Russia: Korshunovsky GOK repairs gas-purification system

The processing factory of the Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works, a part of Mechel, has put into operation 2 dust extraction machines for gas-purification after repairs.

The renewed machinery will improve extraction efficiency and provide more comfortable working condition for the employees.

The total cost of the repairs reached 1 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: steel exports via Antwerp up in 2016

The port of Antwerp says Russia is its fourth-largest trading partner. In 2016 the port handled 11.2 million tons of cargo from or destined for the world’s largest country. Steel and container freight continue to do particularly well in this area. In 2016 steel imports from Russia rose from 268,000 to no less than 424,000…

Kazakhstan: Kazakhmys 2016 results

In 2016 Kazakhmys Corporation produced 225.657 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 2.5% YoY, or by 5.4 thousand tons. The average copper contents in ore totaled 0.95%, up by 1.1% YoY. In 2016 Kazakhmys factories processed 29.8 million tons of ore. This year the corporation intends to produce 232.6 thousand tons of copper cathodes.…

Russia: metal market situation discussed in Moscow

Moscow hosted a round table on metal market situation. Among the presenters were Zhanna Pets, the ChTPZ information-analytical department director, Arthur Krasavin, Mechel-Service marketing department director, and Zhanna Raus, Dialvest development director. In particular, Zhanna Pets reported on pipe market situation, noting that in 2017 it would decrease by 1% YoY, to 9.99 million tons.…

Ukraine: explosion at Lviv mine

On March 2, an explosion occurred at the No. 10 Stepnaya mine of Lvivugol. According to the report of the State Emergency Service, the explosion resulted in the cave-in of the rock, with 8 miners killed and 6 wounded. The fate of the 20 miners is still uncertain. At the time of explosion 172 miners…

Uzbekistan: MMK at UzBuild-2017

Tashkent has become a host to the UzBuild-2017 international construction exhibition. MMK is one of the participants. The company presents products for construction, including bars, cold- and hot-rolling sheet, galvanized metal and metal with coating, as well as metal wares. Among the new products are the high-strength and wear-resistant steel, manufactured under MagStrong brand. In…

Russia: MMK starts producing new wares

MMK-Metiz under the program of product range increase started producing LB-52MK electrode with 2.6 mm diameter.

Now the company produces such electrodes in 4 diameters: 3.2, 4, 5 and 2.6 mm.

MMK-Metiz has been producing a wide range of welding materials since 1949. Its welding shop can produce 35 electrode grades. (Ukrainian metal)