Russia: Izhstal arc-furnace shop turns 50

The employees of Izhstal have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the arc-furnace shop. The first pile in the construction of the shop was laid in March 1964. On December 14, 1968 the first arc-furnace produced the first steel. The construction of the shop was completed in 1976. In 1996 the shop commissioned the vacuum-oxygen decarbonization…

Ukraine: Interpipe output up in January-November 2018

In January-November Interpipe increased steel output by 14.5% YoY, to 892 thousand tons.

At the same time, in November the company produced 69 thousand tons of steel, down by 19% MoM.

Last year the steel round billet output grew by 38% YoY, to 850 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS supplies 200 tons of products to local companies

Energomashspetsstal continues the long-term cooperation with its Ukrainian partners.

Last month it manufactured and supplied products to Azovstal, Zaporizhstal, CGOK, Magna LLC, etc.

The total weight of the products supplied was over 200 tons.

At present the company is manufacturing rolls for Zaporizhstal and Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK named among best enterprises by WWF

The rating was initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) of Russia and the United Nations Environment Programme (Russian Federation Mission). The rating was carried out by the National Rating Agency on the basis of data on the activities of companies, which was publicly available (reports, reports, media, official websites of companies). The…

Russia: Korshunovsky GOK laboratory confirms control quality

The inspection of the Russian Accreditation Service has confirmed the expertise of the technical and chemical control at the Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works. Each year the laboratory of the enterprise analyzes over 130 thousand samples. It controls the quality of the concentrate, the technological process of enrichment, as well as wastewater and pollution. “We…

Ukraine: gas and electricity consumption by metal companies up in November 2018

In November Ukrainian metal companies increased natural gas consumption by 7% MoM, to 150 million cubic meters.

In 11 months consumption grew by 6%, to 1670 million cubic meters.

Electricity consumption in January-November was 10.74 billion kWh, up by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: US prolongs ferrosilicomanganese antidumping duties

The Department of Trade has decided to prolong the antidumping duties on ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine.

The duty is prolonged for 5 more years.

The size of the duty is 163%.

This was the fourth 5-year review of the duty since 1994. (Ukrainian metal)