Kazakhstan: AMT invests 3 billion tenge in processing factory modernization

The processing factory of the Orken-Atasu will enter the new 2019 year with a completely modernized complex. Investments of ArcelorMittal Temirtau in the project will reach over 3 billion tenge. The factory employees have completed the manufacturing plan of iron ore mining and processing in advance. Thus, the factory was ready for the large-scale reconstruction…

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Russia: MMK to modernize coke manufacture

MMK and Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co have signed a memorandum of intention and cooperation in the project to reconstruct the MMK coke manufacture. The parties have agreed to conclude agreements for the construction of objects under the project. The project presupposes the construction of the coke-oven battery No. 12, reconstruction of the recovery plant,…

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Ukraine: EMSS to produce rolls for ISD Dunaferr

Energomashspetsstal has concluded an agreement to supply rolls to the ISD Dunaferr.

According to the company statement, for the Hungarian plant it will produce 7 backing rolls for hot- and cold-rolling mills.

The weight of the whole batch is 174.8 tons.

According to the schedule, the rolls will be delivered in July-October 2019. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pipe exports up in September 2018

In September Ukraine exported $70.387 million worth of steel pipes, up by 42.2% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, imports dropped by 4.5%, to $12.399 million. US saw the largest exports – $9.615 million. In January-September pipe exports grew by 39.9%, to $554.955 million, while imports – by 46.2%, to $123.547 million. In August…

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Ukraine: semi-finished steel products imports up in January-August 2018

In January-August Ukraine exported 4.431 million tons of semi-finished steel products valued at $2.12 billion, as opposed to 3.83 million tons valued at $1.1451 billion last year. In 8 months Ukraine imported 28.665 thousand tons of steel semis valued at $17.335 million, up from 7.362 thousand tons at $3.968 million. The Western Europe countries accounted…

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Russia: Severstal-Balakovo masters manufacture of unique rebars

Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo has mastered the manufacture of A600C rebars (ArmaNorma). The rebars with the diameter of 10-40 mm for ferroconcrete structures correspond to GOST 34028-2018 and TU 14-1-5596-2010. “The new rebars are corrosion-resistant, which is provided for by the chemical elements contained in the steel. The ArmaNorma guarantees a longer life time…

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Ukraine: EMSS to supply rolls for Salem Steel Plant

Energomashspetsstal and the largest Indian metal group SAIL have concluded an agreement on the delivery of four supporting rolls weighing 106.5 tons.

The EMSS rolls will be installed at Salem Steel Plant hot-rolling mills.

The contract has to be fulfilled in Q2-3 2019.

The companies have been cooperating since 2013. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VIZ-Stal output and sales up in January-September 2018

In January-September VIZ-Stal produced 128 thousand tons of transformer steel, up by 9% YoY.

The capacities were fully loaded.

Transformer steel sales grew also by 9%, to 127 thousand tons.

The positive dynamics has to do with the growth of the world demand for transformer steel.

Exports accounted for 80% of sales. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Bardin Institute develops new steel for railroad wheels

The Ferrous Metals Research Institute named after Bardin has developed a new alloyed steel with bainitic structure for the solid-rolled railroad wheels. Vyksa Iron and Steel Works and Russian Railroads participated in the development. The new bainitic steel has demonstrated higher mechanical and exploitation characteristics than its predecessors. The wheels were produced at Vyksa Iron…

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