Ukraine: coal production up in March 2018

In March Ukrainian coal production reached 2.996 million tons of coal, which is 107% of the planned targets, the Trade Union of Coal Mining Industry of Ukraine informed with a reference to the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry. In particular, the production of coalmines managed by the Energy Ministry made up 389,419 tons, which amounted…

Latvia: Liepājas metalurgs equipment sold for 1.6 million euros

Smart Stahl GmbH (Austria) has confirmed the purchase of the rolling mill from the insolvent KVV Liepājas metalurgs for 1.6 million euros.

The equipment will be handed over to a trade company, created by Smart Stahl.

The deal will be finalized in early May. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: AMT shut down

On March 31 the operation of ArcelorMittal Temirtau was completely stopped because of the industrial accident. According to local media, the air duct and the nitrogen pipeline were damaged and fell to the ground at the length of 1 km. There were no casualties. All the rolling shops, sintering machines Nos. 6 and 7, blast…