NLMK Group announces changes to its IT and R&D management team, which are both key vectors of the group’s forthcoming Strategy 2022. Dr. Bruno Charles De Cooman has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice President for Research and Development. The position covers the coordination of activities of the group’s research centers at…Details
In order for Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine to operate all its three furnaces $150 million are needed.
According to the management, the company has enough raw materials for 10 days of 2 furnaces operation, provided in three days coal and coke will start arriving at the works. (Ukrainian metal)
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has stated that Ukraine will purchase at least 2 million tons of coal from the United States. “We’ve agreed on American coal supplies from Pennsylvania at competitive prices, we will have the full assistance from the department of the Ministry of Trade and Energy, the new Administration and Congress that…Details
Chelyabisnk Tractor Works has concluded a contract for delivery of three bulldozers to Norilsk Nickel. The companies have been cooperating for many years, and all the tractors supplied to the metal works are specifically designed for operation in the North. This time ChTZ will supply two B11 tractors and one B10M. At first the tractors…Details
In May Russia produced 5.953 million tons of steel, down by 1.5% YoY. In January-May steel output in Russia totaled 29.835 million tons, up by 2% YoY. Ukraine decreased steel output in May by 25.5% YoY, to 1.689 million tons. In 5 months steel output decreased by 15.8% YoY, to 8.91 million tons. Kazakhstan produced…Details
The ecological situation in Donbass is threatening, and the mines on the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions are in critical situation. “7 mines are completely destroyed and cannot be restored. There are currently 115 Ukrainian mines on the occupied territories, from where the equipment has been stolen, some of them are flooded. The…Details
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works has been visited by the deputies of the European Parliament, diplomats and the Verkhovnaya Rada deputies within the regional environment monitoring. The delegation got acquainted with the manufacturing process, evaluated the environment program and witnessed the aftermath of the shelling. Despite the location of the works in the military zone,…Details
Donetsk Iron and Steel Works in the occupied city of Donetsk has stopped all operations because of the absence of the diesel fuel. The fuel is needed for trains that transport raw materials and produced goods. In February DMZ had to shut down its only working blast furnace No. 1 because of the lack of…Details
In the occupied Yenakievo (Donetsk region), the Russia-supported terrorists intend to flood the Poltavskaya and Yenakievskaya mines, which will result in the flooding of the Yuniy kommunar mine, where in 1979 an underground nuclear explosion was carried out. The electricity at the mines will be cut off on June 30, and the water will start…Details
The European Commission has started an antidumping investigation of the low-carbon ferrochromium imports from Russia, China and Turkey. The investigation was started at the request of the sole EU manufacturer of this product – Elektrowerk Weisweiler, a part of Afarak. The investigation will cover April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. According to the Eurostat,…Details
In May Ukraine produced 6.076 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 1.8% MoM, or by 97.5 thousand tons. Average daily output of unprepared raw materials was 133.9 thousand tons, down by 22 thousand tons MoM, while that of prepared raw materials increased from 43.4 thousand tons to 62.1 thousand tons. In January-May…Details
Beringpromugol has finished constructing the customs point at the Beringovsky port on Chukotka. The point will start operating in July. The company is ready to export coal. In May coal mining was suspended to construct the customs point and the road. This year the Fandyushkinskoye deposits are supposed to yield 400 thousand tons of coal.…Details
Within the modernization program Uchaly Mining and Processing Works has purchased 2 Caterpillar R1600H load-haul-dump machines at 32 million rubles apiece.
The volume of their ladles is 5 cubic meters.
The new machines will be used at the Uzelginsky mine. (Ukrainian metal)
According to the State Fiscal Service, in May Ukraine exported 3.703 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 142 thousand tons YoY. In January-May Ukraine exported 15.7 million tons of iron ore raw materials, down by 1.9 million tons YoY. Deliveries to Slovakia increased by 456 thousand tons, while to China dropped by…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has successfully passed the rebars manufacture audit for the correspondence to the Austrian standard. The certificate obtained opens a new export destination for the company. The audit has been carried out by Wien-Zert. The reinforcement steel of grade V550V and the diameter 102-20 mm has been checked. Following the audit…Details
Because of the reforming of the coal industry it is possible to save 1.5 billion UAH per year, which could be used to modernize coal enterprises. “Our task is to create conditions to decrease coal mining prime cost, increase gas coal output, provide for the social protection of miners and the clearest process of buying…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered the scientific-manufacturing company Gornye Mashiny (Mining Machines) the delivery of mining equipment valued at 213.53 million UAH. By April 2018 the company will have supplied 102.73 million UAH worth of powered support sections; a flight conveyor (64.69 million UAH) and a winning machine (46.11 million UAH). The conveyor and…Details
The Intinskaya coalmine located in Russia’s Komi Republic, belonging to a small independent producer Intaugol, has collapsed with one miner staying under debris showing no observable vital signs, a source in emergency services of the republic reported. After collapse of the mine, 191 miners were brought up to the surface. Out of 16 miners that…Details
NGO Russian Railways (RZD) Logistics illegally shipped 76,300 tons of coal from the occupied areas in Donetsk region controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (“DPR”) to Russia in May, according to Ukrainian NGO Sprotyv.info. The plan of shipments was approved by the Economic Development Ministry of the Russian Federation. Out of the 76,300 tons…Details
The prosecutor’s office of the Russia-occupied Crimea has stopped trading operations of Valki-Ilmenit LLC in Zhitomir region without the special license to use subsoil resources.
This has been reported by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.
Valki-Ilmenit is the only quarry supplying raw materials to the occupied Crimean Titanium. (Ukrainian metal)
The scrap export limitation is the necessary means of regulation on behalf of the government. According to the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa director Vladimir Vlasyuk, it is necessary to limit export of scrap, but not to completely prohibit it. “I understand the discussions between scrap procurers and consumers. But the current duty still allows traders to…Details
In January-May Kosogorsky Iron and Steel Works increased share of sales of pig iron both locally and abroad 1.7-fold, from 47% to 81%.
The company has also increased the output of high-quality pig iron, having supplied 20.6 thousand tons to local and foreign customers, or 70% of the total sales in May. (Ukrainian metal)
The only alluvial gold extractor in Sakhalin region – Vostok-2 – has as of June 23 obtained 13 kg of gold. The company started washing sand on May 17. The washing season will end in October. The target of this year is 75 kg of gold, up by 41% YoY, or by 22 kg. Vostok-2…Details
In July Ukraine will produce 1.7 million tons of steel.
According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output will total 1.6 million tons and rolled metal – 1.4 million tons.
For June Ukrmetallurgprom forecast steel output on the level of 1.6 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
The state gas company Ukrgazdobycha has ordered Interpipe Ukraine LLC the delivery of 3439 tons of compressor-pump pipes valued at 174.99 million UAH. According to the agreement the pipes have to be supplied in June-August. In May Ukrgazdobycha bought 17 thousand tons of casing pipes valued at 839.2 million UAH from Interpipe. In 2016 Interpipe…Details
Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman claims that none of the state companies buys coal from Russia.
According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers does its best to diversify coal deliveries.
“We’re replacing coal with other fuel types, especially anthracite coal, which is now on Ukrainian mines, seized by Russia-supported militants”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)