Ukraine: electric energy consumption in metal industry up in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukrainian metal companies increased electricity consumption by 10% YoY, to 4.93 billion kW-h.

In May natural gas consumption remained on the April level – 140 million cubic meters.

In January-May 790 million cubic meters of gas were consumed. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kuibyshevskaya mine on fire in occupied Donetsk

The citizens of Donetsk, occupied by pro-Russia terrorist forces, report a massive fire at the Kuibyshevskaya mine.

They also publish photos and videos of the fire in social networks.

The mine has been officially closed since 2009, while its administration building burned down this April. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusal elects new VP

Rusal has appointed Elena Bezdenezhnykh the vice president on regional policy and cooperation with authorities. She will be managing the subdivisions responsible for cooperation with regional and federal authorities. Elena Bezdenezhnykh has been previously working with Norilsk Nickel as the vice president, state secretary since 2015. She started working in the metal industry in 1995.…


Russia: Trubodetal passes TUV Nord audit

Trubodetal Works has passed the combined audit of the quality, environment and labor safety management systems. The audit has been carried out by the representatives of TUV Nord Cert. They have visited the manufacturing shops of the company and checked the compliance of the systems to world standards. Following the inspection the commission recommended TUV…


Russia: MMK sales down in May 2018

In May MMK decreased railroad transportation of rolled metal by 11.6% YoY and by 3.4% MoM, to 829 thousand tons. In January-May railroad shipping of metal from MMK increased by 3% YoY, to 4.44 million tons, the highest result in the past 4 years. Deliveries to domestic customers grew by 13%, to 2.85 million tons,…


Ukraine: UMCC to flourish when privatized

The acting director of the United Mining and Chemical Company Alexander Gladushko believes the state ownership limits the enterprise development. “The taxation base is a burden for state companies. It considerably limits the spending on modernization, and the company itself has limited opportunities on reconstruction”, he said. He believes, that the private ownership will allow…