Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich commissions another gas-purification unit

The sintering factory of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has commissioned the first complex of the modern gas purification. It will allow decreasing dust emissions by 90% and sulfur oxide emission by 43%. Machinery and technologies were provided by Termokimik Corporation (Italy). Investments in the project totaled $220 million. The reconstruction of the sintering…


Ukraine: Metinvest given 2 weeks to explain coke market domination

The denial of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine to allow Metinvest B. V. to purchase Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant is not final. “Having analyzed the situation we provided the company with preliminary results where we see monopolization. This is not a denial – Metinvest can react to the preliminary results”, the committee chairman Yuri Terentiev…


Ukraine: Hugues Mingarelli visits PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih

Hugues Mingarelli, Head of the European Union Mission to Ukraine, visited PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. This is his first visit to Kriviy Rih and to the biggest mining and steelmaking plant of Ukraine. Along with the delegation Mingarelli held a meeting with the management of the plant, where numerous important issues were discussed, such as…


Ukraine: Volnogorsk Works orders 4 million UAH worth of pallets

Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has ordered Lormex LLC the delivery of wooden pallets valued at 4.34 million UAH. At first the company ordered 15.5 thousand fir pallets. But later, because of the price increase on the market, the cost went up by 30%. The total amount decreased to 4.02 million UAH, with the pallets…


Kyrgyzstan: Centerra Gold calls announcement on acquisition of Kumtor “market speculation”

Centerra Gold Inc. called the news release issued by Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited on acquisition of Kumtor mine “market speculation”. Official comment of the company says. In March Centerra received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Chaarat concerning Kumtor mine located in the Kyrgyz Republic. Centerra promptly communicated to Chaarat’s advisers that it had no interest…


Russia: Evraz Ukraine head transferred to Ural

Denis Novozhenov, who headed Evraz Ukraine, was appointed the director of the Ural division. “The division unites Nizhniy Tagil Iron and Steel Works and Kachkanarsky Mining and Processing Works. Novozhenov will continue developing Evraz assets in Sverdlovsk region according to the group strategy”, the company said. Novozhenov has been working at Evraz since 1996. This…


Russia: Amurmetal to turn into Amurstal

D-Steel (Italy) specialists have started working at the only steel works in the Far East – Amurmetal. According to the plant CEO Sergey Kuznetsov, soon the company will double rolled metal output and improve rebars characteristics. “The reconstruction of the bar-rolling shop will be carried out in several stages. The first stage will increase furnace…


Russia: Severstal-Metiz passes Sherdel Kaluga audit

Severstal-Metiz has passed the audit of its key client – the automobile components manufacturer Sherdel Kaluga.

Following the audit the company was granted the highest rating.

Such audits are carried every three years.

Severstal-Metiz wire is used to produce metal frames of cushions and seats. (Ukrainian metal)