Russia: aluminum output up in January-September 2016

In January-September Russia increased primary aluminum output by 1.5% YoY, with its alloys – by 11.3%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, aluminum rods and sections output went up by 2.5%, of plates, sheets, strips and bars – by 12.3%, but aluminum foil production dropped by 11.5%, all YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Rusal falls under sanctions

Ukraine has imposed sanctions on Rusal and its offshore company Judson Trading Limited (Cyprus), according to the Presidential decree. The sanctions have been imposed following the companies’ activities, which pose a threat to the national security and prevent the stable economical development. In particular, Rusal has been accused of blocking assets, limiting trade operations in…

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Russia: Vorkutaugol starts working on new long face

Vorgashorskaya mine of Vorkutaugol has put a new long face into operation.

The mine plans to extract 2.4 million tons of coal there, at 9.7 thousand tons per day, or 280 thousand tons per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke puts thermocatalytic afterburning machine into operation

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works is putting into operation a new thermocatalytic afterburning machine that will decrease pollution from the tar-distilling shop. Despite the difficult situation in the area and the constant lack of electricity Metinvest goes on with its program of the works modernization. In particular, the new machine is one of the most…

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Russia: OMK to construct a valve works

OMK has started realizing the project of localization of imported ball valves for the gas industry with 1400 mm diameter. On the basis of its subsidiary Trubodetal OMK has created the Ural Works of Special Valve Industry. The engineering and design works and the selection of the constructor of the new shop are underway. OMK…

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Ukraine: Zaporizhstal represents the country at the European Parliament

Zaporizhstal has represented Ukraine at the European Parliament of Enterprises (Brussels). Representatives of major German, French, Italian, Polish and other companies also participated in the event. Zaporizhstal’s representative was the sales director Vladimir Kolomiets. “Ukrainian economy needs a strong business. And business in its turn needs a strong and consistent governmental policy. In any successful…

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