Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has carried out an environment project. One of the rolling shops has been switched to using recycled water in its manufacture. This allowed decreasing water discharge by a third, or by 500 cubic meters per hour. A new water pipeline with the length of 600 meters has been constructed and…Details
In 2018 Dneprospetsstal received 428.45 million UAH of net losses as opposed to 61.02 million UAH of net profit in 2017. The uncovered losses as of the end of 2018 totaled 2.35 billion UAH. The company current liabilities dropped by 56.9%, to 2.12 billion UAH. At the same time fixed liabilities grew 2.9-fold, to 4.73…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will continue the modernization of its strategic energy infrastructure. Recently several contracts have been concluded. One of them is the supply of a new 16B cooling tower. It is needed to cool the power plant, blast furnaces and compressor station water. The tower is expected to be put into operation this summer.…Details
In 2018 Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant increased ore processing by 11.8% YoY, to 1.431 million tons. According to the company CEO Oleg Bespalov, this equals to 77 tons of ferronickel, up by 6.2%, or 15.8 thousand tons of raw nickel, up by 3.4%. This year PFK intends to process 1.572 million tons of ore and extract…Details
Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works has mastered the manufacture of a new product – bar of high-alloyed, corrosion-resistant steel of EP 54 grade (08X21H6M2T).
Previously of this steel the company manufactured only sheets.
The technique allows producing hot-rolled bars with the diameter of 65 to 200 mm. (Ukrainian metal)
Chepets Mechanical Works has received a Russian patent for the HighMet wire and the technique to produce it. The technique is used to produce, among other things, calcium injection wire. The technique was developed several years ago. Now the company is the only manufacturer of such wire of its own electrolytic calcium in Russia. “We…Details
Severstal-Metiz has completed a program to replace shop and outdoor lighting system at its manufacturing sites in Cherepovets, Orel and Volgograd. In 2018 the company energy engineers were replacing old lamps with LED-lamps. The new lamps are 3 times more efficient and do not require repair. Because of modernization the company expenses on lighting decreased…Details
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in January-February Russia produced 749 thousand tons of metal structures, up by 26% YoY. In particular, in February the output grew by 19.9% MoM and by 28% YoY. Aluminum structures accounted for 7.3 thousand tons. In February output dropped by 5.1% YoY, but increased by 42.2% MoM.…Details
On March 19 the pelletizing machine of Karelsky Okatysh produced the anniversary 300-millionth ton of pellets. The first million tons was produced on March 5, 1983. The 100-millionth ton was manufactured on November 29, 1996. Another milestone – 200 million tons – was reached also in 13 years. But after that the rate grew –…Details
In January-February Kazakhstan produced 0.074 million tons of raw copper, up by 5.4% YoY. In February copper manufacture grew by 2.8% YoY, but dropped by 1.2% MoM, to 0.037 million tons. Zinc output in 2 months decreased by 4% YoY, to 0.052 million tons. In February Kazakhstan produced 0.027 million tons of zinc, down by…Details
MMK Trading House is now among the top 1,000 most successful Russian suppliers, according to the electronic trading platform B2B Center. The study was conducted with 406,000 companies. The list of the most successful Russian suppliers was compiled based on the results of 2018 by a special computer algorithm with a number of different criteria.…Details
In 2018 Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant invested 74.1 million UAH in the repair of its main machinery. In Q1 the company plans to repair the ore-smelting furnace No. 1 (the repair will be carried out in 53 days) and the tube-type rotary kiln No. 1 (50 days). “The repair will result in the decrease of capacity…Details
Lugansk region administration has addressed the prime minister on the issue of some mines being cut off grid. In particular, the administration has received a letter from Ukrinterenergo saying that Pervomayskugol and Lisichanskugol mines will be left without electricity. The reason is the electricity debts of 77.33 million UAH. If the mines are cut off…Details
In January Armenia produced 822 tons of molybdenum concentrate, down by 8.8% MoM and by 14.1% YoY, and 485 tons of FeMo, down by 31.7%, but up by 41% respectively. The molybdenum output decrease is due to the low demand from Europe, the key sales market. In mid-January FeMo (60-70% Mo) prices in Europe fell…Details
Representatives of the Copper Pipe Works, a part of UGMK, have visited Ferrocrtalic, Slovenia, the largest manufacturer of the sand blasting equipment in the Balkans. The goal of the visit was to see the manufacture of machinery to clean inner surface of copper pipes. The new machine, that the company intends to purchase, will decrease…Details
This year BMZ the managing company of the Belarus Iron and Steel Works intends to increase its presence on the African continent. In January-February exports to Africa exceeded 57 thousand tons, or 15% in the total exports. In order to strengthen its position, in early March BMZ held negotiations with potential customers from Senegal, as…Details
Gold production at Kumtor mine in 2018 was 534,563 ounces or 16,626.78 kg, Public Relations Department at Kumtor Gold Company reports. Gold sales in 2018 were 530,448 ounces or 16,498.79 kg with a revenue totaling $660.1 million. Contribution to the national budget in taxes and mandatory payments in 2018 is more than 9.6 billion soms.…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to construct a tube-type furnace in the benzene department of the by-product recovery shop. “When the new furnace is constructed and put into operation, the old one in use since 1983 will be decommissioned. For that a part of the coke gas pipeline will be disassembled, and some pumps replaced”, the…Details
In February Dneprospetsstal increased steel output by 15.5% MoM, to 16.803 thousand tons.
According to the company statement, rolled metal manufacture dropped by 6.1%, to 10.742 thousand tons.
In 2 months DSS produced 31.351 thousand tons of steel and 22.183 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 24.7% and by 20.4% YoY respectively. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Electrozinc fulfilled its annual manufacturing plan by 79%. The reason was the fire on October 21, 2018, which destroyed the electrolysis shop. Last year the company produced 63.065 thousand tons of zinc (73.676 thousand tons in 2017), including 31.584 thousand tons of zinc-aluminum alloy, 105.476 thousand tons of sulfur acid and 274 tons…Details
In February Ukraine increased iron ore exports by 2.7% YoY, to $228.542 million. At the same time, imports grew 3-fold, to $0.012 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Poland was the main customer – $34.282 million. In January-February Ukraine exported $463.2 million worth of iron ore, up by 0.02% YoY, while imports dropped by…Details
In 2018 Zagorsky Pipe Works produced over 491 thousand tons of pipes, up 3-fold YoY. The main customer was Gazprom, which needed pipes for the construction of the Nord Stream and Sila Sibiri pipelines, as well as for repairs. This year the company intends to enter new markets. In particular, ZTZ will look for pipe…Details
In January-February Uzbekistan exported $3 billion worth of products, up by 20.4% YoY.
$1.2 billion accounted for gold.
During the whole 2018 Uzbekistan exported $2.9 billion worth of gold. (Ukrainian metal)
Rudnik Taborniy, a Nordgold enterprise, intends to invest over 2 billion rubles in the development of its licensed site in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In particular, 320 million rubles will be spent on prospecting works at the Tabornoye deposit. Repair of machinery will cost 200 million rubles, and the purchase of 5 quarry dump…Details