Ukraine: separatists trying to put DEMZ into operation

The authorities of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (the Russia-supported terrorist organization) try to put the idle Donetsk Electrometallurgical Plant back into operation. According to the company new director Alexander Zubov, some 400 people, mostly ex-employees, are trying to assemble equipment. After the works is up and running it will be able to produce some…

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Russia: KUZOTsM exports one third of its products in January-September 2016

In January-September Kamensk-Uralsk Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works increased exports. In particular, exports went up from 24% to 32% in the total volume of sales. 66% of the goods exported are the rolled brass, but due to the low marginality it is being transferred to the local market. The company strives to increase rolled copper sales.…

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Ukraine: Metinvest to supply steel to Italian shipbuilders on annual basis

Metinvest has concluded long-term contracts with shipbuilding works of Italy to supply metal, produced by its Trametal works. According to the group’s sales director Roman Kurashev, Italian shipbuilders have stable operations, and their orders portfolio for 2018 is already full. “Now they take orders for 2020-2021, so we’re working with them in normal mode”, he…

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Russia: KTK coal processing to reach 80%

According to the coal industry department of the Kemerovo region, the Kuzbass Fuel Company is repairing two of its processing factories at the Vinogradovsky open-pit mine. The overhaul will see the assembly of more productive equipment, increasing the processing at both factories from 6 million tons of coal per year to 9 million tons. And…

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