In August Russia transported 10.2 million tons of iron ore, up by 7.4% YoY. This has been the highest level in the past 15 years. Since the start of the year railroads have transported 77.3 million tons of ore, up by 5.4% YoY. Local transportation in August grew by 11%. Exports dropped by 15% YoY,…Details
The Central Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy named after Bardin has developed a unique corrosion-resistant austenitic steel grade and the technique to produce 33-meter seamless pipes of it.
At present this technology has no analogues in the world.
Metal companies – Electrostal, Ruspolymet, Volzshky and Sinarsky Pipe Works – participated in the development. (Ukrainian metal)
The Belarus Iron and Steel Works has mastered the production of ten new grades of alloyed steel and carbon steel for the automobile engineering industry, the company’s Press Secretary Alexander Olesik declared. According to the source, BMZ’s engineering division always works to expand the choice of products for the automobile industry. “This year alone we’ve…Details
Prices of gold, silver and platinum fell, while the palladium price increased in Azerbaijan on September 28, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold decreased by 25.364 manats, to 2,012.0605 manats per ounce on September 28 compared to the price on September 27. The price of silver dropped by…Details
Russia is considering the possibility of supplying coal to Turkey and other countries through Azerbaijan, First Deputy Managing Director of Russian Railways JSC Alexander Misharin said. “Railroad transportation between Azerbaijan and Russia grew by 18% YoY, and exceeded 6 million tons,” Misharin said. Speaking about the International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia-Kazakhstan), he noted that interest…Details
PPGHO named after Slavsky has started constructing a foundation pit for the mine water treatment plant. By the end of the year contractors have to make foundations of the auxiliary buildings and structures. The contracts for the delivery of the main machinery (pumps, transformers, conditioners, etc.) have already been concluded. The facility is to be…Details
The Komsomolets Mine was the first enterprise of SUEK to fulfill the annual plan of the preparation works. Since the start of the year the mine has prepared 8110 meters. Because of the good preparation work, the enterprise was able to commission a new long face in time. The long face No. 1846 has the…Details
In January-August Ukrzaliznytsia increased transportation of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih cargo by 25% YoY. “Last year the AMKR throughput totaled 2.223 billion ton-km, but this year – 2.775 billion ton-km, up by 552 million ton-km”, Ukrzaliznytsia CFO Andrei Ryazantsev said. At the same time earlier AMKR CEO Paramjit Kahlon claimed that its throughput dropped by 25%…Details
In July Russia exported 1.33 million tons of billets, down from 1.36 million tons in June. In June exports dropped by 1% MoM. At the same time July exports grew by 21% YoY (from 1.1 million tons). In January-July billet exports increased by 14.59% YoY, to 9.5 million tons. Taiwan imported 27.06% (0.36 million tons)…Details
18 coal-processing factories will be constructed in Kemerovo region in 5 years, which will increase coal-processing volumes by 66.5 million tons and provide local population with 3.5 thousand jobs. At present 54 processing factories are operating in the region, having processed 161.6 million tons of coal in 2017, or 67% of all output. Kemerovo region…Details
In H1 Russia produced 63342 tons of rolled stainless steel, down by 3.9% YoY. Despite this, Krasniy Octyabr Volgograd Iron and Steel Works is still the leader, having produced 76.2% of all rolled stainless steel. The company increased output by 17.5% YoY, to 48266 tons. Stainless steel bars output in Russia dropped by 7.8%, to…Details
Prices of gold and silver fell, while the platinum and palladium prices increased on September 27, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold decreased by 6.0775 manats, to 2,037.4245 manats per ounce on September 27 compared to the price on September 26. The price of silver dropped by 0.0832…Details
Management of Kyrgyzaltyn OJSC completely stopped work at Makmal mine on September 1. Almaz Alimbekov, Chairman of the Board of Kyrgyzaltyn, explained why this was done, what the situation at the mine was and what the future of the mine would be. – What is the current situation at the mine? What structures work and…Details
The monument of Volodymyr the Great, the Baptist of Kievan Rus, was installed on the pedestal in Kriviy Rih. For this purpose, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih provided its special equipment – Liebherr automobile crane, load-carrying capacity of which was 90 tons and the boom length was 52 meters. The new eight-meter monument is cast of…Details
Metinvest has been prolonged the rent of the Phenol State Works in the city of Toretsk, Donetsk region.
The previous agreement was concluded on September 25, 2001 and was valid through September 25, 2018.
The premises of the works are rented by Inkor and Co, LLC, a part of Metinvest. (Ukrainian metal)
To bring power to the mining and processing works at the largest copper deposits in Russia a high-voltage line will be constructed. According to the Baikal Mining Company, the Udokan deposits with the copper reserves of 27 million tons is the largest in Russia and one of the largest in the world. The annual capacity…Details
On September 27 the first and second busbar systems of the Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Works power substation were shut down.
According to the Ministry of Energy, the works was cut off grid.
The emergency brigade repaired the substation systems. The works receives electricity.
The malfunction is being investigated. (Ukrainian metal)
Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works starts producing rolled copper to be used in roofing works. The company has a vast experience in producing copper belts for the construction industry. In early 2000s the works started supplying to the roofing cooper market belts with the size of 0.55×600 and 0.6×600 mm. In 2006 the company mastered…Details
The Krasnobrodskiy coal pit of Kuzbassrazrezugol has commissioned the first WK-20 excavator in the Kemerovo region. The machine has been produced by the Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Works, a part of AVIC. “The company already has experience in operating such excavators. 5 WK-35 excavators with the ladle volume of 35 cubic meters (two each at the…Details
Alexei Yedapin, the chief specialist of NLMK, has analyzed the market of rolled sheet. In particular, in the segment of hot-rolled metal, under the pressure of the export situation, the prices grew considerably in H1. The imposition of protection measures by some countries, as well as the drop of the Turkish lira resulted in the…Details
Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has been awarded the title of Perfect Supplier by the Uralsky Spring Works. The highest degree of the supplier has been awarded based on the operation in H1 2018. The customer evaluated delivery time, product quality and the presence of the quality management system certificate. The companies have been cooperating…Details
From October 1 Metinvest is increasing wages of its employees on average by 10%. According to the group press service, the experienced repairmen and technical engineers will see their salary grow by 15%. The wages of master workers and ordinary workers will increase by 10%, and of administration personnel – by 7%. This year Metinvest…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group has been implementing a series of water protection initiatives aimed at decreasing the ecological impact on water facilities. The company’s short-term plans include completely eliminating the disposal of wastewater into Magnitogorsk Reservoir. To this end, MMK is completing a key stage in the reconstruction of the circulating water…Details
In line with the intention of the shareholders of NLMK Belgium Holdings SA (NBH), NLMK Group has decreased its holdings in NBH through the sale of its 2% stake to THN, an NBH-affiliated company. These shares will be available for conversion into treasury shares for potential distribution in the context of long-term incentive program linked…Details