Russia: Severstal-Balakovo invests 80 million rubles in capital repairs

Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo has completed a scheduled capital repair of machinery. The total cost of the work exceeded 80 million rubles. The specialists carried out repair in the electric arc, bar-rolling and machinery shops. “The main work focused on the restoration of the initial parameters of the machinery lost during operation. The repair…

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Russia: PNTZ to use HBI in steel smelting

The technique to use hot-briquetted iron in steel manufacture is being developed at Pervouralsky Pipe Works. According to the ChTPZ commercial director Denis Prikhodko, HBI will be purchased at Mikhailovsky and Lebedinsky Mining and Processing Works of Metalloinvest. “We have great prospects of cooperation with Metalloinvest”, he added. In particular, PNTZ intends to increase purchases…

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Russia: scrap deliveries to NLMK-Ural up in October 2018

In October NLMK-Ural received 186.3 thousand tons of scrap via railroad.

According to railroad statistics, this is up by 4.5% YoY.

In January-October scrap deliveries to NLMK-Ural grew by 3.3% YoY, to 1.47 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: scrap deliveries to MMK down in October 2018

In October direct scrap deliveries to MMK totaled 283.5 thousand tons, down by 12.9% YoY.

According to the railroad statistics, in 10 months deliveries reached 1.65 million tons, up by 0.3% YoY.

Since 2012 the company has been a leader in scrap purchases via railroad. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SZTZ ceases existing

The Service Company Severo-Zapadniy Pipe Works LLC (Saint Petersburg), earlier declared bankrupt, ceases existing. According to local mass media, the demolition of the premises has started. Earlier the land plot of 6.7 ha has been sold to Setl Group for housing construction. SZTZ used to produce water and gas pipeline pipes as well as hollow…

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Russia: Chukotka gold and silver output down in January-October 2018

In January-October Chukotka Autonomous District yielded 20998 kg of gold, down by 4% YoY.

Ore gold accounted for 18424 kg, down by 6%.

Alluvial gold output totaled 2573 kg, up by 11%.

Silver extraction dropped by 12%, to 96.6 tons. (Ukrainian metal)