In 2019 Vyksa Iron and Steel Works hired a record number of employees. In particular, 1720 have been hired, including 337 by ways of internal rotation. This is the highest result in five years. Previously it did not exceed 1200 people per year. (Ukrainian metal)Details
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OMZ-Spetsstal has started producing billets for the 4th energy unit of the Suydapu Nuclear Power Plant in China. Under the contract with AEM-technologies, OMZ-Spetsstal will produce billets for the reactor body, steam generator and pressure compensator. The total weight of the billet will be 1800 tons. (Ukrainian metal)Details
In 2019 Stoilensky Mining and Processing Works increased concentrate output by 3.3% YoY, to 18 million tons. Pellets accounted for 7.5 million tons, and sinter ore – 1 million tons. This year the GOK intends to increase ore processing from 37 to 42 million tons per year, and iron content in the concentrate from 66.5%…Details
In November 2019 Russia imported 1 thousand tons of non-refined copper from Kazakhstan, up by 60% MoM and more than 9-fold YoY. In 11 months of 2019 imports totaled 4.2 thousand tons, up by 118% YoY. In monetary terms imports have increased by 152%. Price in November 2019 dropped from $14.2 to $14 per kg.…Details
In November 2019 Russia exported 46.4 thousand tons of lead ore and concentrate, up by 85% MoM and by 70% YoY. Deliveries to China grew almost 2-fold, to 45.9 thousand tons, and to Kazakhstan – from 135 tons to 555 tons. In 11 months of 2019 exports totaled 374 thousand tons, up by 16% YoY.…Details
Severstal has invested in the Dutch company Airborne, a global leader in developing digital automation platforms for the production of composite parts, and products with integrated composites. Severstal joins other investors in this investment round, including Pangaea Ventures, the leading advanced materials venture capital fund, and SABIC, the world’s third largest diversified chemical company. Airborne…Details
Hryvnia strengthening, salary increase, maintaining of a social package and the opportunities for additional income helped ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih in 2019 to reduce the outflow of personnel, despite the increase in labor migration in Ukraine. Compared to 2016-2018 the situation with human resources has improved at the company. First of all, regarding the main engineering…Details
This year Zaporizhstal intends to focus on improving the quality of its products. Last year the company received some 100 thousand tons of low-quality products. “We lose $100-150 on each low-quality ton. This money is a reserve that we could spend to finance investment and social projects. This is, actually, our people’s salary. Thus, our…Details
Some 5.7 million tons of coal were extracted from the Russky Ugol pits in Khakasia. The Stepnoy pit and the Kirbinskiy pit employ some 1200 locals. Power-generating coal is extracted at the pits. Coal processing at Stepnoy grew by 21%, to 4.1 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)Details
In 2019 Metinvest spent around the same amount of money on investments as in 2018. Last year it was able to finish all the scheduled key projects – modernization of the blast furnace No. 3 at Azovstal and the mill-1700 at Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. “We are also going forward with our environment…Details
The Osinnikovskaya mine, a part of Raspadskaya Coal Company, has received a Glinik cutter-loader. Until March another machine, as well as energy train are expected. The machine will operate in the 4-1-5-7 long face. Its development will begin in April. With the help of the cutter-loader miners will be able to extract some 170 thousand…Details
In November 2019 Russia imported 89.7 tons of raw tin, down by 41% MoM and by 14% YoY. Deliveries from Peru decreased 2-fold, to 25 tons, while from Bolivia grew 2-fold, to 40.5 tons. Belgium supplied 20 tons. In 11 months of 2019 imports totaled 1.1 thousand tons, up by 3% YoY. In monetary terms…Details
In 2019 Ukraine exported 40.22 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 9% YoY. Domestic companies received some 27 million tons, down by 1%. Iron ore concentrate output grew by 4.6%, to 63.084 million tons. At the same time sinter manufacture dropped by 2.4%, to 30.911 million tons, and pellets – by 2.8%,…Details