Russia: REMZ employees on strike

On April 8-9, the cities of Shakhty and Rostov-on-Don witnessed strikes as to the situation on the Rostov Electrometallurgical Works, which stopped paying salary to its employees in January. The employees protested against the violation of the labor legislation. They addressed the local authorities asking them to deal with the REMZ owner Vadim Varshavsky and…


Russia: RTZ-Ural output up in Q1 2017

Ryazan Pipe Works is developing manufacture at its RTZ-Ural site in the Republic of Bashkiria.

The Bashkiria plant has been working for 6 years and in January-March produced 10.5 thousand tons of electric-welding pipes, up by 30% YoY.

In March the plant shipped 3 thousand tons of pipes to customers. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Russian Coal output up in Q1 2017

In January-March Russian Coal mined 4.045 million tons of coal, up by 8% YoY. The highest growth in output was demonstrated by the enterprises of Krasnoyarskkraiugol – up by 16%. The company explains this with the high demand from the Asia-Pacific region. “Despite the decrease in coal consumption in Europe, the demand for this fuel…


Ukraine: Poroshenko to confiscate coal

The president of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko suggests taking coal from Ukrainian power companies if they import it from Russia. “The next issue that the president is going to discuss with the National Security Council is the possibility of confiscating coal, which is sent from the occupied mines in Donbass to Russia, and then sold back…


Ukraine: coalmining down in March 2017

In March Ukraine mined 2.98 million tons of coal, down by 12.8% YoY, or by 438.2 thousand tons. The decrease has to do with the militants occupying coal enterprises of DTEK. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, the total yield of DTEK mines (Komsomolets Donbassa, Sverdlovantrazit and Rovenkiantrazit), is 30.3 thousand tons,…


Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in Q1 2017

In January-March Zaporozhogneupor increased unmolded refractories output by 15% YoY, to 1.831 thousand tons.

At the same time molded refractories output (refractory concretes, mixes and masses) decreased by 5%, to 24.222 thousand tons.

In March the company produced 9207 tons of molded and 489 tons of unmolded refractories. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Russian Copper Company profits near 4 billion rubles

In 2016 Russian Copper Company received 3.957 billion rubles of net profits. Among its main enterprises Mikheevsky GOK yielded the most: its profits reached 3.874 billion rubles. Aktyubinsk Copper Company (Kazakhstan) received 3.34 billion rubles of net profits, Karabashmed – 2.523 billion rubles, Kyshtym Copper Smelting Works – 1.34 billion rubles. Aleksandrinskaya Mining Company received…


Ukraine: anthracite stocks at TPPs down

As of early April 10, anthracite stocks at the thermal power plants totaled 399.5 thousand tons, down by 10.1% WoW. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, gas-coal stocks increased by 2.7%, to 1.42 million tons. More than half of the anthracite (203.7 thousand tons) is stored at the Lugansk TPP. Altogether coal…


Ukraine: Donetsk terrorists find raw materials for EMZ

Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, occupied by the Donetsk People’s Republic terrorist organization, has to receive the first batch of raw materials this week.

“We have signed all the necessary documents. With the new raw materials we will be able to resume operation at EMZ”, the Donetsk militants leader Alexander Zakharchenko said. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UMMC buys 97% of ChTsZ stake

Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company has increased its share in Chelyabinsk Zinc Works to 97.714%.

Last year ChTsZ produced 174.803 thousand tons of zinc and alloys as opposed to 171.002 thousand tons in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ferrum to increase pipe range

Ferrum has received the new pipe-welding mill. The mill produces thin-walled cold-rolled pipes with 0.5-1.6 mm wall thickness. This will be a unique product for Novosibirsk region. The mill will be put into operation in late May. Ferrum started producing electric-welded pipes in 2015. It has 3 mills with the total capacity of 15 thousand…


Ukraine: Ferrexpo ratings up

Moody’s international ratings agency has improved Ferrexpo plc corporate rating from Caa3 to Caa2. Default risk rating has been increased from Caa3-PD to Caa2-PD, while its bonds from Caa3 to Caa2. The outlook on all ratings is stable. In 2016 Ferrexpo, which controls Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, received $189.2 million of net…


Ukraine: industrial companies improving Kryvbas water basin

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih hosted the meeting devoted to development of strategic approaches for improvement of the ecosystem of Ingul river basin within the Program to support the green modernization of the Ukrainian economy being implemented by German Society for International Cooperation “GIZ”. The main objective of the informative meeting was to find the efficient…