In January-November 2016 Russia imported 4.04 million tons of rolled steel and pipes valued at $3120 million, down by 5.5% and by 4.8% YoY respectively. Ukraine remains the largest supplier (almost one third of total imports). Still its exports dropped by 9.5% YoY. Kazakhstan came second (21.6%), having increased its deliveries by 14.6% YoY, followed…Details
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MMK Group’s total crude steel output in 2016 reached 12,544 thousand tons, up by 2.5% YoY. Overall steelmaking capacity utilization at the main Magnitogorsk site (subject to maintenance schedule) amounted to 89% (from 84% in FY 2015). MMK Group’s total finished steel product shipments in 2016 (excluding intra-group sales) amounted to 11,570 thousand tons, up…Details
In 2016 refined gold production at Nord Gold totaled 868.8 thousand gold equivalent ounces, in line with the full year production guidance range of 840-880 thousand ounces. Doré production was 870.4 thousand ounces, down by 6% YoY (924.1 thousand ounces), mainly due to the discontinuation of production at Aprelkovo, and limited access in H2 2016…Details
In 2016 the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works carried out around 140 capital repairs of machinery. Investments into the project totaled 17 billion rubles. According to Severstal Russian steel repairs division director Sergey Dobrodey, the program presupposed basic repairs, as well as energy efficiency, safety and product quality improvement. 4 blast furnaces, 2 sintering machines,…Details
Soyedinitelniye Otvody Truboprovodov, a part of ChTPZ, has produced a trial batch of seamless offsets with 820 mm diameter and 12 mm wall thickness. The new product could be used with pipelines of various purposes at the temperature ranging from minus 70 degrees C to plus 450 C. Large diameter offsets have been made of…Details
Zaporizhstal has completed half of all the works at the blast furnace No. 3 reconstruction. “The equator has been passed. All the disassembly has been finished, the foundation is ready. We have already assembled the first block of the new BF weighing 240 tons. With just one sweep of the crane!” the company CEO Rostislav…Details
The Board of Directors of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel has approved the sale of an up to 39.32% stake in the Bystrinskiy Project to CIS Natural Resources Fund, a Russia-focused natural resources fund established by Interros Group and ESN Group, on the terms defined below. As a basis for this transaction, the project is being…Details
Russian oil and gas pipe maker TMK raised pipeline prices on the U.S. market by 15%, the first time since early 2015, in the wake of a market recovery in late 2016, CEO of the company’s U.S.-based subsidiary TMK IPSCO Pyotr Golitsyn said. “The markets are restoring rapidly. We have been raising supplies every month…Details
Russia’s palladium and palladium alloy output rose by 4.4% YoY in 2016, the Federal State Statistics Service said. Platinum and platinum alloy production increased by 3.3% YoY, while production of gold-bearing ore and concentrates rose by 2.6%. But production of silver ore and concentrates went down by 13.6%. In December 2016 palladium and palladium alloy…Details
In 2017 Electrozinc intends to take actions aimed at improving efficiency, competitiveness and labor safety. According to the company CEO Igor Khodyko, February will see the start of construction of the absorber in the sulfuric acid shop, which will be put into operation in October. The new power substation purchase is being negotiated. The output…Details
In 2016 Severstal Balakovo Bar Works, a part of Severstal Russian Steel, produced 722 thousand tons of steel, up by 20% YoY. The company also produced 660 thousand tons of bars, up by 17% YoY. Last year consumers received 702 thousand tons of bars. This year the output is expected on the same level. In…Details
In 2016 Holding Cable Alliance (uniting cable assets of the UMMC) processed 37.5 thousand tons of copper, up by 12% YoY. The increase was caused by the major modernization of industrial sites and the expansion of the product range. 2016 saw new machinery assembled at all HCA companies. Thanks to this they were able to…Details