Ukraine: Svet Shakhtera output up in Q1 2018

In January-March Corum Svet Shakhtera increased output by 32% YoY, to 199.5 million UAH. The main products are chain-and-flight conveyers, cutter loaders and transformer substations. “From late 2016 till January 2018 our mill fleet increased with new machines of Doosan, Mitsubishi and Taurus. Investments in the manufacture totaled 60 million UAH”, the company director Alexander…

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Russia: Evraz output down in Q1 2018

The consolidated steel output of Evraz in January-March dropped by 5.5% QoQ, to 3.3 million tons, mostly because of the decrease in pig iron production. Coking coal manufacture increased by 6.7%, to 6 million tons, thanks to the completion of works at the Alardinskaya and Uskovskaya mines’ long faces. Steel sales fell by 5.7%, including…

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Russia: PMH output down in Q1 2018

In January-March PMH-Ugol mined 798 thousand tons of coking coal, up by 22% YoY. According to the holding statement, the increase has to do with the mines named after Tikhov and the second stage of Butovskaya mine, commissioned in May 2017, gradually reaching full capacity. Coal concentrate output at Berezovskaya factory grew by 4%, to…

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Russia: Jamaica to cancel RUSAL’s control over local company

The Jamaican government can cancel Russian aluminum producer RUSAL’s control over West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) due to the recent U.S. sanctions against the company, Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague declared. “Despite UC RUSAL’s intention to continue to operate as normal, the Ministry of Transport and Mining’s analyses indicate that normal operations will…

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Ukraine: Ukrmetallurgprom and U.S. World Steel Dynamics sign memorandum of cooperation

Ukrainian steelmakers’ association Ukrmetallurgprom and U.S.-based World Steel Dynamics have signed a memorandum of cooperation. This agreement can make Ukraine an international platform in Europe for industry representatives from around the world. The parties intend to introduce the practice of international industry forums and conferences for leading market experts to share experience. The cooperation opens…

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Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich commissions another gas-purification unit

The sintering factory of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has commissioned the first complex of the modern gas purification. It will allow decreasing dust emissions by 90% and sulfur oxide emission by 43%. Machinery and technologies were provided by Termokimik Corporation (Italy). Investments in the project totaled $220 million. The reconstruction of the sintering…

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Ukraine: Metinvest given 2 weeks to explain coke market domination

The denial of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine to allow Metinvest B. V. to purchase Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant is not final. “Having analyzed the situation we provided the company with preliminary results where we see monopolization. This is not a denial – Metinvest can react to the preliminary results”, the committee chairman Yuri Terentiev…

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