Russia: platinum and palladium output down in H1 2016

In January-June Russia produced 12.74 tons of platinum, down by 7.6% YoY. Palladium output dropped by 1.1%, to 42.34 tons.

In particular, Nornickel produced 10.35 tons of platinum and 41.36 tons of palladium, down both by 2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest takes the lead among Ukrainian companies in Europe TOP-500 ranking

Metinvest Group ranks first among Ukrainian companies that have been included into Central and Eastern Europe TOP-500 list. The companies were ranked by the international audit company Deloitte based on their 2015 consolidated revenues. According to the survey, the majority of CE countries saw economic growth, and the only country whose economy shrank in 2015…

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Ukraine: EMSS starts producing new goods for shipbuilding

Energomashspetsstal has started producing a new ware – Hall’s anchor for various vessels. This is the first time that the works produces such anchors.

The first three anchors have already been shipped to the buyer.

The 10-ton anchors were tested in the steel shop. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: CGOK invests 61 million UAH into pelletization factory reconstruction

Within the reconstruction of its pelletization factory the Central Mining and Processing Works has completed the first stage of the factory modernization. The company has put the Eirich batch-blending machine into operation. The new equipment costs 15 million UAH. The total investments into the project will reach 61 million UAH. The second stage is the…

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Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich to invest 120 million UAH into sheet shop

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has started modernizing its sheet shop 1700. The shop will receive new equipment and will see some repairs. Investments this year will total 120 million UAH. The company has concluded a contract with Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works to produce the necessary equipment. NKMZ will produce and deliver 80 million UAH…

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Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich gas consumption down in January-August 2016

In January-August Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works decreased natural gas consumption by 29% YoY.

“Now the total consumption of the works is less than 32.5 thousand cubic meters per hour”, said the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko, adding that steel smelting grew by 5.4% and pig iron production – by 9.3%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal completing major eco-project

Zaporizhstal has halted its sintering machine No. 6 to install the new gas-purifying system.

“In 45 days the environmental project valued at 870 million UAH will be completed. In early November the sintering factory chimneys will show the result”, said the company CEO Rostislav Shurma.

Zaporizhstal started active construction works in mid-August. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel pipes export-import in July 2016

In July Ukraine exported $39.18 million worth of steel pipes, with imports on the level of $7.59 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer of Ukrainian steel pipes in July was Russia ($8.77 million).

In January-July Ukraine exported $226.01 million worth of steel pipes, while imports totaled $64.89 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel semis export-import in July 2016

In July Ukraine exported $224.58 million worth of steel semi-finished products, while imports reached $1.22 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of Ukrainian steel semis in July was Egypt ($60.62 million).

In January-July steel semis exports totaled $1326.95 million, with imports on the level of $6.83 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: CGOK buys 210 million UAH worth of quarry machines

Central Mining and Processing Works has purchased quarry machines valued at 210.5 million UAH.

According to the company statement, it has acquired 6 large trucks and a Komatsu D275F-5 bulldozer.

The new machines will work at the Artemovsk quarry in Kirovograd region. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TaAZ to be constructed anew

The construction of the aluminum works in Tayshet could start in 2017, according to the deputy of the Irkutsk region government head Anton Logashov.

At present the construction is halted. Rusal has been constructing TaAZ since 2006. The works capacity should stand at 750 thousand tons of aluminum per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK ships premium pipes to Yamal LNG

The Pipe Metal Company has supplied a batch of premium-quality pipes to Yamal LNG.

TMK has been supplying the company with quality pipes since 2012.

In 2014 the parties signed a contract on deliveries till 2020.

This year TMK has shipped 4700 tons of premium-quality pipes to Yamal. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS to supply turbine rotor to BHEL

Energomashspetsstal has received an order to produce a low-pressure turbine rotor weighing 88.7 tons for BHEL (India).

According to the company statement, the rotor will be delivered to Haridwar in January 2017.

The rotor will be made of a high-chromium steel billet weighing 290 tons. This steel grade provides the necessary mechanical properties. (Ukrainian metal)