The Industrial-Metallurgical Complex (PMH) has renamed Krontif-Center into Sukremlsky Ironworks. The renaming does not result in the change of operations or staff. “The renaming returns the works its historical name. The brand of Sukremlsky casting has been known to the whole world for 3 centuries. The renaming will increase the brand awareness on the Russian…Details
Unecha Works of Refractory Metals will open a manufacture of tungsten and molybdenum oxides in the Bryansk region.
At present molybdenum oxide is not produced in Russia.
Under the project the Unecha Works will be provided with a loan of 500 million rubles.
The manufacture will help decrease imports to 26%. (Ukrainian metal)
Zagorsky Pipe Works has shipped the first batch of welded pipe piles to Bangladesh. The batch comprised 320 tons of pipe piles and 180 tons of pipes. Under the contract ZTZ has to supply 10 thousand tons of pipe piles with the diameter of 630 and 1420 mm and 5 thousand tons of pipes with…Details
Russia’s gold refining rose by 1.65% YoY, to 231.65 tons in January-September, the Finance Ministry said, citing gold supplies to refining plants data. Mined gold output rose by 3.44%, to 194.86 tons, while by-product gold output decreased by 12.83%, to 11.69 tons, and gold scrap production fell by 3.79%, to 25.10 tons. Russia’s silver output…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has purchased 4 new BelAZ trucks with the lifting capacity of 136 tons, two sprinkler machines and a bulldozer all valued at 162.5 million UAH. The dump trucks will be used at the construction of the Stepnoy-2 dumpsite. The large-scale replenishing of the fleet is due to the increase of ore mining…Details
In January-September Russia increased pig iron exports by 27% YoY, to 4.3 million tons valued at $1.6 billion, up by 40%. According to the customs statistics, exports to US accounted for 53.1%, up by 3.2%. Hong Kong imported 572 thousand tons of pig iron, Italy – 492.2 thousand tons of pig iron, up 2.5-fold, and…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in mid-December the average price of ferrous scrap on the domestic market will grow by 4.11% MoM, to 7756 UAH per ton. In November prices increased by 7.97% MoM, to 7450 UAH per ton. Last month metal companies continued increasing purchase prices in order to revitalize deliveries. The main…Details
In October Ukraine exported $33.929 million worth of iron ore, up by 15.7% YoY, while imports totaled $5.522 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, China was the largest importer of iron ore. In January-October Ukraine increased exports of iron ore by 7.9% YoY, to $2352.3 million, while imports dropped by 95.6%, to $0.954 million.…Details
The Ministry of economic development and trade has created a list of goods, the export and import of which are subject to licensing, as well as quotas for 2019. The ministry suggests zeroing quotas for silver, gold (except for bank metals), scrap and waste of precious metals again next year. It is also suggested to…Details
The board of directors of Bashkiria Soda Company (produces 80% of soda in Russia) has approved the creation of the titanium dioxide manufacture with the capacity of 100 thousand tons and zirconium oxychloride (25 thousand tons) in 2024-2026 together with Kazakhstan. BSC will have 51% in the project valued at $905 million. The manufacture will…Details
The mining company Bystrinskoye LLC is preparing the machinery for commission at the Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Works. All will be ready in 2019. And in 2020 the company intends to reach the scheduled capacity of 10 million tons of ore per year. So far the company has hired some 2 thousand employees and is…Details
The borders of the Kamchatka priority development area have been extended. 12 new land plots have been added to its territory. There investors intend to construct mining and processing works to develop gold and silver deposits. The company Ametistovoye will construct a mine and modernize its gold-extracting factory. Kamchatskoye Zoloto will develop the Zolotoye, Kungurtsevskoye…Details
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has carried out a scheduled repair of its main copper-smelting machine – the MAERZ furnace with the volume of 380 tons and the capacity of 125 thousand tons of anode copper per year. The furnace was shut down for only 24 hours. 20 tons of refractory bricks were used in repair.…Details
In January-September the export of Russian raw nickel totaled 101.8 thousand tons valued at $1366 million.
The export volumes fell by 1.5%, while revenue grew by 36.1% YoY.
In September the average price was $11646 per ton FOB, up by 4.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Total throughput of Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works port during the navigation period has grown by 2.8% YoY, to 4.4 million tons. Metal throughput increased by 3%, to 1.65 million tons. “The increase is the result of the improved logistics, in particular, the use of the same fleet to transport raw materials and metal products”,…Details
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…Details
Precious metal prices decreased in Azerbaijan on November 21, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold dropped by 2.618 manats, to 2,075.4875 manats per ounce on November 21 compared to the price on November 20. The price of silver fell by 0.1212 manats, to 24.3376 manats per ounce. The…Details
In January-October Ukrainian by-product coke plants imported 9.9 million tons of coking coal and coal concentrate for coking, up by 15% YoY. In October 1.06 million tons of coke were imported, down by 1% MoM. Ukrainian coal deliveries in 10 months dropped by 19%, to 2.19 million tons, with 250 thousand tons supplied in October,…Details
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)
In January-August Russia produced 194.23 tons of gold, up from 193.58 tons last year. According to the Ministry of Finances, mined gold output totaled 162.28 tons, up by 2.6% YoY. Co-product and secondary gold manufacture dropped by 13%, to 10.3 tons, and by 8.3%, to 21.65 tons respectively. Silver output grew by 1.8%, to 701.26…Details
The Vacuum Metallurgy Works is a joint project of Ruspolymet and Group Tinvest on the manufacture of titanium alloys. The commission of the works is scheduled for Q1 2019. The works will have unique machinery. The first of the three main components – the electron beam plant – has already been put into operation. This…Details
TMK Chermet and Volzhsky Pipe Works have carried out a project to expand the scrap delivery ways by using automobiles. Previously scrap was delivered only via railroad. Under the project an additional exit from the scrap procurement site of TMK Chermet has been created, and three trucks have been prepared. And VTZ has assembled automobile…Details
Severstal chairman Alexei Mordashov and Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller have signed a road map to develop large diameter pipes with the K80 strength class. It is expected that by 2023 Severstal for the first time in Russia will have developed and started manufacturing electric welded steel large diameter pipes and joints of improved strength class…Details
In December Ukraine is expected to produce 1.8 million tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of rolled metal and 1.8 million tons of pig iron. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in October Ukraine produced 1.79 million tons of steel, 1.53 million tons of rolled metal and 1.79 million tons of pig iron. As of November 14, 19…Details
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…Details
Gazprom Komplektatsiya, a subsidiary of Gazprom, has signed a 41.2-billion ruble direct contract to buy 500,000 tons of large-diameter pipes from an undisclosed supplier, according to a document published on the government’s website for disclosure of data on state procurements. The contractor is to deliver the pipes before April 30, 2021. Gazprom Komplektatsiya announced five…Details