Russia: BMK commissions new environment-friendly machinery

Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has put into operation new machinery in the high-strength wire shop. The modernization allowed the company to stop using acid in wire manufacture, decrease industrial wastewater volume 8-fold and considerably increase its purification. BMK began the project in 2015. Investments totaled 200 million rubles. Two new industrial lines made by…


Russia: coal and ferrous metals port throughput up in January-February 2018

In January-February the throughput of Russian seaports grew by 4.4% YoY, to 121.7 million tons.

According to the Association of sea trade ports, in particular, the throughput of coal increased to 22.4 million tons, or by 7.5%, while that of ferrous metals – by 14.3%, to 5.1 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Belarus: gold mining in Sudan considered

Belarus and Sudan are considering gold mining in the African country, Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Viktor Sheiman said.

“We are considering gold mining in Sudan, supplying our machinery, and setting up joint companies, including agricultural ones,” Viktor Sheiman noted. (BelTA/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz ZSMK produces high-strength rails

Evraz ZSMK has produced a trial batch of rails of the new category – DT400 IK.

The rails can be used under the most sever conditions.

Previously such rails were not produced in Russia.

After all the certification documents are received, a batch of rails will be sent for tests. (Ukrainian metal)