Ukraine: Interpipe Steel output up in January-September 2018

In January-September Interpipe Steel increased steel output by 13.7% YoY, to 738 thousand tons.

According to a company representative, in September production totaled 77 thousand tons.

Round billets output in 2017 was 850 thousand tons, up by 38% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK sales up in September 2018

In September railroad deliveries of metal from NLMK totaled 1.1 million tons, up by 14.8% YoY.

In 9 months sales reached 9.6 million tons, up by 2.5% YoY.

Deliveries to Russian customers increased by 0.6%, to 3.2 million tons, while exports grew by 3.5%, to 6.4 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amurstal sales up in September 2018

In September railroad sales of steel from Amurstal totaled 55.1 thousand tons, up 2.6-fold YoY.

In January-September sales grew 5.2-fold, to 406.5 thousand tons.

This year Russian customers received 138.2 thousand tons, while 268.3 thousand tons were exported. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RM-Steel to double output

RM-Steel, specializing in the metal structures for the construction of ships, plans to double its output next year. “For this we intend to buy another heating furnace, which will allow us increasing output from 11 thousand tons to 22 thousand tons. The cost of the new machinery is around 90 million rubles”, the company owner…


Russia: coal output in Amur region down in January-September 2018

Since the start of the year Amur region has mined 2.5 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 5% YoY.

In the region coal is mined at the Erkovetsky and Severo-Vostochniy pits.

To further increase Erkovetsky capacities, Amur Coal will by new machines – a hydraulic excavator and bulldozers. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Metalloinvest and ChelPipe Group discuss ways to boost OEMK steel supply for pipe production

Metalloinvest and ChelPipe Group have held a Coordination Committee meeting at OEMK (a part of Metalloinvest). During the meeting the parties discussed options to increase supplies of high quality steel grades from OEMK to Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant (a part of ChelPipe Group). Experts from ChelPipe Group visited the main departments of the OEMK plant,…


Russia: TMK not allowed to buy Technomash

The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia has rejected the offer of the Pipe Metallurgical Company to buy 100% of the “Tekhnologii bureniya” Company, owned by Hilong Energy (China). The FAS believes the deal will limit competition on the Russian market of drilling pipes. TMK is the largest manufacturer of drilling pipes in Russia – in…