There is a conflict growing between militants of the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, terrorist organizations created and supported by Russia, because of the coal deliveries to Zuyevskaya Thermal Power Plant, which could result in the complete halt of the plant and bring about a power crisis on the Russia-seized territories. “The warehouses of…Details
In 2017 Belarus Iron and Steel Works increased profit 5-fold, to $71 million. According to the company statement, sales revenue grew by 132%, to $1.166 billion. “Thanks to the stabilization of the situation on the raw materials market in September 2017, steel manufacture at BMZ reached 210 thousand tons per months. This provided for the…Details
Ukrainian businessman and owner of DCH Group Oleksandr Yaroslavsky held talks with U.S. and Chinese investors in Davos on the possibility of co-financing Sukha Balka mining with banks. He bought Sukha Balka in May of 2017 from Evraz. The businessman noted the prospects of this enterprise and the intention to attract co-financing for the implementation…Details
The new major shareholder of Petropavlovsk – the Kazakh businessman Kenes Rakishev intends to make the company sell its 31% stake in the iron ore IRC. The company share is estimated at $65 million, while the total debt of IRC of $233.75 million is the ICBC project financing with Petropavlovsk guarantees. The money was borrowed…Details
Tata Power’s victory at an auction for a 25-year license for the Krutogorovsky coalfield in the Kamchatka region will become India’s biggest investment in Russia’s Far East, India’s Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran said. “Negotiations on the project began several years, ago and I am glad that the company has won a license to develop…Details
The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered the Trading House Eco-Service LLC the delivery of lime valued at 34.34 million UAH. This year the company will deliver 15467 tons of construction lime of the second quality with 80-89% of active CaO+MgO at 2220 UAH per ton. In December 2017 the same company…Details
Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works has ordered Khimvektor LLC the delivery of ilmenite valued at 88.68 million UAH. This year the company will supply 10 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate with TiO2 contents of 57.5% at 5982 thousand UAH per ton and 5 thousand tons of concentrate with TiO2 of 55.5% at 5772 UAH per…Details
Energomashspetsstal is fulfilling the order to supply rolls for ArcelorMittal.
According to the contract, in December 2017 the company shipped 343 tons of rolls.
The rolls went to ArcelorMittal plants situated in Kazakhstan, France and Ukraine.
The supporting rolls will be used in hot- and cold-rolling mills. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 Belarus Iron and Steel Works produced 141.8 thousand tons of hot-rolled seamless pipes, up by 170% YoY.
This is the maximum output in 10 years.
Pipes were shipped to 126 customers in 19 countries.
The major importers of Belarus pipes are Russia, USA, Italy, Germany and Poland. (Ukrainian metal)
Pervouralsky Pipe Works was one of the first enterprises of Sverdlovsk region to confirm the correspondence of its environment management system to ISO 14001:2015.
The audit has been carried out by TUV Rheinland.
The certificate is valid for 3 years.
Its first ISO 9001 certificate PNTZ obtained in 2002. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 Kapan Mining and Processing Works, a part of Polymetal, mined 527 tons of ore and processed 530 thousand tons. In Q4 2017 output totaled 140 thousand tons and processing – 141 thousand tons. Mining grew by 33% YoY, and processing by 24%. Gold contents in 1 processed ton of ore in Q4 2017…Details
Bystrinskoye LLC in Zabaykalye region intends to obtain its first gold containing, copper and magnetite concentrate at the end of the first quarter.
After that the plant will be commissioned.
The capacity of each line is 5 million tons of ore per year.
The commissioning of the works started on October 31, 2017. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal has put in operation a new bulk crane at the steel manufacture of Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. The lifting capacity of the new machine is 70 tons, its length – over 34 meters and weight exceeds 248 tons. The crane will be used to transport and load slabs into open wagons. “Investments in…Details
Evraz NTMK has started producing a new channel type – 30 P channel. In January the company manufactured the first industrial batch of this channel for the construction projects in St. Petersburg and the Moscow region. The 300 mm-high hot-rolled channel is used in the construction of structures intended for a lot of pressure during…Details
Taiwan has imposed antidumping duties on the import of galvanized sheet, as well as cold-rolled stainless and carbon steel sheet. The duty in the volume of 4.02-80.5% of the customs cost depends on the manufacturer. In particular, such duties were imposed on metal originating from Ukraine, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Korea. The authorities…Details
In 2017 MMK increased steel output by 2.5% YoY, to 12.86 million tons. According to the group statement, pig iron manufacture grew by 5.3%, to 10.163 million tons, and rolled metal – by 0.1%, to 11.331 million tons. Sales to Russia and CIS increased by 3.6%, to 8.528 million tons, at the same time exports…Details
In 2017 rolled metal consumption in Ukraine increased by 6.6%, to 5.16 million tons. Of this volume 1.3 million tons, or 25.1%, were imported. In 2016 rolled metal consumption was 4.84 million tons, with 1.056 million tons (21.8%) imported. Flat rolled metal share in the imports as of the end of November 2017 was 55.3%,…Details
In 2017 Ukraine decreased rolled metal output by 14% YoY, to 18.44 million tons. Of this 14.59 million tons (79.1%) were exported. In 2016 the export share was 82.4%. Semi-finished products accounted for 43.1% of the total volume, flat rolled metal – 33.1%, long rolled metal – 23.8%. In 2016 the export share of flat…Details
In 2017 Nikolaev Alumina Works produced 1.676 million tons of alumina, up by 10.95% YoY.
Last year the company finished the project to increase alumina output to 1.7 million tons. Investments in 2015-2017 totaled $10.3 million.
Alumina manufacture plan has been exceeded by 2.8%, or by 45.5 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) has concluded an agreement with Metinvest-SMC LLC for the delivery of rails valued at 31.58 million UAH. The company has to deliver 973 tons of R65 rails with the length of 25 meters at 27203-27622 UAH per ton. In Ukraine such rails are only produced by Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. In…Details
In 2017 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih decreased output of rolled metal, steel and pig iron. In particular, rolled metal manufacture dropped to 5.1 million tons from 5.5 million tons in 2016, steel – to 6.35 million tons from 7 million tons, and pig iron to 5.6 million tons from 6.1 million tons. Iron ore mining increased…Details
In 2017 Lipetsk region exports grew by 41.6% YoY, to $3977.6 million.
The main partners of the region were Turkey, Mexico, Belgium and Denmark.
At the same time Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works provided the lion’s share of all exports – 95.5%. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK-Kaluga has finished the lighting modernization project. The project improved labor conditions and decreased electricity consumption 3-fold. The project began in 2016. The assembly of the new equipment was carried out in H2 2017. Investments totaled 39 million rubles. Some 2117 lambs were replaced, decreasing electricity consumption from 9.9 million kW-h per year to 2.8…Details
In 2017 Mechel-Materials increased metal slag processing by 32% YoY, to 5 million tons. 50% of the processed slag originated in 2017, the rest is the previously accumulated wastes. Of this slag Mechel-Materials produces various construction products and supplies them all over Russia. Over 1 million tons were supplied outside the Chelyabinsk region, where the…Details