Ukraine: aluminum ore imports in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported 3.992 million tons of aluminum ore and concentrate valued at $155.15 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the major suppliers of aluminum ore were Guinea – $94.9 million, or 61.17% of the total volumes, Guyana – $40.21 million, or 25.92%, and Brazil – $10.33 million, 6.6%. Other countries supplied $9.7…

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Ukraine: silicon crystals furnace explodes at Kvazar

Firefighters have extinguished the fire at one of Kvazar’s shops.

The fire started, most probably, because of the explosion in the furnace to grow silicon micro crystals. Two employees received burns. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Stepnoy open-pit mine coal output up in 2016

In 2016 miners of the Stepnoy open-pit mine, a part of Russky Ugol (Russian Coal), yielded over 4.2 million tons of coal, up by 4% YoY.

Last year the processing factory at Stepnoy processed 3.4 million tons of coal. In 2017 the factory will be reconstructed to increase capacity. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Avdiivka Works without electricity after shelling

On January 11, the town of Avdiivka was again shelled; one of the two remaining electricity lines was damaged.

According to Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works CEO Musa Magomedov, the company halted on December 8, 2016. The next day the works started receiving electricity from 2 lines. (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: AKPS closing down

Azerbaijan is closing down its Steel Production Complex. Azerbaijani Steel Production Complex was created in April 2013 to design, construct and manage the steel-manufacturing works. The complex had to deal with ore mining through steel-smelting. By 2018 Azerbaijan also planned to have created several works and shops to be managed by the complex, in particular…

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Russia: NLMK Group announces management changes at NLMK Europe Plate Division

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, Europe and the USA, announces the appointment of Cornelius Louwrens the CEO of NLMK Belgium Holdings plate business. It includes two of NLMK Group’s European sites: NLMK Clabecq (Belgium) and NLMK Verona (Italy), and together with NLMK DanSteel (Denmark), comprises the NLMK Europe Plate Division.…

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Ukraine: major Kominmet shareholder sells stake

An individual, a major shareholder of Dniepropetrovsk Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern (Kominmet) has sold his 19.7787% of shares and ceased being an owner of the company.

Kominmet specializes in the production of steel pipes and metal coating. (Ukrainian metal)