Russia: electrometallurgical works to be shut down

The Federal Antimonopoly Service hosted a meeting on the graphitized electrode market competition. According to the director of industrial control department Nelli Galimkhanova, the meeting was gathered following two claims from Rostov Electrometallurgical Works and Krasniy Octyabr. The situation is difficult, as the market has been experiencing a sharp shortage because of decrease in capacity…


Russia: Vysochaishiy gets Sberbank loan

Sberbank CIB has signed two loan agreements of providing Vysochaishiy, a part of GV Gold, with $150 million (8.7 billion rubles).

The first agreement presupposes the loan of $100 million (5.8 billion rubles) for 5 years. While the second is for 3 billion rubles ($50 million) for 3 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR to purchase special equipment and repair two patient rooms of Kriviy Rih Municipal Clinic

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih granted a certificate for total amount of 3 million UAH to purchase special equipment and repair of two patient rooms in the burn ward to Kriviy Rih Municipal Clinic No. 2 of Dnipropetrovsk Region Council. Kriviy Rih has big medical center – Kriviy Rih Municipal Clinic No. 2 of Dnipropetrovsk Region…


Ukraine: Donetsk region metal output down in January-July 2017

In January-July Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) decreased output by 12.9% YoY. Coke output in July increased by 7% MoM, but decreased by 12.8% YoY, while metal manufacture decreased by 9.4% and by 25.9% respectively. Coal mining in 7 months totaled 6.4 million tons, down by 23.7% YoY. Pig iron output decreased by…


Russia: BZF appoints new managing director

Bratsk Ferroalloys Works has appointed Sergey Sokolov the managing director of the company. The ex-manufacturing and quality director of Kuznetskiye Ferrosplavy replaced the acting managing director Mikhail Mikhailov, who retired. Mikhailov contributed a lot to the development of Bratsk Ferroalloys Works. With his participation the company has reconstructed the smelting furnace No. 4, as well…


Russia: Kola MMC to upgrade transportation and logistics scheme on the back of increased output

Kola MMC, a part of the Nornickel Group, has embarked on the first stage of the railroad construction at its Monchegorsk site to address an increase in metal production. According to the refining flowchart, the railway transport is used to deliver feedstock (converter matte from Nikel and Norilsk) to the site, transport semi-products obtained at…