Ukraine: third batch of U.S. coal arrives

The third batch of 80,000 tons of coal from the United States was delivered by the MG Explorer vessel to the state-run Yuzhny (“Southern”) Sea Commercial Port in Odessa region for Ukraine’s major power generating company PJSC Centrenergo, according to the port’s press service. “There is 80,000 tons of coal on board the bulk carrier.…


Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in October 2017

In October Zaporozhogneupor increased output of molded, chamotte and magnesia rerfactories.

According to the company statement, it produced 9200.82 tons of molded and 371.14 tons of chamotte refractories.

In January-October Zaporozhogneupor produced 83197.42 tons of molded refractories, up by 103.65 YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Klyuchevsky Ferroalloys Works resumes operation

Klyuchevsky Ferroalloys Works has resumed operation after a major overhaul.

The repair has been carried out in the kiln No. 1.

As the company was bound by international contracts it could not halt operation during the national holidays, so it decided to carry out repairs during the additional days off. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChMZ profit up in January-September 2017

In January-September Chepets Mechanical Works received 1.73 billion rubles of net profit, up by 24% YoY.

Sales revenue reached 8.97 billion rubles, up by 2.5% YoY.

Since the start of the year the company has paid 1.52 billion rubles of taxes to the budgets of various levels. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pig iron prices to grow

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that pig iron prices will continue growing influenced by the expected growth of scrap price. By the end of November the rolled metal trade will have revived, which will allow exporters to increase prices. The forecast range of prices for November is $320-370 per ton FOB. In October negative trends…


Ukraine: UGOK finishes processing factory repairs

Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works has finished capital repairs of two sections of its ore-processing factory No. 1. According to the company statement, in September the seventh, and in late October the eighth sections of the factory were commissioned. Investments in modernization totaled 400 million UAH. During the repair equipment at all the technological sites…


Russia: ZEMZ starts producing stainless slabs

The rolling shop No. 1 of Zlatoustovsky Electrometallurgical Works has started producing 150×680 mm and 150×700 mm slabs of 12X18H10T steel.

The metal will be supplied to the Volgograd Iron and Steel Works “Krasniy Oktyabr”.

“Such wide slabs have been produced at the ZEMZ 1150-mill for the first time”, the company noted. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga processes 500 thousand tons of metal

Since its commissioning in 2010 Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga, the Severstal JV with Gonvarri Steel Services (Italy), processed 500 thousand tons of metal. Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works metal accounted for 50% of the total volume. The company warehousing capacity is 30 thousand tons. This year the company has successfully passed the ISO 14001-2005, OHSAS 18001-2007 and ISO…