The Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, has concluded a contract to buy a steel rope mill in Germany. The new machinery will allow producing 22-90 mm diameter ropes used in lifting industry, bearing elements of hanging bridges, coal and mining industries, as well as ship-building and oil-and-gas extraction. At present no…Details
Norilsk Nickel has invested 4.6 billion rubles into the modernization of its port terminal in Murmansk. According to the company statement, 2.4 billion rubles were spent on construction of the second birth, which would be put into operation in late March. The increase in throughput capacity will allow Nornickel to transport all of its produce…Details
Ukraine’s government intends to ban imports of steam coal from Russia, Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk declared. “A draft resolution is currently in the pipeline. A decision will follow,” he said when answering a question about plans to ban anthracite coal imports from Russia. The draft resolution is planned to be considered…Details
In 2016 DTEK Pavlogradugol increased net profit 3-fold YoY, to 647.15 million UAH. According to the company statement, its assets cost 24.41 billion UAH, up by 17% YoY, accounts receivable were on the level of 7.51 billion UAH, up by 64% YoY. The company fixed liabilities increased from 4.72 billion UAH in late 2015 to…Details
The resumption of primary aluminum production as well as the creation of a new anode factory at the VgAZ-SUAL works will give the Volgograd region some 2.5 thousand jobs. RusHydro confirmed its readiness to discuss electricity supply to the Volgograd Aluminum Works. It was the high cost of electricity that halted the electrolysis manufacture at…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, has started producing two types of construction beams.
The new beams (45B1 and 45B2) are used in construction of industrial buildings, warehouses and trade premises. So far the company has shipped over 200 tons of beams to local customers. (Ukrainian metal)
In February Ukraine decreased steel output by 3.6% YoY, to 1.9 million tons, falling from the 10th position to the 11th position in the 67 countries list. Most of the TOP-10 countries reported an increase in steel output except for Japan, USA and Russia. In January Ukraine produced 2.1 million tons of steel, up by…Details
The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic has started hunting for the ex-CEO of the Zasyadko mine Pavel Filimonov. He is suspected of committing a crime connected with the violation of safety rules while conducting mining or construction operation resulting in the death of 2 or more people. The militants already arrested Filimonov in 2015 following an…Details
The shareholders of the Severniy Mining and Processing Works, a part of Metinvest, intend to spend 1.8 billion UAH on paying dividends for 2016 from the net profit of 3.61 billion UAH.
The dividends will be paid as 0.77643 UAH per ordinary share.
In 2015 SevGOK received 1.21 billion UAH of net losses. (Ukrainian metal)
Ferrexpo has not prolonged the license to operate at the Gorishne-Plavninskoye and Lavrikovskoye deposits. The licenses expire in July. The company expects the licenses to be prolonged automatically. “But if the licenses are revoked or not prolonged, we will not be able to produce pellets and deliver them to our customers”, the company said in…Details
The state enterprise Steel Structures (Ryazan) has put into operation the new line to produce welded mesh. According to the company statement, it chose to produce the most popular types of mesh on the market. It can also produce other types and sizes of mesh according to the customer orders. The capacity of the new…Details
In January-February primary aluminum production decreased by 3.7% YoY, but the output of aluminum alloys went up by 7.7%.
Aluminum powder and flakes output increased by 15.6%, wire rod, rods and sections – by 11.1%, sheets, plates, bars and strips – by 26%, and foil – by 37.8%. (Ukrainian metal)
Metalloinvest will pay dividends for 2016 in the amount of 18.94 kopeks per 1 ordinary share. The total amount of dividends to be paid is 14.19 billion rubles. In November 2016 the company announced the payment of 220 billion rubles of dividends to complete consolidation and transfer shares to the Russian jurisdiction (2.939 rubles per…Details
Ruspolymet (Kulebaki, Nizhniy Novgorod region) has put into operation the second electroslag remelting furnace with the volume of 14 tons. The construction of two furnaces started in February 2016. The first furnace was put into operation in November 2016. The furnaces are used to produce ingots of structural high-alloyed heat-resistant steels and alloys with the…Details
In 2016 Tulachermet increased its net profits 7.11-fold YoY, to 1.8 billion rubles. According to the company statement, its income last year increased by 15%, to 34.57 billion rubles, with sales profits down by 30%, to 1.39 billion rubles. Pig iron output last year went up by 7.4%, to 2.212 million tons. In May 2016…Details
Ferrexpo mining company with major assets in Ukraine in 2016 increased pellet sales by 3.2%, to a new record high, compared to 2015, to 11.697 million tons from 11.29 million tons. According to a company report on the website of the London Stock Exchange, the share of pellet sales to Central Europe is the largest…Details
Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands), the parent company of Metinvest international vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, announced it had completed the restructuring of its financial debt totaling $2.3 billion. According to the group, as a result of the agreement achieved three issues of the group’s eurobonds maturing in 2016, 2017 and 2018 were…Details
On March 1-20, over 3.4 thousand wagons with coal passed the border with Russia, according to the statistics data of the Russian Railways.
Thus Russia took some 230 thousand tons of anthracite (10 thousand tons per day) from the uncontrolled territories valued at around 400 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
Uralmashzavod is producing 9 cranes of various lifting capacity for Tulachermet-Stal. The machinery will be used to load and unload scrap, in pig iron manufacture, etc. The first foundry crane is being assembled by the specialists from Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlov region. After the crane is assembled it will take 2 more months to put…Details
The metal trading company of Mechel – Mechel-Service LLC – has supplied 210 tons of rebars for the construction of the first wind park in Russia, situated near the town of Ulyanovsk. The first wind power plant will consist of 14 generators (35 MW). Since the beginning of the year Mechel-Service has supplied 210 tons…Details
Severstal is participating in the construction of a stadium in Kaliningrad. According to the company statement, it has already supplied 200 tons of rolled metal to be used in the construction of the roof and the recreation zone of the building. “The wide range of products offered by Severstal to the construction industry, as well…Details
German Pikhoya, a member of the management board of Russian nanotechnology company Rusnano and former CEO of gold producer Polyus, may become CEO of gold miner GV Gold. Pikhoya has left Rusnano to “chair a large gold producing company,” Rusnano said without any specifications. Pikhoya said he would be ready to discuss the topic only…Details
Ukrmetallurgprom has addressed the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman asking him to cancel the railroad tariff and port fee discounts for coal and ore transportation from Russia from Q2. The enterprise president Alexander Kalenkov believes that under present circumstances such a decision will make the use of the local transportation infrastructure more efficient and…Details
Metinvest has replaced the director of Krasnodonugol, which has lost control over its assets on the uncontrolled territory of the Lugansk region. According to the company statement, the supervisory board ended the office of the Alexander Angelovsky and appointed Valentin Kononov the acting CEO instead. DTEK has replaced director of Komsomolets Donbassa mine, which has…Details
The Guryevsk Iron and Steel Works has started producing a new product type – 35 mm steel milling balls. The new product corresponds to the GOST 7524-2015. Around 200 tons of new balls have already been supplied to the customers. GMZ is one of the leaders on the Russian market of milling balls. It can…Details
In January-February Kazakhstan decreased copper cathodes and raw zinc output by 3.3% and by 1% YoY respectively.
According to the Statistics committee of the Economy Ministry, raw steel output went up by 8.6% YoY.
Kaz Minerals and KazZinc produce most of the metal. (Ukrainian metal)