Ukraine: Azovstal BF5 halted

Azovstal has halted its blast furnace No. 2 for capital repairs valued at 60 million UAH.

According to the company statement, the overhaul is expected to be completed by December 30. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR supplies steel for the new Chernobyl sarcophagus

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has become one of the main suppliers of steel for the new sarcophagus over the 4th reactor of the Chernobyl HPP. According to the company statement, it has supplied 12 thousand tons of rebars for the construction of the new confinement. “40 mm rebars were used in the foundation construction”, the company…


Ukraine: EMSS makes billets for EschmannStahl

Energomashspetsstal has supplied billets for die tooling to EschmannStahl GmbH.

According to the company statement, the order was placed in October. In November EMSS supplied 51 tons of billets to Germany.

According to the contract the rest will be delivered in December. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output in January-November 2016

In January-November Ukraine produced 22.19 million tons of carbon steel, up by 5.6% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, Ukraine also produced 21.65 million tons of pig iron, 19.54 million tons of rolled metal, 11.7 million tons of coke and 782.1 thousand tons of steel pipes, all up by 8.7%, 6.5%, 10.7% and 0.7% YoY respectively. Steel…


Ukraine: Zaporizhstal negotiating converter shop construction

Zaporizhstal is negotiating a $1.3 billion loan for construction of the converter shop. “We are actively discussing this with banks and financial institutions. But it’s difficult to get investments under current circumstances in Ukraine, although the situation has normalized compared with last year”, the company CEO Rostislav Shurma said. According to him, the negotiations are…


Azerbaijan: AAM gold output forecast down

Anglo Asian Mining has decreased its forecast for gold output in 2016 after the gold quality at Gadir mine dropped. This year the gold output target has been decreased to 67-69 thousand ounces from 69-71 thousand ounces. The company also reported that the Gedabek project had been connected to the National power system of Azerbaijan,…


Russia: MMSK to increase copper output

Mednogorsk Copper-Sulfur Works, a part of UGMK, has put a new oxygen station into operation with the capacity of 5.366 thousand cubic meters per hour. The current shop of technological oxygen was constructed in 1986. The new station will allow the company to increase copper output. The construction of the first stage will determine further…