Russia: MMK’s environmental and energy efficiency projects recognized by UNIDO award

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) was awarded a certificate by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) for its contribution to sustainable development and environmental initiatives in the Chelyabinsk region, as well as for the successful implementation of its “Energy Management of Industrial Enterprises” program. UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations,…

Ukraine: President promises to reduce electricity tariffs for industrial companies

“We were assured that till October 1 industrial companies would have electricity tariffs reduced by 15-20%”, said Oleg Ayko, Head of raw materials purchasing department of procurement administration, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, who attended a meeting at the Office of the President of Ukraine on the current situation in the electricity market after introduction of a…

Ukraine: Metinvest Mariupol plants expand product range

In January-June Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal mastered the manufacture of 27 new rolled metal types. In particular, Azovstal manufactured new products in the plate-rolling shop. The company started producing 10G2FBU strips with the thickness of 10 to 55 mm to be used in the manufacture of large diameter pipes. According to…

Ukraine: Capitalnaya mine operation blocked

The Capitalnaya mine of the state enterprise Mirnogradugol has not been operating for more than a week. The reason is that the Mirnogradskaya Central Processing Factory has stopped accepting rock. Capitalnaya usually mines some 1.5-2 thousand tons of coal per day. The mine accounts for the lion’s share of the enterprise revenue, thus the blocking…

Ukraine: scrap prices to fall

The state concern Ukrpromvneshekspertisa forecasts that prices of ferrous scrap will fall by 3.5-3.6%, to 5.3-5.5 thousand UAH per ton. Local metal companies will be cautiously decreasing the price of raw materials purchased due to the drop of rolled metal cost on world markets. But the price drop will not be considerable, as scrap procurement…

Russia: NLMK supplies NGO steel for Rostov region’s first-ever wind farm

NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship production site, has delivered electrical non-grain oriented (NGO, or dynamo) steel to Ruselprom (Russian Electrotechnical Group), a leading manufacturer and supplier of electrical machinery in Russia. NLMK’s NGO steel will be used to manufacture generators for the Azov wind farm, Rostov region’s first-ever renewable energy project. The 90 MW Azov…