In February Ukrainian metal companies decreased gas consumption by 25 million cubic meters MoM, to 175 million cubic meters. Average daily gas consumption totaled 6.3 million cubic meters, down by 0.2 million cubic meters. In January-February metal companies consumed 375 million cubic meters of gas, up by 18% YoY. Average daily consumption totaled 6.4 million…Details
On March 1-13, the average daily metal output dropped by 7-9% MoM. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, as of March 14, 17 out of 28 blast furnaces (61%), 13 out of 21 converters (62%), 7 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces (78%) and 6 out of 16 arc-furnaces were in operation. Alchevsk, Yenakievo and Donetskstal Iron and Steel…Details
The Lugansk regional customs paid 265.4 million UAH to the state budget in January-February, up by 79.6 million UAH YoY. The largest product groups generating imports are coking coal (171.7 million UAH, or 64.8% of the total import revenues), anthracite (27.6 million UAH, 10.6%) and iron concentrates (7 million UAH, 2.7%). Alchevsk Iron and Steel…Details
OMZ-Spetsstal, a part of OMZ, has concluded an agreement with the Admiralteyskie Verfy shipyard to deliver metal billets for the Project 636 Varshavyanka submarines. The company will produce billets of special steel grades with mechanical treatment. This is not the first cooperation of the two companies. Previously OMZ-Spetsstal produced and supplied forgings and sheets for…Details
On April 4, the Investment Fund of Kazakhstan will try to sell 29.77% of the Uralsk Metal Constructions and Galvanizing Works shares.
The shares are evaluated at 161.2 million tenge. This will be the starting price.
As of the date of evaluation (September 30, 2016) the works was idle. (Ukrainian metal)
Two companies – Kintero Limited and Belismo Limited (both from the Seychelles islands) have become owners of 19.3% shares of Nikopol South Pipe Works each. In particular, Kintero Limited increased its stake from 0% to 19.338041%, while Belismo Limited – from 0% to 19.337861%. The Transportno-investitsionniye technologii LLC (Kiev) has sold its 38.675721% of NTPZ…Details
The total volume of investments by Kolmar into mining and processing complexes of Ingalinsky and Denisovsky in Yakutia is estimated at 28.4 billion rubles. This is envisaged in the agreements, signed by the Corporation of the Far East Development with Ingalinsky GOK and Denisovsky GOK on March 14. The companies are involved in the construction…Details
The deputy chairman of the Russian government Dmitry Kozak suggested the major industrial groups to supply iron ore to the militants of the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. In particular, Alisher Usmanov’s Metalloinvest and Alexei Mordashov’s Severstal representatives attended the meeting with Kozak. According to a source, the issue of iron ore deliveries to…Details
The Severniy Mining and Processing Works has stopped half of its pelletizing machines because of the railroad blockade of the occupied territories. “Ukrainian metal industry has dropped to the 5-year minimum, the companies have started shutting down. Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works operates only one blast furnace, the employees have received 25% of the January…Details
The state power-generating company Centrenergo plans to import 2.5 million tons of coal through seaports starting in May. In particular, through the Yuzhny seaport it will import 1.5 million tons of coal, through Transinvest-service terminal and Chernomorsk port – 500 thousand tons each. The expected cost of the transportation services is 646 million UAH. (Ukrainian…Details
The ChTPZ group has made a trial delivery of large diameter pipes (LDP) to Africa. The company has supplied over 2 thousand meters of LDP for the Ain Sukhna Product Hub liquefied gas transportation and storing project in Egypt. The pipes with the diameter of 711.2 mm and the wall thickness of 12.7 mm made…Details
In 2016 Severstal supplied over 22 thousand tons of metal to Russian shipbuilding companies, up by 34% YoY. According to the company statement, Severstal products are used both in civil, and military shipbuilding. The company produces all the range of shipbuilding steels. Last year Severstal started producing PC F500 W strength plate with 70 mm…Details
The processing factory of the Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works, a part of Mechel, saw the replacement of 4 magnetic separators.
