Russia: Nornickel preliminary consolidated production results for Q3 and 9 months of 2017

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the third quarter and nine months of 2017. First Vice-President — Chief Operating Officer, Sergey Dyachenko commented on the production results: “In Q3 our nickel production increased by 10%, as Talnakh Concentrator reached its design…

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Russia: Karelsky Okatysh puts new excavator in operation

Karelsky Okatysh has put in operation the fourth EKG-20KM excavator.

The first two excavators have been operating at the Central and South quarries for over a year already.

The third excavator was put in operation in August. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Donetsk Iron and Steel Works manufacture stopped

In early November Donetsk Iron and Steel Works, situated in the temporarily occupied region, stopped operating because of the lack of funds.

The money provided by the managing company Vneshtorgservice LLC was used to buy fuel, raw materials, machinery, etc.

In June the works was shut down because of the absence of fuel. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal deliveries to machine-builders up in January-September 2017

In January-September Severstal supplied some 414 thousand tons of rolled metal to Russian machine-builders, up by 15% YoY. The increase was the result of the growth of metal consumption in some industries, in particular in railroad, lifting and transport and agriculture machine-building. In 2017 Severstal expects steel demand in machine-building to grow by 12.5% YoY.…

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Ukraine: DSS output up in January-October 2017

In January-October Dneprospetsstal produced 140 thousand tons of rolled metal and 215.2 thousand tons of steel, up by 12% and by 9.5% YoY respectively.

In October the output totaled 23 thousand tons of steel and 14 thousand tons of rolled metal.

In 2016 Dneprospetsstal decreased output by 8.3% YoY, to 6.295 billion UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: SevGOK to spend 95 million UAH on pelletization machine repair

Severniy Mining and Processing Works has started the repairs of its Lurgi 552A pelletization machine in the pellets shop No. 2. According to the company statement, investments in the project total 95 million UAH. The repair work is expected to last for 45 days. The reconstruction will increase the machine lifecycle and allow it to…

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Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue up in January-October 2017

In January-October Ukraine exported $6.92 billion worth of ferrous metals, up by 15.4% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 19.66% of the total exports against 20.58% in 10 months of 2016. In October Ukraine earned $744.43 million from the exports of ferrous metals, up from $690.22 million in September. At…

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Ukraine: EMSS produces hammer frame for LASCO

Energomashspetsstal has completed another order to produce a hammer frame for LASCO Umformtechnic GmbH.

According to the company statement, the billet weighing 61 tons was shipped to the customer in October.

The casting is a part of the press-forging equipment.

So far this is the 15ths hammer frame produced by EMSS for LASCO. (Ukrainian metal)