Energoprom, a part of Renova and the only producer of graphitized electrodes in Russia, will help metal makers. In 2018 it will increase UHP and SHP electrodes output by one third, to 39.4 thousand tons and will sell around half of the products to metal makers with a 20-30% discount under long-term contracts. In autumn…Details
Kazakhstan’s companies specializing in geological exploration are ready to work in Uzbekistan, the general director of the Kazakh-Australian company “Aurora Minerals Group” Kaisar Kozhamuratov said at the 10th international conference “Uzgeoinvest-2017”. “Uzbekistan has always been interesting for us from the point of view of geological exploration, since there are a lot of large deposits here.…Details
Egypt will maintain tariffs on steel rebar from China, Turkey, and Ukraine for a period of five years, the trade ministry said, extending the temporary tariff imposed earlier this year. The tariff was first implemented in June to protect local manufacturers and set at 17% for Chinese steel, 10-19% for Turkish steel, and 15-27% for…Details
Residents of Min-Kush village (Naryn region) held protest against the development of open-pit coalmines. According to them, in the last two days, the inhabitants of Ming-Kush had to block the way to mines in order to attract the attention of officials. As the protesters noted, they believed that coalmining caused irreparable harm to the environment.…Details
President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered to launch the plant for the production of metal structures of “Psi Stroy Industriya” LLP in Almaty region. “We ask you to give a start to the production of high-quality metal structures with a capacity of 18,000 tons per year. We are about to complete the construction of a…Details
Norilsk Nickel intends to have received the first gold-containing concentrate at its Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Works in late 2017. The operation of the second grinding line began on November 16 and would be finished not later than on December 10. “The construction of the processing factory has been completed in the record-short time. Now…Details
Susumanzoloto Mining and Processing Works has acquired 2 companies – Sever LLC in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Novy Put LLC in Magadan region. The deals were finalized in late November. Both companies specialize in alluvial gold extracting. Sever LLC licensed sites reserves are estimated at 4.5 tons of gold. This year the company…Details
Izhstal has started manufacturing stainless steel with nitrogen alloying on secondary metallurgy units (external steel treatment). This technique improves steel plasticity and manufacture efficiency due to the decrease of alloying elements and azoted ferroalloys. Such metal products are used in shipbuilding, automobile, oil and gas and other industries. The company can also continuously cast over…Details
The authorities of the city of Volgograd have announced that they are preparing for the decrease of jobs at the Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works.
Since February 2018 some 177 employees will be fired.
Of them 11 are engineer-technicians, and 166 electrical engineers and gas and arc welders. (Ukrainian metal)
Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped the low-pressure turbine rotor to Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited.
The product weighing 66.09 tons has been produced under the contract concluded in May. In November the rotor was successfully shipped to the customer.
The rotor is being transported via railroad and by sea. (Ukrainian metal)
Uralskaya Kuznitsa continues increasing output. In November the company manufactured over 9.7 thousand tons of products, having exceeded manufacturing results for the last 15 years. The works is a leading Russian manufacturer of drop stampings weighing up to 2.5 tons and 4 meters long. The company also produces weldless rings with the diameter of 4…Details
Evraz NTMK has obtained the license of the Association of American Railroads to supply N-36 wheels for cargo cars to North America. After 100 thousand miles the wheels will be additionally checked. N-36 wheels have been tested at the largest US BNSF Railway and faultlessly rolled for over 300 thousand miles. After that they have…Details
In January-September Ferrexpo paid 913.6 million UAH of taxes, up by 43.4% YoY. In particular, Poltava Mining And Processing Works paid 693 million UAH of taxes, Yeristovo GOK – 216.3 million UAH and Belanovsky GOK – over 4.3 million UAH. PGOK paid 122 million UAH to the local budget, 101 million UAH to the regional…Details
Canada Border Services Agency has announced the beginning of another antidumping and compensational investigation as to some types of rebars, produces, among others by Belarus. The investigation is scheduled to end on May 4, 2018. The agency will investigate the imports of hot-rolled rebars of the diameter up to 56.4 mm, except for some types…Details
Evraz has put a new long face 3-38 in operation at its Alardinskaya mine.
The face reserves are some 2.8 million tons of coking coal.
The mining is carried out at the depth of 240 meters. Until December 2018 the miners intend to extract around 240 thousand tons of coal per month. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-November DTEK Energo produced 20.9 million tons of coal, up by 8.8% YoY. In November coal output totaled 2.1 million tons, up by 5.2% YoY and by 11.3% MoM. During this period the group invested 3.2 billion UAH in DTEK Pavlogradugol and DTEK Dobropolyeugol, up by 1 billion UAH YoY. These funds have been…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih presented its products at the international exhibition of construction technologies, equipment and materials The Big 5 Show, which was held on November 26-29 in Dubai (the United Arab Emirates). The company’s exposition was focused on the products for the construction industry – reinforcing bars. Visitors of the exhibition got acquainted with…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers has confirmed the creation of the state enterprise National Coal Company. It will unite 19 state enterprises, which include 33 state mines. The creation of this state enterprise will optimize the structure of coalmining companies by uniting them in a single legal entity and improving mines efficiency. In 2017 the state…Details
DTEK Energo has purchased shares of Svet Shakhtera, Druzhkovka Machine-Building Works and Mining Machines, previously parts of Corum Group. “These companies are the main suppliers of coalmining machines and equipment to the group. This deal will allow DTEK Energo to decrease expenses on machinery, provide its coal enterprises with spare parts on time and improve…Details
Export of Russian coal from January through November increased by 5% YoY, to 170.428 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.
The commodity exports volume in November reached 15,339,000 tons.
Coal mining in January-November amounted to 371,772,000 tons, of which 323,146,000 tons were delivered. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)
In January-October Ukraine sold 1.721 trillion UAH worth of goods and services, up by 24.06% YoY. According to the State Statistics Service, in October mining and processing products sales increased by 23.1% YoY, including exports – by 24.9%: in particular in mining – by 24.2% (by 6.9%) and in processing – by 22.9% (27.1%). The…Details
The corrected project of the state budget for 2018 presupposes provision of 300 million UAH to cheapen loans, attracted by the state coalmining enterprises for the construction and development. Their debt for electricity consumed at the volume of 1.4 billion UAH will be cleared from the special fund. The source of money for this fund…Details
This year Volyn region miners have lost some 130 million UAH because of the unfinished construction of the mine No. 10, According to the regional authorities, some 600 million UAH are needed to commission the first stage of the mine. Then the enterprise has to earn money for the second and third stages itself. The…Details
The volume of metal wares output in Volgograd region in January-October 2017 totaled 44 billion rubles, up by 8.3 billion rubles. Modernization of metal machinery at the local plants positively affects the industrial indexes. In particular, the revamping projects are carried out at Volzhskaya Kuznitsa LLC, Volzhsky Pipe Works LLC. This year Severstal Ropes has…Details
In January-November Russky Ugol mined over 12.7 million tons of energy-generating coal, up by 10% YoY and by 4% from the planned target. Krasnoyarsk district companies demonstrate the highest growth of the output – by 15% YoY and by 7% from the plan. The region yielded 5.8 million tons of coal. The Republic of Khakasia…Details
The plant in the town of Davlekanovo, a part of Ryazan Pipe Works, has started manufacturing thin-walled pipes of cold-rolled steel. In particular, in November the company started producing section pipes of 20x20x1.0 (1.2) mm, 25x25x1.0, 30x20x1.2 and 40x20x1.0 mm. In December the company intends to start producing round pipes of 18×1.0 (1.2), 20×1.0 (1.2)…Details