The state enterprise Selidovugol has cleared salary debts to its employees. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, the miners have started receiving SMS about the payment of salary. In particular, they were paid in full for January and a part of the February salary. Volynets hopes that miners…Details
Gold production at the Kumtor mine in 2017 was 562,749 ounces or 17,503.46 kg, Public Relations Department of Kumtor Gold Company reported. Gold sales in 2017 were 550,134 ounces or 17,111.09 kg with a revenue totaling $685.2 million. According to preliminary reports of the KR National Statistics Committee, Kumtor’s share in KR GDP in 2017…Details
In January-February Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works increased output 2-fold. According to the company CEO Musa Magomedov, at the same time in February the city of Avdiivka was on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe. “Because of the problems with electricity supply we had to shut down two coking shops to provide the city with heating”,…Details
Severstal has selected the supplier of the main machinery for the construction of the coking battery with coal charge tamping at Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. Paul Wurth S.A. (Luxembourg) will supply the machinery and design the construction of the new complex. The total cost of the investment project is over 30 billion rubles. The…Details
Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has put into operation new machinery in the high-strength wire shop. The modernization allowed the company to stop using acid in wire manufacture, decrease industrial wastewater volume 8-fold and considerably increase its purification. BMK began the project in 2015. Investments totaled 200 million rubles. Two new industrial lines made by…Details
In January-February the throughput of Russian seaports grew by 4.4% YoY, to 121.7 million tons.
According to the Association of sea trade ports, in particular, the throughput of coal increased to 22.4 million tons, or by 7.5%, while that of ferrous metals – by 14.3%, to 5.1 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Belarus and Sudan are considering gold mining in the African country, Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Viktor Sheiman said.
“We are considering gold mining in Sudan, supplying our machinery, and setting up joint companies, including agricultural ones,” Viktor Sheiman noted. (BelTA/Ukrainian metal)
The state enterprise Selidovugol has concluded an agreement with Donenergoexport LLC for the delivery of spare parts for belt conveyers valued at 22.19 million UAH. The agreement provides for the payment of the goods ordered within 90 calendar days upon receipt. The spare parts are ordered for the 1/3 Novgorodovskaya, Kotlyarevskaya, Ukraina and Kurakhovskaya mines.…Details
In 2017 Ukraine exported 1.3 million tons of pig iron and 200 thousand tons of rolled metal to US. “Rolled metal accounted just for 1.3% of all Ukrainian metal exports. On the other hand, this is a perspective market, and our exports could have grown. So this is a bad news for us”, Ukrmetallurgprom president…Details
Sergey Belenky, chairman of the Federation of Metallurgists of Ukraine, believes that the US antidumping duties of 25% will hit Interpipe the most. “In 2017 Interpipe accounted for 19% of pipe exports to US. Other market participants will experience much lower risks”, he said. According to him, last year Ukraine also supplied 49 thousand tons…Details
Evraz ZSMK has produced a trial batch of rails of the new category – DT400 IK.
The rails can be used under the most sever conditions.
Previously such rails were not produced in Russia.
After all the certification documents are received, a batch of rails will be sent for tests. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukraine: Economic Ministry disappointed with EC decision to reject obligations proposed by hot-rolled steel exporters
The Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine is disappointed by a decision of the European Commission (EC) to reject price commitments proposed by Metinvest Group and other hot-rolled steel exporters in exchange for non-applying the previously introduced anti-dumping duties to them. “We are very disappointed by this decision of Europe, especially in the context…Details
In January-February Chukotka Autonomous District mined 135.7 thousand tons of coal, up by 10% YoY. The increase in output has to do with the growth of coalmining at Beringpromugol LLC. In 2 months the company shipped 95.3 thousand tons of coal, up 1.5-fold YoY. Shakhta Ugolnaya also mines for coal in the region. Its output…Details
The Uralsky Engineering Center has supplied to Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works and installed the new system of press management, as well as the complex to purify liquids and the system to lubricate the machine. “The cost of the investment project exceeded 48 million rubles. The modernization of the machine improved its productivity, product quality…Details
Rusal and the Institute of light materials and techniques have developed a unique alloy on the basis of Al-Mg-Sc, the best advantage of which is the 3-fold decrease of scandium contents, while its increased parameters, usual for scandium-containing aluminum alloys are preserved. Thus, the decrease in cost makes this alloy widely accessible. The work on…Details
In 2018 the last year tendencies will persist on the steel pipes market: OCTG pipes demand will be increasing because of the growth of drilling. ChTPZ intends to increase its share in the supplies of pipes for construction of compressor plants. “This year the group plans to retain its output volumes on the previous year…Details
In January-February Ukraine increased revenue from ferrous metals exports by 27% YoY, to $1.709 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 23.17% of the total exports revenue against 21.48% in January-February 2017. In February ferrous metals exports revenue reached $836.157 million. In 2 months ferrous metals imports grew by 59.8%, to…Details
Severstal has received machinery of four quality control systems for its Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. The investment project with the total amount of over 180 million rubles will improve cold-rolled metal surface quality. Under the contract Isra Surface Vision GmbH (Germany) has supplied modules of video cameras with high resolution, the equipment for lighting…Details
Energomashspetsstal will supply 461.55 tons of supporting rolls for hot-rolled mills to Essar Steel (India).
According to the company statement, it will produce 12 supporting rolls.
The agreement is valid until August 2019.
The rolls will be used in stainless steel rolling. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 the state enterprise United Mining and Chemical Company concluded two thirds of its contracts on titanium ore deliveries with Bollwerk (Austria). The total cost of these contracts is $53 million, or 1.5 billion UAH. Last year the UMCC management was detained for economic crimes. After that Bollwerk was replaced by TS Taunus Chemical…Details
Іmerys Refractory Minerals Clerac (France) has increased its share in the statutory capital of Vatutino Refractory Works from 89.35153646% to 89.37987559%. The company share in the total number of voting shares grew from 99.80537953% to 99.927133%. Last year VKO net profit dropped by 21% YoY, to 51.862 million UAH. The consolidated accounts receivable grew 2-fold,…Details
On March 12 the electric arc furnace No. 3 of Belarus Iron and Steel Works made the first steel after capital repairs. The furnace was shut down on February 12 for essential repairs. The company was able to cope with the repair 3 days in advance. At present scheduled repairs are being carried out at…Details
The Uskovskaya mine of Raspadskaya Coal Company has put into operation a new long face.
Its reserves total 1.7 million tons of coking coal.
The monthly output is planned at the level of 250-270 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Concorde Capital analyst Dmitry Khoroshun believes that Ukrainian pig iron manufacturers could profit from the US steel duties. “In 2017 Ukraine exported $406 million worth of pig iron (1.3 million tons) to US, and these deliveries are not affected by the new duties. Money-wise Ukraine exported 2 times more pig iron to US than steel…Details
Shareholders of NLMK Group at its Extraordinary General Meeting held on March 12 voted to elect Grigory Fedorishin as the Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer (Chairman of the Management Board) for the period until June 8. Previously, NLMK Board of Directors resolved to convene the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting on June 8, and also…Details
The cost of gold decreased by 8.15 manats (0.36%), to 2242.3765 manats per troy ounce in Azerbaijan on March 13, according to the data published by the country’s Central Bank. The cost of silver decreased by 0.6%, to 28.0018 manats per ounce, the cost of platinum by 0.37%, to 1635.434 manats and the cost of…Details