On May 12 miners of the Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex mined the 160-millionth ton of ore. According to the company statement, the 150-millionth ton was mined 2 years ago, on February 20, 2015. “The yield of the 160-millionth ton of ore by the Ekspluatatsionnaya and Prokhodcheskaya mines is an event that will forever be written…Details
In January-March Russia exported 10.3 million tons of ferrous metals, up by 1.3% YoY. Imports of steel pipes increased by 16.1% mostly due to the growth of supplies from CIS (by 37.2%). According to the Federal Customs Service, ferrous exports were valued at $4.4 billion, up by 57.4%. Exports to far foreign countries decreased by…Details
The mining company Syrymbet has joined the ranks of the Republican association of mining and metal companies. The company main asset is the deposit of the same name. Syrymbet is the only tin deposit in Kazakhstan and the largest in Central Asia. At present Kazakhstan and other CA countries import tin. The deposit reserves are…Details
In April Dneprospetsstal produced 21708 tons of steel, up by 0.4% MoM, as well as 14613 tons of rolled metal, up by 1.3% MoM. The total cost of the products manufactured was 699691 thousand UAH, up by 2.7% MoM. In January-April the company produced 83547 tons of steel and 56451 tons of rolled metal, up…Details
In 2016 Kurganstalmost exported some 24 thousand tons of metal structures to Turkmenistan, or one third of the products manufactured. The company exports increased by 168% YoY. Kurganstalmost structures were used in the construction of railroad and automobile bridges over the Amu-Darya and Karakum rivers. The company also supplied metal structures and wares for the…Details
Following the audit by Russkiy Registr, Gaysky Mining and Processing Works received the certificates of compliance with the new ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 versions. In particular the integrated management system of copper and copper-zinc ores mining and processing as well as copper and zinc concentrates manufacture and sales have been confirmed. “Successful transition…Details
In April Ukraine saw a surplus of scrap because of the drop in steel manufacture, but summer will bring the scrap shortage back. “A lot of things happened in April. First of all, the shut down of capacities on the uncontrolled territories, resulting in the scrap offer surplus, while in the first quarter there was…Details
In January-March Belarus Iron and Steel Works sold over 350 thousand tons of metal, up from 296 thousand tons in Q1 2016.
Europe is the BMZ main sales market with 62.3%.
Sales to Russia increased to 33.1%.
The five largest importers of BMZ products are Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. (Ukrainian metal)
Mariupol metallurgists are prepared to increase output, but the current railroad tariffs and logistics problems hamper manufacture. In particular, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works converter shop produces over 3.5 million tons of steel per year. Next year the company will construct a new continuous cast machine. But high railroad transportation tariffs don’t allow Mariupol…Details
Evraz Sukhaya Balka miners have stopped their strike.
On May 12 all the miners returned to the surface.
For more than two days employees of two mines remained on their working places demanding increase of wages. On May 11 all the work at the mines was halted for safety reasons. (Ukrainian metal)
The Ministry of energy and coal industry has renamed the state enterprise Krasnoarmeyskugol Mirnogradugol, as the decommunization law dictates.
Earlier the town of Krasnoarmeysk, where the company is situated, was renamed Mirnograd.
The state enterprise comprises 4 mines, yielding power-generating and coking coal. (Ukrainian metal)
Last year Ufaleinickel produced 10.2 thousand tons of nickel, down by 7% YoY. According to the company statement, this had to do with the instable operation. In 2016 the company sold 543 tons of nickel on the local market, exporting 9.62 thousand tons to far foreign countries and 658.5 tons to CIS. 289 tons of…Details
In January-April subsoil users of Magadan region mined 5012 kg of gold, up by 52% YoY. The region has also started working on the alluvial gold. In particular Susumanzoloto yielded 100 kg of gold. According to Kolyma governor Vladimir Pecheniy, this year the region intends to yield 30.5 tons of gold, up by 10% YoY,…Details
The miners of the Mugunsky site, a part of Tulunugol open-pit, yielded 100-millionth ton of coal. The deposits are being developed since 1992. All the coal mined there could be loaded into 500 thousand cars with the length of 18 thousand km. Azeisky open-pit has so far mined over 300 million tons of coal, Tulunsky…Details
Severstal has started repairs of the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works coking battery No. 4. The total cost of the investment project is 6 billion rubles. The battery has been working for almost 59 years without repairs, which is a world record. The battery was shut down on May 2. In 18 months it will…Details
One of the two Evraz Sukhaya Balka mine employees in Krivoy Rog, who have stayed for more than a day underground, demanding the increase of wages, have come out of the shaft. The Yubileynaya miners came out to negotiate with the management, while the Frunze miners are still underground. The miners are still blocking railroad…Details
In January-March Rusal increased its net profits by 48% YoY, to $187 million.
According to the company statement, its corrected EBITDA went up by 52.2%, to $475 million, earnings increased by 20%, to $2.297 billion.
Rusal aluminum output in Q1 decreased by 2.1% YoY, to 910 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
The Eurasian Economic Commission has imposed a preliminary 4-months antidumping duty of 37.89% on Ukrainian hot-rolled steel angles. The duty affects angles manufactured by Azovstal, Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works and other companies. According to the commission, the output of the industry decreased because of dumping by 14.4%, sales – by 11.8%, profit – by…Details
Zaporizhstal has finished assembling the tray loading device at its blast furnace No. 3. According to the company statement, the 165-million UAH device was produced by Danieli Corus. It will decrease the coke usage to 15 kg per 1 ton of pig iron and increase the furnace efficiency by 5%. The BF3 was shut down…Details
On May 10, extensive discussion was held by Chief Executive Officer PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih Paramjit Kahlon and Management Committee with the head of Trade Union Yuriy Bobchenko on finding a solution in overall improvement of conditions at work places and discussion on the various matters related to new labor collective agreement and salary increase…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih recognizes the right of the employees for public expression of their point of views. The top management of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is taking all possible actions to provide the employees with the maximum support during the tough period of changes for metallurgical industry and for Ukraine. As a result of…Details
The Yuzhnodonbasskaya mine No. 1 was cut off from electricity because of the debts. “On May 10, the mine being unable to clear its debts was cut off grid. This is another example of the authorities inability to provide for the normal operation of the coal industry”, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union Mikhail…Details
In April Zaporozhogneupor produced 8222 tons of refractories, up by 25% YoY.
In particular chamotte wares output increased by 14%, magnesia wares by 43%, and high-aluminous wares by 14%.
In January-April Zaporozhogneupor exceeded its target by 1%, having increased refractory output to 32444 tons from 32182 tons in January-April 2016. (Ukrainian metal)
The debt to the miners of the state enterprise Novovolynskaya mine No. 1 is 3616 thousand UAH (for February, March and April). According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets, the mine owes 150 thousand UAH for energy carriers and some 50 thousand UAH for water supplies. Earlier the Yuzhnodonbasskaya…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, demands the payment of 18.9 million rubles from Chelyabinsk Forge-and-Press Works, owned by the State Duma deputy Valeriy Gartung and his family, and has filed a claim to the arbitrary court.
In February ChKPZ received two claims from ChMK for over 19 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Because of the sales growth and to improve servicing Staltrans decided to increase stock capacity and open a new warehouse in Podolsk, Moscow region. The new warehouse will service the company customers in the Central district, as well as other Western parts of Russia. Staltrans also sells metal wares directly from major works and from…Details