Mechel-Service has supplied 2700 tons of beams for the construction of a Tatneft oil-extracting complex in the city of Nizhnekamsk. This is the first large-scale project in the industry being built from scratch for the past 30 years. Mechel rolled metal is used to produce metal structures for the second stage of the complex. The…Details
The projects to stimulate aluminum processing in regions are an important condition to develop economy of the Russian Federation. According to the governor of the Republic of Chuvashiya Mikhail Ignatiev, the region is open for investors and innovation projects. “We have to support and develop aluminum-based products manufacture, as they can be exported and support…Details
Severstal and Zagorsky Pipe Works have held the first coordination council. The parties discussed results of 2017 and January-May 2018. They also decided to improve quality of rolled metal and pipes. “The practice of holding regular coordination councils has proven useful. Such meetings are very important, as they allow not only settling pressing matters, but…Details
Some 50 miners blocked the international road in Lviv region demanding their salary debts to be cleared. Lvivugol miners also came to the Lviv regional state administration to rule out all the issues of the salary. They met with the first deputy chairman Rostislav Zamlinsky. During the negotiations, the minister of energy and coal industry…Details
In June Energomashspetsstal concluded a new deal with Presezzi Extrusion S.P.A. (Italy), producer of various aluminum, copper and brass semi-finished products manufacturing machines. According to the agreement, EMSS will produce and deliver three bulk parts: a cylinder, a walking beam and a liner base. The products will be used in specialized press machinery. The spare…Details
Since the start of the year the Aleksievskaya mine has extracted 1 million tons of coal from the new long face, commissioned in January. The reserves of the mine are 53 million tons. The mine intends to construct the first stage of purification and treatment facilities and improve exhaust system. This year Aleksievskaya plans to…Details
Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works has approved and is carrying out a 3-year development program for 2018-2021. The program encompasses three main directions: – mastering of new techniques. The direction presupposes not only the repair of the old capacities and their replacement, but the creation of new ones as well. In particular, the company…Details
In January-May the coal enterprises of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) mined 8.46 million tons of coal, up by 4% YoY.
At the same time the target was 9.09 million tons.
This year Yakutia intends to mine 18 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)
The supervisory board of Interpipe NTZ has relieved the chairman of the board Yevgeniy Kopayev of his duties at his request. At present the acting chairman is Sergey Kostenko, the chief engineer of the company. Kopayev’s office ended on June 27. Kostenko has been appointed from June 28. Yevgeniy Kopayev has been the acting chairman…Details
In May global pig iron output grew by 6.09%% YoY, to 106.75 million tons. According to the World Steel Association, China is leading with 66.886 million tons, up by 8.35%. Ukraine retained the 9th position with 1.58 million tons. In May Ukrainian pig iron exports grew by 8.27% YoY, to $116.09 million, while imports decreased…Details
Employees of the state Novovolynskaya-10 mine refused to return to the surface as a sign of protest against the non-payment of wages. “The miners of the first shift remained underground. Later their colleagues of the second shift joined them. All in all there are 47 people underground now”, Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners…Details
The interdepartmental commission on international trade has started the antidumping investigation on the import of carbon and alloyed steel rods from Belarus and Moldova. The investigation will check information and proofs of dumping, damage and the connection between them. Rebars and wire rod manufacturer in Belarus is the Belarus Iron and Steel Works and in…Details
The Siberian department of the Federal service on ecological, technological and nuclear control (Rostechnadzor) has carried out a scheduled check of the industrial safety at 13 dangerous sites of Evraz ZSMK. During the inspection 305 violations of the industrial safety norms have been found. In particular, repairs of the main construction structures were not carried…Details
A motorman died at the Novodonetskaya mine in the city of Belozerskoye of Donetsk region. According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets, the man suffered an electric shock. “July has begun with the fatal accident. On July 1 the motorman at the DTEK Novodonetskaya mine died,” he commented. (Ukrainian…Details
Sayanogorsk mayor Leonid Bykov and Sayanogorsk Aluminum Works managing director Yevgeniy Popov have signed an agreement on cooperation in 2018. Under the agreement, SAZ will provide financing for the repair of premises of the school No. 6 valued at over 55 million rubles. The repair will start shortly. The work at the operating premises will…Details
The copper-smelting shop of Uralelectromed has started assembling works at the anode furnace No. 2 casting complex. Commissioning is scheduled for the second half of July. Similar work has been carried out at the anode furnace No. 3 casting complex and has already allowed decreasing repair and maintenance costs. Previously UEM has modernized casting complexes…Details
The Central Electric Power Plant of MMK has received a new steam turbine, which will replace the existing one and provide for the increase of the plant energy efficiency. Soon the company specialists will start assembling it. The machine has been produced by Ural Turbine Works. Its service life is 40 years. The engine for…Details
The prices of main precious metals, except palladium, decreased in Azerbaijan on July 2, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 0.7905 manats, to 2,126.3855 manats per ounce compared to the price on June 29. The cost of silver decreased by 0.1468 manats, to 27.2361 manats per…Details
In January-June Zaporizhstal increased steel output by 7.7% YoY, to 2.038 million tons. According to the company statement, pig iron manufacture grew by 28.2%, to 2.14 million tons, and rolled metal – by 14.4%, to 1.811 million tons. In June Zaporizhstal produced 33.2 thousand tons of steel, 349.1 thousand tons of pig iron and 300.9…Details
In April, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 35.2 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap from Kazakhstan.
This is more than was imported in March 1.8-fold, but lower by 23% YoY.
In January-April scrap imports reached 94 thousand tons, down by 46% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-April Russia exported 281.9 thousand tons of copper valued at $1922 million, up by 16.9% and by 43.1% YoY respectively.
Primary copper accounts for 80% of deliveries.
In April the average price was $6766 per ton, up by 24% YoY.
Copper wire rod price was $6558 per ton, up by 21.6%. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-April Russia exported 44.6 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $598 million, down by 7.2%, but up by 29.4% YoY.
This is the lowest result in the past 10 years volume-wise.
In April the average price was $13920 per ton, up by 4.3% MoM and by 50.3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
The construction of electricity lines for the Taryn Mining and Processing Works in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) will receive 638 million rubles. The current lines are very old. Last year electricity was cut 23 times. For the GOK, which is operating round the clock, this means the shut down of the manufacture. The construction…Details
Kopy Goldfields AB decided to sell rights to develop Kopylovsky project deposits. The deal estimated at $6 million is expected to be finalized in Q3. The Kopylovsky project comprises 4 deposits in Irkutsk region: Kopylovskoye, East field, as well as Pravovesenniy and Takhtykan sites. The licenses to develop the deposits are owned by Kopy Goldfields…Details