The world demand for steel in 2018 will grow by 2.1% YoY, to 1.643 billion tons, according to Severstal. China will account for 766 million tons, and the rest of the world for 877 million tons. In 2019 the demand growth will slow down to 1.5%, to 1.667 million tons. Demand growth in Russia in…Details
In October Tulachermet produced 211327 tons of pig iron, up by 12327 tons from the plan. Coke usage dropped by 12.8 kg per ton, to 489.2 kg per ton. The October output has become record-high with the operation of only 2 blast furnaces. The previous record of 211102 tons was set in December 2017. Such…Details
Energomashspetsstal has produced and supplied 4 back-up rolls weighing 77 tons to Essar Steel.
The contract for the manufacture of rolls was signed in March 2017.
The rolls will be used on hot- and cold-rolling strip mills.
The companies have been cooperating for over 5 years. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Russky Ugol (Russian Coal) increased coal sales from the Sayano-Partizansky pit by 16%. Sales from the Amur region grew by 5%. Thus coal shipments from the pit in Krasnoyarsk region increased by 100 thousand tons YoY, to 748 thousand tons. Over 75% of coal was exported. This year it is planned to mine…Details
Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) plans to hold an initial public offering (IPO), but has no specific timing, Chairman of the board of directors Alexander Landia said. “That’s our plan, be prepared. Because the market is quite volatile. If there is an attractive opportunity, we will be seriously looking at that,” he said and added…Details
Gazprom has ordered TMK the delivery of 255.01 thousand tons of large diameter pipes valued at around 21.5 billion rubles.
The purchase documentation says that according to the order of Gazprom, an auction is not necessary when buying goods or services from the sole supplier. (Ukrainian metal)
The covered aqua-park “Lazurniy” is being constructed in the village of Razumnoye.
So far Belenergomash-BZEM has supplied 350 tons of metal structures to the construction site, of which 300 tons have already been assembled.
The aqua-park will become one of the attractions of the Belgorod region. (Ukrainian metal)
Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant has started assembling the third stage of gas purification for the tubular rotary kilns Nos. 1 and 2. The project started in 2016. So far $1.8 million have been invested, including $600 thousand in 2017 and $1.2 million this year. The project will be completed in 2-3 years. Its total cost is…Details
Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant has purchased two MAZ trucks with the lifting capacity of 25 tons. The cost of each machine is 2.5 million UAH. They will replace BelAZs with the lifting capacity of 35-40 tons. “We plan to buy 10 new trucks. We’ll see how these 2 trucks prove themselves, and then decide”, the company…Details
The President of Uzbekistan has approved a feasibility study of the investment project entitled as “”Muruntau” open pit mining (Priority 5) Stage 1″. The project will ensure the replenishment of the retiring reserves of gold ore deposits within the boundaries of Priority 4 of the Muruntau open-pit mine and the loading of the production facilities…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers will transfer some 500 million UAH to clear salary debts to state miners. “The funds will also be used to cover losses of Ukrainian mines in state ownership”, the Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman declared. On July 13 the Verkhovna Rada decided to pay additionally 1.4 billion UAH of subsidies to state…Details
Faroz has received a license to prospect and develop gold-ore and antimony deposits in Sogdiy region. The license for the Ukobkhon gold deposits and Pakhndar antimony deposits is valid until 2022. The company has been prospecting and developing Tajikistan subsoil for a number of years now. In particular, it has received the right to use…Details
In January-October Irkutsk region extracted 21635 kg of gold, up by 9.2% YoY. This year 30 enterprises are extracting gold in the region. Ore gold accounted for 11291 kg, and alluvial gold – for 10344 kg. Alluvial gold output remained unchanged YoY, while ore gold extraction grew by 19%. This year the region intends to…Details
Norilsk Nickel has paid 122.78 billion rubles ($1.86 billion) of dividends for the first half of 2018. Rusal (owning 27.8%) is still receiving dividends, even though it has been hit by US sanctions. In November 5 Rusal reported that it had already received $402 million from Nornickel. According to Nornickel, these are dividends for 2017,…Details
The department for the protection of the local market of the Eurasian Economic Commission has completed another antidumping investigation as to some types of steel pipes, manufactured by Interpipe (Ukraine). The investigation has been initiated to review individual antidumping duties because of new circumstances. Following the investigation the commission did not support changing the antidumping…Details
The Bank Otkrytie has provided the Ural Mining-Metallurgical Company with financing in the volume of 15 billion rubles until October 2021. The funds will be spent to refinance current loan obligations and cover operational expenses. “This financing will let UMMC increase business volumes, including by investing in its own development”, the bank said. “The loan…Details
Under the program to increase capacity Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works has commissioned a Danieli-Freling finishing stand of the hot-rolling mill. At present the company is testing other machinery as well. The rolling complex project will allow the company producing qualitatively new semi-finished products. The design capacity of the complex is 166 thousand tons. Since…Details
In October miners of the Mezhegeyugol, a part of Evraz, dug out 1731 meters of rock, having set a record in Russia. Each day the miners were able to dig some 60 to 70 meters of rock. In December 2017 Mezhegeyugol miners set their first digging record – 1337 meters. At that time it was…Details
Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo has accepted the basic engineering and started constructing a line to produce briquettes. ATM (Austria) is supplying the machinery. Construction and assembly work is currently underway. The delivery of the main machinery is expected in December. “The technique to produce briquettes by pressing will give us hard, solid briquettes without…Details
In January-September Norilsk Nickel received 146.38 billion rubles of net profit, up by 49.8% YoY. According to the group statement, revenue grew by 45.6%, to 447.53 billion rubles, gross profit – by 57.5%, to 279.52 billion rubles, and sales revenue – by 63.1%, to 249.35 billion rubles. In Q3 Nornickel increased nickel output by 9%…Details
Anthracite, extracted at 11 seized DTEK mines on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territory of Donbass, goes trough Russia to various European Union countries. “According to our information, up to 2 million tons of coal have been shipped from the occupied areas of Donbass. Polish companies bought some 300 thousand tons”, DTEK CEO Maksim Timchenko declared. The company…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has completed the construction of the servicing terminal at the Karyernaya railway station, intended to fill the diesel locomotives, railway cranes for tracks repairing and refueling trucks with diesel. The latter delivers fuel from the station to the open pits to fill dump trucks, drilling rigs, excavators and other large-sized machinery…Details
Since the start of the washing season, the Baldzha team, developing alluvial gold sites in Zabaikalye region, has obtained 690 kg of the precious metal. According to the regional ministry of environment, the annual quota was set at 300 kg of gold. Thus, the plan has been exceeded 2.3 times. By the end of the…Details
On November 6 the MMK Trading House is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In 10 years the company has increased metal sales in Russia and Kazakhstan to 1.5 million tons a year. The operation of the trading house began at 5 warehouses in Povolzhye and the Urals. The anniversary 30th site was opened in the city…Details