Russia: titanium-makers to gather in Yekaterinburg

Next week Yekaterinburg will host the Ti-2017 in CIS conference, organized by the Titanium association.

The participants will discuss the current world and Russian market situation, the raw materials and mineral base, possible types of machinery to produce titanium and its semi-finished products, as well as 3D-printing of titanium wares. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest starts employing people from uncontrolled territories

An employment center for Metinvest workers from the companies on the occupied territories has started operating in Mariupol. According to Azovstal CEO Enver Tskitishvili, the Metinvest staff is a single body, despite territorial spread. Azovstal has already employed the first workers from the Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works. Other Metinvest enterprises do the same. On…

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Ukraine: metal trade with occupied Donbass in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported 1.35 million tons (31.55 thousand wagons) of coke from the uncontrolled territories, and supplied 193.6 thousand tons of coke (4.52 thousand wagons) there. According to the Ukrzaliznytsia report, iron and manganese ore imports from uncontrolled territories totaled 28.72 thousand tons (430 wagons), exports – 5.27 million tons (76.54 thousand wagons). Ferrous…

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Russia: Rusal keeps getting profits

In 2016 Rusal income decreased by 8% YoY, to $7.983 billion, because of the LME average aluminum price drop of 3.5% YoY, to $1.604 per ton.

The corrected net profits and normalized net profits totaled $590 and $1.257 billion respectively, as opposed to $671 million and $1.097 billion in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Gagarinov to head SinTZ

The Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) has announced the appointment of Vyacheslav Gagarinov the managing director of Sinarsky Pipe Works. Previously he has served as the chief engineer of the company. SinTZ ex-director Vyacheslav Popkov has been transferred to the position of the deputy manufacturing general director of TMK. Gagarinov has been working at SinTZ since…

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Ukraine: terrorists not to resume operation at Zhevago’s works

The Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant, which has been almost idle since 2014 because of the military activity on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories, cannot be put back into operation at present. According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, the works is not operating and is not managed by Ukrainian authorities. “The enterprise is destroyed, it cannot be…

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Ukraine: employees killed at Zaporozhkoks

Following an explosion at the Zaporozhkoks 4 employees have been killed. “There was an explosion of the gas tank without burning. A subcontracting organization was performing welding and repair works at the tank, which resulted in the explosion. 4 people perished”, the local police said. According to the works security director Vadim Advokatov, the explosion…

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Kazakhstan: iron ore output up in January-February 2017

In January-February Kazakhstan mined 5.884 million tons of iron ore, up by 14.4% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the national economy, copper ore output totaled 14.547 million tons, up by 54% YoY, and chrome concentrate – 668.3 thousand tons, up by 15%. (Ukrainian metal)