Russia: ММК signs contract with Sinosteel for supply of sinter plant equipment

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has started construction of a new sinter plant as part of its long-term development strategy announced in November 2015 to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Commissioning of the new sinter plant will provide MMK’s blast furnaces with high-quality sinter produced using state-of-the-art energy-saving and environmentally safe technologies. The new plant…

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Russia: NLMK Group centralizes control over European investment projects

NLMK Group, an international steel producer with operations in Russia, Europe and the USA, is opening NLMK Europe’s Project Office, a new division for integrated planning and implementation of investment programs at the group’s European facilities. Konstantin Lagutin, NLMK Group’s VP for Investment Projects, said: “The new project office will allow us to integrate our…

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Ukraine: coal output to double

“In a year and a half we intend to double coal output in Ukraine”, the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik announced. All the salary debts to miners will be cleared by January 1, 2017, he added. “The ministry has fulfilled its obligations on settling salary payments, and we expect miners to honor…

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Ukraine: Metinvest expecting steel consumption to increase in 2017

In 2017 Ukraine will consume 4.6 million tons of steel, up by 7% YoY. “We see activity increase in construction, agriculture and machine-building. So we expect steel consumption to increase by 5-10%, by 7% on average”, Metinvest marketing director Roman Kurashev said. Construction and machine-building will become the main drivers behind the consumption growth. In…

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