The United Metal Company is developing supplies of rolled sheet for construction, machine-building, shipbuilding and other industries. In particular, in January-May the group successfully supplied major traders with ST3, ST09G2S and S390 steel sheet with the thickness of 150 mm and width of 3100 mm produced by Vyksa Iron and Steel Works for the manufacture…Details
In January-May Ukraine exported 7.37 million tons of ferrous metals valued at $3.378 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, the ferrous metals export share was 19.6% of the total volume in money terms. In particular Ukraine exported 2.6 million tons of carbon steel semi-finished products valued at $978.57 million. The main importers were Italy…Details
In mid-July Ukraine will be visited by Zhao Yang Feng bulker with 75 thousand tons of South African anthracite.
According to DTEK, the ship left Richard’s Bay on June 17.
On May 25 port Yuzhniy received a Panamax-class vessel with 75 thousand tons of anthracite from SAR for DTEK Energo thermal power plants. (Ukrainian metal)
The Chelyabinsk regional environment supervision service has cancelled the license for polluting the air, given to Mechel-Coke in March 2016. The license has been cancelled because of the company regularly exceeding the pollution quota. Mechel-Coke provides some 46% of industrial pollution in the city of Chelyabinsk, or 100 thousand tons. In the past 12 months…Details
In January-May Amur Zoloto processed 37465 tons of ore, yielding 456.6 kg of gold and 342 kg of silver at its Yubileyny GOK.
Perevalny GOK continues constructing the processing factory.
Alluvial gold sites Buor and Ulakhan washed 125.3 thousand cubic meters of sand.
The total gold yield in 5 months is 461.2 kg. (Ukrainian metal)
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has shipped a trial batch of S460M plate according to EN 10025-4:2004 to French customers.
“The size of the new type of rolled metal is 12:30 mm”, the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko noted.
The main condition of the order was the specified number of plates. (Ukrainian metal)
KazZinc has lobbied the retaining of the 0% duty on the imports of lead ores and concentrates with 45% metal contents to the Eurasian Economic Union till May 2019. KazZinc is the sole producer and consumer of raw lead in Kazakhstan. Last year it produced 133.5 thousand tons of lead. In 2016 EEU imports of…Details
Ukraine has gone up to the 13th position in the Worldsteel 67 countries rating. China is traditionally the first with 72.259 million tons of steel in May, up by 1.8%. Steel output in Russia dropped by 1.5%, to 5.953 million tons. In May Ukraine produced 1.6889 million tons of steel, down by 25.5% YoY. (Ukrainian…Details
Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) has worsened its 2017 domestic demand growth forecast to 1-1.5% from 2.5%, CEO Oleg Bagrin reported on June 21 on the sidelines of the Russia Calling business forum. “We expect demand for steel to grow by 1-1.5% in 2017. We adhere to this forecast and so far we have seen…Details
Three workers – all of them citizens of China – were killed in an accident at Taldybulak Levoberezhniy mine, the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan Eldar Tadzhibaev reported. According to him, the first accident occurred on June 14. Driver was killed by a collapse of the…Details
Lugansk miners have decreased coal output this year.
According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, Lisichanskugol mined 89.8 thousand tons of coal, down by 27% YoY.
