PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has commissioned the continuous hot-dip galvanizing unit No. 3. The unit will increase MMK’s capacity for the production of galvanized steel by almost 20%, to more than 2 million tons a year. The unit is designed to produce zinc-coated products through the hot-dip galvanizing of cold-rolled, thin-sheet, low-carbon steel.…Details
In Q2 2017, NLMK Group sales grew by 13% QoQ and by 5% YoY, to 4.2 million tons. Steel output totaled 4.1 million tons (-2% QoQ), with facilities running at 98% capacity. Group sales grew driven by the seasonal uptick in sales of finished products in the Russian market. Finished product sales increased by 19%,…Details
Roofing collapsed at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, killing 3 employees. 4 employees were working at the construction site, when the roofing fell. Three people, including a woman, perished. One person was injured. The workers were repairing shop premises, when the roofing suddenly collapsed. Three people fell, and were hit by concrete slabs.…Details
In June Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 997.4 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 12.8% YoY.
According to the company statement, sinter output dropped by 9.3%, to 150.3 thousand tons.
In January-June UGOK increased concentrate production by 12.5% YoY, to 6.082 million tons, sinter output fell by 3.2%, to 893.1 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-June Sibcable processed 7.5 thousand tons of copper, up by 15.5% YoY.
Aluminum processing reached 1.5 thousand tons, up by 48% YoY.
Total metal consumption increased by 25% YoY.
In H1 the company produced 18 thousand km of cables and wires. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-June Magadan region yielded 11.7 tons of gold, including 7.2 tons of ore gold and 4.5 tons of alluvial gold. Silver output totaled 369 tons. Gold production increased by 41% YoY, with ore gold output up by 2.4 tons, and alluvial – by some 350 kg. Silver mining dropped by 12.5%. In the second…Details
In January-June Kazakhstan mined 19.07 million tons of iron ore, up by 10.4% YoY. According to the Ministry of the national economy, copper ore output totaled 48.528 million tons, up by 36.3% YoY, gold-containing ore – 8.733 million tons, down by 1.8%, chromium concentrate – 2.208 million tons, up by 11.1%. Kazakhstan holds the 7th…Details
On July 14 Andrey Yegorov was appointed the CEO of the pipe and sections works of Severstal in Sheksna. Previously he worked as the shop director there. In his new office Yegorov will go on improving production and realizing the investment program, in particular the construction of the automated complex to produce driven piles. Ilya…Details
In January-June Siberia Coal and Power Company increased its net profits 3.4-fold YoY, to $322 million. The company earnings went up 1.5-fold, to $2.661 billion. Capital investments totaled $313 million, up 2-fold YoY. EBITDA increased 1.7-fold, to $716 million. Coal mining in 6 months reached 53.6 million tons, up by 1% YoY. Coal sales increased…Details
The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has prolonged the scrap export duty of 30 euro per ton till September 15, 2018. The bill No. 6382 has been supported by 247 people’s deputies with the minimum required number of 226. According to the bill note, its goal is to regulate scrap export and decrease scrap shortage on…Details
Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK has relaunched all its suspended U.S. facilities, Deputy CEO for Strategy Vladimir Shamtovich said on July 13. “In early July, we launched the two U.S. facilities that had been idle. So, all our plants are working now,” he said. In June, he said that the company planned to…Details
In June, according to railroad statistics, direct deliveries of ferrous scrap to Evraz ZSMK totaled 183.6 thousand tons, up by 7.5% MoM and by 8% YoY. In January-June the company received 714 thousand tons of scrap, up by 46% YoY and on average by 19% compared to the last 5 years. Evraz ZSMK holds the…Details
In January-June Chukotka Autonomous District mined 217 thousand tons of coal against 140.9 thousand tons in H1 2016. At present two enterprises mine for coal in the region: the “Ugolnya Mine” JSC at the Anadyr deposits and “Beringpromugol” LLC at Fandyushkinskoye deposits. In 6 months Ugolnaya Mine yielded 95.5 thousand tons of coal, down by…Details
