In January-November Ukraine consumed 4.59 million tons of rolled metal, up by 10% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, of this volume 1.196 million tons (26%) were imported. In 11 months of 2016 Ukraine imported 23.1% of the rolled metal consumed (or 0.966 million tons out of 4.17 million tons). Flat rolled metal imports share dropped from…Details
In January-November Ukraine exported 13.35 million tons of rolled metal, down by 15% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, semi-finished wares share increased to 42.3% from 30% in 10 months, while the flat and long rolled metal ratio was 34.1% and 23.6% as opposed to 29.1% and 27%. The decrease of the long rolled metal share is…Details
Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has resumed operation after a 10-month idleness. According to Leonid Pasechnik, the so-called acting head of the Lugansk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia, the blast furnace No. 5 with the capacity of 1.2 million tons of pig iron per year has been put in operation.…Details
Chinese company Debang Guangdong plans to create a $5 billion cluster for deep processing of steel in Russia’s Primorsky region, Yao Xiaodong, chairman of the board of directors, announced “We want to set up a metallurgical production base in the Primorsky region. The territory of the Far East has resources that are necessary for the…Details
Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works has concluded an agreement with Khimvektor LLC for the delivery of ilmenite worth 13.38 million UAH. This year the company will supply 2 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate at 6690 UAH per ton, or $252 per ton. According to official sources, in October ilmenite concentrate was exported from Ukraine at…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region) is experiencing significant difficulties in transporting 5 million tons of steel products from the enterprise to the Black Sea ports of Ukraine and delivering 2.5-3 million tons of iron ore concentrate to consumers in Eastern Europe, company CEO Paramjit Kahlon has stated. “One of the biggest problems at the…Details
Metinvest has become the owner of AG Stal LLC, the manufacturer of welded pipes. At present the company operates as a pipe-welding shop of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. All the customers who want to buy AG Stal products are switched to Metinvest. Metinvest acquired the company last year. The company initiated its own…Details
Karabashmed has assembled a new thickener with the diameter of 24 meters at its processing factory. The transition to the new machinery with larger diameter will improve productivity and copper concentrate manufacture efficiency, as well as increase the company environmental safety. Moreover under the program of technical development the company has put in operation 5…Details
In 2017 Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant is expecting to produce the record 57 tons of selenium. The previous record of 48.3 tons of selenium was achieved in 2014. The increase in output is due to the complete transfer of the company to Karabashmed raw materials, and the manufacture grew from 4.8 tons per months to…Details
The Volgogradsky subsidiary of Severstal Steel Ropes has supplied 173 tons of steel ropes to the Gremyachinskoye deposits of EuroChem – VolgaKaliy. The cooperation of the companies started 7 years ago. “EuroChem – VolgaKaliy is our long-time and reliable partner, it’s a constantly developing company. Cooperation means development not only of the company, but of…Details
In January-November Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex produced 4.631 million tons of iron ore, up by 2.1% YoY. In November output totaled 460 thousand tons, up from 320 thousand tons in October. In 2016 the complex produced 5 million tons of iron ore, down by 8.4% YoY. The company sells most of its ore…Details
Ukraine: ISD officially states loss of control over Alchevsk Works and Alchevskkoks in uncontrolled territory
Industrial Union of Donbas (ISD) Corporation has officially announced the actual loss of effective managerial control over its production assets (industrial sites and office premises in Alchevsk, Luhansk region), including PJSC Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, PJSC Alchevsk Coke and Chemical Plant (Alchevskkoks) and PJSC Ecoenergy, which together constitute a significant part of the ISD…Details
Corum Shakhtspetsbud, a part of Corum Group, has completed the reinforcement of the main shaft of the Nui Beo mine of Vinacomin Coal Corporation (Vietnam), finishing the largest Corum project for building vertical mine shafts, implemented from scratch, the press service of the company has said. “The complexity of the project and its successful implementation…Details
At midnight from December 19 to December 20 employees of the Volnogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine will begin a strike.
The operation of the company will halt.
The employees will be striking at the checkpoint and the railroad exit.
The employees, among other things, demand the increase of wages. (Ukrainian metal)
In the next 6 months miners of DTEK Space Heroes Mine Group will be mining coal from two new long faces, the combined reserves of which are estimated at 700 thousand tons. Investment in the long faces amounted to 93.9 million UAH. The average daily output of the long face 116 is 1697 tons of…Details
The Toretskaya mine of the state enterprise Toretskugol has put a new long face in operation. The face at the depth of 910 meters will yield 100 tons of coal a day. “This is not the first mine into which I descend, where coal is mined with the help of hammers. This is one hell…Details
Krasnoyarsk region assets of Russky Ugol have fulfilled the 2017 plan of coal mining in advance, having mined over 6 million tons of coal. On December 12 Sayano-Partizansky pit mined 806 thousand tons of coal, stipulated in the plan. On December 15 the Pereyaslovsky pit yielded 5.22 million tons of coal. The Ministry of Energy…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has confirmed correspondence of its rebar steel manufacture to the Austrian standard following the audit by BTI Bautechnisches lnstitut. The positive results allow the company to continue selling metal to Austria. During the audit the Austrian specialists have checked B440B rebar steel with the diameter of 10-20 mm for the…Details
The Kirovgrad subsidiary of Uralelectromed – Proizvodstvo Polymetallov – has finished the scheduled capital repairs of the shaft furnace No. 1. Investments in repair exceeded 77 million rubles. The specialists have produced and assembled over 320 tons of metal structures, including 120 tons of doghouses. Repair lasted for 28 days, and over 200 repairmen were…Details
Karabashmed JSC (a subsidiary of RCC Group located in Karabash, Chelyabinsk region) has received an award of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia for a successful implementation of measures specified under an Agreement signed as part of the Year of the Environment in Russia in 2017. The ceremony of the award presentation…Details
Eurasian Resources has implemented the Industry 4.0 technology at its Kacharsky mine.
With the investments of $10 million the new module automated system of manufacturing processes now plans shipping and delivery of products.
This means the mine can in real time control the mining process to increase output. (Ukrainian metal)
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih plans to invest $1.5 billion in modernization until 2020. In particular, the works intends to finish construction of the two coking batteries complex (Nos. 5 and 6). The battery No. 6 has been constructed and commissioned, while the battery No. 5 will be put in operation in a couple of months. The…Details
Zaporizhstal has put in operation its hydrochloride etching line in the cold-rolling shop No. 1 after a major overhaul. According to the company statement, the repair lasted for 7 days and cost some 35 million UAH. At the same time the company has also repaired the Tandem-1680 mill in the shop with investments at 14…Details
Metinvest has presented the projects of ecological modernization of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works to the public. Within the sintering factory reconstruction the company is replacing gas-purifying equipment. Sintering machines Nos. 1-7 have been repaired. This is expected to decrease air pollution in the city by 40%, while dust emission at the works will…Details
Liepājas metalurgs may resume production in February 2018, said potentially insolvent KVV Liepājas metalurgs’ investor, Israel-based businessman Igor Shamis. “In the next two, three months, we could do all we need to restart the steel melting furnace,” said Shamis. His partner in the deal is the experienced Swiss steel trader Trasteel Trading Holding. The company’s…Details
Energomashspetsstal has supplied 246.5 tons of mechanically treated rolls to Finland and Poland. In particular, the products were delivered to ABB to be used in the manufacture of electric engines. The rolls have been delivered by land via railroad and trucks. In 2016 EMSS received 1487.9 million UAH of net loss, down 2.1-fold YoY. (Ukrainian…Details