Ukraine: safety issues worsen at state mines

In 2015-2016 Ukraine hasn’t spent anything on industrial safety at state-run coalmines. The 2017-budget doesn’t stipulate any money either. “Mining output decreases, while accidents at mine increase. This year saw twice as much miners killed than last year”, the Independent Miners Union chairman Mikhail Volynets said. In early October supplies of self-rescuers to state mines…

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Ukraine: Makeevugol to merge 2 mines

Yasinovskaya-Glubokaya mine of the state enterprise Makeevugol will merge with Severnaya mine.

The director of the former becomes the director of the latter. It’s unclear what becomes with the Severnaya director.

All miners will remain employed. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: cold-rolled coils, September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

463

491

September

441

451

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: government to support Novovolynsk mine construction

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says that in the state budget for 2017 the government sets 1.8 billion UAH for mine restructuring and salary payments.

He also supports the construction of Novovolynskaya No.10 mine.

“If we can finish construction with 200-300 million UAH, let’s do it. This issue is very important”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Mezhdurechensky GOK gets new director

Sergey Sakhnenko has been appointed the new director of the Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works. According to the company statement, one of his tasks is to increase titanium ore output. He would also be responsible for certain investment projects. In January-August MGOK produced 99.4 thousand tons of products. Group DF investments exceeded 207 million UAH.…

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Russia: MMK to increase sales in 2016

This year MMK plans to increase sales by 245 thousand tons YoY, to 11257 thousand tons. The local market will receive 7144 thousand tons, with 3136 thousand tons to be exported. Hot-rolled flats sales will drop to 3048 thousand tons due to the decrease in demand on behalf of pipe manufacturers; cold-rolled metal sales will…

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Ukraine: EMSS to work for Dunaferr

In 2017 Energomashspetsstal will supply over 150 tons of rolls to ISD Dunaferr (Hungary).

The contract for the production of 6 supporting rolls for cold- and hot-rolling mills was signed in October. Rolls will be supplied in lots, according to the agreement. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Palmrose gets 9% of Evraz Yuzhkoks

Palmrose B. V. (the Netherlands) has gained 94.96% of the Evraz Yuzhkoks shares.

According to the company statement, earlier its share amounted to 94.46%.

Its voting share increased from 95.71% to 96.21%.

Evraz Bagleykoks was renamed Evraz Yuzhkoks on April 28. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 2a), September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, FCA, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

153

157

September

153

157

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Russia: MMK-Metiz expands powder wire range

MMK-Metiz has expanded its range of products with the new powder surfacing wire of PP-Np-200x12m and PP-Np-200x12VF grades with 3.6 mm diameter.

The expansion of the product range will allow MMK-Metiz to increase its output and gain new markets. (Ukrainian metal)