RM-Steel has successfully finished the tests of the new D32W bar steel for ship-building. The development of the bar was carried out for the Zvezda ship-building works project. At present RM-Steel can produce A, B, D, A32-D40, E36, A40S, D40S and D32W steel bars according to GOST R 52927-2015. Such bars are widely used in…Details
Kamskaya Kuznitsa has started producing M90 nuts according to GOST 10605, GOST 10607 and DIN 934.
The nuts are produced of 40X steel by drop stamping. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works increased output.
According to the acting manufacturing director Sergey Marchenko, the output increase is connected with the installation of the new ABB transformer for arc furnace No. 5.
Brushed metal sales increased 2-fold YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK Group has started hot-testing the pulverized coal injection (PCI) unit at one of the largest blast furnaces of its Lipetsk plant, namely blast furnace No. 6 with a capacity of 3.1 million tons of pig iron per year. This technology involves co-injecting natural gas and fine coal particles into the blast furnace, resulting in…Details
In January-May Ukraine exported 15.722 million tons of iron ore and concentrate valued at $1.166 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, the share of ore in the total export was 6.8%. The largest importers of iron ore and concentrate were China ($334.163 million, or 28.6% of all exports), the Czech Republic ($124.855 million, 10.7%)…Details
DTEK buys its coal in Russia, despite the fact that in Rotterdam it’s cheaper.
The anthracite that DTEK delivers from its own mines in Rostov region costs $95 per ton.
Taking into account the basic fuel value the Russian anthracite is $13-15 per ton more expensive. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-May Kemerovo region enterprises mined 97.3 million tons of coal, up by 8% YoY.
According to the regional administration, in particular, 72.4 million tons of power-generating coal and 24.9 million tons of coking coal, up by 13.1% and down by 1% YoY respectively. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-May Amur region obtained 8407 kg of gold, up by 22.6% YoY, including 7699 kg of ore gold and 708 kg of alluvial gold. The growth has been provided by Petropavlovsk group of companies (Pokrovsky, Pioneer, Malomyr and Albyn), as well as Priisk Solovievsky. In particular, Priisk Solovievsky yielded 782 kg of gold, up…Details
At night there was a methane ignition at the DTEK Novodonetskaya mine.
As the result 4 miners got light burns.
The ignition occurred on the No. 3 northern face. At the time 122 miners were in the shaft. All of them returned to the surface. (Ukrainian metal)
Coal stocks at Ukrainian thermal power plants from June 6 through June 12 increased by 1.8%, to 2.52 million tons.
According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, anthracite coal stocks increased by 6.8%, to 608.8 thousand tons, gas-coal – by 0.4%, to 1.91 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
The Annual General Meeting of shareholders (AGM) of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel was held on June 9. The AGM approved the final dividend for the full financial year 2016 in the amount of RUB 446.10 per ordinary share (approximately $7.83 at the RUB/USD exchange rate set by the Russian Central Bank as of April 28,…Details
Within the framework of the International Exhibition “Astana EXPO-2017” in the pavilion The World of Nuclear Energy the signing of memorandums between NAC Kazatomprom JSC and Cameco Corporation, Uranium One Inc., CGN and AREVA was held. All four documents determine the opportunities for cooperation in implementing in Kazatomprom the tasks outlined in the Address of…Details
The temporary duties on Ukrainian rebars, imposed by Egypt, will damage metal industry for several hundred million dollars. “At present Egypt is on the fifth position among countries which buy metal from Ukraine, and that’s 5%. Exports to Egypt started falling, they will fall by 5%, or by several hundred million dollars per year”, the…Details
Evraz-Ukraine says is does not cooperate with the companies on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories, nor does it supply metal there. The company notes that there are cases of illegal use of the Evraz brand without the corresponding consent. Earlier the Information Resistance group claimed that major Russian companies, including Evraz, were cooperating with the so-called Donetsk…Details
In 2017 Norilsk Nickel intends to buy as much palladium to its special fund as last year.
According to the financial director Sergey Malyshev, the prices are not “in the best shape” now. There would be no increase in the number of investors.
In 2016 Nornickel bought 5 tons of palladium. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-May the volume of industrial output totaled 84.7 billion soms, up by 34.7% YoY, but down by 24.2% from 2015. The increase this year was the result of metal output (1.5-fold) and metallic ore mining (3.9-fold) growth. The National Statistics Committee also notes that the country exported 1.5-fold more gold and 1.6-fold more precious…Details
In January-May Russian coal exports increased by 6% YoY, to 73.528 million tons.
According to the Ministry of energy, in May Russia exported 15.347 million tons of coal.
In January-May coal mining totaled 165.626 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Interpipe has appointed Igor Basay the new HR director. Basay has previously held the same office in PepsiCo Russia, and also worked at British American Tobacco, Kellogg’s as well as in the energy sphere. “Mr. Basay has the experience of managing personnel in major foreign holdings. I am sure his experience will strengthen our team”,…Details
The EBRD is arranging a $350 million syndicated loan to JSC ShalkiyaZinc Ltd, a Kazakh mining company, for the expansion of the Shalkiya zinc and lead mine in the Kyzylorda region as well as the construction of a new processing plant at the site. The loan is in line with the bank’s strategy of supporting…Details
The Almalyk Iron and Steel Works in Tashkent region started the construction of a lead plant with a capacity of about 30,000 tons per year, reads a message posted on the website of the Almalyk Complex. The plant is expected to be built in 2017-2019, according to the message. The cost of the lead plant…Details
The advisor to the minister of energy and coal industry Maxim Bilyavsky reported that the purchase of pipes for the construction of interconnector would start in autumn. Ukrtransgaz and Gaz-System (Poland) have signed an agreement to construct a gas pipeline between the countries. The length of the pipeline will be 99.3 km, and the project…Details
The Novovolynskaya No. 9 mine first shift miners refused to get into the shaft because of the non-payment of salary, but after negotiations with the management, went underground. “The reason of the protest is the non-payment of salary. They have been paid 54% of April salary, and have seen no money since then. While the…Details
This year Olkon will get a new crushing complex. A site is being prepared for it at the entrance to Olenegorsk quarry. “The 130-million project will help Olkon produce the high quality breakstone for its own use and to sell”, Olkon executive director Alexei Borisov said. The capacity of the crushing machine is 60 thousand…Details