Russia: Severstal introduces digital predictive model to prevent failures at mill-2000

Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works, one of the world’s largest integrated steel plants (a part of Severstal’s Russian Steel division), has launched the commercial operation of a digital predictive model to prevent failures at the hot rolling mill 2000 and thereby reduce its downtime. This model calculates the probability and risk of the pinion stand…


Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka still not renamed

The Evraz Sukhaya Balka shareholders meeting scheduled for October 11 did not take place.

According to the company statement, the meeting was postponed till November.

This meeting had to rename the company and make amendments to its charter documents. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: another coal ship arrives

The second batch of power-generating coal from the USA arrived at the Yuzhniy port. According to the port press-service, 60 thousand tons of coal for Centerenergo was brought by the Victoria. The first batch of anthracite arrived on September 13 on board the Ocean Ambitious. In less than 2 days the port unloaded some 62…


Kazakhstan: AMT invests $9 million in galvanizing shop modernization

For a couple of years now ArcelorMittal Temirtau has been modernizing its hot-galvanizing and aluminum plating shop.

In 2016 investments exceeded $4 million.

In 2018-2019 the modernization will continue.

During the modernization period, 8 investment projects have been realized aimed at improving quality of products, efficiency and decreasing environment impact. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK best employer

MMK has been named the best Russian employer by Forbes. The company was one of the 4 Russian companies to enter top-500 of the World’s Best Employers rating, occupying the 214th position. “Retaining the leading positions on the world metal market and demonstrating the considerable industrial dynamics, MMK has among its priorities the social responsibility”,…


Russia: Demidov opens warehouse in Nizhniy Novgorod

The Demidov Group of Companies has opened a new warehouse in the city of Nizhniy Novgorod.

There customers are now offered sheets, bars and sections. All the metal is certified.

In addition to the standard service mix the new warehouse also offers cutting metal to the clients specifications. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mikhailovsky GOK gets new drilling mill

Within the Metalloinvest program on the modernization of the mining and transport complex Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Works receives new machinery.

In September the company mining fleet was increased with a new drilling mill.

It has already been assembled.

It is planned to be put into operation at the quarry this month. (Ukrainian metal)