Russia: MMK recognized for import-substitution product

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) became a national prizewinner of “Prioritet 2018”, a national award in the area of import substitution in the Metallurgy category. The jury highly praised a unique polymer rolled steel SteelArt produced at MMK-Lysva Metallurgical Plant (part of MMK Group). SteelArt is a polymer rolled product with a decorative coating…

Ukraine: gas consumption up in January-October 2018

In January-October Ukrainian metal companies increased gas consumption by 9% YoY, to 1.52 billion cubic meters.

In October gas consumption totaled some 140 million cubic meters, down by 7% MoM.

In 10 months electricity consumption grew by 8%, to 9.8 billion kW-h. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: platinum output down in October 2018

Russia’s output of unrefined and semi-refined or powder platinum decreased by 15.1% YoY, but rose by 0.6% MoM in October, the Federal State Statistics Service said without disclosing absolute figures. Silver output grew by 13.9% YoY and by 21.8% MoM. In January-October the output of platinum dropped by 3.3% YoY, while of silver rose by…

Ukraine: state mines to get 1.6 billion UAH

The Cabinet of Ministers suggests providing state coal enterprises with 1.63 billion UAH in 2019 to be spent on their restructuring. The corresponding suggestion is contained in the draft budget for 2019. The restructure program also includes the support of state mines by a surcharge from the state budget to the price of coal. The…

Russia: ZEMZ finishes large-scale reconstruction project

On November 19 ZEMZ put into operation a new site of Bosio thermal furnaces.

The site has 5 thermal furnaces with the maximum temperature of up to 10 thousand degrees C.

The furnaces will be used to heat rounds, squares and slabs.

The average monthly output of each furnace will be 900 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK legal team named among best corporate counsels

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works’ (MMK) legal team, led by Chief Legal Officer Sergey Shepilov, has been named among best corporate counsels by Legal 500, an authoritative international legal publication. The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Russia Teams ranking includes Russia’s most influential and innovative corporate legal counsels. The ranking is made by leading market experts.…