Ukraine: decree to clear debts to miners signed

The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy has signed the decree on state coal industry financing.

The decree has been sent to the president Petro Poroshenko.

261 members of the parliament voted in favor of the decree.

The decree aims to clear salary debts to state miners. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: 300 thousand tons of scrap exported to Turkey in June 2018

According to Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), in January-June Turkey increased scrap imports by 15.8% YoY, to 10.77 million tons.

In particular, Russia increased deliveries by 60%, to 1.33 million tons.

In June scrap imports from Russia grew by 66.1%, to 299.165 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest gets Pokrovskoye Mine Group

Metinvest has indirectly become a shareholder in the Pokrovskoye Mine Group, the largest coking coal manufacturer in Ukraine.

Since Q2 2017, 57.29% of Pokrovskoye have been transferred from Donetskstal to Industrial Coal Holding LLC (ICH).

At present Metinvest B. V. holds 24.99% in ICH. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Karelsky Okatysh buys new locomotive

Karelsky Okatysh Mining and Processing Works has purchased a new locomotive.

The machine, manufactured by Bryansk Machine-Building Works, will be able to save fuel expenses by 10% due to a special diesel engine.

The investment program of the company presupposes further purchases of such locomotives to replace old ones. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KZOTsM passes audit

On July 24-26 the auditors of the certification association Russian Registry carried out a scheduled integrated check of the Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works management system. In particular, the experts checked the correspondence of the labor protection management system to the BS OHSAS 18001:2007, environment management system to ISO 14001:2015 and quality management system to…


Russia: Uralelectromed non-ferrous metals alloys subsidiary to increase repair capacities

The Uralelectromed subsidiary – Manufacture of non-ferrous metals alloys – is finishing the reconstruction of the repair shop. The work started back in 2016. Not only premises, but also machinery undergoes repair and replacement. As the result of the reconstruction the shop capacities will increase, and the product range will expand. Labor conditions are expected…