Russia: Evraz ZSMK modernizes arc furnace

Evraz ZSMK has finished reconstructing its electric arc furnace. Investments totaled 300 million rubles.

The reconstruction will decrease manufacturing expenses, while improving productivity.

Time to produce steel will also decrease, and the output will go up by 100 thousand tons, to 931 thousand tons per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-August 2017

In January-August Ferrexpo exported 6.541 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, Poltava GOK exported 5.239 million tons of pellets. At the same time Karelsky Okatysh exported 3.388 million tons of pellets, Mikhailovsky GOK – 2.342 million tons, Lebedinsky GOK (all three – Russia) – 1.54 million tons, and SevGOK – 1.597 million tons.…

Ukraine: EMSS confirms correspondence to new quality standard

Energomashspetsstal has successfully passed the quality management system audit for the correspondence with the new ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

The audit has been carried out by TUV Thuringen.

The auditors have checked 16 manufacturing divisions at random.

Following the check TUV Thuringen recommended granting EMSS the international certificate of ISO 9001:2015 correspondence. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: Kazakhmys copper output up in January-September 2017

In January-September Kazakhmys produced 169.4 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 3.7% YoY.

Average copper contents in ore were 0.99%, up from 0.95% in January-September 2016 and by 8.1% from the target.

Factories processed 21.8 million tons of ore.

In 2016 Kazakhmys produced 225.657 thousand tons of ore, up by 2.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: 2 gold deposits put up for auction

Two gold deposits are put up for auction in Kyrgyzstan, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported. Forecast resources of Kyzyl-Tash deposit in Jalal-Abad region of Ala-Buka district of P1 category are 3.2 tons with a gold content of 5.04 grams per ton. The starting price is $62,200. Ishakulidinskoye field in Jalal-Abad…

Russia: Izhstal increases supplies to Kalashnikov concern

In January-September Izhstal increased metal deliveries to Kalashnikov concern 2.6-fold YoY.

Izhstal supplies hot-rolled metal of stainless, high-speed, tool and bearing steels, as well as cold-rolled belts and sections.

In 9 months Izhstal supplied 1.8 thousand tons of metal to Kalashnikov concern.

Ukraine: coal output down in September 2017

In September Ukraine mined 1.9 million tons of coal, down by 25.4% YoY and by 3.2% MoM

According to the State Statistics Service, in 9 months coal output totaled 18.3 million tons, down by 15.2% YoY.

Crimea, Sevastopol and the ATO zone are not taken into account. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Selidovugol orders 25 million UAH worth of combines

The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered the Trade-Union Form LLC the delivery of combines valued at 24.6 million UAH.

The company will supply 2 KSP-32 combines for the Kotlyarevskaya and Kukharevskaya mines.

The cost of each machine is 12.3 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)