Russia: PNTZ to increase billet manufacture speed

PNTZ has finished repairing its electric steel smelting shop Iron Ozon 32. The repaired machinery is expected to improve manufacture efficiency. In particular, a new heat elimination system will increase the intensity of steel manufacture, while continuous casting machines repair will speed up steel ingoting. Iron Ozon 32 is one of the most efficient pipe…

Russia: MMK presents best practices to colleagues

At the headquarters of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), the Magnitogorsk section of the conference “Best Available Technology in Blast Furnace Production” will take place. The conference was organized by the Russian Steel association, the International Union of Metallurgists and the magazine Eurasian Metals, with support from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.…

Ukraine: PFK to lack raw materials with the ban of nickel ore export from Indonesia

Solway Investment Group, owner of Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant, is closely watching the situation with the ban of nickel ore exports from Indonesia. “So far the information from Indonesia has been controversial. We are closely watching the situation with the temporary halt of nickel ore exports and taking steps to increase purchases from other countries. For…

Russia: Izhstal repairs shearing press

Izhstal has capitally repaired its hydraulic shearing press. The stable operation of the machinery will provide the electric arc steel shop with quality raw materials. The capacity of the Metso Lindemann shearing press is 29 to 64 tons per hour depending on the type of scrap. The specifically prepared scrap is then used to produce…