Pervomayskugol mined 96.1 thousand tons of coal, down by 37.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
The Primorye region miners obtained 2.078 million tons of coal from Bikinsoye deposits, up by 20% YoY. The deposits are developed by Luchegorsk Coal Pit (LUR) and the Petrotrade M LLC (contractor). In particular LUR mined 1.052 million tons of coal, down by 2% YoY, while Petrotrade – 1.026 million tons, up by 57% YoY.…Details
On June 22 the Russian Union of metal product suppliers will host a round table of the rebars manufacturers and suppliers. Managers and chief specialists of local rebars manufacturers will report on the GOST 34028-2016 “Rebars for ferroconcrete structures”. The participants will also discuss the current situation on the rebars market, as well as prospects…Details
In January-May Ukraine produced 408.7 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, up by 24.2% YoY, with 85.4 thousand tons produced in May. Ukrtruboprom enterprises produced 273.4 thousand tons in 5 months, up by 30.9% YoY, with 57.5 thousand tons in May. Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, situated on Ukraine-uncontrolled territory, in January-May produced 3.4 thousand tons of pipes,…Details
The European Commission has imposed final antidumping duties on the Belarus Iron and Steel Works rebars. The size of the duty is 10.6%. That’s below the December 2016 preliminary level of 12.5%. The investigation on the Belarusian rebars started in March 2016 on request from Eurofer. According to the company, in 2015 imports of Belarusian…Details
Zaporizhstal presented its blast furnace No. 3 reconstruction solutions at the Hexagon international conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The report was presented by the capital construction and investment director Alexei Lebedev. The report touched upon details of the reconstruction site and a very small territory. The company specialists have developed a number of innovative solutions…Details
The Belarus Iron and Steel Works will redistribute shipments due to the European Union introducing customs duties on Belarusian reinforcement bars, BMZ Director General Anatoly Savenok declared. He noted: “A strategy has been developed to redistribute our shipments to other target markets. Russia is one of them since the eastern neighbor is gradually recovering.” Polish…Details
Sumy scientific-manufacturing enterprise named after Frunze is finishing the order of Severniy Mining and Processing Works. The order presupposes the manufacture of two liquid-packed ring vacuum pumps. “One is ready, has been tested, painted and will soon be shipped. The second one is being assembled”, the enterprise said. These pumps are of the most powerful…Details
Ingulskaya mine of the state enterprise VostGOK has stopped mining uranium ore. According to the mine union, the operation stopped on May 31, and the idleness has already resulted in the decrease of output by 45 million UAH, while the local and state budgets will not receive some 2.9 million UAH of various taxes. The…Details
VIZ-Stal has started the second stage of its machinery modernization. The combined total of both stages is 350 million rubles. This year the company will put 30 stands of bell type furnace in operation. By 2021 the company will have replaced 70% of its bell type furnaces. VIZ-Stal is a major world and the largest…Details
Sberbank has opened a 800-million ruble loan to Pskovvtormet. The money will be spent to finance the company current activity and fulfill current obligations. Pskovvtormet was created in 1993 and is a leading enterprise in Pskov region, procuring, processing and selling ferrous scrap and wastes. The company has 16 sites in various regions, with several…Details
In May Profil-Akras produced 15.6 thousand tons of pipes and sold 17 thousand tons, with 2.2 thousand tons exported.
The Pipe Works “Profil-Akras” named after Makarov specializes in the manufacture of electric-welded pipes for water and gas pipelines and heating systems. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-May Magadan region obtained 6.1 tons of ore gold and 1.4 tons of alluvial gold. Gold output in the region increased by 47% YoY, mostly due to the gold-mining company Pavlik, which in 5 months mined 1.5 tons of ore gold. This year the region intends to get 30.5 tons of gold (14.8 tons…Details
Uchaly Mining and Processing Works carries out the technical modernization of its processing factory grinding shop. In particular a 3200 mm ball mill has been replaced with a 3600 mm ball mill. “The replacement of the mill allows us reaching finer grinding of ore, which will improve copper and zinc extraction”, the company manufacturing-technical department…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has finished the disassembly of its coking battery No. 4. All the work was performed in a record-short time – just 5 days. At present the concrete structures of the foundation are being examined. Then the refractory lining will be made. The total cost of the project is 6 billion…Details
UC RUSAL has offered RusHydro a stake in the future $1.4-1.6 billion Taishet Aluminum Smelter in exchange for some debt of the smelter and a discount for the power the hydropower company will sell to it. Earlier in June, RUSAL CEO Vladislav Solovyov said that the company offered RusHydro a 50% stake in a project…Details