Russia: Nornickel and the Trans-Baikal territory enter into a cooperation agreement

Within the framework of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2017), Natalya Zhdanova, the governor of the Trans-Baikal territory, and Elena Bezdenezhnykh, Vice-President, State Secretary, Head of GR of Nornickel, signed a social and economic cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, the government of the region will support Nornickel’s investment projects, particularly the company’s key…

Ukraine: Azovstal constructs powerful complex for blast furnaces

The department of the State Architecture-Construction Inspection in Donetsk region has checked the object of the fifth difficulty category: “The construction of the first stage of the pulverized coal fuel preparation and injection complex for Azovstal blast furnaces”. The inspectors have checked the finished construction of the object on 1 Leporsky Street in Mariupol, as…

Ukraine: Metinvest minimal wage equals to average salary across the country

The Metinvest group minimal wage equals to the average salary in Ukraine, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said during his visit to the city of Mariupol and Azovstal Iron and Steel Works.

The company CEO Enver Tskitishvili noted, that in June the salary across the group increased by 20% on average. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChTPZ and Rostselmash improve cooperation

The ChTPZ group and Rostselmash have signed a cooperation agreement.

The contract is valid till 2019 and makes ChTPZ the main supplier of pipes. The group will supply not less than 90% of pipes for Rostov Press Works, a part of Rostselmash. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: aluminum manufacturers to promote aircraft seats

Russia’s Aluminum Association and the aerospace branch of aluminum producer RUSAL will jointly promote seats manufactured by Vemina Aviaprestige, the association said in a statement. The companies have asked the Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, to appeal to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA for certificate approval of the Russian-manufactured seats, which will…

Belarus to help Sudan and Egypt extract gold

Belarus is ready to help Sudan and Egypt with extracting gold and other mineral resources, Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Andrei Kovkhuto declared. The relevant matters were discussed as a delegation of the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry visited Sudan and Egypt. Among other things the sides discussed the possibility of…

Azerbaijan: Swiss company visits AzerGold CJSC

A representative of the Swiss company “Argor-Heraeus SA”, one of the biggest refining companies of the world with which “AzerGold” Closed Joint-Stock Company is working, has visited Azerbaijan. The purpose of the visit was to get more acquainted with the Azerbaijani company’s operations. The Argor representative has been to Chovdar Ore Processing Area located in…

Ukraine: metal output up in May 2017

In May Ukraine produced 1.689 million tons of steel, up by 7.5% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output increased by 10.2%, to 1.591 million tons, that of rolled metal – by 6.3%, to 1.424 million tons. Average daily steel manufacture in May was 54.5 thousand tons, up from 52.4 thousand tons in April. Average…