The sintering shop of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works produced the 700-millionth ton of sinter. MMK produced 100 million tons of sinter in 1961, reaching 200 million tons in 1969, 300 million tons in 1977 and 500 million tons in 1996. November 2007 saw the production of the 600-millionth tons of sinter. The first tons…Details
In November Ukraine produced 1790 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 6.2% MoM, or by 104 thousand tons.
In January-November rolled metal output increased by 6.8% YoY, or by 1246 thousand tons, to 19601 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Stalkanat-Silur has reported a raider attack on its subsidiary in Khartsyzsk (Donetsk region). “We had to report the crime, the seizure of our assets and documents, including your record of service”, the company CEO Sergey Lavrinenko said in his video address to the employees. According to him, the unknown persons have arrested the works management,…Details
Interpipe intends to increase scrap imports in December 2016 – January 2017. “We continue increasing scrap imports from Moldova and Russia. We also think over other ways to decrease raw materials deficiency. In particular, we are analyzing HBI and even steel billet imports. We also hope that Ukrzaliznytsia starts selling its scrap, which we estimate…Details
Energomashspetsstal has concluded an agreement to supply a batch of billets to Iron Acciai Speciali s.r.l. in Q1 2017. According to the company statement, EMSS will produce and deliver 19 forged plates with the total weight of 476.7 tons. The billets will be used in automobile- and machine-building. EMSS will supply plates in January-March 2017.…Details
In January-November Pavlogradskaya Central Processing Factory has processed 4.4 million tons of coal. The coal processed at the factory is supplied to 5 out of 7 Ukrainian TPPs, operating on gas grade coal. Having processed 4.4 million tons of coal, the factory obtained 2.6 million tons of concentrate with low ash contents. Last year the…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has started constructing the smoke desulfurizing complex withing its sintering factory gas-purifying system upgrade. The 900-million UAH project will decrease sulfur pollution by 43%. At present the work is being carried out at sintering machines No. 7, 8 and 9. Total investments in the sintering factory upgrade will amount…Details
The implementation of the energy management system at Interpipe Steel allowed the company to save $5.8 million in 3 years. “We started decreasing energy resources consumption in 6 months after the works was put into operation, back in 2013”, the company chief energy engineer Vladimir Galimbievsky said. One of the measures taken was to plan…Details
Irshansk Mining and Processing Works, a part of the United Mining and Chemical Works, has made amendments to its contract with Energy Trade Group on natural gas delivery. According to the agreement, the works should have received 6.05 million cubic meters of gas valued at 45.38 million UAH, or 7500 UAH per 1 thousand cubic…Details
The minister on the Antiterrorist operation and the occupied territories Vladimir Kistion said that Ukraine annually bought some 9 million tons of coal in Donbass. “This coal is mined by Ukrainian companies, registered on the Ukrainian territory and paying taxes to the state budget”, he added. Earlier the minister of energy and coal industry Igor…Details
For the fourth year in a row the miners of DTEK Pavlogradugol were able to yield over 18 million tons of coal. Pershotravenskoye Mine Group was the first this year among DTEK companies to reach its annual target, and reach it in advance for the second year in a row. Mine named after Space Heroes…Details
Krasnoyarsky Krai metal output went up in 2016. In particular the regional companies increased lead output by 44.3%, that of primary aluminum – by 17.5%, of aluminum alloys – by 10.1% and of aluminum discs – by 37%, all YoY. Boguchansky Aluminum Works, a part of Rusal, will produce 150 thousand tons of aluminum. The…Details
Severstal Steel Decisions, a part of Severstal Russian Steel, has already started planning deliveries for Q1 2017. At present the company is finishing deliveries of metal structures for the construction of a poultry farm in Tatarstan, pump machinery works in Orel region, logistics center in Vladivostok, etc. It is also producing metal structures for Tulachermet-Steel…Details
In 2016 Zaporizhstal delivered over 540 thousand tons of metal to its customers via river transport through the Zaporozhye river port. River transportation allows the company to decrease logistics expenses and increase delivery speed. “We have worked out a stable logistics model of river transportation. Now the state has to develop this method and create…Details
In 2015 Kyrgyzstan exported 9.9 thousand tons of gold concentrate, with 10.1 thousand tons exported in 2016.
Most of the concentrate this year was exported to China.
6 Kyrgyz companies are involved in ore exports: Kyrgyzaltyn, Altynken, Kaidy, Full Gold Mining, Kazakhmys Gold and Kurandy Development. (Ukrainian metal)
Altynken works, built at the Taldy-Bulak deposits and valued at $285 million is still not operating. When the assembly works started the constructors found out that the copper content in the gold ore was higher than expected. So, Dore alloy can be extracted from only one third of ore, with the rest being copper. At…Details
In November Russia produced 4.3 million tons of pig iron, 5.8 million tons of steel, 5.1 million tons of rolled metal and 0.8 million tons of pipes, up by 3.1%, 0.7%, 1.3% and down by 2.1% YoY respectively. In January-November pig iron output totaled 47.4 million tons, down by 1.3% YoY, that of steel –…Details
U.K.-registered Petropavlovsk Plc, which operates in Russia, has decreased its forecast for production of gold in 2016 to 415,000-430,000 ounces from 460,000-500,000 ounces with an average production cost of about $700 per ounce, the company said in a statement. The new forecast followed re-estimation of the impact from suspension of production at the Andreyevskaya deposit…Details
Gomel-Raton Free Economic Zone (Gomel-Raton FEZ) hosted a new resident – KolosEuroTech, planning to manufacture high-precision metal products.
KolosEuroTech is a Belarusian-Polish joint venture, intended to invest more than $1 million in high-precision metal production at Gomel-Raton FEZ.
Gomel-Raton FEZ is now home to 81 resident companies. (Prime-TASS/Ukrainian metal)
A new long face has been put into operation at the Osinnikovskaya mine, a part of Evraz. Its deposits are estimated at 1720 thousand tons of coking coal. In early December the mine reached its annual output plan in advance, yielding 1.5 million tons of coal. Such a result has been achieved for the first…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih reports pressure on the company on behalf of the law enforcing agencies. “80 managers have been called for interrogation to the prosecutor’s office. This is a pressure in hope that we would share something with these people. Most of them serve in law enforcing agencies”, the company CEO Paramjit Kahlon said. He…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works CEO Yuri Zinchenko says he will oppose Ukrzaliznytsia’s cargo transportation tariff increase in 2017. “Another round of this story begins. But I think we will battle them, though I’m unsure if we will succeed. It’s easier for Ukrzaliznytsia to increase tariffs to survive another year instead of modernizing and…Details
Chinese businessmen will invest $2 million into the project of copper-gold concentrate production in Kentau. The factory is expected to produce some 200 tons of products per day. Within the program a processing shop with the capacity of 65 thousand tons per year will be reconstructed in Kentau. Ore will be supplied from the Yubileynoye…Details
In summer 2017 construction of the Bratsk Electrometallurgical Works (Irkutsk region) will commence. At present the construction site for the mini-mill is being prepared. When the works is put into operation, it will create 600 jobs. In September the project was suspended because of the lack of investors. Investments are estimated at 7.3 billion rubles.…Details
Metinvest has started cooperation with Unisteel that has been idle for 4 years. The company will produce flat galvanized rolled metal to decrease the import share on the Ukrainian market. Soon Metinvest will start selling rolled metal produced at Unisteel. “Mariupol Ilyich has sent its first thousand tons of semi-finished rolled products to Unisteel”, Metinvest-SMC…Details