Russia: ChMK certifies two types of heat-strengthened rails for EU market

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has confirmed correspondence of 60E1 and 60E2 heat-strengthened rails manufacture to TSI requirements. The certificates obtained allow the company exporting products to the EU. ChMK started manufacturing these types of rails of R350HT steel grade specifically for the European market. The audit has been carried out by TUV Nord. (Ukrainian…

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CIS: pellets exports in 2017

In 2017 Ferrexpo exported 10.406 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, Poltava Mining and Processing Works exported 7.821 million tons and Yeristovo GOK – 2.585 million tons. Karelsky Okatysh exported 5.599 million tons of pellets, Metalloinvest – 5257.7 thousand tons, including 3.115 million tons from Mikhaylovsky GOK and 2.142 million tons from Lebedinsky…

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Ukraine: Interpipe buys 48.5 thousand tons of scrap from Ukrzaliznytsia in 2017

In 2017 the state company Ukrzaliznytsia supplied 48.5 thousand tons of metal scrap to Interpipe. “Ukrzaliznytsia’s entering the scrap market was a very important and long-awaited move. They sold 157.2 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap, and we bought 48.5 thousand tons from them”, Interpipe CFO Denis Morozov said. According to him, those companies that…

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Russia: ZEMZ starts assembling unique machinery

Within the project to construct the press-forging complex Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works has started assembling machinery. In particular, the company assembles the press frame. The machinery is produced by Danieli and assembled by the contractor company Prokatmontazh. The weight of the press frame is 64 tons. To assemble it a Grove automobile crane with the lifting…

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Russia: Krasniy Octyabr increases product range

In 2017 Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works was busy modernizing its thermal and treatment machinery. At the same time the company started manufacturing new types of products. In particular, last year Krasniy Octyabr started producing cold-rolled sheet with the thickness of 0.8-3.5 mm and hot-rolled sheet of corrosion-resistant steel and heat-resistant chrome-nickel alloys. For…

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Tajikistan: uranium mining not to resume

Tajikistan is prospecting for uranium not to resume mining, but to evaluate the reserves. “This does not mean we will return to uranium mining”, the director of Main geology department at the government Zarobiddin Fayzullozoda said. “Uranium was actively processed on the territory of Tajikistan under the Soviet Union. The work on prospecting started in…

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