Russia: MMK increases production energy efficiency

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) invested around 500 million rubles into the continued implementation of initiatives aimed at improving the energy efficiency of its production processes in 2018. One of the key tools of energy efficiency improvement is through the elaboration and implementation of relevant innovation proposals. Back in 2016, an Idea Management unit…

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Russia: mine collapses in Kemerovo region

Rescuers have evacuated seven miners from the emergency section of the Karagailinskaya mine in the Prokopyevsky district of the Kemerovo region, where the rock collapsed, a representative of local emergency services reported. A total of 59 people were in the mine at the moment of collapse, including seven people on the emergency section. One miner…

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Russia: steel exports down in January 2019

In January Russia exported 3.355 million tons of ferrous metals, down by 1.1% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, steel semi-finished products accounted for 1.306 million tons, up by 9.3% YoY. Flat rolled metal exports dropped by 10.5%, to 0.652 million tons. In monetary terms ferrous exports decreased by 6.6%, to $1.567 billion, with…

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