Ukraine: DSS thief fined for mere 850 UAH

A Dneprospetstal employee tried to take 20 grinding disks from the works, but was detained by the security at the exit.

The discs are valued at 1287 UAH.

The Zaporozhye district court punished the employee with a fine of 850 UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe changes structure

Interpipe decided to change the business management model. From now on the company is divided into steel, pipe and railroad divisions. Steel products division includes Interpipe Steel, Interpipe Vtormet, the Lime Factory, as well as subdivisions of scrap purchase and steel billet sales. Andrei Korotkov, Interpipe Steel commercial director, has been appointed CEO of the…


Russia: Elgaugol output up in 2017

Elgaugol, a part of Mechel, in 2017 mined 4.2 million tons of coal, up by 12% YoY. “We were able to increase output mostly thanks to the new machinery and the program of capital repairs. In 2018 we plan to increase output to 5.3 million tons. For this we will purchase new machines”, Mechel-Mining mining…


Russia: Kuzbass coal output up in 2017

In 2017 Kuzbass coal output increased by 6.2% YoY, to 241.5 million tons, including 65 million tons of coking coal and 176.5 million tons of power-generating coal. The regional factories last year processed 161.6 million tons of coal, up by 1.8 million tons YoY, including 59.1 million tons of power-generating coal (33% of the total…


Russia: Karelsky Okatysh commissions new drilling mill

Karelsky Okatysh has put in operation a new Atlas Copco DM-45HP drilling mill.

The machine can drill holes with the diameter of 203 mm and less.

So far this is the only drilling mill of that type at Karelsky Okatysh. (Ukrainian metal)

6 Tips for Metal Recycling

Whether you’re scrapping, dismantling, or collecting metal detritus generated by your trade (plumbers, electricians, etc.), collecting metals for recycling is an important process. It can also be quite challenging. Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you collect more metal, faster, and more safely. Let’s discuss some of the most important…


Russia: Yakutia coal output up

In 2017 the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) mined 16.82 million tons of coal, up by 41.5% from the 2013 results. The increase has to do with the investment projects, in particular, of Kolmar – at $1 billion. At first the company mine coking coal and sold it as power-generating coal at low price. But then…