Russia: NLMK Group boosts energy efficiency of hydrogen production

NLMK Group has begun commercial operation of a hydrogen unit that generates hydrogen from natural gas through vapor reforming at VIZ-Steel in Yekaterinburg, where hi-tech transformer (grain-oriented) steel is produced. This project will provide a three-fold reduction in the cost of hydrogen production. The new technology, which replaces expensive electrolysis, requires 30 times less energy…

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Russia: ChTPZ pipe sales down in H1 2016

In January-June CHTPZ Group pipe companies (Chelyabinsk pipe-rolling and Pervouralsk New Pipe Works) have shipped 865 thousand tons of steel pipes to consumers, down by 19% YoY, or by 206 thousand tons. The decrease is explained by the drop in the large diameter pipes (LDP) demand. This trend is observed at all major Russian manufacturers.…

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