According to the deputy prime minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko, the country is not negotiating coal supplies with the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia. “Belarus has no need for Donbass coal”, he said. The reason for such a statement was the interview of the LPR leader Igor Plotnitsky…Details
Ukraine has dropped to the 14th position among 67 countries of the Worldsteel rating. China traditionally occupies the first place with 72.777 million tons of steel in April, up by 4.9% YoY. Ukraine produced 1.572 million tons of steel in April, down by 28.6% YoY, losing to Iran with 1.58 million tons of steel, up…Details
In January-April Poltava Mining and Processing Works, a part of Ferrexpo, exported 2.926 million tons of iron ore pellets to Europe and Near East, as well as Japan, Korea and China. Karelsky Okatysh exported 1.945 million tons of pellets, Mikhailovsky GOK – 1.173 million tons, Lebedinsky GOK – 996.4 thousand tons (all three – Russia),…Details
In January-March the volume of foreign trade in Kazakhstan amounted to $16.8 billion, up by 24.2% YoY. Exports increased by 30%, to $10.8 billion, and imports – by 15.1%, to $6 billion. Copper ore exports to China and Russia increased almost 3-fold (from $67 million to $182 million); coal – 2.4-fold, to $146 million to…Details
In January-April Kazakhstan produced 26772 kg of raw gold, up by 24.5% YoY.
According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of national economy, raw silver output decreased by 10.1% YoY, to 357310 kg. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Azerbaijan imported 71630.6 tons of rolled steel, up by 24.9% valued at $43123.9 thousand. According to the Statistics Committee, ferrous bars imports dropped by 20.3%, to 14829.2 tons valued at $8608.9 thousand, ferrous angles imports went up by 23.7%, to 7654.4 tons at $5318.2 thousand, and pipes – decreased by 73.6%, to 20660.4…Details
Ingulets Mining and Processing Works, a part of Metinvest, has purchased two 130-ton BelAZs. The keys to giant trucks have been given to the best teams of the company. “InGOK uses only the best machinery in its operation. Within the investment program in May we put to new BelAZs into operation. The new machines are…Details
In January-April Russia increased output of raw gold and gold powder by 4.3% YoY.
According to the statistics, in April gold output increased by 2.3% YoY, but dropped by 25.3% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)
Svetlana Ampilogova has been appointed the acting chief accountant of Zaporizhstal. According to the company press service the ex-chief accountant Natalia Mikhayskaya has been appointed the financial controller of Zaporizhstal. “Natalia Mikhayskaya has been a successful chief accountant, she has been developing the financial function of the enterprise. Now she heads the new for her…Details
Mechel held a shareholders’ meeting on May 17.
The shareholders have approved deals with Gazprombank.
Thus they have approved of changes to the suretyship agreement on securing the loan contracts of Yakutugol and Yuzhniy Kuzbass with Gazprombak, as well as pledging 25% +1 share of Mechel-Mining ordinary shares to the bank. (Ukrainian metal)
The Alvidprof company will start manufacturing aluminum sections on the territory of the Phoenix industrial park in Smolensk region by the end of 2018.
Investments in the project total 400 million rubles.
Alvidprof has become the first resident of the industrial park, the construction of which will finish in Q3 2018. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March the Industrial Metallurgical Holding enterprises mined 542 thousand tons of coking coal, down by 28% QoQ. The decrease was the result of the planned disassembly and assembly of machinery at Butovskaya mine and the short calendar period of the first quarter. Berezovskaya factory decreased coal concentrate processing by 6% QoQ, to 644 thousand…Details
Uskovskaya miners have started digging coal at the long face 50-08. The reserves of the face are estimated at 1.8 million tons of coking coal of the premium GZh grade. Each month the miners intend to obtain some 250 thousand tons of coal. After processing at Evraz factories Uskovskaya mine coal is delivered to other…Details
The power-generating company Centrenergo has cancelled the tender to buy 700 thousand tons of anthracite coal for Zmievskaya and Tripolskaya thermal power plants with delivery in May-December. According to the company statement, the decision was taken by the management in fear of the price increase in case of exchange rate fluctuations. 2 companies participated in…Details
Metinvest intends to implement anti-crisis measures at its Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. In particular it is suggested using iron ore raw materials wastes to produce sinter in view of undersupplies of sinter ore via railroad. “We intend to implement new methods of operation providing for the more efficient usage of secondary materials, thus…Details
Ukrzaliznytsia intends to send only 7 cargo trains through Kamysh-Zarya – Volnovakha railroad route. “And that’s when we need 18! We have raw materials enough for one day of operation. And we have informed the railway administration”, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works CEO Yuri Zinchenko wrote on his Facebook page. He believes that the…Details
Energomashspetsstal has shipped a batch of back-up rolls to the Czech Republic.
The delivery is being carried out under the contract concluded by EMSS and ArcelorMittal Ostrava in August 2016.
The rolls with the total weight of 103.3 tons will be used in hot-rolling strip mills. (Ukrainian metal)
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has put the ball-rolling mill No. 2 into operation. The mill produces balls of the 4th group of hardness, used by raw material companies in ball mills to grind ore. Wisdri (China) delivered and assembled the main machinery. The new mill has been constructed taking into account the operation of…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is carrying out construction of coking batteries No. 5 and 6. At present the construction of the battery No. 5 is underway. The construction will last for 7-9 months. At the same time the assembly work is being carried out at the coking battery No. 6 to prepare it to reach its…Details
Mechel-Service has supplied 160 tons of rebars for the construction of the Sojuzpischevik works in Chelyabinsk.
The Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works rebars will be used to reconstruct the works on almond, oat and rice milk manufacture.
The massive overhaul of the 115-years old factory began last year. (Ukrainian metal)
Kurganstalmost has supplied 2.5 thousand tons of metal structures for the construction of the multi-use complex Lakhta-Center in St. Petersburg. According to the company statement, the total size of the complex will reach 400 thousand square meters, while the height of the central 87-storied building will hit 462 m, making it the tallest not only…Details
Severstal and Russian subsidiaries of Mefro Wheels GmbH have agreed on rolled metal deliveries in H2. In particular, Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works will supply hot-rolled sheets and strips. Mefro Wheels will make wheel disks from them for Russian and foreign car brands. Last year both sites of Mefro Wheels in Russia received 30 thousand…Details
The terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic, created and supported by Russia, is engaged in preparing Metinvest and Donetskstal companies for operation. Control over the companies on the territory of the Antiterrorist operation was lost on March 15. According to a source, the management of the companies has been given to Sergey Kurchenko, an ally of…Details
Petr Poroshenko has signed a decree to impose a moratorium on the bankruptcy of state mines until January 1, 2019. The decree prohibits accounts arrests and the procedure of bankruptcy unless by the order of the Ministry of energy and coal industry. Accounts arrests result in non-payment of salary to state miners, moreover coal companies…Details