Russia: coal railroad transportation down in May 2018

In May the Northern Railroads transported 5.114 million tons of cargo, up by 3.1% YoY.

In particular, ferrous metals transportation increased by 2.6%, to 3.9 million tons.

Scrap transportation dropped by 4%, to 0.3 million tons, while that of coal decreased by 26%, to 1.3 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UGOK output down in May 2018

In May Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works decreased concentrate output by 0.2% YoY, to 1.042 million tons. According to the company statement, sinter manufactured dropped by 0.9%, to 151.6 thousand tons. In January-May UGOK produced 5054.2 thousand tons of concentrate and 806.5 thousand tons of sinter, down by 0.6%, but up by 8.6% YoY respectively.…


Ukraine: IrGOK buys Toyota Highlander

Irshansk Mining and Processing Works has ordered Star-car LLC a car valued at 1.25 million UAH.

The company will supply Toyota Highlander (Elegance).

Star-car received the order without competition.

The expected price was 1.3 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EU stops antidumping investigation on ferroalloys

The European Commission has stopped the antidumping investigation of the imports of ferrosilicon with Ukrainian origin.

Following the investigation, Ukrainian products will not be affected by antidumping duties on the EU market.

In 2017 Ukraine exported $54.7 million worth of ferrosilicon to EU, up by $17.8 million YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK celebrates Environment Day

Russia marked Environment Day on June 5 – an important date for Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), as the company annually invests billions of rubles in environmental activities. Employees of MMK’s environmental laboratory, created three decades ago, celebrated their professional holiday. Ongoing reduction of the plant’s environmental impact and adoption of the best available…


Russia: NLMK “Steel Tree” environmental volunteer program wins international competition

NLMK Group, a global steel company, has won the “Ecological culture. Peace and Harmony” international competition, held by the Vernadsky Non-governmental Ecological Foundation. NLMK Group’s “Steel Tree” volunteer program came first in the “Social initiatives aimed at promoting an ecological culture” category. The competition was established in 2012. It promotes successful corporate and private initiatives…


Ukraine: AMKR to increase investments in environment

Major reconstruction of production facilities in 2018-2022 makes it possible for PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih to significantly reduce environmental footprint. During last 12 years, from 2006 to 2017, 5.6 billion UAH was invested in environment, which makes 12% of total investments in this period. In May a complex of new coke oven batteries Nos. 5…


Russia: PNTZ replaces 7 thousand gas-purifying filters

Pervouralsky Pipe Works has replaced bag filters of the gas-purifying equipment.

The cost of the project was 20 million rubles.

The filter replacement will decrease dust emission and minimize the manufacture impact on the environment.

According to the company managing director Alexei Dronov, this year environment projects budget has been increased by 20%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: InGOK to improve rock transportation

Ingulets Mining and Processing Works has repaired the electric locomotive OPE1-AM No. 33. According to the company CEO Alexander Gerasimchuk, the locomotive was repaired at the Tbilisi Locomotive-building Pant (Georgia). Now the engineers are assembling the roof equipment. Soon the locomotive will resume operation. “This will allow us not only to increase the rock transportation…


Ukraine: Lvivugol orders 119 million UAH worth of coal processing

The state enterprise Lvivugol has ordered Lviv Coal Company coal processing valued at 119.05 million UAH. The purchase was conducted via the negotiations procedure, as the previous two attempts through auctions failed because of the lack of participants. Cancelled purchases presupposed the purchase of processing of 878 thousand tons of coal at 83.43 million UAH,…