Russia: BASF and Norilsk Nickel to cooperate on raw material supply for battery materials production in Europe

BASF and PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding and entered exclusive negotiations to cooperate on the supply of raw materials for future battery materials production for lithium-ion batteries in Europe. BASF intends to invest up to 400 million euro in a first step to build industry-leading production…

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Russia: CherMK sets new manufacturing record

Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has set a new manufacturing record making 75 smeltings on two converters in one shift.

The new schedule on smelting has been prepared with the help of manufacture and orders planning department.

Severstal-Vtorchermet supplied enough scrap.

The previous record was set in June 2015 – 70 smeltings. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal certifies rebars to Latvian standard

Severstal has received the certificate that the V550V steel for concrete reinforcement with the diameter of 10-32 mm produced by Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works meets all requirements of the Latvian state standards LVS 191-1:2012 and LVS 191-1:2012/AS:2015.

Severstal became the first foreign supplier of rebars to be certified according to these standards. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kominmet on fire

On June 27 the Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern was on fire. “The roof of the manufacturing premises was in fire. The size of the fire was 250 square meters. There were no casualties”, the emergency service reported. According to the witnesses, the pipe shop was in flames. Kominmet produces steel pipes and…

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Russia: Evraz reports hacker attack

Evraz has reported that its information system has been attacked by hackers.

“There was a malfunction in the net. The main manufacture is operating. There is no threat to the employees and the enterprises. The specialists are dealing with the situation”, the group said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Valki-Ilmenit still supplying raw materials to Crimean Titanium

Valki-Ilmenit, despite the cancellation of license, goes on mining raw materials in Zhytomir region for Crimean Titanium, connected with Dmitry Firtash. “On the territory of Zhytomir region there is Valki-Ilmenit LLC, a sole quarry which supplies raw materials to the occupied Crimea, to Crimean Titanium. On March 28, the State Geology Service cancelled its license…

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Russia: RUSAL’s 3 plants in power outages due to power plant failures

Plants of Russian aluminum producer UC RUSAL in the cities of Bratsk, Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk have had power outages due to setbacks on the Boguchanskaya GES and Berezovskaya GRES power plant units, the Energy Ministry said in a statement on June 27.

The details are being clarified, the ministry said. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: Almalyk improves polymetallic ores processing

In order to improve polymetallic ores processing at the Khandiza deposits, the processing factory has been reconstructed, adding 6 Ts-15 thickeners.

After that Almalyk Mining and Processing Works decided to construct another thickener. The construction is underway.

The new machinery will be put into operation in late August. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK opens first pipe-online shop

The Pipe Metal Company starts beta testing of the TMK eTrade – the first in Russia Internet store to sell pipe products. The store is expected to start functioning in full in September. At present TMK eTrade has the following services: pipe cost calculator based on a number of parameters (type and form, material, diameter,…

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Russia: Gaysky GOK gets 40 mining machines

Over 40 units of mining machines were delivered to the Gaysky Mining and Processing Works in January-June. In particular, the company received Henkon Siberia machines, Charmec 6605B, Russian and Finnish drilling machines, as well as several dump trucks and load-haul-dump machines. This year Gaysky GOK will spend 1.7 billion rubles on modernizing mining equipment and…

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