Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) became a national prizewinner of “Prioritet 2018”, a national award in the area of import substitution in the Metallurgy category. The jury highly praised a unique polymer rolled steel SteelArt produced at MMK-Lysva Metallurgical Plant (part of MMK Group). SteelArt is a polymer rolled product with a decorative coating…Details
Precious metal prices decreased in Azerbaijan on November 21, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold dropped by 2.618 manats, to 2,075.4875 manats per ounce on November 21 compared to the price on November 20. The price of silver fell by 0.1212 manats, to 24.3376 manats per ounce. The…Details
In January-October Ukrainian by-product coke plants imported 9.9 million tons of coking coal and coal concentrate for coking, up by 15% YoY. In October 1.06 million tons of coke were imported, down by 1% MoM. Ukrainian coal deliveries in 10 months dropped by 19%, to 2.19 million tons, with 250 thousand tons supplied in October,…Details
In January-October Ukrainian metal companies increased gas consumption by 9% YoY, to 1.52 billion cubic meters.
In October gas consumption totaled some 140 million cubic meters, down by 7% MoM.
In 10 months electricity consumption grew by 8%, to 9.8 billion kW-h. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-August Russia produced 194.23 tons of gold, up from 193.58 tons last year. According to the Ministry of Finances, mined gold output totaled 162.28 tons, up by 2.6% YoY. Co-product and secondary gold manufacture dropped by 13%, to 10.3 tons, and by 8.3%, to 21.65 tons respectively. Silver output grew by 1.8%, to 701.26…Details
The Vacuum Metallurgy Works is a joint project of Ruspolymet and Group Tinvest on the manufacture of titanium alloys. The commission of the works is scheduled for Q1 2019. The works will have unique machinery. The first of the three main components – the electron beam plant – has already been put into operation. This…Details
TMK Chermet and Volzhsky Pipe Works have carried out a project to expand the scrap delivery ways by using automobiles. Previously scrap was delivered only via railroad. Under the project an additional exit from the scrap procurement site of TMK Chermet has been created, and three trucks have been prepared. And VTZ has assembled automobile…Details
Severstal chairman Alexei Mordashov and Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller have signed a road map to develop large diameter pipes with the K80 strength class. It is expected that by 2023 Severstal for the first time in Russia will have developed and started manufacturing electric welded steel large diameter pipes and joints of improved strength class…Details
In December Ukraine is expected to produce 1.8 million tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of rolled metal and 1.8 million tons of pig iron. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in October Ukraine produced 1.79 million tons of steel, 1.53 million tons of rolled metal and 1.79 million tons of pig iron. As of November 14, 19…Details
Russia’s output of unrefined and semi-refined or powder platinum decreased by 15.1% YoY, but rose by 0.6% MoM in October, the Federal State Statistics Service said without disclosing absolute figures. Silver output grew by 13.9% YoY and by 21.8% MoM. In January-October the output of platinum dropped by 3.3% YoY, while of silver rose by…Details
Gazprom Komplektatsiya, a subsidiary of Gazprom, has signed a 41.2-billion ruble direct contract to buy 500,000 tons of large-diameter pipes from an undisclosed supplier, according to a document published on the government’s website for disclosure of data on state procurements. The contractor is to deliver the pipes before April 30, 2021. Gazprom Komplektatsiya announced five…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers suggests providing state coal enterprises with 1.63 billion UAH in 2019 to be spent on their restructuring. The corresponding suggestion is contained in the draft budget for 2019. The restructure program also includes the support of state mines by a surcharge from the state budget to the price of coal. The…Details
Shareholders of the Zaporozhye Aluminum Works have decreased the number of supervisory board members by 2 and replaced the existing board. Natalia Pavluyk, Natalia Kharina, Anastasia Mankivskaya, and Tatyana Kuzub have been reelected to the board, with Irina Kholodnova elected. All of them are the representatives of the main shareholder – the State Property Fund…Details
Polymetal has carried out the phase 3 of the project to expand and modernize Amur Hydrometallurgical Works. Investments totaled $71 million. The work was carried out due to the commissioning of the processing factory at the Kyzyl deposits (Kazakhstan) in June. The first gold-containing Kazakh concentrate was processed at Amur Works in October. It is…Details
On November 19 ZEMZ put into operation a new site of Bosio thermal furnaces.
The site has 5 thermal furnaces with the maximum temperature of up to 10 thousand degrees C.
The furnaces will be used to heat rounds, squares and slabs.
The average monthly output of each furnace will be 900 tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Ukraine supplied 1.74 million tons of rolled metal and pipes to Russia, up by 28.4% YoY. Bars and sections accounted for some 55%, with 53% of them being rebars and wire rod. Bars and sections exports grew by 50%, and rebars and wire rod – almost 3-fold. Flat rolled metal exports increased by…Details
Precious metal prices varied in Azerbaijan on November 20, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold increased by 4.471 manats, to 2,078.1055 manats per ounce on November 20 compared to the price on November 19. The price of silver grew by 0.0142 manats, to 24.4588 manats per ounce. The…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works’ (MMK) management decided to co-finance projects implemented by the residents of MMK Industrial Park to support and enhance business development in Magnitogorsk. Co-financing will be provided on a competitive basis to create new production or expand existing production. The share of co-financing will be up to 30% of the cost…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works’ (MMK) legal team, led by Chief Legal Officer Sergey Shepilov, has been named among best corporate counsels by Legal 500, an authoritative international legal publication. The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Russia Teams ranking includes Russia’s most influential and innovative corporate legal counsels. The ranking is made by leading market experts.…Details
Employees of the Partyzanska Coal Mine in Antratsit (the town in Luhansk region occupied by Russian proxy forces), attempted to organize a strike demanding payment of wage arrears. A journalist and blogger Denis Kazansky, citing a wife of one of the strikers, described the details of the response of the self-styled “authorities”. “Our husbands went…Details
Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel expects its capital expenditures to amount to $2.3-2.5 billion in 2019 and $2.3-2.6 billion a year in 2020-2022, the company said in a statement on November 19. In 2018 the capital expenditures will amount to $1.6-1.7 billion. Norilsk Nickel will spend $900 million – $1 billion on obligatory projects, including…Details
The main mine fan produced at the Corum Druzhkovka Machine-building Works has been put into operation at the Ingulets Iron and Steel Works. The fan will be providing the enterprise with fresh air for at least 14 years. The new fan has replaced an older version, which has been operating for 25 years. It will…Details
In January-October Kuzbass mined 151.7 million tons of power-generating coal and 60.1 million tons of coking coal. The combined increase was 5.2% YoY. The mines yielded 74.4 million tons of coal (72.3 million tons in 10 months of 2017) and pits – 137.4 million tons (129 million tons). In October Kuzbass mined 15 million tons…Details
In January-October rolled metal output grew by 2% YoY, to 51.3 million tons. In October manufacture dropped by 1.5% YoY and by 0.4% MoM. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, Russia produced 43.1 million tons of pig iron, on par with 10 months of 2017. In October output decreased by 3.4% YoY, but…Details