Russia: ferrosilicon output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia produced 941 thousand tons of ferrosilicon, down by 11% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in December 2016 ferrosilicon output totaled 95.4 thousand tons, up by 15.7% YoY and by 144.9% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: BoAZ and SFMZ fined

The Federal Service of ecological, technical and nuclear supervision has fined Boguchansk Aluminum Works and Sorsk Ferromolybdenum Works. BoAZ was checked on November 28 – December 23, 2016 and fined for 40 thousand rubles for illegal construction of heating power plants. While SFMZ was accused of violations of the waterworks safety operation, and fined for…


Russia: TMK SPO bid book oversubscribed

The bid book for the secondary public offering of Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK was oversubscribed under the current guidance range, a banking source reported. The company guided investors for a pre-market placement price of 74.5 rubles per security. The bid book will be closed at 7.00 p.m. Moscow time on February 7,…


Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich invests 1.6 billion UAH into modernization

In 2016 Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works spent 1.647 billion UAH on its technical modernization. Strategic investment projects cost the company 894 million UAH. “That’s the reconstruction of the gas-purifying equipment in the sintering factory (259 million UAH) and the second converter (136 million UAH), overhaul of the blast furnace No. 4 (334 million…