Vladimir Potanin, the key shareholder of Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel, plans to start negotiations with aluminum maker RUSAL, which owns 27.82% in Norilsk, to change the dividend formula to reduce the payouts, Bloomberg reported on March 27. Norilsk Nickel’s shares lost 2.2% at the opening of the Moscow Exchange on the news. RUSAL of…Details
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In February Ukraine produced 1.69 million tons of steel, up by 5% YoY. The country was able to retain its 13th position in the Worldsteel rating. World steel output in February totaled 387.61 million tons, up by 3.76% YoY. China, remaining on the first position, increased steel output by 9.18%, to 149.58 million tons. (Ukrainian…Details
The international ratings agency Fitch Ratings has granted Rusal the long-term rating of BB- with the stable outlook. Rusal has been operating successfully even under US sanctions. Moreover their impact was limited and their implementation had been several times postponed, thus the company did not feel the overall impact of the sanctions, Fitch said. (Ukrainian…Details
The Supreme Court has confirmed the legitimacy of the ruling of the Eastern commercial court of appeals on annulling the agreement dated 2015 for the state enterprise Coal Company Krasnolimanskaya (Donetsk region) to supply over 65.128 thousand tons of coal to Trading House – Resource (Zaporozhye) at a price one third below the market. The…Details
In 2018 Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works decreased net profit more than 2-fold YoY, to 2.33 billion rubles. In 2017 net profit exceeded 4.7 billion rubles. Last year revenue dropped by 13%, to 9.99 billion rubles. Sales profit fell to 330 million rubles from 2.2 billion rubles in 2017. (Ukrainian metal)Details
In 2019 Pavlik intends to extract 7 tons of gold, up by 6% YoY. The output capacity of the mining and processing works will remain the same – 5 million tons of ore per year. Last year the rate of the gold extraction from ore reached 80%. Thus the enterprise produced the record high 6.6…Details
Severstal Steel Decisions is increasing its manufacturing capacities by purchasing a second Voortman V250 machine to drill plates. The new machine is purchased under an investment program to modernize the manufacturing site in Orel with the total cost of 100 million rubles. The Severstal Steel Decisions works is situated in the city of Orel at…Details
In 2018 Nordgold net profit decreased by 45% YoY, to $91.9 million. EBITDA dropped by 10%, to $470.2 million. Revenue fell by 6%, to $1.143 billion. In Q4 2018 the company had a net loss of $17.3 million against $17.3 million of profit in Q3. EBITDA went up by 26%, to $124.7 million, and revenue…Details
Capital investment projects will become the main focus for the Metinvest group this year. “We have recently commissioned the continuous casting machine No. 4 at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, but this is only the beginning of our large-scale investment program, as it allows us increasing our steel output by 1 million tons.…Details
On April 20, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will shut down its largest blast furnace No. 9 for capital repairs. The work is scheduled to be completed in 45-48 days. The company will replace cooling plates of the furnace and the charging equipment, repair the shell, concrete spray the furnace and apply refractory concrete to the hearth.…Details
Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant has overcome the negative personnel dynamics by increasing salary by 38% in H2 2018. “In December 2018 we hired 11 people more than resigned. The people started returning to the plant”, the company CEO Oleg Bespalov said. Earlier a part of the employees moved to the neighboring Poland to seek jobs. The…Details
In 2019 Asha Iron and Steel Works intends to increase output. In particular manufacture at the electric arc furnace shops Nos. 1 and 2 is to grow by 19% and by 5% YoY respectively, at the sheet-rolling shops Nos. 1 and 2 – by 4.1% and by 17%. While the sheet-rolling shop No. 3 has…Details
Metinvest has reached a preliminary agreement on the discount of 20% on the delivery of its cargo by railroad to the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk. “The agreement was reached during the meeting in the Ministry of infrastructure. Ukrzaliznytsia showed its readiness to provide such a discount. The discount will cover metal products only”, Berdyansk…Details