Russia: MMK implements “Industry 4.0” concept in strategic partnership with Oracle

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) is expanding its innovative cooperation with Oracle, having chosen the corporation as its strategic partner for the next five years in the implementation of the concept “Industry 4.0”. The optimization and unification of MMK’s business processes on the basis of a unified Corporate Information System (CIS) will facilitate the…

Russia: Seligdar gold output up in H1 2018

In January-June Seligdar increased rock transportation by 15% YoY, to 10 million cubic meters.

Rock mining grew by 56%, to 5.8 million tons.

Gold output increased by 39%, to 1327 kg.

Nizhneyakokitsky Works demonstrated the best results having obtained 600.1 kg of gold.

This year Seligdar intends to mine 6 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: aluminum exports up in May 2018

Russia’s aluminum exports almost tripled MoM, to 420,100 tons in May, the Federal Customs Service said. In monetary terms, aluminum exports grew 2.55-fold, to $751.6 million. In January-May the exports rose by 22.8%, to 1.337 million tons in volume terms and by 44.1%, to $2.482 billion in monetary terms. Copper exports grew by 25.9%, to…

Ukraine: Interpipe sells 250 million UAH worth of pipes

Ukrgazvydobuvannya has ordered Interpipe-Ukraine LLC the delivery of pipes valued at 254.67 million UAH.

In particular, the company has been ordered 4963 tons of various pipes.

The pipes are to be produced by Interpipe Niko Tube, Interpipe NTZ and Interpipe NMTZ. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: terrorists claim having started operation at Khartsyzsk Works

The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization, created and supported by Russia, say they have resumed operation at Khartsyzsk Pipe Works. The company resumed operation after the Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works had started operating in full swing. The company is situated in the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, another creation of Russia’s. Khartsyzsk Pipe…

Russia: scrap exports to Belarus down in June 2018

In June Russia supplied 115.8 thousand tons of scrap to Belarus via railroad.

This is 5.7% below the June 2017 results.

In January-June scrap exports reached 614.3 thousand tons, down by 4.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to trading companies up in June 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, the main trading companies and networks received 0.92 million tons of metal, including imports, up by 6.8% YoY.

In January-June railroad deliveries totaled 5.4 million tons, up by 3.2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coal output up in H1 2018

In January-June Russia mined 209.5 million tons of coal, up by 5.2% YoY. SUEK enterprises accounted for 55.54 million tons, up by 3.7%. Kuzbassrazrezugol mined 21.59 million tons, down by 5.35%. SDS-Ugol shipped 13.25 million tons from its license sites, up by 7.1%. Vostsibugol increased coal output by 11.2%, to 7.27 million tons. Yakutugol and…

Russia: MMK steel smelting complex turns 85

On July 8, 1933 the first open-hearth furnace of MMK produced its first steel. This was the beginning of the steel smelting complex at the company. By the late 1980s MMK operated three open-hearth shops, which comprised 35 furnaces. Steel output reached 16 million tons. In 1990 the company commissioned the oxygen-converter shop. Now the…

Ukraine: Lvivugol miners paid May 2018 salary

The state enterprise Lvivugol has completely cleared the salary debt to its employees for May.

The enterprise received money from the state company Ugol Ukrainy, which allowed paying the May salary.

Shortly the enterprise will start paying wages for June.

In June Lvivugol cleared the April salary debt. (Ukrainian metal)