capital partner Daniel Goldstein. He refused to go into detail as to why the consortium exited from last year’s KVV Liepājas metalurgs sale process. He did say…

Ukraine: situation with scrap supplies worsening

According to Victor Galasyuk, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada committee on industrial policy, the situation with the provision of domestic metal companies with scrap is worsening, and immediate reaction of authorities is required. He reminded that in order to provide the stable operation of Ukrainian metal industry the Verkhovna Rada had increased the scrap…

Ukraine: miner perishes at Mirnogradugol

A 30-years old miner perished at the depth of 622 meters in the Centralnaya mine of the state enterprise Mirnogradugol.

“He went into the mine, where a rock cave-in later occurred. The miner fell from the anchoring and into the shaft”, the Donetsk region prosecutor’s office reports.

The police are investigating the accident. (Ukrainian metal)