For the last 6 years steel pipes consumption in Russia stabilized on the level of 10 million tons per year. Imports have decreased in the last 2 years, with 400 thousand tons imported in 2015-2016, as opposed to 1 million tons previously. At the same time Russian manufacturers increase exports. In 2016 the volume of…Details
Uralelectromed, a part of UMMC, has acquired 41.75% of the Malyshevskoye Mine Group. According to the company statement, in September the Federal Antimonopoly Service allowed it to buy 100% of shares. The share of the MRU feldspar concentrates on the Russian market is 25-27%, and of mica concentrates – 80-85%. In 2015 Malyshevskoye Mine Group…Details
Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works has completed the project on refractory shop 4 electric air filters reconstruction, started in 2015. Thanks to the project the pollution from shop decreased by 18%. “The massive reconstruction of the filters started in 2015. The investments totaled 480 million rubles. Taking the new machinery into account, we now have…Details
The Energomashspetsstal non-destructive testing department has received the certificates of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.
Now the company can use the machinery under the PED 2014/68/EU.
The company employs specialists of the 2nd and 3rd level of qualification according to EN ISO 9712:2012. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 Krasnoyarsk Krai companies are expected to increase gold output by 18% YoY. According to the regional ministry of industry, energy and trade, in 2015 the Krai mined 49.3 tons of gold, thus this year the yield could total 58 tons. Polyus and Sovrudnik, the regional major companies, are expected to mine around 50…Details
The board of directors of PJSC «MMC «Norilsk Nickel», the leading global nickel and palladium producer, approved of the company’s budget for 2017. In 2016, the company successfully completed all scheduled key investment projects including the development of high-IRR brownfield mining projects in the Polar division, the ramp-up of Skalisty mine, active construction phase of…Details
In November Ukraine produced 1909 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 1.5% MoM, or by 29 thousand tons.
In January-November pig iron output increased by 8.7% YoY, or by 1727 thousand tons, to 21646 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Russia’s palladium and palladium alloy output rose by 1.7% YoY and by 23.8% MoM in November, the Federal State Statistics Service said. Platinum and platinum alloy production decreased by 22.5% YoY but rose by 6.3% MoM. In January-November, palladium and palladium alloy production remained flat, while platinum and platinum alloy output fell by 2.6%. Previously,…Details
In November steel output decreased by 3.1% MoM, or by 62 thousand tons, to 1941 thousand tons.
In January-November steel output increased by 5.6% YoY, or by 1174 thousand tons, to 22183 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In November Ukraine produced 5686 thousand tons of iron ore and concentrate, down by 4.2% MoM, or by 249 thousand tons. In particular, iron ore output totaled 802 thousand tons, down by 2.6% MoM, or by 21 thousand tons, while that of concentrate dropped by 4.5% MoM, or by 228 thousand tons to 4884 thousand…Details
In January-October Russia exported 2.916 million tons of raw aluminum, up by 3.9% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, far foreign countries received 2.861 million tons of aluminum, up by 3.6% YoY, and CIS countries imported 55 thousand tons, up by 22.3%. In monetary terms aluminum exports dropped by 19.7% YoY, to $4.149 billion,…Details
According to Evraz Ukraine, iron ore mining was stopped at Evraz Sukhaya Balka in September. “We are carrying out repairs and other works to keep the mines in the working order. All the employees despite the halt continue receiving their wages in full”, the company corporate relations director Artem Matvienko said. It costs Evraz Ukraine…Details
The sintering shop of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works produced the 700-millionth ton of sinter. MMK produced 100 million tons of sinter in 1961, reaching 200 million tons in 1969, 300 million tons in 1977 and 500 million tons in 1996. November 2007 saw the production of the 600-millionth tons of sinter. The first tons…Details
In November Ukraine produced 1790 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 6.2% MoM, or by 104 thousand tons.
In January-November rolled metal output increased by 6.8% YoY, or by 1246 thousand tons, to 19601 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Stalkanat-Silur has reported a raider attack on its subsidiary in Khartsyzsk (Donetsk region). “We had to report the crime, the seizure of our assets and documents, including your record of service”, the company CEO Sergey Lavrinenko said in his video address to the employees. According to him, the unknown persons have arrested the works management,…Details
Interpipe intends to increase scrap imports in December 2016 – January 2017. “We continue increasing scrap imports from Moldova and Russia. We also think over other ways to decrease raw materials deficiency. In particular, we are analyzing HBI and even steel billet imports. We also hope that Ukrzaliznytsia starts selling its scrap, which we estimate…Details
Energomashspetsstal has concluded an agreement to supply a batch of billets to Iron Acciai Speciali s.r.l. in Q1 2017. According to the company statement, EMSS will produce and deliver 19 forged plates with the total weight of 476.7 tons. The billets will be used in automobile- and machine-building. EMSS will supply plates in January-March 2017.…Details
In January-November Pavlogradskaya Central Processing Factory has processed 4.4 million tons of coal. The coal processed at the factory is supplied to 5 out of 7 Ukrainian TPPs, operating on gas grade coal. Having processed 4.4 million tons of coal, the factory obtained 2.6 million tons of concentrate with low ash contents. Last year the…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has started constructing the smoke desulfurizing complex withing its sintering factory gas-purifying system upgrade. The 900-million UAH project will decrease sulfur pollution by 43%. At present the work is being carried out at sintering machines No. 7, 8 and 9. Total investments in the sintering factory upgrade will amount…Details
The implementation of the energy management system at Interpipe Steel allowed the company to save $5.8 million in 3 years. “We started decreasing energy resources consumption in 6 months after the works was put into operation, back in 2013”, the company chief energy engineer Vladimir Galimbievsky said. One of the measures taken was to plan…Details
Irshansk Mining and Processing Works, a part of the United Mining and Chemical Works, has made amendments to its contract with Energy Trade Group on natural gas delivery. According to the agreement, the works should have received 6.05 million cubic meters of gas valued at 45.38 million UAH, or 7500 UAH per 1 thousand cubic…Details
The minister on the Antiterrorist operation and the occupied territories Vladimir Kistion said that Ukraine annually bought some 9 million tons of coal in Donbass. “This coal is mined by Ukrainian companies, registered on the Ukrainian territory and paying taxes to the state budget”, he added. Earlier the minister of energy and coal industry Igor…Details
For the fourth year in a row the miners of DTEK Pavlogradugol were able to yield over 18 million tons of coal. Pershotravenskoye Mine Group was the first this year among DTEK companies to reach its annual target, and reach it in advance for the second year in a row. Mine named after Space Heroes…Details
Krasnoyarsky Krai metal output went up in 2016. In particular the regional companies increased lead output by 44.3%, that of primary aluminum – by 17.5%, of aluminum alloys – by 10.1% and of aluminum discs – by 37%, all YoY. Boguchansky Aluminum Works, a part of Rusal, will produce 150 thousand tons of aluminum. The…Details
Severstal Steel Decisions, a part of Severstal Russian Steel, has already started planning deliveries for Q1 2017. At present the company is finishing deliveries of metal structures for the construction of a poultry farm in Tatarstan, pump machinery works in Orel region, logistics center in Vladivostok, etc. It is also producing metal structures for Tulachermet-Steel…Details