Russia: Severstal sales down in August 2018

In August Severstal decreased sales by 0.1% YoY, to 488.6 thousand tons.

This is the lowest level since July 2017.

In January-August sales grew by 5.3% YoY, to 5.45 million tons.

Russian customers received 3.66 million tons, up by 0.5%, while exports increased by 16.8%, to 1.8 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR renting land in accordance with the law

The land in Shyrokivskiy district of Dnipropetrovsk region for construction of tailing pond is in state ownership and possession was delivered to PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih legitimately, explained Yuriy Martynyuk, General Legal Counsel of Legal Administration of the company. – Not all people are aware of this issue. Please explain, what was in the beginning?…


Russia: NLMK-Ural exports down in January-August 2018

In August NLMK-Ural metal sales via railroad totaled 130 thousand tons, up by 13.4% YoY.

In January-August sales grew by 13.3% YoY, to 900 thousand tons.

Sales to Russian customers totaled 621.2 thousand tons, up by 26.1%, while exports dropped by 7.7%, to 278.8 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: deliveries of scrap to NLMK-Kaluga up in August 2018

In August NLMK-Kaluga received 112.2 thousand tons of ferrous scrap via railroad.

According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 2.8% YoY.

In January-August scrap deliveries totaled 886.2 thousand tons, up by 9.1% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amur Works starts processing concentrate from Kazakhstan and Latin America

Polymetal has started processing raw materials from Latin America at its Amur Hydrometallurgical Works. “Amur HMW is operating like a hub. Since the second half of 2017 we have been processing concentrates of other companies. These are concentrates from the Far East, Siberia and even Kazakhstan. We have also processed a small batch from Latin…


Russia: scrap deliveries to NLMK-Ural up in January-August 2018

In August direct scrap deliveries to NLMK-Ural totaled 176 thousand tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 4.1% YoY.

In 8 months ferrous scrap deliveries reached 1.11 million tons, up by 2.3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK-Kaluga exports up in August 2018

In August NLMK-Kaluga increased sales of metal via railroad by 2% YoY, to 91.8 thousand tons.

In January-August the company sold 752.2 thousand tons of metal, up by 5.2% YoY.

Sales to Russian customers accounted for 306.3 thousand tons, down by 1.8%, while exports grew by 10.5%, to 446 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: former workers of Crimean Titanium plant explain hazardous emissions

Ukrainian journalists tracked down former employees of the Crimean Titanium plant, who explained why a chemical disaster occurred. The reason lays in grave violations of the technology process to dispose of hazardous substances – leftovers of titanium production. “For three years, hydrolysis acid has been drained into settling reservoirs in full violation of technology,” ex-worker…


Russia: Norilsk Nickel launches $2.5-billion environment protection project

Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel has launched a $2.5-billion environment protection initiative Sulphur Project at one of the two planned facilities, the company said.

The project was started on the Medny plant and will later be launched at the Nadezhdinsky smelter. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RUSAL expected to register in local offshore zone in October 2018

Russia’s Economic Development Ministry expects aluminum producer UC RUSAL to finish registration in a special administrative region in October, Minister Maxim Oreshkin declared on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum on September 11. “The law will come into force soon, now all bylaws are being prepared, there will be some adjustments including legislative adjustments.…


Russia: KMEZ finishes assembly of new gas-purifying equipment

Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has assembled the main equipment of the LUHR gas filter.

It is used to purify gases of the main copper-smelting machine of the company – the MAERZ furnace.

The filter is expected to be commissioned this year.

The cost of the project is 200 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Alexander Popov appointed BGOK CEO

Alexander Popov has been appointed the CEO of Bystrinskoye Mining and Processing Works effective as of September 3.

He has previously worked in Kuzbassugol, Vorkutaugok, Olkon and Krasniy Kotelschik.

The ex-CEO of BGOK Vladimir Nakivayko has been working at Nornickel enterprises for 25 years. (Ukrainian metal)