Russia: ChTPZ to increase CPP output

The ChTPZ Group intends to increase compressor-pump pipes with externally upset ends output from 18 to 35 thousand tons per year. The increase of capacities has been made possible thanks to the modernization program at the Pervouralsk Pipe Plant. The modernization saw the replacement of parts at pipe cutting-mills, etc. The Pervouralsk Plant produces CPP…

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Russia: throughput of Neva-Metal flat in January-February 2017

In January-February Neva-Metal CJSC (stevedoring company of Severstal) handled about 508,000 tons of cargo, which is close to the result of January-February 2016, the company reported. Container handling totaled about 14,000 TEUs. CJSC Neva-Metal is a part of a transport division of Severstal Russian Steel of Severstal Group. Neva-Metal specializes in transshipment of containerized and…

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Ukraine: Donbass metal works taken by militants shutting down

The situation at the metal works, taken by the DPR-LPR militants from their rightful owners, has become almost critical in just 1 week. Despite the local authorities’ forecasts, which promised to quickly reorient production to Russian and provide up to 70% of the budget revenues from these companies, most of them start to shut down.…

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Ukraine: UGOK output up in February 2017

In February the Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 941.3 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate and 135 thousand tons of sinter, up by 9.2% and by 13.4% YoY respectively.

In January-February concentrate output at UGOK increased by 11.1% YoY, to 1.989 million tons, of sinter – by 26.9%, to 338.9 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR concerned about possible negative consequences of railway blockade in eastern Ukraine

ArcelorMittal, the biggest foreign investor in Ukraine, is concerned about possible negative consequences of railway connection blockade in the east of the country. The blockade of coal supplies from uncontrolled territories of Donbass threatens energy stability of the plant and supply of raw materials needed for production activities. Eastern region, as the source of supply…

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Ukraine: Lvivugol accounts unblocked

The State Executing Service has unblocked all Lvivugol accounts. The Lviv region miners will receive their salaries, the regional governor Oleg Sinyutka reported. The miners announced they would go on a strike on March 9, because of the salary debts. The issue was discussed with the regional authorities. According to Lvivugol, on March 6, it…

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Russia: RMK and MMK to increase environment protection investments

According to Russian Copper Company environment, labor safety and industrial safety department director Natalia Gonchar, in 2017 the company intends to invest 1.6 billion rubles into environment protection (1.3 billion invested in 2016). The money will be spent on the protection of air, water, soil, and waste treatment. Moreover, Karabashmed, a part of RMK, environment…

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