The annual shareholders meeting of Asha Iron and Steel Works decided to leave the 2016 net profit to the company and not to pay dividends. According to the company CEO Vladimir Myzgin, the year 2016 was more efficient than 2015. Despite tough conditions on sales markets and sanctions, the company increased output by 6% YoY.…Details
Polyus has published its forecast for 2017-2019. Since 2013 the company has increased gold output by 19%, to 1968 thousand ounces. According to the results of Q1, the company confirms its forecast for this year of 2.075-2.125 million ounces of gold. In 2018 the output will increase to 2.35-2.4 million ounces, and in 2019 –…Details
United Metallurgical Company has started producing large diameter section pipes (100-300 mm), which are starting to be widely used in metal structure manufacture. In particular, such pipes are used in the construction of stadiums for FIFA 2018. They are also used in the construction of industrial buildings, hangars, and even in housing. This year the…Details
Asha Iron and Steel Works has started producing 12-meter sheet for welded beams. According to the company representatives, there is a demand for such products. 12-meter sheets allow producing the beam of the necessary length without additional welding. AMZ plans to continue modernizing its sheet-rolling manufacture, improving the quality and expanding the product range. In…Details
Izhstal has finished capital repairs of its electric arc furnace, which produces alloyed, stainless and speed steels. “The EAF-25 produces the most profitable products. So we pay special attention to the conditions of the furnace. The repair will provide for the faultless operation of the furnace and decrease energy consumption and refractory materials usage”, the…Details
Sberbank and Severstal, the vertically integrated mining and metallurgical company, have announced collaboration in technological innovation. This year at the 11th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Severstal and Sberbank presented their latest prototype, which would enable the secure transfer of international letters of credit using blockchain technology. During the demonstration, the companies tested the prototype…Details
The state enterprise Sea trade port Yuzhniy has chosen Yuzhmetiz LLC the supplier of steel ropes valued at almost 3 million UAH.
The company was created in 2001 and started participating in state tenders in 2009.
Another contender was the private firm Oriya. (Ukrainian metal)
RUSAL has offered RusHydro a 50% stake in a project to complete construction of the Taishet Aluminum Smelter in the Irkutsk region, CEO Vladislav Solovyov reported on June 5. “We have made our proposal for RusHydro as comfortable as possible. Their participation in the project almost does not require financial expenses at the moment. Tariffs…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has finished repairs in the sheet-rolling shop valued at 10.8 million rubles.
In particular roll ovens No. 1 and 2 have been repaired. The overhaul was carried out by the specialists in 4 days.
Some 40 employees were involved in the work. (Ukrainian metal)
Gold producer Polyus plans to offer 7% of its shares under a secondary public offering (SPO) on the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Exchange, the company said in a statement on June 5. The company has started a pre-marketing campaign and will hold a roadshow for the offering in the next two weeks, a…Details
Multi-industry holding Renova Group of businessman Viktor Vekselberg will endeavor to obtain control over Petropavlovsk Plc, which operates gold deposits in Russia and in which Renova holds a 22.34% share stake and a 6.88% convertible bond stake. Renova and friendly funds Sothic Capital Management and M&G Debt Opportunities, part of Prudential, jointly holding about 40%…Details
Pipe Metallurgical Company has placed BO-07 bonds valued at 10 billion rubles (10 million shares at 1 thousand rubles each).
The interest rate is 9.35%.
The circulation period is 10 years, with a 4-year option.
The organizers were ATON, Alfa-Bank, BCS Global Markets, VTB Capital, Sovcombank and UniCredit Bank. (Ukrainian metal)
The governor of Magadan region Vladimir Pecheny suggests creating an exchange on nugget trade in the region. “We want to create a nugget exchange in Magadan, like the diamond exchange in Yakutia”, he said during the Petersburg Economic Forum. The region is the leader in alluvial gold extraction in Russia, having obtained 16 tons last…Details
In a month the repair of the rotary-kiln No. 3 at Electrozinc, a part of UMCC, will be complete. The kiln with the capacity of 4 tons of charge has been shut down earlier this year. The capital repair of the rotary-kiln is one of the most complex overhauls. Total investments in the repair reached…Details
Ural Steel, a part of Metalloinvest, has successfully passed the audit by DNV GL and received the certificate of correspondence of its steel to DNV GL (vessels) classification. The owner of such a certificate can supply products according to DNV GL, DNV and GL. “We’ve long been holding certificates for our sheets, and we have…Details
Shareholders of Evraz Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works and Evraz Sukhaya Balka will hold meetings to discuss the companies deals. The meeting will take place on June 22. The companies will discuss the amendments to the contract to cancel agreements with ESB dated April 26, on financial support of 2.97 billion UAH and 250 million…Details
According to Metinvest B.V., the parent company of a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies, following the successful debt restructuring completed in March, one of its subsidiaries has secured a new financing facility as part of an equipment leasing agreement. Ingulets GOK, one of the group’s key iron ore producers, has agreed to…Details
Metal products exports with the duty of 30 euro per ton bring to the state budget 5 times more than the scrap export of the same volume. “According to our calculations, 1 ton of scrap, processed into metal at the duty of 10 euro, gave 10 times more to the budget than 1 ton of…Details
Dneprospetsstal has closed its office in Moscow. The decision has been taken by the company supervisory board.
“The office will be closed due to the economical inexpediency of its further operation”, the company said.
The office was a representative and the protector of DSS trade interests in Russia. (Ukrainian metal)
Enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex bring 30% of Ukraine’s gross domestic product, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman declared. “If $1 billion is invested into the sphere in the next couple of years, it will become more competitive, more systematic, creating Ukrainian product. The complex in the structure of our GDP is 30%. This is…Details
The NLMK Group Annual General Meeting was held in Lipetsk on June 2. NLMK shareholders approved the payment of dividends for FY 2016 in the amount of 9.22 rubles per ordinary share. Taking into account the interim dividends paid for January-September 2016 in the amount of 5.84 rubles per ordinary share, the amount outstanding to…Details
Energomashspetsstal has signed a contract to produce and delivery machinery for Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited.
According to the agreement, EMSS will produce 3 turbine generator rotors of low pressure.
The total weight of the machinery is 197.7 tons.
The delivery to the Indian city of Haridwar is scheduled for Q4 2017. (Ukrainian metal)
On June 7 the Russian union of metal suppliers together with the Association of steel construction development will hold a round table “Development of cooperation of metal structures manufacturers and metal suppliers” within the II international specialized exhibition Metal Structures’2017. In the course of the event its participants will discuss the cooperation in delivery of…Details
Shareholders of NLMK Group at its Annual General Meeting on June 2 voted to confirm Oleg Bagrin as the Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and to elect a new Board of Directors, which includes five independent directors. Nine members of the Board of Directors were elected, including five independent directors: Vladimir Lisin, Oleg Bagrin,…Details
Rusal is negotiating attraction of $700-800 with Russian state banks for the construction of the Tayshet Aluminum Works and intends to sign agreement this year. “We have offers from banks on TAZ project financing. We’re negotiating terms. We will need some $700-800 million, depending on the exchange rate, to put the first stage with capacity…Details
Within the framework of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2017), Natalya Zhdanova, the governor of the Trans-Baikal territory, and Elena Bezdenezhnykh, Vice-President, State Secretary, Head of GR of Nornickel, signed a social and economic cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, the government of the region will support Nornickel’s investment projects, particularly the company’s key…Details