Russia: Rusal starts supplying aluminum to the new segment of the local market

Rusal announces the manufacture of the first in Russia high-voltage power transformer with aluminum winding. The project was carried out by the Engineering-Construction division in 2016-2017 within the program to improve the stability of electric equipment operation at Rusal aluminum plants. The first transformer has already arrived at the Bratsk Aluminum Works. Rusal plans to…


Ukraine: occupied Makeevka mine flooded

At the Horizon mine in the pro-Russia terrorist-occupied Makeevka following the accident at least two miners perished. The accident happened on September 1, when the mine was flooded. The body of a miner – the Makeevka citizen (born 1987) – was recovered. Soon after that the body of another miner was found – also Makeevka…


Kazakhstan: energy minister lambasts repairs at ArcelorMittal Temirtau’s TPP

The Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kanat Bozumbayev, has dubbed the troubled facilities in terms of the preparation for the upcoming heating season. “In a number of regions, there are outstanding issues that require additional measures to ensure the stability of the upcoming heating season,” Kanat Bozumbayev said at a government session.…


Ukraine: Lviv against uniting mines

The Lviv region state administration is against uniting all the state mines into one company, the administration fuel and energy saving department director Mikhail Melnik reported. “We don’t like the idea of turning separate enterprises into manufacturing subdivisions. We want money invested into each mine, we want them modernized. The country is carrying out the…


Russia: Nornickel modernizing manufacture

Kola MMC has finished reconstructing the nitrogen-oxygen plant, having put into operation a new air-separation unit with compressor equipment. The modernization will allow Kola MMC to considerably decrease expenses when manufacturing air separation products widely used in the non-ferrous metals manufacture. The company believes the economic impact from the implementation of new techniques will amount…


Russia: NLMK to road show its eurobonds

NLMK is planning to start a road show with dollar-nominated eurobonds in USA and Europe on September 6. Meetings with investors will be held in London, Zurich, New York and Boston. J.P. Morgan, SG CIB, ING and UniCredit will act as organizers. Depending on the market situation NLMK intends to offer mid-term bonds to investors.…


Ukraine: AMKR to borrow from EBRD

The European Bank fro Reconstruction and Development intends to lend ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih 200 million euro.

The total amount of the loan could reach 350 million euro, with 150 million provided with the help of other institutions.

The loan will be used to support the AMKR investment program valued at $1.1 billion. (Ukrainian metal)