Ukraine: metal output down in January-July 2017

In January-July Ukraine produced 11.9 million tons of steel, down by 18% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, rolled metal manufacture dropped by 19%, to 10.2 million tons, pig iron – by 22%, to 10.96 million tons. Coke output decreased by 21%, to 5.95 million tons. In 2016 Ukraine produced 24.2 million tons of rolled steel, 21.41…

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Russia: MMK replaces oxygen converters

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works will replace converters at its oxygen converter shop. The project is expected to be complete this year. All the equipment will be supplied by Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works (Ukraine). NKMZ has already shipped the equipment of the converter bulk. At present the works is manufacturing the third bulk of a converter.…

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Russia: MMK-Metiz passes quality management system audit

MMK-Metiz quality management system has successfully passed the audit for the correspondence to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/TS 16949:2009.

According to the company statement, the system has been checked by TUV Nord Cert experts.

MMK-Metiz was certified according to ISO 9001 back in 2006, and according to ISO/TS 16949 in 2007. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel preliminary consolidated production results for Q2 and H1 2017

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the second quarter and the first half of 2017. First Vice-President – Chief Operating Officer, Sergey Dyachenko commented on the production results: “In Q2 our platinum group metals (PGMs) production increased substantially owing to the…

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Ukraine: coal production down in H1 2017

Ukraine’s production of coal decreased by 558,400 tons, or by 2.9%, in January-June, compared to the same period in 2016. This has been stated in an information note on the main indicators of the Ukrainian fuel and energy industry development over the first six months of 2017. “In January-June coal-mining enterprises of Ukraine produced 558.4…

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