By 2030 Belarus will have invested some $440 million in modernization of its foundries. Among the priority projects is the Minsk Engine Works high-quality pig iron manufacture in Stolbtsy (Minsk region). In early 2018 it is planned to complete the first stage of the project, and by 2028 – the second stage. By 2028 $207…Details
The Arbitrary court of Rostov region on July 13 ruled well grounded the claims of the companies Atrix B. V. and Rostov Electrometallurgical Works to Mechel for recovery of damages. Atrix B. V. (the Netherlands), the founder of REMZ, claims 10.1 billion rubles from Mechel for the damages done to the works under the management…Details
Sverdlovsk region aluminum companies are capable of producing almost any semi-finished products on their own and substituting imports. According to the Aluminum Association chairman Valentin Trischenko, at present the region imports some 3.5 thousand tons of aluminum semis. “The potential of the regional aluminum companies allows not only substituting imports, but even exporting products”, he…Details
ArcelorMittal Temirtau and Linde have signed an agreement to carry out preliminary work for construction of the second air-separating machine. The machine will produce oxygen, nitrogen and argon, used in the manufacture of pig iron, steel and rolled metal. It is planned to put the machine into operation in November 2019. “We’ve been cooperating with…Details
From January 1, 2018 Russia will get the new interstate GOST 34028-2016 “Rolled reinforced bars for ferroconcrete structures. Technical conditions”, which will replace the current standards. According to the Center of standardization and metal products certification of the Research institute on ferrous metallurgy named after Bardin, the new GOST sets obligatory characteristics, which the rebars…Details
In January-June Interpipe Steel produced 403 thousand tons of steel, up by 32.6% YoY.
According to the company representative, in June steel output totaled 79 thousand tons, up from 75 thousand tons in May.
In 2016 the company produced 614 thousand tons of steel, up by 2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK Group is bringing a series of new premium grade transformer steels to the global market. The new grades of steels are designed for manufacturers of energy-efficient transformers, including those featuring stranded magnetic conductors, that are cost-efficient and easy to manufacture, and are widely used in individual housing construction. Advanced grades of transformer steel, namely…Details
In January-June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 880 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 2% YoY. In June gas consumption totaled 125 million cubic meters. Daily average gas consumption in 6 months stood at 4.9 million cubic meters against 4.7 million in H1 2016. In June daily average gas consumption was 4.2 million cubic…Details
In July-August the state seaport Yuzhny plans to send to Ukrainian thermal power plants some 225 thousand tons of anthracite from the South African Republic. “Within two months we expect the arrival of 3 vessels from SAR with over 225 thousand tons of coal”, the port reported. On July 21 Panamax ZHAO YAUNG FENG will…Details
ChTPZ Group has shipped the first 1980 tons of large diameter pipes with concrete plating for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. The pipes with the diameter of 1153 mm and the wall thickness of 30.9 mm were produced by Chelyabinsk Pipe Works. The batch of pipes will be delivered to Finland via…Details
The Belarus Iron and Steel Works exported goods worth more than $465.3 million in H1 2017, up by 37.2% YoY, BMZ Deputy Director General Andrei Kulakovsky declared. Russia and European countries account for the lion’s share of exports (75.7%). The top importers are Germany, Netherlands, Israel, and Lithuania. Andrei Kulakovsky noted that the company had…Details
In Q2 Severstal increased iron ore concentrate sales by 54% QoQ, to 1.236 million tons. Pellets sales went up by 12%, to 2.879 million tons. Vorkutaugol coking coal concentrate sales increased by 16%, to 827.154 thousand tons. “The inter-group coal consumption increased by 16% QoQ, while sales to the third parties (i.e. occupied territories of…Details
Smart Maritime Group has invested 30 million UAH into the development of its metal structure manufacture and modernization of the main assets at its Kherson shipyard. The company will construct a new shop of offshore metal structures, replace cranes, metal processing lines and repair some sites of the metal processing chain. The construction of the…Details