Russia: ChTPZ to supply pipes to Georgia

ChTPZ Group will supply some 400 tons of steel pipes and over 25 tons of offsets to the Georgian Gas Transportation Company. The batch will include large diameter welded pipes, as well as seamless hot- and cold-deformed pipes and 60 types of offsets. All the products will be supplied in July. The pipes will be…

Ukraine: Energy Ministry to make legal arrangements for Turkish companies’ coal purchase from uncontrolled areas

Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Industry Ministry plans to make legal arrangements towards Turkish companies that buy coal from the areas temporarily not under control of the Ukrainian government, minister Ihor Nasalyk reported. “The ministry sent letters to the embassies of eight countries where coal from the ATO zone could be sold. The most problematic is…

Russia: Nornickel 2016 sustainable development results

Nornickel, the world’s largest refined nickel and palladium producer, has released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, detailing the company’s sustainable performance in 2016. In 2016, Nornickel increased its total spending on environment protection, asset modernization with positive environmental impact and current environmental expenses by 8.9% YoY, to RUB 25.7 billion ($383 million). The…

Russia: MMK output up in Q2 2017

In April-June MMK increased steel output by 3.8% QoQ, to 3.182 million tons. Capacities were 90% loaded. Pig iron manufacture increased by 8.7% QoQ, to 2.578 million tons. The growth has to do with the scheduled repair of blast furnace No. 10 in Q1. Sales in Q2 reached 2.882 million tons, up by 5.9% QoQ,…

Russia: Dalur to increase uranium output

In 2016 Dalur mined 591 tons of uranium in Kurgan region.

The gradual putting of Dobrovolnoye deposits into operation by 2025 will allow the enterprise to increase output to 700 tons per year.

The Dobrovolnoye reserves are estimated at 7067 tons of uranium. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Dneprometiz goes private

Dneprometiz has switched from public into private joint stock company. The decision was taken at the shareholders’ meeting on April 24. The change came in effect on July 18. On April 24 shareholders revoked the supervisory board of 4 persons, electing 5 instead, having reelected 3 from the previous board. In 2016 Dneprometiz received 34.73…

Ukraine: Yuzhkoks finds new customers

Evraz Yuzhkoks, uniting Bagley and Kamenskoye (earlier – Dneprodzerzhinsk) coke plants, has started shipping products to Turkey. The export re-orientation has to do with the long idleness of Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine in Kamenskoye. In June-July coke deliveries to Turkey reached 16 thousand tons. According to Ukrkoks CEO Anatoly Starovoit, in near time coke…

Russia: Ferrum starts producing rebar mesh

In July Ferrum started producing heavy rebar mesh. The company is capable of producing 700 tons of mesh per month.

The mesh is manufactured according to GOST 23279-2012 of V500S f6-f9 and A500S f10-f12 rebars.

This heavy mesh is used in construction: foundation works, tunnel and bridge construction, foundation pit walls reinforcement, etc. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK Lipetsk upgrades hot-rolling operations

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, the USA and the European Union, is upgrading hot-rolled steel production at the Lipetsk site: the plan is to install a new walking-beam reheating furnace to streamline the slab heating process. The new furnace will replace the outdated pusher-type furnaces currently operational at the facility.…

Ukraine: EU proposes duties on steel

The European Union is planning to impose duties of up to 33% on hot-rolled steel imports from Ukraine, Brazil, Iran and Russia to counter what it sees as unfairly low prices, according to a document seen by Reuters. The EU has over 40 antidumping measures to aid European steel producers, mostly aimed at China, Reuters…

Kyrgyzstan: country share in Kumtor project down

The share of Kyrgyzstan in Kumtor project decreased by 6%. The Canadian company Centerra Gold Inc. in 2016 bought Thompson Creek, which also specialized in gold and metal mining. The financial operation is estimated at a little more than $1 billion. To ensure a successful deal, additional shares were issued. A total of 26,599,500 new…

Russia: Evraz steel output down in Q2 2017

U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, has cut its steel production by 9.5% QoQ, to 3.328 million tons in April-June, the company said in a statement on July 19.

In January-June, the steel output of Evraz rose by 4% YoY, to 7.007 million tons. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)