In January-September metal consumption in Ukraine increased by 6.3% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, metal companies supplied 2.737 million tons of products to the local market against 2.574 million tons in 9 months of 2016. The local market share increased from 15.8% to 20.3%. At the same time exports dropped by 20.8% YoY, to 10.732 million…Details
The Central Mining and Processing Works has not supplied some 45 thousand tons of iron ore products to its customers in Eastern Europe because of the lack of railroad wagons. According to the company CEO Dmitry Shevchik, of this volume some 15 thousand tons are irreparable losses. At the same time Ukrzaliznytsia lost around 10…Details
Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo has received a certificate of correspondence to DIN 488 of B500B steel. In summer the works rebars were tested by Betonstahl. The independent experts confirmed the correspondence of the rebars to the DIN 488 standard. The certificate covers rebars with the diameter from 8 to 32 mm. Severstal-Balakovo is ready…Details
Vyksa Iron and Steel Works pipes have received the Gazprom certificate for the correspondence to InterGazCert system. The certificate confirms that the electric-welded large diameter pipes to be used in construction, reconstruction and repairs of pipelines completely correspond to the Gazprom standards. Earlier the works received the InterGazCert certificate of the quality management system according…Details
For the first time the ChTPZ group will supply large diameter pipes to OMV, the largest oil company in Central Europe. The order is for 850 tons of pipes with the diameter of 508 mm and the wall thickness of 14.2 mm with three-layer polyethylene coating, as well as 1620 tons of pipes with the…Details
In January-September Severstal produced 8.639 million tons of steel, down by 0.8% YoY. According to the company statement, pig iron manufacture dropped by 2%, to 6.814 million tons. At the same time consolidated sales of steel products increased by 3%, to 8.167 million tons. In 2016 Severstal produced 11.63 million tons of steel, up by…Details
In October Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works found two cases of lack of coal supplied to it. On October 1 a cargo train No. 3504 en route Udachnoye – Avdiivka brought 1800 kg of coal less. And on October 4, three wagons of the train No. 3104 en route Pokrovsk – Avdiivka were 5600 kg…Details
According to the ex-member of the National commission on energy regulation Andrei Gerus, DTEK enterprises haven’t paid some 100 million UAH to the state budget. In 2016 DTEK companies did not pay the rent of 0.75% for coal mining from the price of its sale (1076 UAH per ton for Pavlogradugol and 1053 UAH for…Details
In January-August Electrostal produced 283.521 thousand tons of continuous-cast billets, up by 33.9% YoY. According to the company statement, it exported 236.871 thousand tons, and sold the rest on the local market. In August Electrostal produced 39.86 thousand tons of billets and exported the whole volume. In 2016 Electrostal produced 326.187 thousand tons of continuous-cast…Details
Saudi Arabia intends to increase the import duty for Russian rolled sheet from the current 5% to 31%. “As to metals, we could face a problem, and this would influence our trade relations with Saudi Arabia”, the minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov said. At present Russian authorities are trying to convince the Saudi…Details
In January-September Zaporozhogneupor increased molded refractories output by 1714.94 tons YoY.
According to the company statement, in September it produced 7299.98 tons of molded and 2980.47 tons of chamotte refractories.
In 9 months Zaporozhogneupor produced 2538.86 tons of magnesia and 2666.75 tons of high-aluminous wares. (Ukrainian metal)
Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has started constructing the 1230-meter horizon. “Our task is to provide the miners with the lower layers to increase ore output to 9 million tons per year”, the deputy chief engineer Sergey Semin said. When the construction is complete, the total length of two conveyer galleries will reach some 1…Details
In September the pipe works Profil-Akras produced 15.5 thousand tons of pipes and shipped 16.2 thousand tons. In October the company plans to produce 15 thousand tons and sell 16 thousand tons. Profil-Akras is specializing in the manufacture of electric-welded pipes for water and gas pipelines and heating systems, as well as pipes for the…Details
Karabashmed has started assembling three Kumera converters with the volume of 150 tons each with new gas-purifying equipment at its metallurgical shop. The new machinery will improve ecological safety and increase output. The first converter has already been brought to the site and is being assembled within the scheduled repairs. The second converter will also…Details
The EU fixed duties on Russian hot-rolled metal, imposed on October 7, could open new ways for NLMK to enter the markets of Turkey and Asia, as well as strengthen the position of its European works. In H1 NLMK Le Louviere (Belgium) produced 770 thousand tons of hot-rolled metal with the mill capacity of 2.5…Details
In September Severstal-Metiz produced and sold a record of stabilized strands. According to the company statement, the steel rope shop produced 2.9 thousand tons of strands. This is the first record in manufacturing this type of product in the history of the shop. “Stabilized strands are in demand in the sphere of infrastructure construction. In…Details
In Volyn region miners have blocked the road leading to the customs check point Yagodin demanding to be paid salary for the past 2 months. Some hundred miners were at the pedestrian crossing near the Yagodin point demanding the meeting with the Volyn regional state administration chairman Vladimir Gunchik. Earlier the miners have already tried…Details
The Central Mining and Processing Works has completed the reconstruction of the pelletizing factory.
Now the enterprise is capable of manufacturing products corresponding to the best international quality standards.
Investments in the project totaled 52 million UAH.
With the reconstruction the factory efficiency increased by 7%. (Ukrainian metal)
The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered the Trading House Eco-Service LLC the delivery of construction lime valued at 25.19 million UAH. This year the company will have to supply 7 thousand tons of lime of the first grade at 2460 UAH per ton and 3 thousand tons of the second grade…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has signed an agreement with Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH for the delivery of equipment to reconstruct the sheet-rolling mill 1700 valued at over $25 million. According to the contract the Austrian company will develop the project of the mill reconstruction and in 2018 will supply new equipment to improve…Details
In January-September Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant produced 97127.8 tons of copper cathodes, up by 8.6% YoY. Copper wire rod output went up by 6.1%, to 72.784 tons, silver – by 2.3%, gold – by 30%. “This year we intend to produce 128 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 5% YoY”, the company CEO Andrei…Details
In September Sakhalin enterprises mined over 900 thousand tons of coal, or 5.6 million tons in January-September, up by 10% YoY. Coal in the region is mined by 10 companies. Solntsevsky coal pit LLC and Gornyak LLC provide the most coal. Last year the region mined 7.2 million tons of coal, up 1.3-fold YoY. (Ukrainian…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has expanded the range of products for European market. In particular, it has added two new types of flanged beams manufactured at the rail and beam shop. Now the European certificate also covers IPB and IPBL beams. The products are manufactured according to DIN 1025. The first batches have already…Details
Novgorodsky Iron and Steel Works has purchased a Chetra MKSM-800 forklift valued at 1.7 million rubles.
The new forklift has the Deutz diesel engine.
At present NMZ operates 2 forklifts. (Ukrainian metal)