Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has started the pulverized coal injection process at its blast furnace No. 2. “PCI at BF No. 4 was started according to schedule in November 2016. Construction works at BF No. 2 began in December 2016, and now the PCI process has started”, the company said. The next furnace to…Details
In January-June Russia produced 12.882 tons of platinum, down by 0.92% YoY, and 45.251 tons of palladium, up by 6.9% YoY. According to the Russian Union of Gold Miners, this year total output of platinum and palladium could reach 25.7-28.1 tons and 85.98-89.16 tons respectively. By-product palladium output increased by 10.7% YoY, to 43.827 tons,…Details
In 2018 the Komi Republic intends to mine 4.5 million tons of bauxite ore, up 1.4-fold YoY. “Modernization of the Sredne-Timanskiy mine and the switch to the neighboring Verkhne-Schugorskoye deposits will allow us to increase output to 4.5-4.7 million tons and keep it on this level for some 30 years”, the deputy chairman of the…Details
In January-September Magadan region obtained 25.6 tons of gold, up by 15.3% YoY, or by 3.4 tons. Silver output totaled 577 tons. Major gold-mining companies increase capacities, and at the same time alluvial gold output is kept on the same level. This year the region has to obtain 30-31 tons of gold. In 2016 Magadan…Details
Mechel-Materials has started producing refractories of higher strength. These products are used for lining of heating units at metal and machine-building works. The Mechel-Materials bricks are made of high-aluminous raw materials, thus having the higher content of aluminum oxide, which provides for higher heat-resistance and lower thermal conduction. The first batches of new products have…Details
The second batch of power-generating coal from the USA arrived at the Yuzhniy port. According to the port press-service, 60 thousand tons of coal for Centerenergo was brought by the Victoria. The first batch of anthracite arrived on September 13 on board the Ocean Ambitious. In less than 2 days the port unloaded some 62…Details
In January-September Ukraine exported 10.732 million tons of metal, down by 20.9% YoY. In particular, semi-finished products exports dropped by 29.4%, to 4.241 million tons, long rolled metal – by 27.4%, to 2.653 million tons, and flat rolled metal – by 1.5%, to 3.838 million tons. At the same time semis share in the total…Details
Another Forbes rating has shown the 200 largest private companies in Russia. Of them 23 operate on the metal market. They are Nornickel (8), Rusal (10), Evraz (11), NLMK (12), Severstal (15), MMK (16), UMMC-Holding (17), Metalloinvest (24), TMK (31), Polyus (40), OMK (53), ChTPZ (57), Polymetal International (73), VSMPO-Avisma (90), Russian Copper Company (111),…Details
Evraz NTMK has completed the construction of the main structures of the new blast furnace No. 7. The height of the furnace is over 80 meters. Metal structures of foundries have also been assembled. Gas-exhaust pipelines and transportation lines are being assembled. Soon the crane constructions will be erected. The volume of the new furnace…Details
For a couple of years now ArcelorMittal Temirtau has been modernizing its hot-galvanizing and aluminum plating shop.
In 2016 investments exceeded $4 million.
In 2018-2019 the modernization will continue.
During the modernization period, 8 investment projects have been realized aimed at improving quality of products, efficiency and decreasing environment impact. (Ukrainian metal)
The main sections of copper exports from Russia are raw copper (72.6%), wire and wire rod (23.9%). Imports are represented by pipe fittings, pipes and raw copper. Local rolled copper and alloy output is around 60 thousand tons per month. A slight increase is expected in 2017. The main copper manufacturers are Artemovsk Non-Ferrous Processing…Details
MMK has been named the best Russian employer by Forbes. The company was one of the 4 Russian companies to enter top-500 of the World’s Best Employers rating, occupying the 214th position. “Retaining the leading positions on the world metal market and demonstrating the considerable industrial dynamics, MMK has among its priorities the social responsibility”,…Details
Russia’s Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) has acknowledged industrial development of two nickel fields near the city of Voronezh – the Yelanskoye and Yelkinskoye fields – with reserves of about 1 million tons reasonable, UMMC said in a statement late on October 11. “The combined reserves of nickel at the two fields amount to…Details
The mine constructors of Gaysky Mining and Processing Works were among the first to test the operation of the HoldCab power cables produced by the Cable Alliance Holding LLC. These cables are used to transmit high voltage from the above ground power plants to the main subterranean plants of the main horizons under construction. The…Details
The Demidov Group of Companies has opened a new warehouse in the city of Nizhniy Novgorod.
