Russia: MMK modernizing plate capacities

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has decided to modernize its continuous casting machine No. 6 and the 5000 plate mill in order to start producing hot-rolled metal of the 350 mm thick slab. The project, including modification, assembly and putting into operation, is expected to be finished this year. At present the CCM No. 6…

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Ukraine: pig iron exports down in February 2017

In February Ukraine exported $31.203 million worth of pig iron, with imports on the level of $0.223 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer of Ukrainian pig iron in February was Italy ($10.166 million). In January-February Ukraine exported $99.642 million worth of pig iron, while imports totaled $0.286 million. Pig iron exports…

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Russia: Taltech to increase coal output

The authorities of the Kemerovo region and the Taltech group have signed an agreement on the socio-economical cooperation in 2017. This year Taltech intends to increase coal output by 13.5%, to 4.2 million tons. Investments of 300 million rubles will be spent on engineering and construction of enterprises as well as the purchase of new…

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