Russia: Karelsky Okatysh puts new excavator in operation

Karelsky Okatysh has put in operation the fourth EKG-20KM excavator.

The first two excavators have been operating at the Central and South quarries for over a year already.

The third excavator was put in operation in August. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK-Kaluga to decrease refractory usage

NLMK-Kaluga has put into operation a steel-casting ladle with a new wall lining, which decreases refractory materials usage by 25%. The ladle transports liquid steel from the furnace. Earlier NLMK-Kaluga ladles have been lined with refractory bricks. The new technique uses liquid refractory concrete. “We intend to save some 29.1 million rubles a year with…

Ukraine: Donetsk Iron and Steel Works manufacture stopped

In early November Donetsk Iron and Steel Works, situated in the temporarily occupied region, stopped operating because of the lack of funds.

The money provided by the managing company Vneshtorgservice LLC was used to buy fuel, raw materials, machinery, etc.

In June the works was shut down because of the absence of fuel. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: HBI imports down in January-October 2017

In January-October Ukraine imported 2.167 thousand tons of hot-briquetted iron, down by 95.2% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, imports decreased in monetary terms by 92.5%, to $580 thousand. Ukraine does not export or re-export HBI. The largest manufacturer of HBI in the CIS countries is Lebedinsky GOK (Russia). In 2016 because of the…

Ukraine: DSS output up in January-October 2017

In January-October Dneprospetsstal produced 140 thousand tons of rolled metal and 215.2 thousand tons of steel, up by 12% and by 9.5% YoY respectively.

In October the output totaled 23 thousand tons of steel and 14 thousand tons of rolled metal.

In 2016 Dneprospetsstal decreased output by 8.3% YoY, to 6.295 billion UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap exports up in January-October 2017

In January-October Ukraine exported 385.76 thousand tons of scrap, up by 60.6% YoY, valued at $92.08 million, up 2.2-fold. According to the State Fiscal Service, in October scrap exports totaled 64.656 thousand tons, in September – 64.336 thousand tons, in August – 68.729 thousand tons, in July – 57.073 thousand tons, in June – 29.106…

Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue up in January-October 2017

In January-October Ukraine exported $6.92 billion worth of ferrous metals, up by 15.4% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 19.66% of the total exports against 20.58% in 10 months of 2016. In October Ukraine earned $744.43 million from the exports of ferrous metals, up from $690.22 million in September. At…

Ukraine: EMSS produces hammer frame for LASCO

Energomashspetsstal has completed another order to produce a hammer frame for LASCO Umformtechnic GmbH.

According to the company statement, the billet weighing 61 tons was shipped to the customer in October.

The casting is a part of the press-forging equipment.

So far this is the 15ths hammer frame produced by EMSS for LASCO. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR completes switching to grading salary

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is finishing switching to grading salary.

In April the work to develop and implement the multi-level wage system began.

On May 1, salary increased by 35-70%. (Ukrainian metal)