Russia: NTPZ starts producing round pipes

Noginsk Pipe-Sections Works has started manufacturing round electric welded pipes.

So far the company can produce pipes with the diameter of 57 mm and 20 mm.

By the end of the year the company intends to have mastered the manufacture of pipes with the diameter of 15, 25, 32, 40 and 50 mm. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: KAZ Minerals pays debts

The net debt of KAZ Minerals as of September 30 decreased to $1.986 billion from $2.052 billion as of June 30.

In Q3 the company also paid interest on the loans in the amount of $99 million.

Royalty payments totaled $49 million.

The gross debt of the group is $3.502 billion. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KMEZ buys new electric forklifts

Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has received new Linde electric forklifts.

The machines have been sent to the railroad and copper wire rod shops.

They will be used to load products into containers.

The forklifts operate on lithium-ion batteries, thus not polluting the closed premises. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK Group recognized as leader in procurement digitalization

NLMK Group has topped the “Leader in Procurement Process Digitalization” nomination of the “Competitive Procurement Leader” Award. The Award Ceremony was held in Moscow at the Russian “Corporate Procurement 2018” Summit. The jury applauded NLMK Group’s achievements in the digitalization of procurement. Currently over 90% of tender procedures of the company are done through e-tendering…


Ukraine: German manufacturers visit AMKR

The delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany has visited PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, the biggest mining and metallurgical company of Ukraine. The visit took place on October 26 as a part of business visit to Ukraine of the representatives of German industrial companies united by non-government organization German Eastern Business Association. At the plant…