Russia: stainless pipes imports down in 2016

In 2016 the share of stainless steel imports decreased to 40.3% from the record of 86.5% in 2007, while the seamless stainless pipes imports dropped to 33.5% from its highest in 2010 (63.8%). According to the Pipe industry development fund director Igor Malyshev, the decrease of imports resulted in the creation of pipe capacities in…

Russia: Evraz to supply long rails to railroads

Evraz and the Russian Railways have signed a memorandum on cooperation. According to the document Evraz will increase output of 100-meter rails. An additional manufacturing line will be assembled at Evraz ZMSK. And railroads will provide rolling stock to take all the rails produced. The memorandum creates the basis for the signing of a new…

Russia: OMK earnings down in 2016

In 2016 the consolidated earnings of the United Metallurgical Company totaled 140 billion rubles ($2.47 billion), down by 13% YoY. At the same time the company claims it has been able to receive high profit despite the decrease of large diameter pipe sales, as well as cleared a considerable part of its debt (56 billion…

Russia: ChTPZ to supply pipes for Indian NPP

The ChTPZ group will supply a batch of seamless stainless pipes for Belenergomash-BZEM. The pipes will be produced at Chelyabinsk Pipe Works and intended for pipelines of Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India. The products will be shipped in Q3. Under the contract ChTPZ will supply 80 thousand tons of 325-426 mm diameter and 12-16…

Russia: SUEK puts new face into operation at Taldinskaya-Zapadnaya 2 mine

SUEK has put a new long face No. 70-10 at the Taldinskaya-Zapadnaya 2 mine into operation.

The expected output is 500 thousand tons of coal per month. The reserves of the face will be enough till the end of the year.

SUEK invested over 2.3 billion rubles into the project. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Stoylensky GOK gets new technical director

Alexei Scherbakov has been appointed the technical director of Stoylensky Mining and Processing Works, a part of NLMK.

He will be responsible for improvement of the manufacture efficiency, technological processes and machinery, development of technical policy and technological development, as well as for reconstruction and technical modernization. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz to expand beam range

Evraz is working on a new GOST to improve and expand the range of flanged beam in Russia.

At present the group already produces 135 sections of new GOST and 89 foreign analogues. The new document provides for the import replacement, EvrazHolding metal structures development manager Evgeniy Samarin said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UGOK concentrate output up in May 2017

In May Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works increased concentrate output by 13.7% YoY, to 1044.5 thousand tons. According to the company statement, its sinter output dropped by 25.5% YoY, to 167.2 thousand tons. In January-May UGOK produced 5084.5 thousand tons of concentrate and 742.8 thousand tons of sinter, up by 12.4% and down by 1.9%…