The warehouse complex of ChTPZ has supplied 300 tons of large diameter pipes to Evraz NTMK. The pipes were produced at the Chelyabinsk Pipe Works and would be used for the company modernization. In particular, the warehouse complex supplied LDP with the diameter of 820 mm and wall thickness of 10 mm made of St17G-1-u…Details
Mechel has signed an agreement to supply metallurgical coke to Kayseri Sugar, the largest sugar producer in Turkey. According to the agreement, Mechel will have to deliver up to 90 thousand tons of coke in 2019-2021 (some 30 thousand tons each summer). The price will be determined during negotiations. “Turkey is one the priority export…Details
The Moscow Arbitration Court has turned down a 174-million ruble suit of RUSAL Bratsk, a subsidiary of Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL, against power producer Unipro over a malfunction at the Berezovskaya GRES power plant. In its suit, RUSAL Bratsk asked the court to cancel a capacity supply agreement signed in 2010 and make Unipro…Details
In January-March, Uzbekistan decreased gold output by 25% YoY, to 809 thousand tons.
According to the state statistics, in Q1 2018, 1087 thousand tons of coal were mined.
In December 2018, 45% of Uzbekugol were transferred to the management of Progress Gor Tech LLC (Russia). (Ukrainian metal)
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL has signed a cooperation agreement with German titanium supplier Hermith to create a joint venture for manufacture of titanium products with a high added value, TVEL said. The venture will sell its products to aviation, car, and pharmaceutical companies, TVEL said, adding that the agreement also…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has been awarded for the development of the labor potential.
The plant was awarded at the XI forum of the Employers Association.
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works was awarded in the category “Despite crisis”. (Ukrainian metal)
Gold prices decreased in Azerbaijan on April 17 compared to the prices on April 16. The price of gold fell by 12.2655 manats, to 2,172.0475 manats per ounce. The price of silver increased by 0.1243 manats, to 25.5532 manats per ounce. The price of platinum dropped by 7.6925 manats, to 1,498.9155 manats. And the price…Details
In January-May, Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works received 1.227 billion rubles of net profit, up 5.7-fold YoY. Revenue grew 2.2-fold, to 3.675 billion rubles. Gross profit increased 18.5-fold, to 1.572 billion rubles. Fixed liabilities dropped from 352.6 million rubles as of December 31, 2018, to 337.8 million rubles, while current liabilities grew from 2.047 billion…Details
Metalloinvest has elected a new board of directors. In particular, the board now features Ivan Streshensky (chairman), Andrey Varichev, executive director, Vakhtang Kocharov, executive director, Pavel Mitrofanov, non-executive director, Gleb Kostikov, non-executive director, Irina Lupicheva, non-executive director, Valeriy Kazikayev, independent non-executive director, Galina Aglyamova, independent non-executive director, and Dmitry Tarasov, independent director. Vakhtang Kocharov has…Details
According to World Steel Association (WSA) April report, this year world steel demand will grow by 1.3%, to 1735 million tons. Next year the growth will continue (by 1%), to 1752 million tons. In the CIS countries the steel demand will increase by 1.4%, to 57 million tons. And in 2020 it will grow by…Details
The Belarusian steel mill BMZ and Turkish companies signed framework agreements on supplying metal products worth over $14 million during a Belarusian-Turkish business forum in Ankara on April 16. The agreements were signed by Director General of OAO BMZ – Managing Company of the Holding Company BMC Anatoly Savenok. In particular, BMZ intends to ship…Details
Trubodetal has successfully mastered the manufacture of pipeline joint parts with silicate-enamel coating.
Such joints can withstand high temperature and their service life is 50 years.
Pipes and joints with silicate-enamel coating are used to transport oil with high hydrogen sulfide content. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March, MMK decreased steel output by 1.3% YoY and by 0.2% QoQ, to 3.107 million tons. Pig iron manufacture decreased by 0.3% YoY and by 6.3% QoQ, to 2.396 million tons. Sales dropped to 2.782 million tons, by 5.2% QoQ and by 1.6% YoY. High added value products sales in Q1 remained almost on…Details
Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has started modernizing an ILK-1.6 smelter in its smelting shop. The furnace will get a new foundry machine for bulk ingots. At present the smelter can produce flat ingots with the width of 800-1000 mm as well as cylinder ingots with the diameter of 400-650 mm. But when the molten…Details
Highland Gold Mining has postponed the commissioning of the Kekura gold ore deposit in Chukotka from 2021 to 2023. Last year the reserves were estimated at 2 million ounces of gold with the average content of 7 g per ton. According to the development plan, in the first 8 years of operation the average gold…Details
Several days ago, contractual organizations started the reconstruction process of the parkway along Metalurgiv Avenue, from the intersection of Sobornosti Str. and Metalurgiv Avenue to the intersection of the avenue and Vadima Hurova Str. Yurii Vilkul, Kriviy Rih Mayor, representatives of the contractual organizations, and Yuliia Chermazovich, Head of the Charitable Foundation of ArcelorMittal Kriviy…Details
In January-March, Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex mined 1.005 million tons of ore, down by 17.9% YoY.
In March the output totaled 353 thousand tons, up from 283 thousand tons in February.
In 2018 the enterprise decreased iron ore output by 9.7% YoY, to 4.581 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March, Chukotka Autonomous District mined 110 thousand tons of coal, down by 40% YoY. The decrease has to do with the scheduled drop in mining at the Fandyushkinskoye deposit. In 3 months Beringpromugol LLC, operating at the deposit, mined 76.9 thousand tons of coal, down by 45% YoY. The second coalminer – Shakhta Ugolnaya…Details
The European Commission has started another investigation of ferrosilicon imports from China and Russia. The previous antidumping duties, imposed in April 2014, have expired. The initiative to start a new investigation came from Euroalliages. The association believes that the cancellation of duties will result in new dumping deliveries and damages to the European companies. Duties…Details
In January-March, VIZ-Stal produced 43 thousand tons of transformer steel, on par with Q1 2018.
Capacities were 100% loaded.
Sales grew by 5%, to 43 thousand tons.
Exports accounted for 87% of sales. The key markets were India, Near East and North America. (Ukrainian metal)
Moscow Loan Bank and ChTPZ Group have signed a loan agreement of 4 billion rubles.
The funds will be provided for 3 years.
The parties have been cooperating since 2014.
This year the bank decided to enlarge cooperation with the group. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 NLMK Bars Division increased sales by 11% YoY. Demand growth was expected at 1-2%, but actually totaled 5.6%. The group enterprises supplied 1.8 million tons of rebars and 763 thousand tons of steel billets to the domestic market. This year NLMK Bars Division intends to retain its share of the rebars market on…Details
In January-March, Russia produced 15.2 million tons of rolled metal, up by 0.7% YoY. In March output grew by 3% MoM, but dropped by 5% YoY. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, pig iron manufacture decreased by 1%, to 12.9 million tons, with March results down by 5.4% YoY, but up by 1%…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has commissioned sinter machine No. 1, which has produced the first sinter for the blast furnace shop, at the construction site of sinter plant No. 5. The launch was attended by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MMK Victor Rashnikov and General Director Pavel Shilyaev. “The construction…Details