The general manager of Nikolaev Alumina Works Dmitry Mirny has informed the employees of the change of the owner: the Swiss Glencore buys the plant from Rusal. “We expect a visit of Glencore specialists soon. According to our information, Rusal is negotiating retaining alumina supplies with Glencore”, he said. “All the rights of the employees…Details
In January-September Zagorsky Pipe Works shipped 83 thousand tons of large diameter pipes to its customers, with half of this volume supplied in Q3. Pipe sales in 9 months increased 5-fold YoY. In July the company shipped 7 thousand tons of pipes, in August – over 13 thousand and in September – more than 26…Details
Two gold deposits are put up for auction in Kyrgyzstan, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported. Forecast resources of Kyzyl-Tash deposit in Jalal-Abad region of Ala-Buka district of P1 category are 3.2 tons with a gold content of 5.04 grams per ton. The starting price is $62,200. Ishakulidinskoye field in Jalal-Abad…Details
Electrocable has purchased a tensile-testing machine. The 1.5 million rubles machine tests metal wire (wire rod) and belts used to manufacture cables. It has replaced the tensile-testing machine, produced in 1960s. Unlike the old equipment the new machine is completely automated. “We test the tensile strength of wire rod by stretching it with the strength…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has produced 7.5 thousand tons of rails for the repair of Belarus railroads. The products have been manufactured at the ChMK rail-and-beam mill and shipped for Belarus Railroads to the city of Orsha. Rails are produced of high-quality steel, manufactured at ChMK. The rail-and-beam mill was commissioned in 2013. (Ukrainian…Details
In July-September Orel Steel-Rolling Works shipped over 6.4 thousand tons of fasteners to customers. This is a total hit for the company. In the past 10 years OSPAZ only once exceeded the 6 thousand tons milestone – in Q3 2015 it supplied 6075 tons of fasteners. But this year the company has overcome its own…Details
In January-September Izhstal increased metal deliveries to Kalashnikov concern 2.6-fold YoY.
Izhstal supplies hot-rolled metal of stainless, high-speed, tool and bearing steels, as well as cold-rolled belts and sections.
In 9 months Izhstal supplied 1.8 thousand tons of metal to Kalashnikov concern.
Karelsky Okatysh project on the replacement of magnetic separators is drawing to an end. The new machines consume almost 2 times less water and electricity. “After replacement instead of five pairs of separators with the combined electricity consumption of 40 kW, we will have only two new ones that consume 15 kW. The new machines…Details
In September Ukraine mined 1.9 million tons of coal, down by 25.4% YoY and by 3.2% MoM
According to the State Statistics Service, in 9 months coal output totaled 18.3 million tons, down by 15.2% YoY.
Crimea, Sevastopol and the ATO zone are not taken into account. (Ukrainian metal)
64 miners from the once powerful and successful Mine named after Zasyadko in Donetsk have been given packets of food as a bonus for joining the Donetsk Republic movement. “The mine is in a difficult situation now. But the employees in such a complex time were not afraid to support the Donetsk People’s Republic (a…Details
The deputy minister on temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced people Gerogy Tuka said, that 18 mines in the occupied Donetsk region were flooded. “18 mines have already been flooded, 12 more are being flooded. All of them mined anthracite coal. It is impossible to restore their operation, as it will be necessary to invest…Details
Andrei Bibik has been appointed the new Interpipe purchasing and logistics director. He has been working for the company since 2003. Before the appointment has was the director for pipe sales in Ukraine and the Customs Union countries. “Purchasing and logistics are some of our key spheres of operation. Our goal is to strengthen these…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered the Trade-Union Form LLC the delivery of combines valued at 24.6 million UAH.
The company will supply 2 KSP-32 combines for the Kotlyarevskaya and Kukharevskaya mines.
The cost of each machine is 12.3 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
In September Ukraine dropped to the 13th position in the World Steel Association rating of 67 countries. Ukrainian steel output totaled 1.845 million tons, down by 0.8% YoY. China is leading, as always, with 71.827 million tons, up by 5.3%. Italy now occupies Ukraine’s previous month position (11) with 2.174 million tons, up by 8.3%…Details
In September Russian Railroads transported 7.6 million tons of ferrous metals, up by 15.7% YoY.
Positive dynamics is seen in all directions, except for transit.
Since the start of the year ferrous metals railroad transportation has increased by 5.6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
On October 23 Vysochaishiy (GV Gold) commissioned the Ugakhan Mining and Processing Works according to the schedule. The Ugakhan gold deposits were discovered in 2010. The C1+C2 gold reserves are estimated at 49 tons (1.58 million ounces). The deposits will be developed till 2029. Investments in the project totaled $200 million. Each year the GOK…Details
Fitch has increased the Rusal long-term default rating from BB- to B+, with stable forecast.
The short-term rating has been confirmed on B level.
Rusal Bratsk long-term rating has been increased from BB- to B+ stable. (Ukrainian metal)
In 10 years Tulachermet will invest some 80 billion rubles in the creation of the steel manufacture. This will result in 3 thousand additional jobs. The investor is developing the Tulachermet-Steel-2 and Tulachermet-Steel-3 projects. The company intends to enter the list of top manufacturers of rolled metal for automobile, machine-building and construction companies of Central…Details
Centravis Production Ukraine’s capacities are 100% loaded. According to the company CEO and main shareholder Yuri Atanasov, since 2014 the Centravis has decreased sales on Russian market from 80% to 20%, having increased sales to EU from 10% to 70%. Each year the company intends to increase output by 10-15%. In particular, this year the…Details
In January-September Evraz Sukhaya Balka produced 1.847 million tons of iron ore, down by 5.1% YoY.
In September output was 235 thousand tons.
In 2016 the enterprise produced 2.564 million tons of iron ore, down by 8.8% YoY.
The company capacity is 3.1 million tons of ore per year. (Ukrainian metal)
According to the Federal Customs Service, in January-August Russia imported 4.367 million tons of ferrous metals, up 1.58-fold YoY. Of this volume CIS metal accounted for 2.783 million tons, and far foreign countries – 1.584 million tons (up from 1.819 million and 0.949 million tons in January-August 2016 respectively). Ferrous metals imports without pig iron,…Details
In 2016 MidUral Group revenue increased by 13% YoY, to 8.3 billion rubles. Profit before taxation was 373.3 million rubles as opposed to losses in 2015. The net debt as of December 31, 2016 decreased by 20.2%. MidUral Group comprises Klyuchevsky Ferroalloys Works, Russkiy Chrome 1915, Klyuchevskaya Processing Factory (all in Russia), Dirox S.A. (Uruguay),…Details
Severstal has increased purchases of goods and services from Vologda region by 2 billion rubles YoY.
According to the company statement, in January-September Severstal bought 15.4 billion rubles worth of goods and services in the region, up by 14% YoY.
Severstal is cooperating with over 300 companies in Vologda region. (Ukrainian metal)
Production of Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL rose by 1.1% QoQ, to 931,000 tons in July-September. In January–September, the company’s aluminum output rose by 0.3% YoY, to 2.763 million tons, it said. Aluminum sales fell by 3.4% QoQ, to 968,000 million tons in July-September, with the average price rising by 2.1%, to $2,124 per ton.…Details