Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich CEO says Ukrzaliznytsia secretly raising tariffs

The Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works will have additional expenses of 700 million UAH following the increase of railroad tariffs, and 10% of its products will become profitless, the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko said. “In case of another tariff increase 10% of our 2017 orders will automatically become profitless. Why? Because the prime cost…


Ukraine: EU to cancel steel rope duty

Ukraine expects the European Union to cancel the antidumping duty on the import of steel ropes after almost 19 years, the deputy economy development and trade minister, the trade representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolskaya wrote on her Facebook page. She noted, these were the last antidumping measures against Ukrainian export to EU. “These measures resulted…


Ukraine: Lvivugol miners get December 2016 salary in full

The state enterprise Lvivugol has received 14.7 million UAH for the sale of coal.

“All the money was spent to pay salary to miners. They have received their December 2016 salary in full”, the energy and fuel department of the Lviv state regional administration reported. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Yakutugol gets new excavators

Yakutugol, a part of Mechel, has purchased two new excavators EKG-18 for the operation at its Neryugrinsky mine. The new machinery was purchased within the program of technical modernization of the enterprise. The cost of the two machines is around 1.2 billion rubles. The first excavator will be put into operation in March. The excavators…


Russia: ferrosilicon output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia produced 941 thousand tons of ferrosilicon, down by 11% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in December 2016 ferrosilicon output totaled 95.4 thousand tons, up by 15.7% YoY and by 144.9% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: BoAZ and SFMZ fined

The Federal Service of ecological, technical and nuclear supervision has fined Boguchansk Aluminum Works and Sorsk Ferromolybdenum Works. BoAZ was checked on November 28 – December 23, 2016 and fined for 40 thousand rubles for illegal construction of heating power plants. While SFMZ was accused of violations of the waterworks safety operation, and fined for…


Russia: TMK SPO bid book oversubscribed

The bid book for the secondary public offering of Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK was oversubscribed under the current guidance range, a banking source reported. The company guided investors for a pre-market placement price of 74.5 rubles per security. The bid book will be closed at 7.00 p.m. Moscow time on February 7,…


Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich invests 1.6 billion UAH into modernization

In 2016 Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works spent 1.647 billion UAH on its technical modernization. Strategic investment projects cost the company 894 million UAH. “That’s the reconstruction of the gas-purifying equipment in the sintering factory (259 million UAH) and the second converter (136 million UAH), overhaul of the blast furnace No. 4 (334 million…