According to Metinvest B.V., the parent company of a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies, following the successful debt restructuring completed in March, one of its subsidiaries has secured a new financing facility as part of an equipment leasing agreement. Ingulets GOK, one of the group’s key iron ore producers, has agreed to…Details
Metal products exports with the duty of 30 euro per ton bring to the state budget 5 times more than the scrap export of the same volume. “According to our calculations, 1 ton of scrap, processed into metal at the duty of 10 euro, gave 10 times more to the budget than 1 ton of…Details
Dneprospetsstal has closed its office in Moscow. The decision has been taken by the company supervisory board.
“The office will be closed due to the economical inexpediency of its further operation”, the company said.
The office was a representative and the protector of DSS trade interests in Russia. (Ukrainian metal)
Enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex bring 30% of Ukraine’s gross domestic product, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman declared. “If $1 billion is invested into the sphere in the next couple of years, it will become more competitive, more systematic, creating Ukrainian product. The complex in the structure of our GDP is 30%. This is…Details
The NLMK Group Annual General Meeting was held in Lipetsk on June 2. NLMK shareholders approved the payment of dividends for FY 2016 in the amount of 9.22 rubles per ordinary share. Taking into account the interim dividends paid for January-September 2016 in the amount of 5.84 rubles per ordinary share, the amount outstanding to…Details
Energomashspetsstal has signed a contract to produce and delivery machinery for Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited.
According to the agreement, EMSS will produce 3 turbine generator rotors of low pressure.
The total weight of the machinery is 197.7 tons.
The delivery to the Indian city of Haridwar is scheduled for Q4 2017. (Ukrainian metal)
On June 7 the Russian union of metal suppliers together with the Association of steel construction development will hold a round table “Development of cooperation of metal structures manufacturers and metal suppliers” within the II international specialized exhibition Metal Structures’2017. In the course of the event its participants will discuss the cooperation in delivery of…Details
Shareholders of NLMK Group at its Annual General Meeting on June 2 voted to confirm Oleg Bagrin as the Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and to elect a new Board of Directors, which includes five independent directors. Nine members of the Board of Directors were elected, including five independent directors: Vladimir Lisin, Oleg Bagrin,…Details
Rusal is negotiating attraction of $700-800 with Russian state banks for the construction of the Tayshet Aluminum Works and intends to sign agreement this year. “We have offers from banks on TAZ project financing. We’re negotiating terms. We will need some $700-800 million, depending on the exchange rate, to put the first stage with capacity…Details
Within the framework of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2017), Natalya Zhdanova, the governor of the Trans-Baikal territory, and Elena Bezdenezhnykh, Vice-President, State Secretary, Head of GR of Nornickel, signed a social and economic cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, the government of the region will support Nornickel’s investment projects, particularly the company’s key…Details
The newly elected Board of Directors of NLMK Group held its first meeting following the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting. Vladimir Lisin was re-elected as Chairman of the Board. The Board of Directors approved a schedule of the Board meetings and formed Board Committees. Independent directors comprise the majority on two of the Board Committees. Strategic…Details
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman visited Azovstal Iron and Steel Works on June 1. During his visit, the head of the government had a look at blast furnace No. 4, the most innovative and environmentally friendly smelting facility in Ukraine. Enver Tskitishvili, Azovstal CEO, and Yuri Zinchenko, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works CEO,…Details
The department of the State Architecture-Construction Inspection in Donetsk region has checked the object of the fifth difficulty category: “The construction of the first stage of the pulverized coal fuel preparation and injection complex for Azovstal blast furnaces”. The inspectors have checked the finished construction of the object on 1 Leporsky Street in Mariupol, as…Details
The company CEO Enver Tskitishvili noted, that in June the salary across the group increased by 20% on average. (Ukrainian metal)
In May railroad transportation increased by 3.5% YoY, to 106.5 million tons. According to the Russian Railroads, in January-May throughput increased by 3.8% YoY, to 516.9 million tons. Coke transportation in 5 months increased by 1.3%, to 4.7 million tons, ferrous scrap – by 7.4%, to 5.6 million tons. At the same time ferrous metals…Details
Mednogorsk Copper-Sulfur Works railroad crane fleet has increased by one unit. The cost of the new machinery is around 7 million rubles. The lifting capacity of the crane is 25 tons, with the arm length of 15 meters and the lifting height of 14 meters. “This is a long-expected purchase for us. The cranes that…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works beams are used in the manufacture of railroad cars and flat wagons for cold climate. The company has already supplied 900 tons of rolled metal to Roslavl Wagon-Repair Works. The flat wagons will be used to transport timber and bulk cargo. The metal for such wagons has to be able…Details
Kyshtym Electrolitic Copper Plant has prepared a site for the construction of two additional rows of electrolyses bathes (40 bathes in each row). All the unnecessary equipment has been disassembled. The next stage is creation of the foundation. The KMEZ copper electrolyses shop capacity will increase from 120 thousand tons to 140 thousand tons of…Details
The ChTPZ group and Rostselmash have signed a cooperation agreement.
The contract is valid till 2019 and makes ChTPZ the main supplier of pipes. The group will supply not less than 90% of pipes for Rostov Press Works, a part of Rostselmash. (Ukrainian metal)
Russia’s Aluminum Association and the aerospace branch of aluminum producer RUSAL will jointly promote seats manufactured by Vemina Aviaprestige, the association said in a statement. The companies have asked the Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, to appeal to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA for certificate approval of the Russian-manufactured seats, which will…Details
In January-April Central Mining and Processing Works produced 674 thousand tons of pellets, down by 19% YoY. According to a company representative, iron ore concentrate output dropped by 11.4%, to 1.536 million tons. In April CGOK produced 67 thousand tons of pellets and 385 thousand tons of concentrate, down from 200 thousand tons of pellets…Details
Belarus is ready to help Sudan and Egypt with extracting gold and other mineral resources, Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Andrei Kovkhuto declared. The relevant matters were discussed as a delegation of the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry visited Sudan and Egypt. Among other things the sides discussed the possibility of…Details
A representative of the Swiss company “Argor-Heraeus SA”, one of the biggest refining companies of the world with which “AzerGold” Closed Joint-Stock Company is working, has visited Azerbaijan. The purpose of the visit was to get more acquainted with the Azerbaijani company’s operations. The Argor representative has been to Chovdar Ore Processing Area located in…Details
The Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has signed a decree to increase the number of deposits to be given into concession to investors. According to the document, signed on May 30, three more oil deposits have been included in the list. Now the list has 15 objects, including precious metals deposits of Zuberovo in Minsk region.…Details
Metinvest demands the reimbursement of VAT for 2016 for the works, the control over which was lost in mid-March. According to the group statement, the state debt on VAT reimbursement to the companies on the uncontrolled territories of Donbass stands at $35 million. At the same time, Metinvest claims that in 2016 VAT reimbursement to…Details
The development of the Amulsar gold deposits is the largest investment project of Armenia. Total investments in the project will reach some $370 million. 570 builders are involved in the construction work, with 280 being locals. The mine will create 700 jobs. The project started in August 2016, while preliminary work began in 2006. The…Details