“The output of the new equipment is 100-160 tons per hour. Last year we replaced 6 separators and plan to replace 4 more this year”, the factory director Dmitry Oler said. (Ukrainian metal)
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has sent the first, ‘trial’, consignment of its coal to Russia.
“Today first 95 wagons of coal departed. This is a trial consignment,” DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko said.
Zakharchenko did not elaborate on any specific characteristics of the coal supplied. (Interfax-Ukraine/Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 the Ministry of energy and coal industry expects the uranium concentrate output to increase by 21.5% YoY, or by 215.9 tons, to 1.221 thousand tons. According to the ministry statement, the forecast for 2018 is 1.501 thousand tons (up by 22.9% YoY), for 2019 – 2.48 thousand tons (up by 65.2%), and for…Details
In 2016 VSMPO-Avisma, the leader of the Russian titanium industry and the largest taxpayer of the Sverdlov region, increased net profits 1.8-fold YoY, from 14.8 billion rubles to 26.6 billion rubles. The revenues totaled 76.2 billion rubles, up by 4.9% YoY. The net profits were influenced by the growth of the dollar exchange rate resulting…Details
Yuzhny Kuzbass, a part of Mechel, has purchased a pump for coal concentrate water separation before drying valued at some 6 million rubles for its Siberia central processing factory. The new pump boasts better productivity, as it creates up to 300 cubic meters of air environment per minute, and can also decrease electricity expenses. The…Details
Evraz has paid some of its loans to a number of banks in Kazakhstan in advance. According to the group statement, it has cleared $120 million of its pre-export financing loan of $500 million, $81 million of the $125 million loan from Unicredit, and $87 of $100 million from Nordea. The Kazakhstan Bank on Development…Details
Energomashspetsstal will produce working rolls for two ArcelorMittal works. According to the company statement, it will supply 4 working rolls for hot-rolling to Belval & Differdange. According to the contract, the rolls will be delivered in Q3. Their total weight is 130 tons. For ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih EMSS will produce 8 rolls with the total…Details
In 2016 scrap procurement dropped to 3.5 million tons, the lowest result in the last 20 years. The main reasons for this are the thinning of the main sources of raw materials, machine-building stagnation, decrease in dollar purchasing prices, etc. “Ukraine has a considerable reserve of the outdated metal. The total volume is 600 million…Details
On March 10, Zaporizhstal started delivering metal to its customers by way of rivers after a three-months winter break. This year the company plans to supply around 600 thousand tons of metal by river to Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia, Greece and Romania. “Water transportation has undeniable logistics advantages compared with other means of transportation. We systematically…Details
In January salary debts to state miners increased by 96.6%, to 70.97 million UAH. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, as of January 1, 2017 the salary debt stood at 36.09 million UAH. From January 1, the ministry has increased the selling price of the power-generating coal, yielded by state mines, by…Details
In January-February Russian ports transshipped 114.8 million tons of cargo, up by 8.2% YoY.
According to the Association of the Sea Trade Ports, the positive dynamics was the result of the increase in coal throughput (by 15.2% YoY, to 20.9 million tons) and ferrous metals (by 2.5%, to 4.5 million tons). (Ukrainian metal)
In February Amurmetal, the only ferrous metallurgy enterprise on the Russian Far East, received 4.6 thousand tons of scrap via railroad, up 4 times MoM, but down almost 8-fold YoY.
According to the railroad statistics, in January-February railroad deliveries of scrap totaled 5.85 thousand tons, an absolute minimum in the last several years. (Ukrainian metal)
The ore reserves of the Russian silver and gold producer Polymetal International fell by 5%, to 616 tons, in 2016, the company said in a statement on March 14. “Polymetal’s ore reserves decreased by 5%, to 19.8 million ounces of gold equivalent mainly due to mining depletion and a downgrade at Varvara, which were partially…Details
In January-February the gold-mining companies of the Magadan region yielded 2133 kg of gold, up by 693 kg YoY.
Last year the region mined 28 tons of gold. This year the local authorities set a new target – 30 tons. The Pavlik deposits of Arlan are set to increase output by 1.5 tons. (Ukrainian metal)