Russia: KZOTsM share on flat rolled metal market to grow

Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has finished the main stage of its capacity modernization. The company is commissioning three machines with the combined cost of 1.4 billion rubles: a cold-rolling mill, modernized transfer tables of the hot-rolling mill and the Salico slitting and shearing line. The Kvarto-450 cold-rolling mill modernization was the most expensive. The…

Russia: MMK commissions new air separator

MMK has assembled a new air-separation machine valued at 4.2 billion rubles in the oxygen shop No. 5. The machine can produce 35 thousand cubic meters of industrial oxygen and 30 thousand cubic meters of pure nitrogen, as well as some 1 thousand cubic meters of argon. The new machine will be able to save…

Ukraine: 400 thousand UAH embezzled on Volynugol mine construction

During the construction of a mine in Lviv region, the prosecutors have uncovered embezzlement of funds.

The Chervonograd prosecutor’s office has found out that during the mine construction, the volume of the works was illegally increased by 400 thousand UAH.

The mine belongs to the state enterprise Volynugol. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: rolled metal deliveries from Ukraine up in May 2018

In May, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 91.9 thousand tons of bars and sections from Ukraine, up 1.8-fold YoY.

In January-May imports totaled 485.6 thousand tons, up 2-fold YoY.

This also represents some 75% of the total Russian imports of bars and sections. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz ZSMK scrap purchases down in H1 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, Evraz ZSMK received 176.3 thousand tons of scrap, down by 3.9% YoY.

In 6 months scrap deliveries reached 597.7 thousand tons, down by 16.3% YoY.

The company occupies the fourth place in the industry on scrap deliveries via railroad. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ZTZ output up in H1 2018

In January-June Zagorsky Pipe Works sold 199982 tons of pipes, up 5.5-fold YoY.

June accounted for the sale of 50 thousand tons of pipes.

Gazprom was the main customer.

The company has also mastered the manufacture of pipes with the wall thickness of 32 mm. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz NTMK expanding product range

Evraz NTMK plans to increase capacities to manufacture products for the construction market. According to the company managing director Alexei Kushnarev, the works is mastering the manufacture of 18 new sections. The company will be able to produce beams and sheet piles for the construction sphere. Evraz NTMK has already provided 8 thousand tons of…

Russia: Trubodetal puts new shot blaster in operation

Trubodetal has put in operation a new shot-blasting machine to process pipeline joints.

Investments total 30 million rubles.

The new machine has been assembled in the thermal-press-welding shop No. 1. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK industrial park adds major European investor as resident

PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), the Chelyabinsk Region’s Investment Development Agency, together with Rusfoundryconsult and SEEIF Ceramic, a.s. (Czech Republic) have signed a cooperation agreement at the international industrial exhibition Innoprom 2018 in Yekaterinburg. The agreement was signed by CEO of MMK Pavel Shilyaev, Director of the Chelyabinsk Region’s Investment Development Agency, Alexey…

Russia: Magadan region’s gold output up in H1 2018

Gold output of Magadan region increased by 14.39% YoY, to 358.961 tons in January-June, a representative of the regional government’s natural resources department reported. Ore gold output rose by 25.52%, to 9.062 tons, while alluvial gold fell by 3.38%, to 4.37 tons. Silver output dropped by 2.82%, to 358.961 tons in the period. Magadan region’s…

Kyrgyzstan: mining industry helps develop regions

Kyrgyzstanis should understand that the mining industry would help to develop the regions, the President of the Association of Miners and Geologists of the Kyrgyz Republic Orozbek Duisheev declared. According to him, Kyrgyzstan is rich in natural resources, but the local population often opposes development of the deposits. “The president said that we needed to…

Ukraine: Mirnogradugol miners stop operation

Miners of the state enterprise Mirnogradugol have stopped working because of the salary debts. In particular, the mine Kapitalnaya, which employs 3500 miners, stopped operating. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, the wage debts at Mirnogradugol reach 90 million UAH. Later miners from the Central mine and the…