The Arbitrary court of Rostov region on July 13 ruled well grounded the claims of the companies Atrix B. V. and Rostov Electrometallurgical Works to Mechel for recovery of damages. Atrix B. V. (the Netherlands), the founder of REMZ, claims 10.1 billion rubles from Mechel for the damages done to the works under the management…Details
Sverdlovsk region aluminum companies are capable of producing almost any semi-finished products on their own and substituting imports. According to the Aluminum Association chairman Valentin Trischenko, at present the region imports some 3.5 thousand tons of aluminum semis. “The potential of the regional aluminum companies allows not only substituting imports, but even exporting products”, he…Details
ArcelorMittal Temirtau and Linde have signed an agreement to carry out preliminary work for construction of the second air-separating machine. The machine will produce oxygen, nitrogen and argon, used in the manufacture of pig iron, steel and rolled metal. It is planned to put the machine into operation in November 2019. “We’ve been cooperating with…Details
From January 1, 2018 Russia will get the new interstate GOST 34028-2016 “Rolled reinforced bars for ferroconcrete structures. Technical conditions”, which will replace the current standards. According to the Center of standardization and metal products certification of the Research institute on ferrous metallurgy named after Bardin, the new GOST sets obligatory characteristics, which the rebars…Details
In January-June Interpipe Steel produced 403 thousand tons of steel, up by 32.6% YoY.
According to the company representative, in June steel output totaled 79 thousand tons, up from 75 thousand tons in May.
In 2016 the company produced 614 thousand tons of steel, up by 2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK Group is bringing a series of new premium grade transformer steels to the global market. The new grades of steels are designed for manufacturers of energy-efficient transformers, including those featuring stranded magnetic conductors, that are cost-efficient and easy to manufacture, and are widely used in individual housing construction. Advanced grades of transformer steel, namely…Details
In January-June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 880 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 2% YoY. In June gas consumption totaled 125 million cubic meters. Daily average gas consumption in 6 months stood at 4.9 million cubic meters against 4.7 million in H1 2016. In June daily average gas consumption was 4.2 million cubic…Details
In July-August the state seaport Yuzhny plans to send to Ukrainian thermal power plants some 225 thousand tons of anthracite from the South African Republic. “Within two months we expect the arrival of 3 vessels from SAR with over 225 thousand tons of coal”, the port reported. On July 21 Panamax ZHAO YAUNG FENG will…Details
ChTPZ Group has shipped the first 1980 tons of large diameter pipes with concrete plating for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. The pipes with the diameter of 1153 mm and the wall thickness of 30.9 mm were produced by Chelyabinsk Pipe Works. The batch of pipes will be delivered to Finland via…Details
The Belarus Iron and Steel Works exported goods worth more than $465.3 million in H1 2017, up by 37.2% YoY, BMZ Deputy Director General Andrei Kulakovsky declared. Russia and European countries account for the lion’s share of exports (75.7%). The top importers are Germany, Netherlands, Israel, and Lithuania. Andrei Kulakovsky noted that the company had…Details
In Q2 Severstal increased iron ore concentrate sales by 54% QoQ, to 1.236 million tons. Pellets sales went up by 12%, to 2.879 million tons. Vorkutaugol coking coal concentrate sales increased by 16%, to 827.154 thousand tons. “The inter-group coal consumption increased by 16% QoQ, while sales to the third parties (i.e. occupied territories of…Details
Smart Maritime Group has invested 30 million UAH into the development of its metal structure manufacture and modernization of the main assets at its Kherson shipyard. The company will construct a new shop of offshore metal structures, replace cranes, metal processing lines and repair some sites of the metal processing chain. The construction of the…Details
The Taganrog Boiler-Making Works “Krasny Kotelshchik” (TKZ), a member of PJSC Power Machines, has completed the delivery of a drum complete with separation devices and expansion rollers for the Kazakhstan Aluminum company TPP (Pavlodar, the Republic of Kazakhstan), a member of the Eurasian Group (ERG). This large-scale item was designed and manufactured within the framework…Details
The Belarus Iron and Steel Works has rerouted its export after the European Commission introduced a five-year antidumping duty on steel rebars, BMZ Deputy Director General Andrei Kulakovsky declared. Reinforcing bars accounted for an average of 12.3% of BMZ’s total export in 2012-2013. The introduction of the antidumping duty was no shock. During the investigation…Details
In 2006-2016 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih spent 4.7 billion UAH on environment protection projects. In 2016 the company spent 472.7 million UAH, including on reconstruction and construction of 35 gas-purifying machines in the sintering shop No. 2, blast furnace shop No. 2, converter shop, refractory-lime shop, grinding factory, etc. Last year the company paid 193.7 million…Details
In the current washing season Amur artel has already yielded 605 kg of alluvial platinum. The artel opened the season on May 6 and in the first month of operation has washed 170 kg of the precious metals. The results for June were 299 kg. Amur washes for platinum at the Konder deposits in Khabarovsk…Details
On June 26 Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant ceased using the anthracite coal in its manufacture. According to the company CEO Oleg Bespalov, PFK consumes some 20-22 thousand tons of power-generating coal per month. At the same time it needs only 1.5 thousand tons of anthracite per month. “Anthracite is our main problem. We’re pondering various suppliers…Details
UC RUSAL expects global aluminum deficit to rise to 1.7-1.8 million tons in 2018 from 1.3 million tons in 2017, Director for Strategy, Business Development and Financial Markets Oleg Mukhamedshin reported on July 12. The situation at the aluminum market is improving thanks to China’s policy on cutting emission and closing inefficient capacities. RUSAL also…Details
In January-June Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works increased its net profits by 35.8% YoY, to 32.287 billion rubles ($538 million). According to the company statement, its earnings totaled 185.308 billion rubles ($3.088 billion), up by 17.5% YoY. Gross profit increased by 7.5%, to 48.863 billion rubles ($814 million), EBITDA – by 23.8%, to 40.016 billion…Details
The Russian customs service has acknowledged exports of anthracite from the militants’ occupied mines on Donbass. According to the statistics of the Southern customs department of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, in May Rostov region received 58.652 thousand tons of anthracite valued at $3.14 million from Ukraine, and in January-May – 236.568 thousand tons…Details
The U.S. has extended the agreement on price obligations with regard to Ukrainian pipe products, which provides for the abolition of the antidumping duty for Ukrainian producers involved in pipe exports, according to Ukraine’s Trade Envoy Nataliya Mykolska. “The U.S. Department of Commerce decided to extend the agreement on price obligations for pipe products. Thus,…Details
In June Dneprospetsstal produced 21849 tons of steel, down by 2.2% MoM. Rolled metal output dropped by 3.4% MoM, to 13844 tons. The total cost of the products manufactured in June is 643232 thousand UAH, down by 5.8% MoM. In January-June the company produced 127744 tons of steel and 84632 tons of rolled metal valued…Details
In January-June Khabarovsk region enterprises obtained 9170.4 kg of gold, up by 14.1% YoY.
Alluvial gold companies showed the increase in output of 8.6% YoY, to 1517 kg, while miners yielded 7653.4 kg, up by 15.3%.
Silver output totaled 27509.5 kg against 19260.4 kg in H1 2016. (Ukrainian metal)
In H2 Russian Copper Company intends to start construction at the Tominskoye deposits of copper-porphyry ores in Chelyabinsk region. According to the group vice president Maxim Schibrik, this is the key investment, which will considerably improve quality ad boost output. Investments in 4 years will total 65.9 billion rubles. The project will be carried out…Details