In January-September Ukrainian metal companies imported 1.026 million tons of coke, down by 8.2% YoY, valued at $285.845 million, up by 47%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main suppliers of coke were Russia (46.78%), Poland (41.86%) and China (5.67%). Coke exports increased by 13.5%, to 200.2 thousand tons valued at $40.775 million, up…Details
The products of the new Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works subsidiary on the manufacture of welded beams are used in the construction of a bridge in Amur region. 20 welded beams of 70B2 grade have been delivered to UralStalProkat for the construction of the bridge over the Zeya River. The delivery has been carried out…Details
Severstal will deliver 3 thousand tons of hot-rolled sheets for the construction of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant No. 2. The sheets will be supplied to Power Machines, where they will be made into machinery. All the metal will be produced by Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. Deliveries have already started and will be complete…Details
Akim of North-Kazakhstan region Kumar Aksakalov paid a working visit to the Yesil district. During the visit, Kumar Aksakalov familiarized himself with the work of Aulie Gold Mining LLP. The Russian company has been mining gold-bearing ore since 2015. And it plans to increase production from 130 thousand to 600 thousand tons by 2018. The…Details
Lisichanskugol has ordered Luxor Capital LLC the delivery of rechargeable batteries valued at 3.29 million UAH. The company will have supplied batteries produced by the Kursk Accumulator works (Russia) at 412 thousand UAH apiece. Thus Lisichanskugol ordered 8 batteries. All the goods have to be delivered within 21 days to the warehouse in the city…Details
In January-September Ukraine exported 28.75 million tons of iron ore raw materials, down by 3.8% YoY, valued at $1.96 billion, up by 54.8%. According to the State Fiscal Service, exports mostly went to China (27.39%), Slovakia (11.39%) and Austria (10.96%). At the same time Ukraine imported 204.91 thousand tons of iron ore raw materials valued…Details
Zagorsky Pipe Works has supplied pipes for the reconstruction of a gas pipeline in Tallinn, Estonia. According to the company statement, the batch comprised pipes with the size of 720×10 mm, made of 17G1S-U and K52 steel in three-layer insulation. The volume of the batch was 50 tons. The pipes have been manufactured according to…Details
Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works has ordered the United Mining and Chemical Company the delivery of ilmenite valued at 182.94 million UAH. UMCC will supply 28.764 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate with the 6% moisture content at 6360 UAH ($240) per ton. In March ZTMK bought ilmenite concentrate from UMC at 4134 UAH ($153) per…Details
In particular, the group produced 414.5 thousand tons of 62% Fe content pellets of its own ore and 7.216 million tons of pellets with 65% Fe content. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Ukraine imported 13.03 million tons of coal valued at $1.899 billion, while exports totaled 471.33 thousand tons at $75.37 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $1.043 billion worth of coal (54.92%), USA – $477.91 million (25.16%), Canada – $116.18 million (6.12%), and other countries – $262.33 million (13.81%). Exports went…Details
Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski assured that the authorities would probe into coal supplies from the areas of Donbas temporarily occupied by Russian proxy forces and further such supplies would be banned, Ukrainian Energy Minister Ihor Nasalyk said. “When we met with the minister, we noted this issue, and we received assurances that a full-fledged…Details
Russian gold output increased by 5.93% YoY, to 122.3 tons in January-June, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on October 4 citing data on supplies to gold refineries. Mined gold output rose by 5.48%, to 96.3 tons in the period, while by-product gold output increased by 15.07%, to 8.4 tons, and gold scrap production…Details
The Kostanay region has started implementing the project to mine coal at the pit No. 2 of the Kushmurunskoye deposits.
Investments are expected on the level of 209.5 billion tenge, and the site will be developed for 45 years.
Overall coal output will reach 188.2 million tons.
519 jobs will be created. (Ukrainian metal)
On September 30 Electrozinc finished the repair of its zinc manufacture and resumed operation at the main shops.
During the repairs a new sanitary discharge pipe was assembled at the sulfuric acid shop.
As of late October 2 the electrolysis shop produced 150 tons of zinc. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Amur region yielded 2.4 million tons of coal.
Amursky Ugol carries on its program to modernize mining and transport machinery. Thus, new bulldozers appeared at Yerkovetksy and Severo-Vostochniy pits.
In 2018 the program will continue.
Yerkovetsky pit was put into operation in 1991, Severo-Vostochniy pit – in 1932. (Ukrainian metal)
Kosogorsky Iron and Steel Works increases ferromanganese sales to the local market and abroad.
In 9 months sales increased by 5.2 thousand tons YoY.
In particular the local market and neighbor foreign countries received 46.8 thousand tons, and to far foreign countries the company exported 0.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Krasnoyarskugol mined 4.4 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 12% YoY. The increase is explained by the positive dynamics on the coal market. Analysts say that coal consumption by major power companies has increased, as have the exports. “Coal remains the cheapest and the most trusted type of fuel. According to our…Details
Orlovsky Steel Rolling Works, a part of Severstal-Metiz, has shipped another batch of fasteners for the construction of the Yekaterinburg-Arena. Screws and M20 nuts will be used in assembling spectator stands for the World Cup 2018. This is not the first batch of the company fasteners to this arena – previously the company has already…Details
The anode-baking furnace No. 2 at the copper-smelting shop of Uralelectromed has been repaired.
It took a month to repair the furnace.
The furnace capacity is 350 tons of anode copper per smelting. (Ukrainian metal)
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide ArcelorMittal Group with a loan of 350 million euro to finance capital expenditures at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. The corresponding project was approved on October 4, and it would be signed within a month. The project aims to support the AMKR investment program valued at $1.1 billion.…Details
The situation favorable for investments in metal industry is possible only in 3-5 years. “Most companies now invest in vital projects. Investments in the sector now amount not to billion dollars, but to hundred millions”, Mechel CFO Sergey Rezontov said. According to him, in the past several years there have been almost no new investment…Details
Miners of the Neryungrinsky pit, a part of Yakutugol, have shipped the 350-millionth ton of coal since the company has been put into operation.
The previous milestone – 340 million tons – was reached in 2016.
The first train with coking coal was sent to consumers on October 26, 1978. (Ukrainian metal)
The Olenegorsky Mining and Processing Works has started assembling machinery of the crushing and sorting complex to produce crushed stone. Commissioning is planned for October. The specialists will have to assemble 3 crushers and 16 conveyors of 15-18 meters depending on the crushing fraction. There will also be a laboratory. “The Metso crushing and sorting…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has put into operation the slab-heating furnace in the rolling shop after repairs. The machinery is a part of the chain to produce high quality steel sheet. The cost of the repair was some 2 million rubles. The repaired furnace heats slabs before they are rolled at the 2300/1700 mill.…Details