Russia: MMK steel smelting complex turns 85

On July 8, 1933 the first open-hearth furnace of MMK produced its first steel. This was the beginning of the steel smelting complex at the company. By the late 1980s MMK operated three open-hearth shops, which comprised 35 furnaces. Steel output reached 16 million tons. In 1990 the company commissioned the oxygen-converter shop. Now the…


Ukraine: Lvivugol miners paid May 2018 salary

The state enterprise Lvivugol has completely cleared the salary debt to its employees for May.

The enterprise received money from the state company Ugol Ukrainy, which allowed paying the May salary.

Shortly the enterprise will start paying wages for June.

In June Lvivugol cleared the April salary debt. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VIZ-Stal replaces cleaning facilities

VIZ-Stal has started repairs of one of the four filter presses of the cleaning facilities.

The repair presupposes the replacement of 15 filter plates.

The commissioning of the machine is scheduled for late 2018.

Assembly will be carried out in October.

VIZ-Stal will invest some 12 million rubles in the project. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KULZ modernizing capacities

Kamensk-Uralsky Foundry Works is carrying out a program to renew machinery.

The company specialists are assembling pressure sintering machines.

Characteristics-wise the two manufacturing lines are better than 12 old furnaces.

Both lines have been made to order and have no analogues in Russia today. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports up in H1 2018

According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-June Ukraine imported 11.084 million tons of coal, up by 40.7% YoY, valued at $1.531 billion, up by 21.8%. Russia supplied $962.723 million worth of coal (62.88%), USA – $483.95 (31.61%), Canada – $48.365 million (3.16%) and other countries – $26.028 million (2.35%). At the same time in…


Ukraine: Mirnogradskaya Factory to process 136 million UAH worth of coal

Donetsk region state mine groups have concluded 2 agreements with the Mirnogradskaya Central Processing Factory to process coal for the total amount of 136.3 million UAH. The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered processing of 660 thousand tons of coal at 145 UAH per ton (95.7 million UAH) until June 2019. The state enterprise Toretskugol will…


Ukraine: EMSS sends 100 tons of rolls to Mariupol Ilyich

In June Energomashspetsstal shipped over 100 tons of supporting rolls to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.

The rolls have been produce under the agreement signed last October.

EMSS has to produce some 500 tons of rolls for Mariupol Ilyich.

The rolls will be used at hot- and cold-rolling strip mills. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous scrap railroad deliveries up in June 2018

In June railroad deliveries of ferrous scrap to the metal works and pipe companies totaled 1.44 million tons, up by 7.6% MoM and by 10% YoY.

In January-June scrap deliveries dropped by 1.6% YoY, to 5.93 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga confirms standard correspondence

In June Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga LLC successfully passed the re-certification audit for the correspondence to the international standards of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. Bureau Veritas carried out the re-certification audit. SGK management system is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007. The first certification was carried out in 2011 according to…