DTEK plans to make a separate company of its Rostov mines by October. According to DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko, the deal is in the final stages. This will allow DTEK to decrease its credit pressure by over $400 million. DTEK will retain management and operational control over the mines, and the new company will also…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR67.05* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH24.798* min max min max June 469 533 510 510 July 469 533 456 456 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the…Details
In August Ukraine produced 1728 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 4.2% MoM, or by 76 thousand tons.
In January-August pig iron output increased by 8.9% YoY, or b 1180 thousand tons, to 14382 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
European integration of Ukraine is very important for the local mining and metallurgical complex. “The Ukrainian metal sphere was among the first to choose the European way of development. Europe has been our main consumer for the last 15 years. And for over 10 years we’ve been considering Europe our home market. So the European…Details
In August Ukrainian metal companies consumed 130 cubic meters of gas, up by 1.6% MoM, or by 2 million cubic meters. Daily average gas consumption totaled 4.2 million cubic meters. In January-August metal companies consumed 1.1 billion cubic meters of gas, down by 19% YoY, with average daily consumption at 4.6 million as opposed to…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR67.05* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH24.798* min max min max June 438 2067 430 430 July 429 2067 430 430 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the…Details
Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant (NMP) Hydrometallurgical Shop has fully transitioned to dumping tailings to the rebuilt dam via a newly installed tailings pipeline, operational as of September 15. The project is an element of the large-scale environmental enhancement program embarked on by Nornickel. The company is striving to identify the areas with the highest historical exposure…Details
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has started producing KP100 type crane rails. The products will meet the requirements of standards DSTU 2484 and GOST 4121 and will be used for the construction of overhead crane rail tracks. The largest consumers of KP1-00 crane rails include seaports, industrial enterprises and construction companies. As compared to other…Details
Kazakhstan and Ukraine plan to create uranium-mining joint ventures on the territories of both countries, according to the energy and coal industry minister Igor Nasalik.
“We’re preparing the documents. On September 19, Kazakhstan representatives will arrive to sign the memorandum on the creation of JVs in Ukraine and Kazakhstan”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)
On November 11, shareholders of Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works will discuss the early termination of the board office and elect a new one. The acting board was elected on June 21. It includes board chairman Igor Zyuzin, managing director Rashid Nugumanov, HR director Natalia Trubkina, Mechel-Steel director Valery Usachev, Mechel-Steel general director economics and…Details
If Ukrzaliznytsia sells 300 thousand tons of accumulated scrap, it will get some 1.1 billion UAH. According to Ukrmetallurgprom letter to Ukrzaliznytsia, in mid-2015 Ukrainian Railways stopped selling such scrap due to unknown reasons. “As of September 2015 Ukrzaliznytsia should have stocked 83 thousand tons of scrap. We believe that in 2012-2015 it was also…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR67.05* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH24.798* min max min max June 413 413 413 430 July 413 413 430 430 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the…Details
Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Works has started supplying iron ore pellets to the Hungarian works of Dunaferr, owned by the Industrial Union of Donbass (Ukraine).
So far 67 thousand tons of pellets have been supplied. In Q4 MGOK plans to supply 160.2 thousand tons of pellets.
Ukrmetallurgprom and Vtormet have initiated changes to legislation to lead the scrap market out of the shade. “We have just signed the letter to the prime-minister Vladimir Groysman on legislation initiatives. They will make the scrap market more clear”, the Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov said. In particular, the changes propose the cancellation of VAT in…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR67.05* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH24.798* Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max min max June 423 564 353 442 370 380 July 389 522 336 395 365 380 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16…Details
In January-August Kemerovo region companies mined 148.2 million tons of coal, up by 9% YoY, with 20.6 million tons mined in August, up by 2.6 million tons YoY. Output increase has been observed at SUEK-Kuzbass (by 8.8 million tons) and Kuzbassrazrezugol (by 0.5 million tons). On the other hand, Zarechnaya, Yuzhny Kuzbass and Raspadskaya Coal…Details
Energomashspetsstal will produce supporting rolls for ArcelorMittal Spanish and French works.
According to the company statement, rolls will be supplied to AM Aviles and AM Mardyck.
The total weight of rolls will reach 118 tons. They are intended for hot- and cold-rolling strip mills. (Ukrainian metal)
In mid-November Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works plans to complete the capital repairs at converter No. 2.
The machinery was assembled in late August, the workers are now actively disassembling metal structures.
According to the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko the works is also reconstructing dust and gas collectors. (Ukrainian metal)
The hot-rolled metal market is stable now after the local demand increase in spring. According to NLMK, a slight seasonal price decrease is expected at the end of the year. As to the cold-rolled metal, its consumption in January-July dropped by 2.5% YoY, though at present a seasonal increase in demand is observed. Demand for…Details
In October Ukraine will keep steel and rolled metal production on September levels – 2 and 1,7 million tons respectively. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output will also be on the September level – 2 million tons. In January-August Ukraine produced 16.37 million tons of steel, 15.96 million tons of pig iron and 14.38 million…Details
During her visit to Kandalaksha the Murmansk region governor Marina Kovtun got acquainted with the project of Kandalaksha Aluminum Works casting division modernization. A new wire rod rolling mill has been assembled at the works and is now being prepared to be put into operation. According to KAZ general director Andrei Terentiev, the project will…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC Rusal plans to raise domestic sales of aluminum by 7-8% YoY to more than 850,000 tons in 2017, Roman Andryushin, the company’s director for sales in Russia and CIS, reported. “I am sure that we will exceed (the sales) of 800,000 tons (this year). Last year, we sold 754,000 tons, so…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has started producing high-strength hot-rolled coil of S460MS grade according to EN 10149-2. “This rolled metal is used in machine-building, that needs high strength and low weight of wares”, said the company in its statement. The first 120 tons of the new metal have been delivered to Poland. The…Details
Karelsky Okatysh (a part of Severstal) has started producing new wares – metallized pellets (DR-pellets). This new product will allow the works to get to new markets. DR-pellets have less impurities and higher physical characteristics: increased abrasive resistance and reactivity index. “We see pellets overproduction on the Russian market in the next 2 years. So…Details
In January-August mining companies of Zabaikalye region mined 7772 tons of gold and 30657 tons of lead concentrate, up by 14.45% and 20.15% YoY respectively.
According to the Ministry of natural resources and industrial policy of the region, zinc concentrate output, on the other hand, dropped by 2.45% YoY, to 4.89 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
According to the Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov, the decree on scrap export duty increase, signed by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, will play a major role in industry revival. “This decree is very useful for Ukraine, as we feel a sharp shortage of scrap. In 2015 Ukraine exported 1.2 million tons of scrap, it was…Details