Since last week strikes and protests have renewed at the state enterprises Mirnogradugol and Selidovugol. The reason is that the enterprises have not received state support promised 2 weeks ago. While the situation is unstable, the mines continue operating. Still, some miners refuse to go underground. The miners’ unions say if the money to clear…Details
The decrease of the coal price to 1800 UAH per ton, as suggested by the draft law 8626, will result in mines shutting down and will simply destroy the coal industry. According to the Independent Miners’ Union chairman Mikhail Volynets, the connection of the Ukrainian coal price to the international indexes through the Rotterdam+ gave…Details
In August Ukraine went up to the 12th position in the rating of the 67 countries, compiled by Worldsteel. China was traditionally the first with 80.326 million tons produced in August, up by 2.7% YoY. Ukraine produced 1.786 million tons, down by 3.7%. All in all in August world steel output grew by 2.6% YoY,…Details
Sergey Plichko has been appointed chief financial officer, chief accountant of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.
He has been the acting CFO and CA since February 17, 2017.
Plichko has been appointed since September 21 for an indefinite term. (Ukrainian metal)
Prices of precious metals increased in Azerbaijan on September 25, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold grew by 2.737 manats, to 2,037.841 manats per ounce on September 25 compared to the price on September 24. The price of silver went up by 0.0309 manats, to 24.2225 manats per…Details
Russia estimates its losses from the US-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum at $600 million. “We have calculated the damage to our economy from the US decision. It is some $600 million. We have already paid $100 million of new duties”, the minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin said. In response Russia has imposed additional…Details
In late August a delegation of the Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works visited Armenia. There the company representatives met with top-managers of a jewelry works, a large manufacturer of basalt continuous fibers and cement, etc. “These companies are already our customers. We supply them with such products as laboratory wares, affined metals, machinery to produce…Details
Severstal Steel Decisions has shipped over 250 tons of metal structures for the construction of an Ozon e-store logistics complex in the Moscow region. Metal structures have been produced at the manufacturing site in Oryol of steel manufactured by Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. Moreover, in Q3 the company supplied over 200 tons of welded…Details
Gaysky Mining and Processing Works is constructing a main ventilation unit at the Severnaya Ventilyatsionnaya 2 mine. The unit will service horizons below 990 meters. The depth of the mine will be 1310 meters. The construction of the shaft is also underway. At present the company is preparing foundation for the premises of the ventilation…Details
Under the project to modernize the teaching program Zaporizhstal has equipped a special classroom for the crane operators.
The students now have a unique opportunity to study at the interactive Pascal bridge crane simulator.
Investments in the classroom creation totaled 400 thousand UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
Zagorsky Pipe Works has successfully delivered the first batch of pipes in polyurethane insulation under the project to develop the heating networks of the Leningrad region. The volume of the first delivery was almost 5 thousand meters of pipes with the diameter of 1220 mm and the wall thickness of 12 mm. The customer –…Details
In January-August Ukrainian heating power plants received 3.74 million tons of imported coal, up 1.7-fold YoY. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in particular Russia supplied 2.91 million tons of coal (or 77.8%), USA – 685.3 thousand tons (18.3%) and the Republic of South Africa – 144.8 thousand tons (3.9%). Such a…Details
This year the mining and metal enterprises of Ukraine will spend over 40 billion UAH on modernization. According to Sergey Belenkiy, the chairman of the Federation of Metallurgists of Ukraine, in particular Metinvest will spend 33 billion UAH. ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih plans to invest 10 billion UAH. “As to other enterprises, everything is not clear…Details
In January-August Ukrainian customers received 3.138 million tons of rolled steel, with 948.5 thousand tons, or 30.23%, accounting for imports. In 8 months of 2017 the local market consumed 2.998 million tons, with 827.5 thousand tons, or 27.6% imported. Thus, the increase in rolled metal consumption reached 4.64%, while that of imports – 14.62%. The…Details
In January-August Ukraine produced 12.27 million tons of rolled metal. Of this 10.1 million tons, or 82.2%, were exported. In January-August 2017 the share of the rolled metal exported was 81.6%, or 9.62 million tons. The share of semi-finished products in exports grew from 39.83% to 43.94%, while that of flat rolled metal dropped from…Details
ArcelorMittal Temirtau has been fined for 1.3 billion tenge for the damages to the environment. The suit has been submitted to a commercial court following the unscheduled inspection by the prosecutors and environment specialists on the basis of the letter from the Temirtau akim (governor). The inspection found multiple violations of the environment protection legislation.…Details
Sumykhimprom has concluded an agreement with Khimvector LLC on the delivery of ilmenite valued at 11.72 million UAH. This year the company will supply 2100 tons of ilmenite concentrate with the TiO2 contents of 51.5-62% from an unnamed producer at 5580 UAH per ton, or $203. Two years ago Sumykhimprom bought the same ilmenite from…Details
The salary debts to state miners amount to 348.1 million UAH. According to the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik, the debts arose from the difference in the sales price of coal and the prime cost of its extraction. On August 22 a new bill took effect envisaging the provision of 1.4 billion…Details
Izhstal has completed the capital repairs of the steelsmelting complex. The complex consists of a powerful arc furnace (DSP-40), a continuous casting machine, a ladle-furnace and a degasser. The capacity of the complex is 300 thousand tons of billets per year. At present the company produces some 300 steel grades, including 37 stainless grades. The…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has started the commissioning under the investment project to replace compressors valued at 1 billion rubles. The compressors will have been put into operation by the end of September. The machinery has been supplied by Hanwha Techwin, South Korea. 3 main compressors commissioned in the 1960s have been replaced under…Details
In January-August the Republic of Buryatia mined 3754 thousand tons of coal, up by 42.8% YoY.
Razrez Tugnuyskiy has contributed the most to the output increase.
At the same time, the regional ministry of natural resources does not disclose the enterprise output. (Ukrainian metal)
Uralelectromed powder wares shop has produced a new frame size for the commutator bars for TL-2K electric locomotive engines. For three months the trial batch of the bars will be tested at the Russian research-scientific institute of electric locomotive building in the city of Novocherkassk. The company has received an order for the new type…Details
Metinvest has shut down the blast furnace No. 4 of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works to carry out an ecological modernization. After the modernization the company will completely stop using seawater to cool the blast furnace. Moreover, in 2014-2016 the blast furnace underwent a reconstruction valued at 2 billion UAH. “Now we will replace…Details
Rusal is gathering a team of traders in China. According to sources, Rusal is creating a trade company consisting of a head of sales and traders, specializing in aluminum and alumina. The company will trade aluminum produced on local Chinese market. Rusal also hopes the company will analyze the ways to import metal to China…Details