Ukraine: coal mining down in Q1 2018

In January-March Ukraine mined 8.359 million tons of coal, up by 19.3% YoY. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, coking coal output dropped by 9.9%, to 1.614 million tons, and that of power-generating coal – by 21.3%, to 6.744 million tons. In March coal mining grew by 1.3%, to 3.024 million tons.…

Ukraine: coke consumption up in Q1 2018

In March metal companies received 860 thousand tons of coke, up by 11% MoM. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, Ukrainian coke accounted for 785 thousand tons, up by 12% MoM, while imports – 75 thousand tons, flat MoM. In Q1 metal companies received 2.55 million tons of coke, up by 8% YoY, including 2.31 million tons of…

Russia: Q1 2018 NLMK group results

In Q1 steel output at NLMK totaled 4.33 million tons, flat QoQ, but up by 3% YoY.

Capacity utilization rate grew by 3%, to 99%.

Group sales in Q1 totaled 4.15 million tons, up by 13% YoY, but down by 5% QoQ. (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK presents report on use of digital technologies

The Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) took part in the XVIII Urals Industrial and Economic Week international exhibition and the X International Industrial Forum on “Reconstruction of industrial enterprises – breakthrough technologies in metallurgy and machine building”. The events took place on April 10-12 at the World Trade Center in Chelyabinsk. As the largest…

Ukraine: AMKR to increase salaries of its employees from May 2018

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, the largest mining and metallurgical company of Ukraine, will increase salaries of its employees from 5% to 20% from May 1. A new remuneration system, which was developed at the company, allows to review the employees’ salaries on a case-by-case basis – depending on the category of the personnel. The main…

Russia: titanium-rare metal complex in Murmansk region to cost 14 billion rubles

The integrated chemical and metallurgical complex to produce titanium dioxide, rare and rare earth metals will be created on the basis of the Afrikandskoye deposits in Murmansk region. Investments might total 14 billion rubles. Some 2.5 thousand jobs might be created. When the project reaches full capacity, it could produce 75 thousand tons of titanium…

Russia: Severstal-Balakovo sets steel ladle record

Severstal – Balakovo Bar Works has set another record of the average ladle steel smelting resistance.

The record of 171 smeltings (with average being 128) was set in Q1.

The new record has exceeded the previous of 121 smeltings, which was one of the best results for mini-mills. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Karelsky Okatysh completes pelletizing machine repair

Karelsky Okatysh has finished the scheduled repair of the pelletizing machine No. 2.

In particular, the size of the machine was increased.

The main repair was carried out in a week.

Repairs scheduled for 2018 will increase the machine capacity from 494 to 527 tons of pellets per hour. (Ukrainian metal)