Revyakino Iron and Steel Works has started manufacturing A500C sections with the diameter of 16 mm. The increase in output has reached 15%. After a bankruptcy in 2016 and downtime in 2017-2018, the company has resumed manufacture. In January-February it shipped 626 railroad cars with metal to customers. From September 2018 to February 2019 monthly…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) plans to begin the reconstruction of blast furnace No. 2 in 2020, in line with its modernization plans. MMK plans to radically modernize the unit, significantly reducing its environmental impact. The historically significant blast furnace No. 2 was commissioned in the summer of 1932, a few months after the…Details
The President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko has signed a decree to increase scrap export duty from 42 euro to 58 euro per ton. On February 28 the Verhovna Rada adopted the draft decree No. 9474, providing for the duty increase, as a whole. 234 parliament members voted in favor of the decree. The duty will…Details
The state enterprises Mine named after Surgay and the Yuzhnodonbasskoye Mine Group No. 1 have found alternatives to the “supplier of the last hope” (the state enterprise Ukrinterenergo). In particular, the mine has ordered the supply of 78.1 million kW-of electricity valued at 202 million UAH from Donetsk Power Services LLC. The average expected cost…Details
In January-March Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works increased iron ore concentrate manufacture by 5.7% YoY, to 3.183 million tons. At the same time sinter output dropped by 36.4%, to 331.8 thousand tons. In March UGOK produced 1.09 million tons of concentrate and 120.2 thousand tons of sinter, up by 5.1%, but down by 47.8% YoY…Details
A Kemerovo region court has partially suspended for 90 days operations of the Kiya-Shaltyrsky open-pit mine owned by RUSAL Achinsk, a part of Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL, due to violations of safety requirements, the Siberian administration of the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological, and Nuclear Oversight said on April 3. The facility was checked…Details
NLMK, NLMK Group’s Lipetsk site, has started installation of the reheating furnace equipment in its hot-rolling shop. A new walking-beam furnace will replace a previous-generation pusher-type furnace. The new furnace will add 110 thousand tons per year (+2%) to the hot-rolling mill’s output, improve product quality thanks to a more sophisticated technology for charging slabs…Details
The Russian group of ChTPZ (Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant) has won the tender of the Turkmengas State Concern for the supply of pipes for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline under construction. The company will supply pipes for the construction of the linear part of the pipeline with a length of 214 kilometers. The deal amounted to…Details
Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the possibility of retaliation against E.U. tariff quotas on steel imports, according to the WTO documents. The European Commission introduced up to three-year restrictions on imports of 26 categories of steel products on February 2, after the U.S. set up steel import duties. The measures consist of…Details
In January-March Irkutsk region mined 3247.3 kg of ore gold, on par with the corresponding period of 2018. At present Polyus Verninskoye, Druza LLC, Vysochaishiy and its enterprise Ugakhan LLC are mining gold in the region. Polyus Verninskoye accounted for the most gold in Q1 – 1882.2 kg. Alluvial sites development will start in May.…Details
Severouralsky Bauxite Mine has put into operation the final, third stage of the Cheremukhovskaya-Glubokaya mine. Investments totaled 460 million rubles. And the overall expenses on the construction of the mine exceeded 7.9 billion rubles. The depth of the mineshaft is 1.5 km. The design speed of the mine cage is 11.73 meters per second, which…Details
In 2018 Russia procured 25.95 million tons of scrap, with the average price at 17.727 rubles per ton, up by 2,817 rubles YoY. As metal companies did not want to buy scrap at that price, exports in December 2018 increased. Because of the increase of the domestic prices, some metal companies are lobbying the imposition…Details
Ferrexpo AG, owning 99.11% of Poltava Mining and Processing Works, the largest manufacturer of iron ore pellets in Ukraine, intends to use squeeze-out from minority shareholders.
At present Ferrexpo AG owns 189.313 million ordinary shares. (Ukrainian metal)
The campaign for repair of blasts furnaces has begun at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. The main scope of repairs will be performed in the first half of the year. Category 3 intensive capital repair of the blast furnace No. 6 has begun. It will last for six days. Here charging equipment and main hoist skips will…Details
The state enterprise Yuzhnodonbasskoye Mine Group No. 1 has concluded an agreement with the power-generating company Ukrenergougol LLC on the delivery of electricity valued at 106 million UAH until the end of the year. This year a number of objects in the town of Ugledar (Donetsk region) and the recreation center in Berdyansk (Zaporozhye region)…Details
In April 1, the employees of the Rodinskaya mine of the state enterprise Mirnogradugol refused to go underground. For three months they have not been receiving salary in full and intend to strike until the debt is cleared. “The mine is in the restructuring process at the moment. We owed 2.59 million UAH to the…Details
Neryungrinsky Pit, the largest coal mining enterprise on the Far East, has turned 40.
It was officially opened on March 19, 1979.
The coal node of the pit has the size of 16 square kilometers with the maximum depth of 315 meters. (Ukrainian metal)
ZEMZ has rolled a 08X18H10T steel strip with the size of 45×530 mm.
Previously the company only manufactured the strip with the size of 73×350 mm.
Rolling takes 10 days, while forging lasts for 2 months.
The first batch of strips will soon be shipped to Asha Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)
The architecture, city building and prospective development agency of the Kaliningrad region has allowed creating a small enterprise to produce copper wire rod in the city of Ozersk.
A 1-2-storey building with the size of 516 square meters will be constructed.
The Baltkat LLC will construct the plant. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Electrozinc received 85.4 billion rubles of net losses as opposed to 197.7 million rubles of net profit in 2017. At the same time in 2015 and 2016 the works also saw losses – 895 million rubles and 9 million rubles respectively. Revenue last year dropped by 8% YoY, to 4.54 billion rubles. Sales…Details
In 2018 Revda Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works received 170.3 million rubles of net losses, up from 10.8 million rubles in 2017.
The company revenue grew by 1%, to 3.47 billion rubles.
Sales profit was negative, with losses at 28 million rubles, as opposed to the profit of 50 million rubles in 2017. (Ukrainian metal)
It has been three years since the commissioning of the polymer-coating unit No. 5 at the Lysvensky Metallurgical Plant, which currently manufactures products with decorative designs under the SteelArt brand. These products consist of a metal base with a three-layer polymer coating, which accurately imitates the look and feel of natural materials such as stone,…Details
NLMK Group announces the start of the third stage of its annual Steel Tree grant programme, which offers funding for environmental projects, landscaping and welfare improvement initiatives. In 2019, company employees in all major home regions in Russia will have an opportunity to compete for grants. The programme was launched in early 2017 and enabled…Details
Russian aluminum giant Rusal has resumed supplies to the U.S. market and aims to win back customers it lost due to sanctions by about September when the industry seals supply contracts for 2020, its chief executive Evgenii Nikitin said. Last autumn, Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum producer outside China, missed the traditional window for contracting…Details