The decision of the state company Ukrzaliznytsia to introduce free price of cargo wagons makes Ukrainian scrap-procuring companies nervous. The ability to set prices for wagons will result in the increase of their price and the growth of expenses of all market participants, the UAVtormet association letter to the minister of economic development and trade…Details
In January-June KAZ Minerals produced 118 thousand tons of copper, up from 56 thousand tons in H1 2016. According to the company statement, it is sure of reaching the output target for this year of 225-260 thousand tons. “We are gradually increasing output at Aktogai processing factory”, the group CEO Oleg Novachuk declared. The project…Details
The Ministry of economy and trade of Mexico has set up preliminary compensation duties on imports of seamless steel pipes from Ukraine, as well as South Korea, Spain and India. Duty for Ukrainian pipe makers is $170.11 per ton. The antidumping investigation began on December 15, 2016, and covers the time frame from April 1,…Details
The order has been made under the contract concluded in March.
The total weight of 4 rolls is 132.530 tons. The rolls will be used in bar-rolling mills.
EMSS and AMKR have been cooperating since 2011. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-June Omolonskaya Gold Ore Company produced 2.6 tons of gold, up by 45% YoY. The main yield was from the Tsokol and Birkachan deposits. Gold contents in ore have grown by 12% since the start of the year, to 5.3 g per ton. In Q2 gold mining increased by 9%, to 94%. This year…Details
Bratsk Aluminum Works has received a certificate of compliance with ISO/TS 16949:2009. The document confirms the company entry to the foreign markets with metal for automobile industry. In 2015 BrAZ received its first orders to produce a trial batch of alloys for Italian and German customers. The audit has been carried out by DNV GL.…Details
In 2017 VSMPO-Avisma has spent over 20 million rubles on the repair of its own railroad.
According to the group, the manufacturing sites in Verkhyaya Salda are connected by some 40 km of railroad ways.
5 railroad cars have already delivered materials and spare parts. (Ukrainian metal)
The supervisory board of Evraz Sukhaya Balka, recently bought by DCH group from Evraz, appointed Alexander Yaroslavsky its chairman.
The election took place on August 2.
Yaroslavsky has been appointed chairman until the next annual shareholders meeting. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-July Electrostal (Donetsk region) produced 243.661 thousand tons of continuous cast billets, up by 23.12% YoY. According to the company report, 197.011 thousand tons were exported and the rest sold locally. In July Electrostal produced 41.887 thousand tons of billets, exporting 41.849 thousand tons. In 2016 the company increased billet output by 8.9% YoY,…Details
The State Service of Geology and Subsoil has ordered to suspend operation at 2 Evraz Sukhaya Balka mines – Yubileynaya and named after Frunze. In 1996 the company received 2 special licenses to mine for iron ore for 20 years. They expired in September 2016. The new licenses could be given when the investigation on…Details
The supervisory board of Khartsyzsk Pipe Works has terminated the term of office of the company CEO Denis Novikov, having appointed Kirill Avramenko, the deputy CEO of EMZ, instead. According to the company statement, the decision was taken on July 31. Novikov has served as the CEO from May 22, 2015 till July 31, 2017.…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine intends to switch its blast furnace No. 1M from natural gas to pulverized coal fuel. The furnace shop has started manufacture of slag and pig iron at the blast furnace No. 9. Blast furnaces have enough raw materials. BF9 was put into operation on August 1. DMK started blowing BFs1M…Details
Tulachermet has shut down its blast furnace No. 3 for scheduled repairs. The halt will not affect the planned output. In July the company had to produce 142 thousand tons of pig iron, and in August – 126 thousand tons. The BF3 was shut down on July 20, and the repairs are expected to last…Details
Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped 2 low-pressure turbine rotors to the customer.
The machinery has been produced for Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (India).
The total weight of the batch is 177.81 tons.
Delivery to Haridvar was carried out by railroad and sea transport. (Ukrainian metal)
The European Commission has started an antidumping investigation as to deliveries of Ukrainian and Egyptian ferrosilicon to the territory of the European Union. The investigation was started at the request of Euroalliages and would inspect ferrosilicon produced in Egypt and Ukraine and supplied to the EU from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The…Details
Evraz ZSMK has started producing V500V wire rod with the 10-40 mm diameter according to the British standard. This will allow Evraz to increase exports volume of wire rod and strengthen its position on the foreign market of construction rolled metal. The trial batch has been tested by CARES and confirmed its correspondence to BS…Details
On August 3 the miners of the mine named after Kapustin refused to start working because of the Ministry of energy and coal industry not fulfilling its promise to clear salary debts. According to the Lisichanskugol coal miners union chairman Vladimir Ivanishin, the miners will resume operation only after the salary is paid to them…Details
Some 90% of scrap, supplied to TMK companies, is provided by TMK Chermet.
Daily over 3 thousand tons of scrap are delivered to Seversk, Volzhsk and Taganrog works.
Since the start of the year TMK Chermet has been exceeding the delivery plans by 14% on average. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-June Severstal supplied over 315 thousand tons of rolled metal to Russian machine-building companies, up by 27% YoY. “The growth of the deliveries was the result of the metal consumption increase in some industry sectors, as well as the unique offer of Severstal to Russian machine-builders,” Severstal Russian steel sales director Yevgeniy Chernyakov said.…Details
The prolongation of the 30 euro per ton export duty on scrap for 1 year is good for economy. According to the president of Ukrmetallurgprom Alexander Kalenkov, 1 ton of scrap processed into metal yields 5-6 times more to the budget than that ton exported. “Each ton of scrap not exported but turned into metal…Details
NLMK Group is embarking on the second stage of its project to implement High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) technology at the Stoilensky beneficiation plant, NLMK Mining Division core asset. Four HPGRs were installed in 2016 at two of the four sections of the beneficiation plant. The HPGR technology, unparalleled in Russia, has delivered a 12.5%…Details
UC RUSAL has commissioned a $1.14 million two-stage gas purification unit at Krasnoyarsk Aluminum Smelter to make sodium sulfate used for production of pulp, glass and construction materials, the company said in a statement on August 3. The unit has been tested and made over 50 tons of the product. According to preliminary assessment, RUSAL…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine has resumed manufacture of rolled metal – 50×50 angles and wire rod. The company has also resumed manufacture of billets for milling balls with the diameter of 40 mm. One ball mill has been put into operation. The rolling shop has enough scrap to operate. The sinter shop operates 4…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih received the most VAT returns in July among mining and metal companies. According to the State Treasury Service, AMKR was reimbursed 1.075 billion UAH, followed by Azovstal (707.7 million UAH) and Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works (493.6 million UAH). Most of VAT was reimbursed to the taxpayers of Kiev (4.9 billion…Details
In January-July Irkutsk region yielded 11395 kg of gold, including 6543 kg of ore gold and 4852 kg of alluvial gold. Ore gold output decreased by 3% YoY, while that of alluvial rose by 2%. At present 3 companies mine for ore gold in the region. Pervenets, a part of Polyus, mined 3652 kg of…Details
In January-June Severstal increased purchases of goods and services from small and medium enterprises of Vologda region by 1.7 billion rubles YoY. According to the company statement, total cost of products and services purchased in Vologda region constituted 10.6 billion rubles, up by 19% YoY. At present Severstal cooperates with almost 300 Vologda region companies.…Details