Russia: Evraz ZSMK repairs blast furnace

Evraz ZSMK has finished the capital repairs of the blast furnace No. 2. The repair will improve work efficiency, increase the lifetime and decrease blast furnace manufacture impact on the environment. Evraz spent around 1 billion rubles on the furnace repair. In 2016 ZSMK repaired its BF1, in 2018 BF3 will be repaired. ZSMK blast…

Ukraine: coke output down in January-July 2017

In January-July Ukrainian by-product coke works produced 5.946 million tons of 6% moisture metallurgical coke, down by 21.4% YoY. In July coke output was 906 thousand tons, in June – 864 thousand tons. In July Ukrainian by-product coke producers increased output as local iron and steel works improved output as well. Dneprovsky Iron and Steel…

Latvia: talks with potential KVV Liepājas metalurgs buyers to conclude in August 2017

Talks with potential buyers of the insolvent KVV Liepājas metalurgs will conclude at the end of August, says representative of the company’s insolvency administrator Dzintars Hmielevskis. Information published in the insolvency registry states that a clarified KVV Liepājas metalurgs property sales plan has been submitted. The company’s insolvency process administrator Guntars Koris has extended the…

Ukraine: pipe output up in January-July 2017

In January-July the major pipe companies produced 602.9 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, up by 29.2% YoY, including 102.1 thousand tons in July. Ukrtruboprom enterprises produced 403.6 thousand tons of pipes, up by 36.9% (67.5 thousand tons in July). Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, situated on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territory, produced 3.4 thousands tons of pipes, up from…

Azerbaijan: gold output up in January-July 2017

In January-July Azerbaijan obtained 3605 kg of gold, up 3.2-fold YoY.

According to the State Statistics Committee, in July gold output totaled 480.2 kg.

In 2016 Azerbaijan obtained 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Chukotka coal output down in January-July 2017

In January-July Chukotka Autonomous District mined 257.68 thousand tons of coal, down by 23% YoY.

In particular Beringpromugol mined 130.5 thousand tons of coal at the Fandyushkinskoye Pole deposits. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Trubodetal QMS approved by Gazprom

Trubodetal, a part of OMK, has passed the certification audit of the quality management system for the correspondence to Gazprom 9001-2012 requirements.

The auditors have studied the documents and technological instructions, visited shops and other divisions. The results of the audit confirmed that the Trubodetal QMS corresponded to the Gazprom requirements and improved. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR at the stage of active construction of new Coke Oven Battery no. 5

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih continues construction of coke oven batteries No. 5 and 6 complex. Currently, active construction work at coke oven battery No. 5 is in progress: coke machines are being installed, the chimney has been constructed to level + 41.5 meters, main steel structures of dust free coke pushing plant collector have been…

Russia: ferrous metals throughput down in January-July 2017

According to the Association of Sea Trade Ports, the Russian seaports throughput in January-July increased by 10.5% YoY, to 449.7 million tons.

Coal has demonstrated the highest dynamics – 89.3 million tons, up by 16%.

At the same time ferrous metal throughput decreased by 1.3%, to 16.6 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)