In October Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 1.115 million tons of concentrate, up by 7.8% YoY. According to the company statement, sinter output dropped by 26.1%, to 168.3 thousand tons. In January-October UGOK increased concentrate output by 11.1% YoY, to 10.285 million tons, while that of sinter decreased by 10.2%, to 1.56 million tons.…Details
In October Zaporizhstal increased pig iron output by 17.8% YoY, to 372.4 thousand tons. According to the company statement, steel output dropped by 12.1%, to 292.5 thousand tons, rolled metal – by 6.9%, to 265.5 thousand tons. In January-October Zaporizhstal produced 3.11 million tons of pig iron, up by 1.7% YoY, 3.22 million tons of…Details
In October Ukraine produced 1.8 million tons of pig iron, 1.9 million tons of steel and 1.7 million tons of rolled metal, down by 3%, 2%, and up by 2% MoM respectively. As of the end of October 18 out of 28 blast furnaces (64%), 8 out of open-hearth furnaces (89%), 14 out of 21…Details
Metinvest has revealed the reports on the operation of Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works (EMZ), Komsomolskoye Mine Group and Donetskkoks, situated in the pro-Russia militants controlled territory of Donetsk region. In particular, EMZ received net profit of 360.483 million UAH in 2016 as opposed to net loss of 544.546 million UAH in 2015. Komsomolskoye Mine…Details
Evraz ZSMK specialists have developed the technique to produce new kinds of rails. Preliminary tests have been successfully carried out at the works. The new DT400IK rails are the improved version of DT370IK for complex sites of railroad, with wear resistance 13% higher than ordinary rails. Another new product is DT350VS400 rails for the high-speed…Details
In January-September Nadezhdinsky Iron and Steel Works produced 388 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 4% YoY, or by 15.3 thousand tons.
More than half of the output is the products of the bars shop (up by 9%).
At present the company is negotiating the construction of the continuous-casting machine. (Ukrainian metal)
The Mikheyevsky Ore Mining and Processing Plant (Varnensky district, Chelyabinsk region) plans to adopt a three-stage ore grinding technology, which will produce finer ore particles than the existing two-stage crushing equipment. The separation of tiny impregnated copper particles from gangue material is expected to reduce the loss of valuable fractions in tailings and increase the…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has finished reconstruction of the stove No. 2 at the blast furnace No. 5 “Severyanka”. According to the company statement, investments in the project totaled 800 million rubles ($14 million). “The reconstruction will allow increasing temperature to 1250 degrees C, improving the CherMK largest blast furnace efficiency and decreasing coke…Details
NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship production site, has completed guarantee testing of pulverized coal injection (PCI) technology at blast furnace No. 6 (with a capacity of 3.1 million tons per year), and at blast furnace No. 7 (with a capacity of 4.3 million tons per year). Tests confirmed that the equipment had reached design capacity.…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered Zakhystprom Trade LL the delivery of mining rescuing equipment valued at 58750 thousand UAH. In particular, this year the company has to deliver the products of Dezega SP (Turkey): 4792 self-rescuers at 9500 UAH apiece and 3961 regenerative charges at 3340 UAH apiece. In June Selidovugol ordered another company…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in November ferrous metals scrap prices will decrease by 3.1% MoM, or by 200 UAH per ton, to 6300 UAH per ton. In October scrap price averaged 6.5 thousand UAH per ton, but because of the low stocks metal companies increased it to 6750 UAH pert tons. Until mid-November…Details
In January-August Russia imported 107.7 thousand tons of steel pipes from Germany, up 11-fold YoY. June saw the record high results in all the history of imports from Germany – 53.7 thousand tons. In May and July imports were also rather considerable – around 25.5 thousand tons. But in August deliveries fell to 0.63 thousand…Details
In January-September Kazakhstan produced 62697 kg of raw gold, up by 16.3% YoY.
According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the national economy, raw silver output totaled 792535 kg, down by 12.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, in 2017 USA will import 35.9 million tons of steel, up by 20% YoY. Russian companies will contribute the most.
In January-August US imported 24.09 million tons of steel, up by 20.5% YoY.
In particular, Russia supplied 2.12 million tons, up by 65.6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Scientists of the National Research Technological University MISiS together with their Canadian colleagues have created a unique titanium – niobium – zirconium alloy – its resilience is identical to that of the human bones. This innovation will allow creating more efficient and practical medical implants. Researchers believe the new alloy will replace the currently used…Details
ChTPZ has supplied a batch of compressor-pump pipes with the F-3.2 joints to Surgutneftegaz. The pipes have been manufactured at the Pervouralsky Pipe Works. The pipes with the diameter of 73 mm and the wall thickness of 5.5 mm are used in both vertical and slanting shafts. “The ChTPZ group is constantly developing new types…Details
JSC “Electrocable “Kolchuginsky Plant” a part of the “Cable Alliance Holding”, integrating UMMC cable assets) mastered the production of silicone rubber insulated control cables NIKI. Unique properties of this innovative material ensures cables’ high fire-resistance designed for broadcasting signals from sensors to control equipment and for remote control of various machinery. Under flame silicone rubber…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has started reconstructing the small bars and sections mill 250-4. After modernization the mill will be able to process 150×150 mm billets and will be the first mill at the works to produce rebars from such billets. One of the advantages of the reconstruction is that it will be possible to manufacture…Details
In Q3 Metalloinvest produced 10 million tons of iron ore concentrate and sinter ore, down by 0.9% QoQ, mostly because of scheduled repairs. Pellets output totaled 6.3 million tons, up by 0.9% QoQ. HBI manufacture dropped by 4.8% QoQ, to 1.7 million tons, because of the repair of HBI complexes Nos. 1 and 2 at…Details
Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel is ready to return to the development of the Bugdainskoye deposit in the Zabaikalsky region if molybdenum prices grow significantly, Sergei Dyachenko, first vice president and chief operating officer, declared. “We have done almost everything we could on the Bugdainskoye deposit. We have a project, a positive conclusion of the…Details
Ukraine’s coal industry can cover only 71% of the country needs, thus in 2016 Ukraine had to import 17 million tons of coal. Ukraine is an energy dependent country. The coal shortage is compensated for by imports at 27%, gas – 33%, oil and condensate – 19%, oil products – 77%, and nuclear fuel –…Details
Metinvest B.V. has started reselling a part of metal manufactured by Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine, which it receives as payment for raw materials, supplied previously and being supplied still. According to Maxim Zavgorodniy, the executive director of ISD, the owner of DMK, the works supplies only a part of its products to clear debts.…Details
Black Iron intends to use loans, including from EBRD, to construct Shimanovskoye Mining and Processing Works. “Recently the bank has decided to invest $350 million into ArcelorMittal Kirviy Rih, which is close to our deposits”, the company said. The first stage of construction presupposes the GOK capacity of 4 million tons per year, and the…Details
In January-September Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Works received 825.92 million rubles of net losses as opposed to 3.529 billion rubles of net profit in 9 months of 2016. According to the company statement, its earnings increased by 7.4%, to 78.686 billion rubles, sales profits dropped from 9.784 billion rubles to 4.75 billion rubles, gross profit –…Details