Ukraine: DSS steel output down in January 2017

In January Dneprospetsstal produced 20.29 thousand tons of steel, down by 5.1% MoM.

At the same time, rolled metal output increased by 4.1% MoM, to 14.17 thousand tons.

The total cost of products manufactured in January reached 619.9 million UAH, up by 7.3% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: magnesium output up in January 2017

In January raw magnesium production increased by 7.3% YoY and by 1.4% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, magnesium alloys output went up by 21.5% YoY, but dropped by 35.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ZTZ passes welding certification

TUV has audited the welding processes at the Zagorsky Pipe Works.

Technological welding processes and pipe repairs have been certified according to EN ISO 15614-1.

The welders have been certified according to ISO 9606-1. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK companies in uncontrolled territory of Donbass to work under Ukrainian law

Enterprises of DTEK private energy holding located on the territory of Donbass temporarily uncontrolled by Ukrainian authorities have been working and will work within the framework of Ukrainian legislation, DTEK Director General Maksym Timchenko said. “The company has been working and will continue to work exclusively within the framework of Ukrainian legislation,” he said. According…

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Ukraine: Valki-Ilmenit banned from apatite-ilmenite deposits

The Zhitomir District Administrative Court has cancelled the order of the Korosten regional state administration chairman on the approving of the detailed plan of territory for the mining and processing works at the Stermigorod apatite-ilmenite deposits. In October 2013, the administration chairman granted Valki-Ilmenit the right to develop the detailed plan of the territory. In…

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Ukraine: Fitch upgrades Ferrexpo Plc to ‘B-‘

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Ferrexpo Plc‘s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘B-‘ from ‘CCC,’ reads a report on the rating agency’s website. “The outlook is stable. Ferrexpo Finance Plc’s senior unsecured rating was upgraded to ‘B-‘ from ‘CCC’. The Recovery Rating on the senior unsecured rating is ‘RR4’. Ferrexpo’s Short-term IDR was upgraded to…

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Ukraine: Lugansk terrorists get hold of 3 Akhmetov’s companies

The so-called Council of ministers of the Lugansk People’s Republic has implemented outer administration at three companies of Rinat Akhmetov.

The corresponding “document” has been published on the separatists’ portal.

Temporal administration is implemented in Krasnodonugol, DTEK Rovenkiantrazit and DTEK Sverdlovantrazit.

The separatists could expand the list of “nationalized” companies. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel not to become green

At present there are no technologies in the world that can make metal industry green, Norilsk Nickel vice-president Elena Bezdenezhnykh believes. “We are constantly improving the ecological conditions. By 2023 the company will have invested 250 billion rubles into environmental projects. But, unfortunately, there is no technology that can make metallurgy green. At best it…

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