Bratsk Ferroalloys Works has appointed Sergey Sokolov the managing director of the company. The ex-manufacturing and quality director of Kuznetskiye Ferrosplavy replaced the acting managing director Mikhail Mikhailov, who retired. Mikhailov contributed a lot to the development of Bratsk Ferroalloys Works. With his participation the company has reconstructed the smelting furnace No. 4, as well…Details
In July world pig iron manufacture increased by 4.7% YoY, to 101.589 million tons. Ukraine with 1.79 million tons is on the 9th place, followed by Taiwan (1.25 million tons). China remained the leader with 62.07 million tons. In June pig iron manufacture increased by 2.1% YoY, to 99.603 million tons, with Ukraine producing 1.52…Details
Kola MMC, a part of the Nornickel Group, has embarked on the first stage of the railroad construction at its Monchegorsk site to address an increase in metal production. According to the refining flowchart, the railway transport is used to deliver feedstock (converter matte from Nikel and Norilsk) to the site, transport semi-products obtained at…Details
According to the State Fiscal Service, because of the seizure of Ukrainian companies on the uncontrolled part of Donbass in April-June the state budget has not received around 110 million UAH, while the local budget – some 125 million UAH. In January-July Ukraine increased anthracite coal imports 2-fold YoY, including from Russia. In 2016 Ukraine…Details
Aluminum Casting Works LLC has purchased the real estate of the insolvent Aluminum Casting Works CJSC. The new owner acquired the manufacturing premises of the Altai company with all the extensions (total size – 40.6 thousand square meters), the right to lease a land plot in the city of Barnaul (35.5 thousand square meters), as…Details
Pervouralsky Pipe Works has passed the certification audit and received the certificate for compliance with the Gazprom 9001-2012 standard requirements in the Intergazcert system. The successful passing of the audit has confirmed the correspondence of PNTZ quality management system to the Gazprom corporate standard for suppliers. The Intergazcert system of voluntary certification was created by…Details
In January-June Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works received 60.4 million rubles of profit, down 60-fold YoY.
EBITDA totaled 117 million rubles against 4.6 billion rubles in H1 2016.
At the same time revenue increased by 6.5%, to 12.38 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Kamensk-Uralsky Foundry Works is entering a new stage of the boiler house construction to replace the old one. “The main task of this stage is the assembly of the fourth boiler, which will allow us finishing the construction of walls. At present the contractor is operating according to the schedule, equipment is delivered in time”,…Details
Zagorsky Pipe Works has started the imports replacing program with the main goal of developing the segment of spare parts suppliers for Hauesler and Selmers lines that are needed for scheduled and emergency repairs. At present 76 items have already been worked out. The total number of parts is 836. According to the mechanism of…Details
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, the largest by-product chemical plant in Europe, is worried about the plans of Ukrzaliznytsia to increase railroad transportation tariffs by 22.5%, as this will increase the prime cost of the products and could affect output level. “I’ve learned of the Infrastructure Ministry decree on another railroad tariff increase by 22.5%.…Details
The Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine will help to receive access to foreign markets by Ukrainian pipe manufacturers, in particular, the markets of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), especially Kazakhstan and Belarus. The ministry said in a press release that the obstacles for supplies of Ukrainian pipes to foreign markets were discussed at…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted the United Mining and Chemical Company 3 land plots with the combined size of 154 ha to increase the territory of industrial mining of titanium ores. The corresponding decision was made on August 30. The land was given to the UMCC subsidiary – Irshansk GOK. In particular it received…Details
In January-June Severstal Distribution increased metal sales by 5% YoY, to 808 thousand tons. In Russia Severstal sold 410 thousand tons of metal, up by 12% YoY. To EU – 330 thousand tons, on par with H1 2016. This year the company pays special attention to such products as rebars and plated rolled metal. The…Details
In January-June MidUral Group enterprises sold 6.2 thousand tons of ferroalloys. In particular the group sold 3.3 thousand tons of metallic chrome (down from 3.9 thousand tons in H1 2016), 2.1 thousand tons of ferrochrome (2.5 thousand tons), 156 tons of ferrotitanium (272 tons) and 826 tons of other ferroalloys (449 tons). Customers also received…Details
Employees of the Rodinskaya mine (the state enterprise Mirnogradugol) went underground but refused working as a sign of protest against the non-payment of salary. According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union Mikhail Volynets, the miners demand full clearing of July salary debts and advance payment for August. The miners remember the words of…Details
The Ministry of energy and coal industry has recommended increasing the sale price of coal from state mines for power-generating companies and combined heat and power plants by 5%, to 2200 UAH per ton (without VAT and transport costs) to make the enterprises profitable. The corresponding decision was made at the meeting chaired by the…Details
By the end of 2017, Bystrinsky GOK will have received over 30 new units of modern mining and auxiliary equipment. Overall, the initiative will see around RUB 4 billion in funding from Nornickel. In August, Bystrinsky GOK added four BELAZ mining trucks to its fleet, with another six to be delivered by the end of…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih at ArcelorMittal Academy hosted the scheduled round table devoted to fulfillment of steelmaking environment commitments and improvement of environment situation in Kriviy Rih. Among participants of the round table were representatives of local NGOs, environment activists, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih administration, Trade union, Kriviy Rih Executive Committee of the City Council,…Details
A sudden methane release occurred at about 4 am on August 30 in Shakhtinsk, Karaganda region, at one of the Arcelor Mittal Temirtau mines, the MIA Emergency Situations Committee spokesperson, Ruslan Imankulov reported. According to preliminary data, 136 people were in the mine at the time of the accident. It is reported that three miners…Details
The Belarus Iron and Steel Works has produced 1 million tons of hot-rolled seamless pipes, the company’s spokesman Alexander Olesik reported. The milestone was reached by brigade No. 1 of the plant’s pipe manufacturing facility on August 30. These pipes are intended for the oil and gas industry and will be delivered to a U.S.…Details
In H1 2017 Mariupol-based metal companies again entered the TOP-100 largest taxpayers. In January-June the largest taxpayers paid 176 billion UAH of taxes, up by 21% YoY. Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works occupies the 68th position, having paid 286 million UAH, up by 5% YoY. Azovstal is on the 70th place with 279 million…Details
The state enterprise of waterways “Ukrvodput” has ordered steel ropes valued at over 1.16 million UAH from the private joint stock company Stalkanat Silur.
Stalkanat Silur was created in October 2003.
The company started participating in the state purchases in March 2009. (Ukrainian metal)
On August 28 the militants of the terrorist organization DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic, created and supported by Russia) for the first time in 3 years made an industrial explosion of rock in the quarry of the “nationalized” Dokuchaevsk Flux-Dolomite Complex. According to the so-called Ministry of industry and trade of the DPR, the enterprise has…Details
On September 14 the trading house Attika will hold an auction to sell the assets of Armavir Electrometallurgical Works LLC. AEMZ was declared insolvent in August 2016. The registry includes claims for 2.5 billion rubles, including 8 million rubles of tax debts. AEMZ assets are evaluated at 276 million rubles, and this will be the…Details
Evraz NTMK is continuing construction of a ball-rolling mill. The rail-beam shop has started assembling the main equipment. A furnace to heat billets before rolling, a rolling mill, a thermal treatment site and a shipping site will be prepared and assembled. The length of the line will be 300 meters. The new manufacture will create…Details
NLMK Group has embarked on the construction of a briquetting plant at its Lipetsk production site, a new production of steelmaking briquettes with a capacity of 700,000 tons per year. The project will create about 200 new jobs, and will enable NLMK to source raw materials for blast furnaces from blast furnace (BF) waste, cut…Details