Russia: MMK-Metiz product quality confirmed

The National agency of welding control has confirmed the quality of the welded copper-plated wire of MMK-S3MoTiB grade with the diameter of 3, 4 and 5 mm according to TU 14-4-1877-2004 produced by MMK-Metiz.

The corresponding certificate has been issued.

The wire could be used in the construction of North Stream 2. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK to pay dividends for 2016

The Pipe Metal Company held an annual meeting of the shareholders in Yekaterinburg on June 8. The shareholders have elected the board of directors and the revision commission. Ernst and Young LLC has been appointed the auditor. The meeting decided to pay dividends for 2016 in the amount of 1.96 rubles per ordinary share (2.024…

Russia: Evraz suspected in dumping in USA

American pipe manufacturers suspect the Canadian company of the Russian Evraz in dumping. They have also said that the pipe imports from Canada threaten the national security. Pipe manufactures have called on the authorities to limit imports. American manufacturers are dissatisfied with the decision of Cheniere Energy to choose Evraz as the main supplier of…

Ukraine: Ukrainian Exchange to exclude Alchevskkoks, AMK and Zaporizhstal shares from the list

The Ukrainian Stock Exchange intends to stop sales of Alchevsk Coke and Chemical Works, Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works and Zaporizhstal shares. According to the stock exchange, the decision has been taken because the companies have not disclosed their annual information. At the same time, the decision can be cancelled, if the companies disclose their…

Ukraine: Komsomolskaya Factory to process Pervomayskugol coal

The state enterprise Pervomayskugol intends to sign an agreement with Komsomolskaya Central Processing Factory to process coal valued at 15.96 million UAH. The purchase will be made based on the negotiation procedure, as the tender for the services has already been cancelled twice. The enterprise wants to order the processing of 168 thousand tons of…

Russia: Balja washes 67 kg of gold

As of mid-June Balja LLC has washed 67 kg of gold. The washing season started in May. In the first month the company obtained 42 kg of gold. According to the company CEO Valery Gurevich, this year it plans to yield 420 kg of gold. Balja is developing the alluvial gold deposits in the Kyrin…

Russia: RM-Steel increases bar range

RM-Steel has successfully finished the tests of the new D32W bar steel for ship-building. The development of the bar was carried out for the Zvezda ship-building works project. At present RM-Steel can produce A, B, D, A32-D40, E36, A40S, D40S and D32W steel bars according to GOST R 52927-2015. Such bars are widely used in…

Russia: Kamskaya Kuznitsa starts producing M90 nuts

Kamskaya Kuznitsa has started producing M90 nuts according to GOST 10605, GOST 10607 and DIN 934.

The nuts are produced of 40X steel by drop stamping. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Krasniy Octyabr output up in May 2017

In May Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works increased output.

According to the acting manufacturing director Sergey Marchenko, the output increase is connected with the installation of the new ABB transformer for arc furnace No. 5.

Brushed metal sales increased 2-fold YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK buys expensive Russian coal

DTEK buys its coal in Russia, despite the fact that in Rotterdam it’s cheaper.

The anthracite that DTEK delivers from its own mines in Rostov region costs $95 per ton.

Taking into account the basic fuel value the Russian anthracite is $13-15 per ton more expensive. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kuzbass coal output up in January-May 2017

In January-May Kemerovo region enterprises mined 97.3 million tons of coal, up by 8% YoY.

According to the regional administration, in particular, 72.4 million tons of power-generating coal and 24.9 million tons of coking coal, up by 13.1% and down by 1% YoY respectively. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amur region yields 8.4 tons of gold

In January-May Amur region obtained 8407 kg of gold, up by 22.6% YoY, including 7699 kg of ore gold and 708 kg of alluvial gold. The growth has been provided by Petropavlovsk group of companies (Pokrovsky, Pioneer, Malomyr and Albyn), as well as Priisk Solovievsky. In particular, Priisk Solovievsky yielded 782 kg of gold, up…

Ukraine: DTEK miners burned in methane ignition

At night there was a methane ignition at the DTEK Novodonetskaya mine.

As the result 4 miners got light burns.

The ignition occurred on the No. 3 northern face. At the time 122 miners were in the shaft. All of them returned to the surface. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal stocks up in early June 2017

Coal stocks at Ukrainian thermal power plants from June 6 through June 12 increased by 1.8%, to 2.52 million tons.

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, anthracite coal stocks increased by 6.8%, to 608.8 thousand tons, gas-coal – by 0.4%, to 1.91 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: Kazatomprom signs memos on digitalization of production with world’s leading companies

Within the framework of the International Exhibition “Astana EXPO-2017” in the pavilion The World of Nuclear Energy the signing of memorandums between NAC Kazatomprom JSC and Cameco Corporation, Uranium One Inc., CGN and AREVA was held. All four documents determine the opportunities for cooperation in implementing in Kazatomprom the tasks outlined in the Address of…