Russia: Nornickel buying machinery for Kola

In 2019 Norilsk Nickel will invest around 2.8 billion rubles in buying new machinery and equipment for Kola Iron and Steel Company.

Nornickel intends to buy 1467 pieces of various machines.

Severniy Mine will see a lot of its outdated machinery replaced, including underground dump trucks, loading machines, self-propelled drilling machines, etc. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal-Balakovo to produce briquettes

Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo is constructing a line to produce briquettes of steel and pig iron swarf.

Investments in the construction total some 145 million rubles.

The manufacture of the first briquettes is scheduled for late March.

Machinery was delivered by ATM, Austria. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DSS output down in January 2019

In January Dneprospetsstal produced 14.548 thousand tons of steel, down by 19.9% MoM.

Rolled metal output dropped by 3.8%, to 11.441 thousand tons.

The total cost of products manufactured in January was 759.915 million UAH, down by 1.1%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia repeatedly auctioning scrap

Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) has once again announced a tender to sell scrap.

This is 16.059 thousand tons of bulk scrap No. 510 (rail scrap) with the starting price of 181.196 million UAH.

The auction will take place on March 4. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: 2 miners perish at Sukhaya Balka mine

2 miners have perished at the Yubileynya mine of Sukhaya Balka.

The accident happened at 7 a.m. after a night shift at the depth of 1340 meters. The miners died of gas.

The bodies are still in the mine. The conditions of the accident are being determined. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: metal output down in January 2019

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the National Economy, in January Kazakhstan produced 223.8 thousand tons of steel, down by 41.3% YoY.

Flat rolled metal manufacture dropped by 72.3%, to 69.932 thousand tons.

Ferroalloys output grew by 5.4%, to 180.573 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS gets new rolls order

Energomashspetsstal has received a new order from ArcelorMittal – Belval & Differdange to produce and supply 4 working rolls for the hot-rolling mill. According to the agreement, the rolls have to be shipped to Luxembourg in September-October. The total weight of the batch will be 128 tons. EMSS and AM have been cooperating since 2011.…