Ukraine: steel, rolled metal and pig iron output up in July 2017

In July Ukraine, not counting the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea, Sevastopol and the ATO zone, produced 975 thousand tons of steel (without continuous cast semi-finished products), up by 7.8% YoY and by 16.5% MoM. According to the State Statistics Service, steel output in January-July decreased by 7.3% YoY, to 6175 thousand tons. Pig iron…

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Russia: BMK modernizes roller furnace

Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has modernized the roller furnace in the rolling shop.

This will improve the rolled metal quality and decrease expenses.

The furnace is used to heat the billets to 1050 degrees C before rolling.

Investments in the project totaled 15 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Corum increases salary

On August 1, the Kharkiv Machine-Building Works “Corum Svet shakhtera”, a part of Corum Group, started increasing salary of its employees on the background of the 120% loading of its capacities. The maximum increase will total 40%. Previously the wages ranged between 8 and 15 thousand UAH depending on the output and quality of products.…

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Uzbekistan: Russian MetProm to prepare Uzmetkombinat modernization project

The Russian group of companies MetProm will design the modernization project for Uzbekistan Iron and Steel Works. The Uzbek party will have received the project documentation by October. The project presupposes the construction of two steelsmelting furnaces, two steel-treating furnaces and a casting-rolling complex. The modernization cost is estimated at $550 million. After the modernization…

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Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich signs contract with Primetals Technologies

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has signed a contract with the leading manufacturer of machinery for ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH. This year the company has started reconstructing the 1700 sheet-rolling shop. “The signing of the contract for the basic engineering of the mill is the next step”, the company CEO…

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Ukraine: coal mining down in July 2017

Coal mining in Ukraine (not taking into account the temporary occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as the ATO zone) in July decreased by 26.9% YoY, to 1.9 million tons.

According to the State Statistics Service, coal mining also dropped by 1.9% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)