There customers are now offered sheets, bars and sections. All the metal is certified.
In addition to the standard service mix the new warehouse also offers cutting metal to the clients specifications. (Ukrainian metal)
Within the Metalloinvest program on the modernization of the mining and transport complex Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Works receives new machinery.
In September the company mining fleet was increased with a new drilling mill.
It has already been assembled.
It is planned to be put into operation at the quarry this month. (Ukrainian metal)
Zagorsky Pipe Works will supply over 28 thousand tons of pipes to Kolskaya Verf (Kola Shipyard), a daughter company of NOVATEK. The batch will contain the 1020 and 1420 mm pipes. They will be used in the construction of the shore structures within construction of a shipyard in the village of Belokamenka in Murmansk region.…Details
The losses of Metinvest in H1 amount to $329 million, or 8% of the consolidated revenue. According to the group statement, losses from the seizure of assets in the temporarily occupied regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions totaled $293 million, with $228 million being plants and machinery and $82 million – stocks. At the same…Details
Victor Vekselberg and Mikhail Prokhorov received a total of 2.46 billion Hong Kong dollars ($315 million) from the sale of some 3% of Rusal shares. 456 million shares were placed at 5.4 HKD, with a 7.5% discount. There were 70 offers, with top 10 investors acquiring over 60% of shares. Of the volume sold Vekselberg…Details
In January-September MMK increased steel output by 1.9% YoY, to 9.569 million tons.
Pig iron manufacture grew by 3.1%, to 7.509 million tons.
Sales went up by 1.2%, to 8.759 million tons.
In 2016 MMK produced 12.5 million tons of steel, up by 2.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Dr. Bruno Charles De Cooman, NLMK Group Vice President for Research and Development, has been awarded the prestigious Adolf Martens Memorial Steel Lecture for his research into the properties of ultrahigh-strength steels. The award ceremony took place on October 10 at the Material Science & Technology 2017 International conference in Pittsburgh (USA). This award was…Details
In January-June Metinvest B. V. sold 38% of metal products in Europe, 21% in Ukraine, 20% in the Near East and North Africa and 11% in CIS. Metal revenue reached $1.213 billion, or 38% of the total revenue, with earnings in Europe up by 27% YoY. Experts believe that because of the new European antidumping…Details
Under the contract with ArcelorMittal, Energomashspetsstal has supplied a batch of supporting rolls for rolling mills to Kazakhstan.
263.23 tons of rolls have been produced for the ArcelorMittal Temirtau 1700 hot-rolling mill, as well as for 1400 and 1700 cold-rolling mills. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Amur region yielded 20213 kg of gold, up by 19.7% YoY. In particular, the region obtained 13499 kg of ore gold and 6714 kg of alluvial gold. In January-September 2016 Amur region yielded 16887 kg of gold, including 5872 of alluvial and 11012 kg of ore gold. The main contributors to the output…Details
Karelsky Okatysh has started the construction of a road to its new quarry Vostochniy. The development of the deposits is expected to start in 2021-2022. This will be not only the technological road, but also a transport vein of the regional level. “Our task is to create a road for dump trucks. The length of…Details
In September Russia exported to Europe 208 thousand tons of coal, illegally taken from the occupied districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
This is up by 18% MoM, or by 33 thousand tons.
According to a source among Russian coal traders, in August-September coal exports were hindered by the Russian Railroads limitations. (Ukrainian metal)