MMK has developed and implemented a new technique to produce rolled sheet with the Arc index to be used in the Arctic region. The metal will be used in constructing ships to sail in the North, as well as engineering machines to be used there. MMK metal can be used at the temperature of –70…Details
Olenegorsk Mining and Processing Works has purchased 4 new Caterpillar 136-ton dump trucks. “The investment project valued at over 400 million rubles will allow the company to reach its business plan of 18.8 million cubic meters of rock. Taking into account new machines, by the end of the year we will have 30 dump trucks…Details
The Dobropolye Central Processing Factory has set an absolute record of monthly output in its 65-year history. In August the factory processed 377 thousand tons of coal. This year the enterprise intends to process over 4 million tons of coal. “This record has been made possible by the operation of all the employees as well…Details
The Donetsk Works of Aluminum Sections, situated in the Russia-supported terrorist-occupied territory, has started producing aluminum wire rod. “The works main customers are machine-building, trade and construction companies”, the so-called acting minister of industry and trade Alexei Granovsky declared. At present the company is the largest producer of aluminum sections with coating in the area.…Details
The Volynskoye Mine Group of the state enterprise Torezantrazit in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia, has put into operation a new horizon. The reserves of the first horizon are running low. The second has the reserves of 10 million tons of anthracite, which will be enough for…Details
In January-August Russia increased raw and powder gold output by 8.7% YoY.
According to Rosstat, in August output increased by 8.2% YoY and by 11.4% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)
In October prices of low-carbon steel metal wares are expected to increase by 1-2 thousand rubles per ton.
In particular, price of bolts and nuts will increase by 10%, sheet-metal screws of Russian and Belarus make – by 2-3%.
Chinese fasteners, expected in November-December, will be 10-15% more expensive. (Ukrainian metal)
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has put into operation a site to produce welded beams. The organization of the new manufacture will increase the company product range for construction. The first batch of products will be shipped to customers in late September. With the new site put into operation, ChMK becomes the only company in…Details
The new-generation electrometallurgical plant NLMK-Kaluga has produced the 3-millionth ton of rolled metal.
The company capacity is 1.5 million tons of steel and 0.9 million tons of rolled metal per year.
In just half a year after being put into operation the plant reached its maximum capacity. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal will supply 8 thousand tons of bridge steel to Borisovka Works of Bridge Metal Structures. The metal will be used in the construction of a bridge on the Karamyshevskaya Naberezhnaya Street in Moscow. The hot-rolled sheets will be produced at the 2800 mill of Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works and shipped via railroad by…Details
Evraz intends to increase coking coal output at its Raspadskaya-Koksovaya mine. In 2-3 years output is expected to grow 1.5-fold, from 0.65 million tons planned for this year to 1 million tons. The goal of the company is to completely cover the need of its metal works in raw materials. As of September 19, output…Details
Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped 8 support rolls with the total weight of 239.85 tons to ArcelorMittal Temirtau (Kazakhstan). The rolls will be used in 1700 hot-rolling mill, as well as 1400 and 1700 cold-rolling mills. 2 more support rolls with the total weight of 49.09 tons have been sent to AM Liege. ArcelorMittal Belval…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has signed 2 agreements with Universal Invest-Stroy LLC for the delivery of 386 thousand UAH worth of pit props. The company will have to supply 71 cubic meters of props of coniferous wood with the diameter of 10-20 cm and length of 2-4 meters, as well as 66 cubic meters of…Details
The department of the State Architectural-Construction Inspection in Zaporozhye region has accepted the reconstruction of the blast furnace No. 3 of Zaporizhstal.
Reconstruction allowed increasing the blast furnace capacity to 1050 thousand tons of pig iron per year.
The size of the reconstruction site is 8.5 hectares. (Ukrainian metal)
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has initiated explosion works to disassemble a blast furnace.
“The blast furnace No. 3 disassembly is carried out within the reconstruction project”, the company informed.
Azovstal specialists have developed a set of health, labor and fire safety rules. (Ukrainian metal)
Mikheyevsky Mining and Processing Works intends to switch to the technology of three-stage ore grinding. Unlike the current two-stage technology the new one will allow for finer grinding of ore, resulting in the increase of copper content from 85% to 90%. Outotec (Finland) will supply the main machinery. In particular, the processing factory will get…Details
The Profil-Akras Pipe Works produced 20.2 thousand tons of pipes in August.
Deliveries to customers totaled 17.5 thousand tons, including 4.1 thousand tons for exports.
In September the company started preparing for the winter season. (Ukrainian metal)
Irbit Pipe Works has started manufacturing steel welded pipes for gas and oil pipelines according to GOST 20295-85. All the products have been successfully tested for compliance with the GOST. The standard applies to all steel welded pipes with 159-820 mm diameter used in construction of gas and oil pipelines, technical and industrial pipelines, etc.…Details
Ukraine decided to address the World Trade Organization on the issue of Kazakhstan limiting exports of Ukrainian pipes. In late August the Ministry of economic development and trade hosted a meeting with representatives of pipe industry, where obstacles on the way of delivering pipes to world markets, including the Eurasian Economic Union, in particular Belarus…Details
According to Severstal, this year metal consumption in Russia will increase by 5% YoY. Next year, consumption is expected to increase further by 3%. “This year we saw the growth of some 5% in H1, we believe H2 will not be worse. In 2018 construction will revive, especially railroad. We will still see metal consumption…Details
The license to develop a coal deposit in Sulukta is being sold for $8.2 million, the website of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported. It is noted that field No. 11 is put up for tender. The tender commission has set the cost of payment for the right to use the…Details
The U.S. Department of Commerce continues an antidumping duty investigation into imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod, originated Ukraine, Belarus, Italy, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and UK. The U.S. Department of Commerce said on September 15, that it was aligning the final determinations in the…Details
Gold production on Russia’s Chukotka peninsula decreased by 12% YoY, to 17.178 tons in January-August, the regional government said in a statement. Alluvial gold output grew by 17%, to 1,822 kilograms. Silver production in the area fell by 20%, to 87.8 tons in the period. Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, a unit of Kinross Gold,…Details