Russia: Ruspolymet to launch 1.14-billion ruble powder steel plant by 2018

Russian metallurgical company Ruspolymet plans to launch a 1.14 billion ruble plant to produce powdered high-speed steel billets for metal-cutting tools in the Sarov technological cluster in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the company’s board of directors chairman Viktor Klochai announced. The project will be implemented by Ruspolymet’s subsidiary Grankom under state industrial corporation Rosatom’s scientific…

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Ukraine: Mariupol works decrease output by 10% because of blockade

In February Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal, both parts of Metinvest, decreased output by 10% because of the ATO zone railroad blockade. “Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works receives electricity from Zuyevskaya TPP, situated on the uncontrolled territory, but registered in Ukraine. This power plant can only use coal mined in Pavlograd and…

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Ukraine: coal stocks at TPPs down

Coal stocks at Ukrainian thermal power plants on February 6-12, decreased by 4.9%, or by 79 thousand tons, to 1.53 million tons. Gas-group coal stocks dropped by 8.4%, or by 63 thousand tons, to 688 thousand tons (with 121 thousand tons at Burshtyn TPP). Anthracite coal stocks decreased by 1.8%, or by 16 thousand tons,…

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