Russia: raw copper output up in January-February 2017

In January-February Russia increased raw copper output by 1% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper alloys output dropped by 18.7%, rods and sections – by 37.3%, but wire production rose by 38.3%, and foil – by 80.2%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NTPZ increases product range

The Noginsk Pipe-Section Works has started manufacturing a new type of product: arc-welded section pipes with 110x110x6 mm size of 09G2S steel and 55x55x2 mm of 3SP.

The first products have been manufactured for the end customer.

In future NTPZ intends to produce such pipes on regular basis. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: OMK best oil-and-gas pipes producer

In 2016 the United Metal Company was named the best Russian pipe manufacturer for oil-and-gas industry. According to the company marketing and strategy director Ilya Kolomiets, the title was the result of a questionnaire poll of over 30 companies representing the industry, including Gazprom, Gazprom neft, Surgutneftegas, Sibur, etc. The award was presented at the…

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Russia: Evraz NTMK not polluting air

The new site of the vanadium slag fine grinding at the foundry shop of Evraz NTMK has assembled new tubular filters of the exsufflation system. The machinery guarantees the environmentally clean manufacturing process and the improvement of the labor conditions. 229 exsufflation filters have been put into operation. Over 40 tons of dust per day…

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Ukraine to ban steam coal imports from Russia

Ukraine’s government intends to ban imports of steam coal from Russia, Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk declared. “A draft resolution is currently in the pipeline. A decision will follow,” he said when answering a question about plans to ban anthracite coal imports from Russia. The draft resolution is planned to be considered…

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Russia: ChMK starts producing beams for industrial shops

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, has started producing two types of construction beams.

The new beams (45B1 and 45B2) are used in construction of industrial buildings, warehouses and trade premises. So far the company has shipped over 200 tons of beams to local customers. (Ukrainian metal)