In March, Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works successfully passed its quality management system re-certification audit, carried out by TMS Rus LLC, an exclusive representative of the TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH in the EAEU. The new ISO 9001:2015 certificate is valid until April 4, 2022. EZOTsM products have been certified since 1992, and the whole…Details
Karelsky Okatysh has completed a complex repair of its pelletizing machine No. 3 by replacing 150 meters of rails. The rails are used to transport trolleys with raw pellets to the machine. In order to free the old rails to be disassembled the company first had to remove 120 trolleys, weighing 10 tons each. The…Details
Miners in Georgia’s western town of Chiatura have ended a strike launched on May 16 after demanding better salaries and working conditions, as a deal has been reached with the Georgian Manganese company. The company promised a 25% in salaries starting from June 1, while an additional 10% rise will take place starting next year.…Details
In April, Ukraine produced 1.938 million tons of steel, up by 12.6% YoY. Thus the country was able to go up one place in the world steel manufacturers rating, according to World Steel Association. China is in the lead with 85 million tons of steel, up by 12.7%. Russia decreased output by 8.3%, to 5.6…Details
In January-March, Metinvest B.V. decreased capital investments by 8% YoY, to $198 million. The share of projects to improve capacity reached 43%, up from 39% in Q1 2018. Capital repairs accounted for 57% of investments (61% last year). Metal segment accounted for 50% of investments, while mining – 48%. 2% fell on corporate expenses. Last…Details
Until the end of the year SMC-Kolpino will produce 14 dump car sides for Karelsky Okatysh. The length of each side will be 14 meters, height – 1.3 meters and weight – over 4 tons. The sides will be produced of sheet and plates manufactured at the mill-5000 in Kolpino. SMC-Kolpino mastered the manufacture of…Details
The gold-ore company Rudnik Karalveyem at the auctions on May 22-23 won the right to develop three alluvial gold sites in Chukotka region. The company offered 43.659 million rubles for the Nevidimiy site. The initial price increased 485.1-fold. The Zayachiy site was sold for 69.3 million rubles. And the price of the Poldnevoy Brook site…Details
In April, Electrostal Tyumeni exceeded the output target by 9%. In particular, the electric arc shop made 31 steel meltings per day, while the average result is 27 meltings. Rolling shop produced 2.6 thousand tons per day with the average being 2.1 thousand tons. Last year the company mastered the manufacture of 34 new sections…Details
Evraz has presented new solution for bridges made of rolled metal at the International exhibition Metal Structures’2019. Yevgeniy Samarin, manager of the market demand development department, has spoken of the flanged beams for the small bridge structures with the length of up to 25 meters. According to him, the advantage of using these beams in…Details
According to Worldsteel, in January-April steel output in the world totaled 599.86 million tons, up by 4.76% YoY.
China is traditionally in the lead with 314.96 million tons produced, up by 10.14%, and the share of 52.5%
Ukraine produced 7.44 million tons of steel, up by 6.6%, securing the 13th place. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal deems the VTB Capital report on Russian steel demand too optimistic. The analysts believe that from 2019 steel consumption in Russia will grow by 5% per year and will have reached 14 million tons by 2025. The growth will be due to the national projects – creation of infrastructure valued at $170 billion will…Details
Since 2016 Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works has invested 329 million UAH in environment-protection measures. As a result, air pollution decreased by 25%. According to DCH, the owner of the plant, this is the best result among Ukrainian metal companies. The company employs some 4.5 thousand people, with 80% of them living nearby. In 2018…Details
Moldova Iron and Steel Works intends to win back its lost positions on Ukrainian market. Last summer sanctions were imposed on the company. In late March, the Council of the National Security and Defense excluded the plant from the sanctions lists. “We have plans of cooperation with agents, as the market is quite familiar to…Details
Domnaremont specialists have finished assembling metal structures of the new blast furnace Cowper stoves at the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. The Cherepovchanka blast furnace No. 3 has four Cowper stoves. Their height is some 40 meters and the weight – 500 tons. The assembly started last September. The blast furnace is expected to be…Details
In 5 years several large-scale projects on pipe manufacture are expected in Russia, resulting in the welded pipes output increase by 13%. OMK believes that the market demand will grow by 6%. Average loading of capacities will drop from 50% to 47%. In particular, OMK intends to commission a shop to produce oil and gas,…Details
Russia produces around 19 million tons of hot-rolled sheet per year, including 14 million tons of thin sheet and 5 million tons of plates. In 2017-2018 a third of this volume was exported. Hot-rolled metal imports grew from 1 million tons in 2016 to 2 million tons in 2017-2018. Domestic consumption of hot-rolled metal in…Details
According to the NLMK chief specialist Vitaly Glazunov, the company has decided to shut down two of its welded pipe lines with the combined capacity of 50 thousand tons per year. In 2018 – April 2019 average price difference between cold-rolled metal and welded pipes in Russia was around 700 rubles per ton with VAT…Details
U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, plans to invest 6.4 billion rubles in the first stage of the development of the Kachkanar-proper titanium magnetite vanadium-containing ore deposit in the Sverdlovsk region, the company said in a statement on May 27. Commercial ore production is expected to begin in the first quarter of…Details
The state enterprise Pervomayskugol has ordered the Mirnogradskaya Central Processing Factory coal processing services valued at 44.08 million UAH.
This year the factory will have to process 304 thousand tons of coal at 145 UAH per ton.
The price of the contract is 0.05% below the expected cost (44.1 million UAH). (Ukrainian metal)
Energomashspetsstal has successfully prepared for shipping four bulk billets for the manufacture of the steam generator at the second block of the Akkuyu NPOP in Turkey. The billets – 2 shells and 2 bottoms – were inspected by the TAEK representatives during the 2-day event. The total weight of the parts is 157 tons. They…Details
Ferrum-P LLC has increased the initial price for the Baitsetuy Nizhniy alluvial gold deposit in Zabaikalye region 29.7-fold.
The auction took place on May 14.
The company final offer was 74.818 million rubles.
7 companies participated in the auction. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March, Urtuisky coal pit mined 794.7 thousand tons of coal, up by 2.8% YoY. The company is developing a coal deposit with the same name in Zabaikalye region. This year the enterprise has started a new investment program to increase output. Thus, this year it is planned to mine 3.2 million tons of coal,…Details
The National Tariff Commission has started an antidumping investigation on the imports of cold-rolled coils from Russia and Canada at the request of International Steels Limited (ISL) and Aisha Steel Mills Limited (ASML), who claim they have suffered from the imports. The investigation term is set from January 1 to December 31, 2018, and the…Details
In 2019 Ukraine is expected to produce 22.641 million tons of steel, up by 7% YoY. According to the Ministry of economical development and trade, rolled metal output will grow by 2%, to 18.8 million tons, and pig iron – by 4%, to 21.43 million tons. At the same time, scrap deliveries to metal companies…Details