Russia: Smolensk region to start producing aluminum sections

The Alvidprof company will start manufacturing aluminum sections on the territory of the Phoenix industrial park in Smolensk region by the end of 2018.

Investments in the project total 400 million rubles.

Alvidprof has become the first resident of the industrial park, the construction of which will finish in Q3 2018. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: PMKh output down in Q1 2017

In January-March the Industrial Metallurgical Holding enterprises mined 542 thousand tons of coking coal, down by 28% QoQ. The decrease was the result of the planned disassembly and assembly of machinery at Butovskaya mine and the short calendar period of the first quarter. Berezovskaya factory decreased coal concentrate processing by 6% QoQ, to 644 thousand…


Ukraine: Centrenergo cancels coal tender

The power-generating company Centrenergo has cancelled the tender to buy 700 thousand tons of anthracite coal for Zmievskaya and Tripolskaya thermal power plants with delivery in May-December. According to the company statement, the decision was taken by the management in fear of the price increase in case of exchange rate fluctuations. 2 companies participated in…


Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich to implement anti-crisis measures because of raw materials shortage

Metinvest intends to implement anti-crisis measures at its Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. In particular it is suggested using iron ore raw materials wastes to produce sinter in view of undersupplies of sinter ore via railroad. “We intend to implement new methods of operation providing for the more efficient usage of secondary materials, thus…


Ukraine: EMSS produces rolls for AMO

Energomashspetsstal has shipped a batch of back-up rolls to the Czech Republic.

The delivery is being carried out under the contract concluded by EMSS and ArcelorMittal Ostrava in August 2016.

The rolls with the total weight of 103.3 tons will be used in hot-rolling strip mills. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel-Service delivers rebars for works construction in Chelyabinsk

Mechel-Service has supplied 160 tons of rebars for the construction of the Sojuzpischevik works in Chelyabinsk.

The Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works rebars will be used to reconstruct the works on almond, oat and rice milk manufacture.

The massive overhaul of the 115-years old factory began last year. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Donetsk terrorists preparing to put seized metal companies in operation

The terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic, created and supported by Russia, is engaged in preparing Metinvest and Donetskstal companies for operation. Control over the companies on the territory of the Antiterrorist operation was lost on March 15. According to a source, the management of the companies has been given to Sergey Kurchenko, an ally of…


Ukraine: VostGOK denied mining lease

The Kirovograd regional administration on May 19, refused to allow the Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works start mining operation within the territory of housing construction. The decision has been taken at the request of the Kropivnitsky mayor Andrey Raikovich. He was against allowing the company to work there, as it did not fulfill its social…


Russia: rebars market forecast

According to Kraft group marketing department director Katerina Makeyeva, the stagnation on the rebars market will most likely persist for a month. The attempts to decrease prices by some trading houses are situational. Manufacturing works will not listen to traders and go on decreasing prices. Price fluctuations on market decrease are in the range of…


Russia: ChTPZ invests 240 million rubles into LDP modernization

Within the strategic cooperation with Transneft, Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Works has modernized its machinery of large diameter pipe quality control. The investments totaled 244 million rubles. “Transneft is one of the key customers of ChTPZ. Taking into account their demands we have decided to modernize the machinery. The project has been carried out without stopping the…


Russia: Trubodetal passes API audit

Trubodetal (Chelyabinsk, a part of OMK) has successfully passed the American Petroleum Institute audit. The auditors checked the quality management system according to API Specification Q1, edition 9, and ISO 9001:2008. “Now all our customers working in oil and gas transportation demand international certificates, so each audit is important for us. This is always a…