Ukraine: Metinvest to replace Russian raw materials with supplies from Canada and Australia

Metinvest, a Ukrainian steel and mining group, began diversifying raw material supplies in 2014 considering the risks for assets in uncontrolled areas of Donbas. “We considered various plans of action in case given risks were realized. We’ve been working on this since 2014. Therefore, even then we began to diversify our supplies of raw materials…

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Ukraine: EMSS to produce machinery for INGOK

Energomashspetsstal has concluded another agreement with Ingulets Mining and Processing Works. The companies have been cooperating for over 10 years, The new contract presupposes the delivery of 17 parts for mining equipment with the total weight of 420 tons. Gear rings, trunnions, nozzles, etc. will be delivered to the customer in July-September. Last month EMSS…

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Russia: Fitch affirms Metalloinvest rating with stable outlook

Metalloinvest has announced that Fitch Ratings (Fitch) confirmed the company’s long-term issuer default rating at ‘BB’ with a Stable outlook. In accordance with Fitch’s opinion reflected in the published release, Metalloinvest demonstrated financial resilience at times of volatile global pricing in iron ore and steel products and consistently reduced its absolute level of debt over…

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Ukraine: Ukrmetallurgprom has optimistic forecast for May 2017

In May Ukrainian metal companies intend to produce 1.8 million tons of steel. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron and rolled metal output could stand at 1.6 million tons each, provided the situation does not change. For April Ukrmetallurgprom forecast pig iron output on the level of 1.5 million tons, steel – 1.7 million tons, rolled…

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Russia: KMEZ reaches new volumes of cathode manufacture

In January-March Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant produced 31.9 thousand tons of cathodes, having reached a new record. In Q1 the copper-smelting shop was working at its maximum capacity, providing copper electrolysis shop with anodes and copper powder. 38.9 thousand tons of anodes were manufactured there. The copper electrolysis shop produced 31.91 thousand tons of copper…

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