Russia: ZTZ gets Gazprom approval

Zagorsky Pipe Works has received positive report of Gazprom on supplying pipes with outer coating on the basis of Russian-made materials only. This is the first time that ZTZ has mastered such a combination of materials. Earlier it used the imported and Russian materials to make corrosion-resistant coating. “This is the first major result of…

Russia: OMZ-Spetsstal constructs gouging chamber

OMZ-Spetsstal has completed construction and started commissioning a new gouging chamber.

The new unit with exhaust system will improve labor conditions and prevent air pollution.

The gouging chamber has been constructed under a program to modernize manufacturing capacities. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Buryatia extracts 586 kg of gold in August 2018

In August the Republic of Buryatia extracted 586.8 kg of gold, including 285.9 kg of ore gold and 300.9 kg of alluvial gold.

In January-August gold output reached 3516.5 kg.

In particular, ore gold accounted for 2269.8 kg and alluvial gold – 1246.7 kg.

Last year the region yielded 5677.9 kg of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: miners against coal price drop law

The decrease of the coal price to 1800 UAH per ton, as suggested by the draft law 8626, will result in mines shutting down and will simply destroy the coal industry. According to the Independent Miners’ Union chairman Mikhail Volynets, the connection of the Ukrainian coal price to the international indexes through the Rotterdam+ gave…

Ukraine: AMKR finally appoints CFO

Sergey Plichko has been appointed chief financial officer, chief accountant of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.

He has been the acting CFO and CA since February 17, 2017.

Plichko has been appointed since September 21 for an indefinite term. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: EZOTsM to increase exports to Armenia

In late August a delegation of the Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works visited Armenia. There the company representatives met with top-managers of a jewelry works, a large manufacturer of basalt continuous fibers and cement, etc. “These companies are already our customers. We supply them with such products as laboratory wares, affined metals, machinery to produce…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal modernizing teaching base for future metallurgists

Under the project to modernize the teaching program Zaporizhstal has equipped a special classroom for the crane operators.

The students now have a unique opportunity to study at the interactive Pascal bridge crane simulator.

Investments in the classroom creation totaled 400 thousand UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports up in January-August 2018

In January-August Ukrainian heating power plants received 3.74 million tons of imported coal, up 1.7-fold YoY. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in particular Russia supplied 2.91 million tons of coal (or 77.8%), USA – 685.3 thousand tons (18.3%) and the Republic of South Africa – 144.8 thousand tons (3.9%). Such a…