Russia: Obukhovskaya Mine Group exports 27.193 thousand tons of coal in May-September 2017

The Obukhovskaya Mine Group (Rostov region), owned by DTEK, in May-September exported 27.193 thousand tons of anthracite to Egypt, Italy, the Czech Republic and Poland. At the same time Ukraine desperately needs this coal for heat generation. In particular, the mine group supplied 5.44 thousand tons of coal valued at $470.26 thousand to ArcelorMittal Ostrava…

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Russia: Uchaly GOK using energy resources monitoring system

Uchaly Mining and Processing Works is finishing the modernization of the electricity consumption automated monitoring system. This is the first stage to implement the automated system of energy resources usage monitoring. Over 300 new devices to control and monitor electricity consumption have been assembled in the shops. The company intends to decrease electricity consumption by…

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Ukraine: 1.36 million tons of steel produced in converters in October 2017

The main way of producing steel in October was oxygen-converter method, accounting for 71.7% (1.36 million tons out of 1.896 million tons). Then comes open-hearth furnace with 22.12% (419 thousand tons), followed by electric arc furnace (6.18%, 117 thousand tons). In January-October oxygen-converter shops produced 12.3 million tons of steel out of 17.7 million tons…

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Ukraine: Dneprometiz sold without Antimonopoly consent

The new owner of Dneprometiz has not applied to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the right to buy the controlling packet of shares.

“In case such an appeal is received, we will review it and make a corresponding decision according to the current legislation”, the committee said. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Revda Non-Ferrous Metals Works gets new crucible melting furnace

Revda Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has received a new crucible melting furnace. All the parts are still unpacked, as the engineers of the smelting shop No. 1 are studying the documents. The new furnace will, among other things, decrease air pollution. With the new machine it will be easier to produce multi-component aluminum alloys. Their…

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Russia: Aluminum Association developing cooperation with JAA

Management of Russian Aluminum Association has held negotiations with the management of Japan Aluminum Association in Tokyo. The Japan party was presented detailed information on technological parks being created in the cities of Krasnoyarsk and Volgograd as well as the Republic of Khakassia, ways to establish manufacture there, privileges, etc. The parties also discussed cooperation…

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Russia: UC RUSAL reaffirms its environmental credentials with launch of ALLOW

RUSAL announces the launch of its bespoke new low-carbon aluminum brand, ALLOW, which features a significantly lower carbon footprint – specific volume of greenhouse gas emissions – as compared to the industry average. As demand amongst consumers grows for more sustainable and environmentally friendly aluminum, RUSAL has seized on the opportunity to utilize its unique…

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Ukraine: after Interpipe decision to liquidate Nikopol Pipe Plant, court makes similar ruling

The Economic Court of Dnipropetrovsk region has decided to liquidate PJSC Nikopol Pipe Plant (Dnipropetrovsk region) during the year. According to the company’s official information, the court made the relevant decision on November 2. The term of the liquidation procedure is 12 months. In addition, it is reported that the value of the company’s net…

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Russia: coal exports up in January-October 2017

Export of Russian coal in January-October increased by 13.7% YoY, to nearly 155,3 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.

The commodity exports volume in October reached 16,458,000 tons.

Coal mining in January-October amounted to 336,2 million tons, of which 292,2 million tons were shipped. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: Shubarcoal Komir confirms correspondence to world quality standards

Shubarcoal Komir has successfully passed the repeated certification audits according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007, having confirmed its correspondence to world standards.

The audits have been carried out by TUV International Certificated and Intercertifica-TUV LLC. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RusUgol coal output up

Russian Ugol is increasing the output of high-quality power-generating coal. For this the company has started modernizing the processing factory at the Stepnoy pit in Khakassia. The project will increase the factory capacity by 1 million tons of coal per year. The factory was commissioned in 2011. Now it employs over 200 people. It processes…

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Belarus: BMZ revenues up in January-October 2017

In January-October Belarus Iron and Steel Works received $969 million.

According to the company statement, innovative products account for some 25% of the volume, with the major part of it produced at bars shop No. 2.

In particular, the company is producing rods for world automobile manufacturers Daimler, Volkswagen, BMW, MAN, etc. (Ukrainian metal)