Russia: Sibcable output up in H1 2018

In January-June Sibcable increased cable output by 40% YoY.

In particular, the company produced 530 km of power cables.

Control cable output grew 2.5-fold, to 17.6 thousand km. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to agriculture machinery manufacturers down in H1 2018

In June direct supplies of ferrous metals to the major agriculture manufacturers via railroad totaled 12.5 thousand tons.

This is 5.9% less than in June 2017.

In January-June deliveries decreased by 15% YoY, to 79.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal output up in Volgograd region

In January-May the metal industry of the Volgograd region demonstrated positive dynamics. In particular, alloyed steel output increased by 1.6% YoY, pipes, sections and fittings – by 16.6%. Metal companies transferred 1.1 billion rubles of taxes to the regional budget, up by almost 20% YoY. The average salary in the industry totaled 41.2 thousand rubles,…

Russia: KrAMZ to produce spare parts for domestic limousines

Krasnoyarsk Iron and Steel Works has started producing spare parts for the Aurus project, the range of Russian limousines.

This year the company will produce 8.5 tons of spare parts.

The sales of the cars are expected to start in 2019 with some 50-70 units per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusolovo output up in H1 2018

In January-June Rusolovo mined 114.776 thousand tons of ore, up by 199% YoY. Tin concentrate output reached 361 tons, up by 62%. Pravourminskoye LLC yielded 65% of the tin concentrate, and the rest was provided by the Tin Ore Company. This year the company intends to mine 286.446 thousand tons of ore and produce 1600…

Russia: MMK-Metiz puts new machinery into operation

MMK-Metiz has commissioned a new machine to produce ropes and wire.

The first stage of the machine will produce high-carbon wire and steel ropes with the total capacity of over 43 thousand tons per year.

The cost of the project is 1.5 billion rubles.

The second stage will be commissioned in Q4. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel allowed to expand Mayak mine

The project to construct underground mine Mayak has been approved by the State expertise service.

The mine will be able to yield 1 million tons of copper-nickel ore per year.

The project provides for underground operation only.

The construction will be financed by Nornickel itself. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SUEK coal output up in H1 2018

In January-June the enterprises of the Siberian Coal Power Company (SUEK) mined 55.6 million tons of coal, up by 4% YoY. Sales grew by 12%, to 59.9 million tons. Exports increased by 6%, to 28.6 million tons. On the domestic market the sales increased by 18%, to 31.3 million tons. In particular, power-generating enterprises received…

Russia: Ametistovoye produces 10 tons of gold

Ametistovoye Mining and Processing Works was put into operation in September 2015. In three years a lot has been done to develop the works. As the result, now the GOK is the largest gold-extracting enterprise in Kamchatka. Its capacity is 600 thousand tons of ore per year. Recently the enterprise has produced the 10th ton…

Russia: MMK repairs BF1

MMK has finished the reconstruction of the blast furnace No. 1, commissioned in 1932. The cost of the project, carried out in less than 6 months, totaled 5.4 billion rubles, including 2.35 billion rubles worth of machinery and the rest being construction and repair works. The reconstruction of the BF1 and the construction of the…

Ukraine: AMKR invests in automotive equipment

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih continues to invest in new automotive equipment. Last week three new 45-ton dump trucks BelAz-75473 were released for the performance of steelmaking wastes disposal. The total cost of dump trucks amounted to 26 million 700 thousand UAH. Aleksey Smirnov, Deputy Director of Motor Transport Department, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih: “As of…

Russia: rolled metal deliveries to service metal centers up in June 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, direct supplies of rolled metal to the major service metal centers, specializing in metal wares manufacture, totaled 200.6 thousand tons.

The results increased by 21.6% YoY.

In January-June deliveries reached 1.15 million tons, up by 7.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to ferroconcrete companies down in June 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, direct deliveries of rolled metal to the companies producing ferroconcrete structures as well as housing-building companies totaled 12.7 thousand tons.

In annual comparison the results dropped by 28%.

In January-June supplies totaled 92 thousand tons, down by 34.3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: EZOTsM develops technique to plate titanium with iridium

Since the start of the year Yekaterinburgskiy Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has been carrying out a major strategic project to produce precision parts of precious metals alloys. The new method allows plating titanium electrodes with iridium oxide. Trial samples of such electrodes have been sent to several customers, and positive results have already been received.…