Ukraine: Mariupol metal companies not to fire employees

Following the increase of the minimal wage to 3200 UAH from January 1, metal companies of Mariupol, nevertheless, do not plan to fire employees. According to Azovstal HR director Konstantin Voitsekhovsky, all the jobs have been kept. “As of January the average salary was 10 thousand UAH. That’s considerably higher compared to the average salary…


Ukraine: coke output down in January 2017

In January Ukrainian by-product coke works produced 1.008 million tons of 6% moisture coke, down by 7.5% YoY. December 2016 saw the output on the level of 997 thousand tons. “In January there was a slight increase in production, but February will be a failure. Alchevskkoks has halted, Yenakievo, Makeevka, and Yasinovsky Coke Works all…


Russia: PGK ferrous metals throughput up in January 2017

In January the Novosibirsk subsidiary of the First Cargo Company (PGK) transported 13.6 thousand tons of cargo, up by 44.5% YoY.

The main cargo was wood and ferrous metals.

The cargo was shipped to local consumers as well as to Asian countries. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Yakutugol buys new excavator

The Neryungrinsky open-pit mine, a part of Yakutugol, has put into operation a Liebherr R 9200 excavator valued at 220 million rubles.

The machine was purchased within the modernization program.

This is the first time that such an excavator is used at the Neryungrinsky open-pit mine. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output up in January 2017

In January Russia increase gold ingot output by 5.7% YoY.

According to Rosstat, the January results exceed the December 2016 by 42.5%. (Ukrainian metal)

CIS: pig iron output up in January 2017

In January CIS-countries produced 6.855 million tons of pig iron, up by 5.6% YoY, against 6.753 million tons in December 2016.

In particular, Kazakhstan produced 345 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 16.2% YoY, Ukraine – 2030 thousand tons, up by 5.7%, and Russia – 4480 thousand tons, up by 4.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ust-Kamenogorsk Titanium and Magnesium Works replaces machinery

Within the reconstruction of the power system at the Ust-Kamenogorsk Titanium and Magnesium Works, the SVEL Group, one of the major Russian manufacturers of electrotechnical equipment, has replaced the outdated machinery with its newest reactors. The RTST-10-1600-0.4 UZ reactors have been shipped to the customer and will be put into operation in March. According to…