Ukraine: Mezhdurechensky GOK gets new director

Sergey Sakhnenko has been appointed the new director of the Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works. According to the company statement, one of his tasks is to increase titanium ore output. He would also be responsible for certain investment projects. In January-August MGOK produced 99.4 thousand tons of products. Group DF investments exceeded 207 million UAH.…

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Russia: MMK to increase sales in 2016

This year MMK plans to increase sales by 245 thousand tons YoY, to 11257 thousand tons. The local market will receive 7144 thousand tons, with 3136 thousand tons to be exported. Hot-rolled flats sales will drop to 3048 thousand tons due to the decrease in demand on behalf of pipe manufacturers; cold-rolled metal sales will…

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Ukraine: EMSS to work for Dunaferr

In 2017 Energomashspetsstal will supply over 150 tons of rolls to ISD Dunaferr (Hungary).

The contract for the production of 6 supporting rolls for cold- and hot-rolling mills was signed in October. Rolls will be supplied in lots, according to the agreement. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Palmrose gets 9% of Evraz Yuzhkoks

Palmrose B. V. (the Netherlands) has gained 94.96% of the Evraz Yuzhkoks shares.

According to the company statement, earlier its share amounted to 94.46%.

Its voting share increased from 95.71% to 96.21%.

Evraz Bagleykoks was renamed Evraz Yuzhkoks on April 28. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 2a), September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, FCA, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

153

157

September

153

157

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Russia: MMK-Metiz expands powder wire range

MMK-Metiz has expanded its range of products with the new powder surfacing wire of PP-Np-200x12m and PP-Np-200x12VF grades with 3.6 mm diameter.

The expansion of the product range will allow MMK-Metiz to increase its output and gain new markets. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Makeevugol to employ 1700 people

The Donetsk People’s Republic (Russia-supported terrorist organization) mines want to employ some 3700 people, with Makeevugol needing 1700 workers. The mines need 950 breakage face workers, 450 shafters and 450 mine explosion engineers, some 500 repairmen, etc. Makeevugol needs the most employees. Still most miners in DPR have large salary debts and try to go…

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Kazakhstan: AMZ starts operating

On November 7, the Almaty Metal Wares Works (Tokyo Rope Almaty) started operating.

The company will specialize in metal systems for infrastructure objects, steel fasteners for mining industry, ragbolts and joins for construction, metal wares and steel ropes.

Tokyo Rope has invested 25 billion tenge in the works. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: round billets (structural steel), September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

346

346

September

340

340

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Russia: Severstal-Metiz saves 70 million rubles

In January-September Severstal-Metiz was able to save over 70 million rubles due to the successful realization of expenses decrease measures. According to the company statement, the most effective were the wire production technique changes, coating materials usage decrease and the replacement of packaging. “We pay much attention to changes that directly affect prime cost decrease…

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Metals of Ukraine & Russia: foundry pig iron, September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

247

247

September

275

275

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: square billets (structural steel), September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

256

390

September

250

413

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: SAR coal arrives

The Yuzny trade seaport has received the vessel with 79 thousand tons of anthracite from the South African Republic.

The delivery was timely. All the coal is intended for Pridneprovskaya thermal power plant.

Unloading will take 3 days. (Ukrainian metal)