Ukraine: Unisteel output to increase in 2018

In 2018 Metinvest intends to increase the loading of Unisteel LLC capacities 2.5-4-fold YoY, to 50-80 thousand tons of galvanized rolled metal. In 2017 the company will produce slightly over 20 thousand tons of metal, while the project capacity of the machinery is 100 thousand tons, thus it has the prospects of increasing output. With…

Russia: MMK to get Gazprom gas

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has concluded a 10-year agreement with Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Kurgan for the delivery of gas. The volume of the deal is 40.4 billion rubles without VAT. The agreement is valid through December 31, 2027. At present the main volume of gas to MMK is provided by Novatek-Chelyabinsk. Thus, MMK is diversifying…

Russia: Susumanzoloto yields 5 tons of gold

As of November 19, the gold-mining company Susumanzoloto has obtained 5042 kg of gold in Magadan region, up by 14% YoY. The increase is the result of the investment in the mining machinery fleet expansion. Thus, this year Susumanzoloto has purchased 3 loading complexes. During the current gold-mining season the company has invested 1.2 billion…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo invests 1.5 billion UAH in GOKs

In January-September Ferrexpo invested over 1.47 billion UAH ($55.3 million) in its Ukrainian assets. In particular, Poltava Mining and Processing Works received over 1075.2 million UAH ($40.4 million), and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works – 390 million UAH ($14.9 million). PGOK spent this money on deposits development, strategic projects, spare parts, etc. EGOK used the…

Russia: Severstal finishes repairs at Kolpino sites

Severstal has finished the scheduled capital repairs for 2017 at its two Kolpino city enterprises: Izhorsky Pipe Works and Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works (sheet-rolling shop).

The modernization has been designed by the Severstal Russian Steel enterprise – VNIIMETMASH.

The repairs will improve the technical characteristics of machinery and its wear resistance. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS to supply 500 tons of rolls to Mariupol Ilyich

Energomashspetsstal will supply rolls to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.

The agreement was concluded in October.

According to the contract, EMSS will produce 22 supporting rolls with the total weight of 499 tons. The rolls will be used in the cold- and hot-rolling mills.

The delivery is scheduled for Q1-2 2018. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RCC takes part in Raw Materials Dialogue

The Russian Copper Company presented its Smart Copper corporate production standard at the 1st Russian-UK Raw Materials Dialogue Trust and Cooperation – the Major Elements of Sustainable Development in St Petersburg. Natalia Gonchar, RCC’s Director for EHS, discussed RCC’s principles of efficient use of natural resources, energy saving and minimum environmental impact. These principles are…