Mechel intends to buy Izhevsk Works of Metallurgy and Machine-Building (Izhmetmash). A group of Mechel representatives has held a meeting with the local ministry of industry. According to Udmurtia governor Alexander Brechalov, those were the second negotiations with the potential buyers. Earlier the works was offered to Izhora-Metall. On July 9 Izhmetmash will be reorganized.…Details
The Segal foundry-press plant has put into operation a new press machine.
This is the seventh press machine operated by the company. It will help increase output and product quality, as well as strengthen positions on the Russian and foreign markets.
The city mayor Sergey Yeremin participated in the event. (Ukrainian metal)
Metalloinvest is improving its sales and operation planning efficiency. Within the Industry 4.0 business transformation program the company is using the Quintiq solution at all of its key enterprises: Lebedinsky and Mikhaylovsky Mining and Processing Works, OEMK and Ural Stal. “The Quintiq solution helps to efficiently optimize the whole delivery chain. It will help us…Details
The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered SIA Zodiak Plus (Latvia) the delivery of sulfur valued at $1.23 million, or 38.95 million UAH without VAT. This year the company has to deliver 10 thousand tons of 9995 grade sulfur according to GOST 127.1-93 at $123 per ton or 3895 UAH per ton.…Details
In January-May Zaporizhstal increased rolled metal output by 13.8% YoY, to 1.5 million tons. Steel manufacture grew by 7.4%, to 1.7 million tons, and that of pig iron – by 28.5%, to 1.7 million tons. In May Zaporizhstal produced 311.1 thousand tons of pig iron, 320.4 thousand tons of steel and 307.1 thousand tons of…Details
KAZ Minerals intends to buy the controlling stake in the Baimskoye copper-porphyry deposit (Chukotka) development in June-July. The license to develop the deposit is owned by Baimskaya LLC. KAZ Minerals is expected to pay $1 billion and also submit a part of its shares. According to Goldman Sachs, the development of the Baimskoye deposits is…Details
Ormet has received the right to put into operation the first stage of the Djusinsky ore deposits. The project capacity of the mine is 220 thousand tons of ore per year. Investments in the first stage of the project totaled 2.4 billion rubles. Ormet obtained the license to develop the mine in 1999. In 2004-2014…Details
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works underreceived another batch of coal, delivered by train. In June 2 the local police was informed that 1700 kg of coal disappeared from the cargo train. Earlier, on May 27 some 5 thousand tons of coal were stolen on the same route. Last year the police noted 112 thefts of…Details
With the delivery of 3 heading machines in June Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works will complete the supply of the large batch of machines to DTEK Energo.
According to the company statement, during the year 14 machines have been produced for DTEK Pavlogradugol.
The cost of the contract is not disclosed. (Ukrainian metal)
OTP Leasing and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih have signed an agreement on the lease of 450 gondola cars produced at the Dneprovagonmash with the combined value of 600 million UAH. “This is our largest contract. The cars will be leased for 5 years”, the bank said. The gondola cars will be provided to the customer by…Details
Ingulets Mining and Processing Works has begun the capital repairs of the ore-processing factory No. 2.
According to the company CEO Alexander Gerasimchuk, the wet-crushing mills are being repaired.
“The repair will allow us to decrease unscheduled delays risks, thus stably producing high-quality concentrate”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)
Interpipe has warned its agents of the Internet-fraud attempts connected with incorrect bank info. “One of our traders has received fake documents with false bank info to pay for the goods. The criminals have created a false e-mail to send out bills with the domain similar to Interpipe’s”, the company reported. Interpipe is aware of…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL’s Nadvoitsy Aluminum Smelter in the republic of Karelia lost a sales market due to the U.S. sanctions and has been storing its products at a warehouse for two months already, a source at the smelter reported on June 4. Warehouses have currently accumulated around 3,000 tons of aluminum. “The problem…Details
Lithuanian officials say that the US decision to impose tariffs on EU steel and aluminum imports is very disappointing, but does not mean a trade war. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Albinas Zananaviius, Lithuania is “very disappointed”, because the intensive talks between the European Commission and the United States, and efforts by other European countries…Details
The price of palladium increased in Azerbaijan on June 4, and the cost of other main precious metals decreased, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 12.4865 manats, to 2195.21 manats per ounce compared to the price on June 1. The cost of silver decreased by 0.0544…Details
Last week (May 28 – June 1) the price of one ounce of gold in Azerbaijan increased by 1.1135 manats or by 0.05%, to 2,209.4475 manats. The price of one ounce of silver decreased by 0.0565 manats or by 0.20%, to 27.95405 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum increased by 3.1535 manats or…Details
Zagorsky Pipe Works has put into operation a machine for the pipes geometrical parameters control. “The machine has reached the capacity of 25 pipes per hour. This will allow us making changes to the manufacturing flow and increasing the product quality almost in the online mode”, the company deputy CEO, operational director Sergey Toropov said.…Details
The Ministry of energy and coal industry has registered the state enterprise National Coal Company, with Alexei Raychev its director.
The corresponding information has been added to the State Company Registry.
Since 2016 and until mid-April Raychev has been chairing the state enterprise Krasnolimanskaya Coal Company. (Ukrainian metal)
Iron ore transportation via railroad in April grew by 7.8% YoY, to 9.7 million tons. In January-April 36.9 million tons of ore were transported, up by 3.6% YoY, with domestic transportation up by 10%, while exports down by 8%. China saw the main fall – almost 2-fold, while deliveries to Poland decreased to the minimum…Details
Two miners have died at an open extraction coal quarry in Tkibuli town. The bodies are already being examined to identify the circumstances of death. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has started an investigation into the case under the Criminal Code, which implies the violation of safety rules in mining. Another six miners died and…Details
On June 1 MMK held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) in Magnitogorsk. The AGM approved MMK’s annual report and financial statements for FY 2017 and approved a dividend payment for the 2017 financial year of 0.806 rubles per share (including tax). Previously shareholders received interim dividends for H1 2017 of 9,710.5 million rubles…Details
Central Mining and Processing Works continues to modernize its quarry machinery fleet. According to the company CEO Dmitry Shevchik, 2 more BelAZ dump trucks with the lifting capacity of 130 tons were purchased for the mining and transportation shop No. 1. “Our investment program for this year foresees the purchase of 13 such trucks”, he…Details
Zaporizhstal has carried out the capital repairs of its blast furnace No. 5. According to the company statement, the financing of the overhaul was over 200 million UAH. The repairs lasted for 36 days. The total weight of the metal structures assembled during the repairs exceeded 1 thousand tons, and of the refractory materials –…Details
Severstal has received a certificate for the correspondence of cold-resistant cryogenic steel to the norms and standards of the European quality. This steel is used to construct the inner shell of the LNG tanks. TUV Rheinland Group has highly praised the whole manufacturing chain of the product. Cryogenic steel sheet is produced at the mill-2800…Details