All Ukrainian companies, registered on the territory of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Russia-supported terrorist organization, have to register in the legal field of DPR by March 1. “If they don’t register, on Wednesday they will be under out jurisdiction. Because of the railroad blockade a number of enterprises were shut down, including the Yenakievo…Details
The minister on North Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov together with the chairman of the Kabardino-Balkaria government Aliy Musukov visited the Gydrometallurg works in Nalchik. The company CEO Igor Morozov demonstrated technological processes and new machinery to the guests. “In addition to the construction of the new production complex at Gydrometallurg, the government of the republic settles…Details
In January Russia increased raw copper output by 5.6% YoY.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper alloys manufacture went up by 50.4%, that of powders and flakes dropped by 3.9%, of rods and shapes – by 58.9%. Copper wire output increased by 6%, that of foil – 2.1-fold. (Ukrainian metal)
The Rostov region governor Vasily Golubev and the Don-Metall CEO Natig Asadov have signed an agreement on cooperation in construction of the metal works in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky with the capacity of 160 thousand tons of hot-rolled rebars per year. Investments will total 3.3 billion rubles. Last year the company constructed the transformer substation…Details
Severstal has reported the beginning of the full-scale operation of its online store, presented in November 2016. Now all clients of the company (except for individuals) can buy the standard Severstal products (over 5 thousand types) online. The new store has been created on the basis of SAP Hybris. It is expected that in 2018,…Details
250 million rubles will be sent to support mining and metallurgical companies of Primorye. The financial support is provided under the new local decree “On industrial policy”. At present the department of industry of the Primorsky Krai is preparing the documents on granting subsidies to mining and metal companies. The new decree “On industrial policy…Details
Pereyaslovsky open-pit mine, a part of Russian Coal, Krasnoyarsk Krai, has mined the 75-millonth ton of coal. January also saw the record railroad shipments of coal – 713 thousand tons. Total coal delivery from the mine reached 733 thousand tons. The Pereyaslovsky mine was put into operation in 1983. Its project capacity is 7 million…Details
In 2016 Russia exported 185.7 thousand tons of raw nickel to the world market, down by 18% YoY.
According to the Federal Customs Service, exports to far foreign countries dropped by 18%, to 185.3 thousand tons, but to CIS-countries – doubled to 0.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Evraz NTMK has finished the technical modernization of the forging division of its foundry shop. The new equipment will decrease gas consumption by 10% and metal usage by 6%. According to the company statement, the operation schedule has been changed at the shop. A new crane, a semi-automatic band saw and a modernized boring machine…Details
On February 28, Amurmetal resumes operation after an almost monthly stand still. The company will be working at night under cheaper energy tariffs. So far 9 thousand tons of scrap have been accumulated. In late January Amurmetal was purchased by Torex (Khabarovsk) for 2.46 billion rubles. The purchase agreement has not been signed yet, though…Details
Donetsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Donetskstal, has shut down its blast furnace No. 1 because of the absence of iron ore raw materials caused by the railroad blockade. On February 26, the daily shift smelted 400 thousand tons of pig iron, and the BF was shut down. The BF-1 used to produce…Details
Zaporizhstal ranked first among the steel plants of Zaporizhia region in terms of taxes paid to the national budget in 2016, said the National Tax Inspection Agency for operations with major taxpayers of Zaporizhia. In 2016, major taxpayers of the region paid more than UAH 10 billion in taxes to the national and local budgets,…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has started hot tests of coke oven battery No. 6, the newest in technology of stamp charging and the first of its kind in Ukraine. Adjustment and pre-commissioning works are in progress, coking chambers have been charged and first trial coke has been successfully produced at coke shop No. 1 of the…Details
Kazakhstan, which is the biggest uranium producer in the world, plans to decrease uranium production by 8%, or by 2,000 tons in 2017 (about 3% of total global output), Kazakh State Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna said in a report. The output will be reduced due to weak market conditions triggered mostly by a global oversupply. In…Details
According to Interpipe, in 2017 Ukraine will become a net-importer of scrap. The company believes that this year the situation with scrap procurement will further worsen. In 2017 Ukraine will procure 2.9-3.1 million tons of scrap. This is less than what was delivered to local companies in 2016 (3.2 million tons), and much less than…Details
The Donbass blockade could result in the Kramatorsk Ferroalloys Works shutting down, as the coking coal from the occupied Gorlovka and Alchevsk could not reach the plant. “We have absolutely no coke left”, the company blast furnace shop director Alexander Shikhov said. If the blast furnace is shut down, the whole plant will be closed…Details
Following the increase of the minimal wage to 3200 UAH from January 1, metal companies of Mariupol, nevertheless, do not plan to fire employees. According to Azovstal HR director Konstantin Voitsekhovsky, all the jobs have been kept. “As of January the average salary was 10 thousand UAH. That’s considerably higher compared to the average salary…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works, a part of the Industrial Union of Donbass, has started replacing coke from Alchevskkoks, blocked in the ATO zone, with deliveries from Poland. As of February 21, there was a threat of the works halting altogether. “Every day we try to find money to pay for the daily norm of…Details
In January Ukrainian by-product coke works produced 1.008 million tons of 6% moisture coke, down by 7.5% YoY. December 2016 saw the output on the level of 997 thousand tons. “In January there was a slight increase in production, but February will be a failure. Alchevskkoks has halted, Yenakievo, Makeevka, and Yasinovsky Coke Works all…Details
In 2017 Ukrainian metal structure manufacturers plan to increase exports to Poland at least 2-fold. Last year metal structure exports to Poland totaled 2 thousand tons, or 27% of all metal structure exports abroad (7.5 thousand tons). “2016 exports to Poland quadrupled from 500 tons in 2015. Taking into account the high interest of Ukrainian…Details
In January the Novosibirsk subsidiary of the First Cargo Company (PGK) transported 13.6 thousand tons of cargo, up by 44.5% YoY.
The main cargo was wood and ferrous metals.
The cargo was shipped to local consumers as well as to Asian countries. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 steel consumption dropped by 4% YoY, to 40 million tons. This year consumption is expected to grow by 1.2% YoY, to 40.48 million tons. The demand for steel in Russia could grow for the first time in the last 4 years thanks to the improvement of the economy. Still market participants do not…Details
In 2016 Metinvest companies received $45 million of additional profits from selling new products, that they started producing in 2010-2016. The 2016 share was $6 million. According to the group press service, last year it started producing 49 new types of products. The main consumers were the construction sector, machine-building and pipe industry. In 2010-2016…Details
The Asha Iron and Steel Works has commenced pilot operation of its briquetting line, the construction of which started in autumn 2016. The line was supplied by Spidermash (Yekaterinburg). The capacity of the line is 12 tons per hour. “The briquetting site with the size of 1824 square meters is in the ferroalloys warehouse No.…Details
The Neryungrinsky open-pit mine, a part of Yakutugol, has put into operation a Liebherr R 9200 excavator valued at 220 million rubles.
The machine was purchased within the modernization program.
This is the first time that such an excavator is used at the Neryungrinsky open-pit mine. (Ukrainian metal)
Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has ordered the Imex Minerals LLC the development of mined rock valued at 27 million UAH. By the end of March the company will have developed 700 thousand cubic meters of mined rock with transportation for 2.5 km at 39 UAH per 1 cubic meter. May 2016 prices were cheaper…Details