On February 28, Amurmetal resumes operation after an almost monthly stand still. The company will be working at night under cheaper energy tariffs. So far 9 thousand tons of scrap have been accumulated. In late January Amurmetal was purchased by Torex (Khabarovsk) for 2.46 billion rubles. The purchase agreement has not been signed yet, though…Details
Donetsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Donetskstal, has shut down its blast furnace No. 1 because of the absence of iron ore raw materials caused by the railroad blockade. On February 26, the daily shift smelted 400 thousand tons of pig iron, and the BF was shut down. The BF-1 used to produce…Details
Zaporizhstal ranked first among the steel plants of Zaporizhia region in terms of taxes paid to the national budget in 2016, said the National Tax Inspection Agency for operations with major taxpayers of Zaporizhia. In 2016, major taxpayers of the region paid more than UAH 10 billion in taxes to the national and local budgets,…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has started hot tests of coke oven battery No. 6, the newest in technology of stamp charging and the first of its kind in Ukraine. Adjustment and pre-commissioning works are in progress, coking chambers have been charged and first trial coke has been successfully produced at coke shop No. 1 of the…Details
Kazakhstan, which is the biggest uranium producer in the world, plans to decrease uranium production by 8%, or by 2,000 tons in 2017 (about 3% of total global output), Kazakh State Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna said in a report. The output will be reduced due to weak market conditions triggered mostly by a global oversupply. In…Details
According to Interpipe, in 2017 Ukraine will become a net-importer of scrap. The company believes that this year the situation with scrap procurement will further worsen. In 2017 Ukraine will procure 2.9-3.1 million tons of scrap. This is less than what was delivered to local companies in 2016 (3.2 million tons), and much less than…Details
The Donbass blockade could result in the Kramatorsk Ferroalloys Works shutting down, as the coking coal from the occupied Gorlovka and Alchevsk could not reach the plant. “We have absolutely no coke left”, the company blast furnace shop director Alexander Shikhov said. If the blast furnace is shut down, the whole plant will be closed…Details
Following the increase of the minimal wage to 3200 UAH from January 1, metal companies of Mariupol, nevertheless, do not plan to fire employees. According to Azovstal HR director Konstantin Voitsekhovsky, all the jobs have been kept. “As of January the average salary was 10 thousand UAH. That’s considerably higher compared to the average salary…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works, a part of the Industrial Union of Donbass, has started replacing coke from Alchevskkoks, blocked in the ATO zone, with deliveries from Poland. As of February 21, there was a threat of the works halting altogether. “Every day we try to find money to pay for the daily norm of…Details
In January Ukrainian by-product coke works produced 1.008 million tons of 6% moisture coke, down by 7.5% YoY. December 2016 saw the output on the level of 997 thousand tons. “In January there was a slight increase in production, but February will be a failure. Alchevskkoks has halted, Yenakievo, Makeevka, and Yasinovsky Coke Works all…Details
In 2017 Ukrainian metal structure manufacturers plan to increase exports to Poland at least 2-fold. Last year metal structure exports to Poland totaled 2 thousand tons, or 27% of all metal structure exports abroad (7.5 thousand tons). “2016 exports to Poland quadrupled from 500 tons in 2015. Taking into account the high interest of Ukrainian…Details
In January the Novosibirsk subsidiary of the First Cargo Company (PGK) transported 13.6 thousand tons of cargo, up by 44.5% YoY.
The main cargo was wood and ferrous metals.
The cargo was shipped to local consumers as well as to Asian countries. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 steel consumption dropped by 4% YoY, to 40 million tons. This year consumption is expected to grow by 1.2% YoY, to 40.48 million tons. The demand for steel in Russia could grow for the first time in the last 4 years thanks to the improvement of the economy. Still market participants do not…Details
In 2016 Metinvest companies received $45 million of additional profits from selling new products, that they started producing in 2010-2016. The 2016 share was $6 million. According to the group press service, last year it started producing 49 new types of products. The main consumers were the construction sector, machine-building and pipe industry. In 2010-2016…Details
The Asha Iron and Steel Works has commenced pilot operation of its briquetting line, the construction of which started in autumn 2016. The line was supplied by Spidermash (Yekaterinburg). The capacity of the line is 12 tons per hour. “The briquetting site with the size of 1824 square meters is in the ferroalloys warehouse No.…Details
The Neryungrinsky open-pit mine, a part of Yakutugol, has put into operation a Liebherr R 9200 excavator valued at 220 million rubles.
The machine was purchased within the modernization program.
This is the first time that such an excavator is used at the Neryungrinsky open-pit mine. (Ukrainian metal)
Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has ordered the Imex Minerals LLC the development of mined rock valued at 27 million UAH. By the end of March the company will have developed 700 thousand cubic meters of mined rock with transportation for 2.5 km at 39 UAH per 1 cubic meter. May 2016 prices were cheaper…Details
Ukraine’s Economy Ministry will investigate Russian exports of rolled steel and reinforcement steel bars for signs of dumping. The investigation will follow a complaint by ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, which said that imports of Russian reinforcing bars and rolled steel might be done at dumping prices, as export prices for the products in 2015 and 2016…Details
The anthracite coal, the delivery of which has almost been stopped because of the ATO zone blockade, is only transported to the Lugansk thermal power plant, situated in the Ukraine-controlled territory and belonging to DTEK. “35% of all the anthracite in stock at TPPs is that at Lugansk TPP”, energy complex department director Olga Buslavets…Details
In December 2016 Metinvest B.V. decreased revenue by 14% MoM, to $502 million. EBITDA in December 2016 totaled $132 million, up by 18% MoM. Metal division EBITDA in December 2016 was $30 million ($48 million in November), mining division – $110 million ($79 million). The total revenue of the metal division was $412 million, mining…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works output has dropped by 20% since the beginning of February. “In February sinter production decreased by 16%, or by 100 thousand tons, pig iron, steel and lime – by 20% on average”, the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko reported. According to him, since the beginning of the railroad blockade the…Details
In January the Saint Petersburg subsidiary of the First Cargo Company (PGK) transported 28 thousand tons of scrap, up 1.8 times YoY. The increase was the result of the growth of shipments to Severstal and NLMK companies. In particular, Severstal increased purchases 2.6 times YoY, to 24 thousand tons of scrap, and NLMK – 1.4…Details
In 2017 the Chelyabinsk Pipe Works plans to retain its last year position. “Our strategic goal is to increase exports under the growing competition on the local market in order to diversify regional trade”, the group CEO Alexander Grubman said. In 2017 ChTPZ intends to increase its share on the market by 3.9% by boosting…Details
The Chernomorsky Ship-Building Works (Nikolayev) will produce a lined barrel mixer for the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. The size of the mixer will be 2.8 meters (diameter) and 10 meters (length). Such mixers are used at sintering factories. Some 80 tons of rolled metal will be needed to produce the mixer. The price…Details