The Belarus Iron and Steel Works will redistribute shipments due to the European Union introducing customs duties on Belarusian reinforcement bars, BMZ Director General Anatoly Savenok declared. He noted: “A strategy has been developed to redistribute our shipments to other target markets. Russia is one of them since the eastern neighbor is gradually recovering.” Polish…Details
Sumy scientific-manufacturing enterprise named after Frunze is finishing the order of Severniy Mining and Processing Works. The order presupposes the manufacture of two liquid-packed ring vacuum pumps. “One is ready, has been tested, painted and will soon be shipped. The second one is being assembled”, the enterprise said. These pumps are of the most powerful…Details
Ingulskaya mine of the state enterprise VostGOK has stopped mining uranium ore. According to the mine union, the operation stopped on May 31, and the idleness has already resulted in the decrease of output by 45 million UAH, while the local and state budgets will not receive some 2.9 million UAH of various taxes. The…Details
VIZ-Stal has started the second stage of its machinery modernization. The combined total of both stages is 350 million rubles. This year the company will put 30 stands of bell type furnace in operation. By 2021 the company will have replaced 70% of its bell type furnaces. VIZ-Stal is a major world and the largest…Details
Sberbank has opened a 800-million ruble loan to Pskovvtormet. The money will be spent to finance the company current activity and fulfill current obligations. Pskovvtormet was created in 1993 and is a leading enterprise in Pskov region, procuring, processing and selling ferrous scrap and wastes. The company has 16 sites in various regions, with several…Details
In May Profil-Akras produced 15.6 thousand tons of pipes and sold 17 thousand tons, with 2.2 thousand tons exported.
The Pipe Works “Profil-Akras” named after Makarov specializes in the manufacture of electric-welded pipes for water and gas pipelines and heating systems. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-May Magadan region obtained 6.1 tons of ore gold and 1.4 tons of alluvial gold. Gold output in the region increased by 47% YoY, mostly due to the gold-mining company Pavlik, which in 5 months mined 1.5 tons of ore gold. This year the region intends to get 30.5 tons of gold (14.8 tons…Details
Uchaly Mining and Processing Works carries out the technical modernization of its processing factory grinding shop. In particular a 3200 mm ball mill has been replaced with a 3600 mm ball mill. “The replacement of the mill allows us reaching finer grinding of ore, which will improve copper and zinc extraction”, the company manufacturing-technical department…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has finished the disassembly of its coking battery No. 4. All the work was performed in a record-short time – just 5 days. At present the concrete structures of the foundation are being examined. Then the refractory lining will be made. The total cost of the project is 6 billion…Details
UC RUSAL has offered RusHydro a stake in the future $1.4-1.6 billion Taishet Aluminum Smelter in exchange for some debt of the smelter and a discount for the power the hydropower company will sell to it. Earlier in June, RUSAL CEO Vladislav Solovyov said that the company offered RusHydro a 50% stake in a project…Details
In January-April Russia exported 238.5 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 20.5% YoY, valued at $413 million, up by 14% YoY. The main importers, according to the customs statistics, were the Netherlands (75.2 thousand tons, down by 22.5%), followed by Japan (44.8 thousand tons, down by 4.7%) and South Korea (27.7 thousand tons, up by…Details
Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has ordered BelAZ Technocenter LLC the delivery of 51.73 million UAH worth of trucks.
This year the company will supply 6 quarry dump trucks BelAZ-75473 with the lifting capacity of 45 tons at 8.62 million UAH apiece. The trucks must have been manufactured not earlier than in 2011. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-May Azerbaijan obtained 1741.6 kg of gold, up 2.2-fold YoY.
According to the State Statistics Committee, in May gold output totaled 1369.5 kg, up from 187.2 kg in May 2016.
Last year Azerbaijan mined 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine has announced a tender for insurance services.
According to the company statement, a participant of the tender should be a legal entity, should have letters of recommendation and experience of working with iron and steel works. (Ukrainian metal)
Since the year start Zabaikalsky region has yielded 2001.02 kg of gold and 9.1 million tons of coal. In May the output was 1009.5 kg of gold and 1.3 million tons of coal. The region also produced 148.5 tons of tungsten concentrate, 3.1 thousand tons of lead and 776 tons of zinc. At present around…Details
The Sredneuralsk Copper Works has finished the capital repair of its Vanukov furnace No. 2. The furnace has been put back in operation. The VF2 was shut down for the scheduled repairs in April, and the overhaul instead of 80 days lasted for 66 days. The cost of the repair was 184 million rubles. (Ukrainian…Details
Yug-Profil works, a part of Yug-Met, specializing in the manufacture of various sections, has put in operation the third aluminum sections extrusion line.
According to the company statement, it can now produce aluminum sections of all sizes.
With the third line operating Yug-Profil’s capacity will reach 1 thousand tons per month. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-May Russia produced 25.1 million tons of rolled metal, up by 1.1% YoY. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in May output decreased by 1.8% YoY and by 2.1% MoM. Pig iron output in January-May was 21.7 million tons, down by 0.2% YoY. Pipe companies increased output by 10.2% YoY and by…Details
NLMK has started implementing the program of gradual replacement of heat-exchanging machinery at the heating furnaces No. 3-5 of the 2000 hot-rolling mill. The furnaces are used to heat steel slabs before rolling. To decrease heat losses and the fuel expenses, the air is heated in heat exchanger by gases from the furnace. The replacement…Details
In January-May steel structures output totaled 1.6 million tons, up by 11.3% YoY.
According to the press-service of the Federal Service of State Statistics, aluminum constructions output increased by 12% YoY, to 22.6 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Kazan Aviation Works has carried out modernization of its manufacturing premises.
The company used corrugated sheet produced by Stalnye Konstructsii.
Such sheets have improved bearing capacity. (Ukrainian metal)
By 2020 Almaznaya mine of DTEK Dobropolyeugol intends to mine 1.5 million tons of coal per year. At present the enterprise is preparing to put a new line into operation. And a new conveyer, produced by Corum, will be installed there. The length of the conveyer is 260 meters. A similar one has been operating…Details
Ukraine now has 180 thousand tons of anthracite coal more than last year. According to the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik, at present the coal stocks are 2.7 million tons, in particular 2.2 million tons of gas-generating coal and 0.66 million tons of anthracite coal. “Last year as of this day we…Details