Russia: Sverdlovsk machine-builders demanding 34 million rubles from ChMK

Uraldomnoremont-Yekaterinburg LLC has laid claims to Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works. The amount of claims is 34.2 million rubles. The corresponding suit has been submitted to the court. Uraldomnoremont-Yekaterinburg produces machinery and equipment for metal industry. This is not the first time that the company claimed multi-million sums from ChMK. At present the court is…


Russia: BrAZ to spend 1.2 billion rubles on environment program

This year Bratsk Aluminum Works will spend around 1.2 billion rubles on the environment program. According to the company managing director Evgeniy Zenkin, some 1 billion rubles will be spent on air pollution decrease – the company will continue modernizing gas-purifying machinery. “An important part of the program is the procurement, processing and secondary usage…


Russia: MMK strengthening position on Georgian metal market

In 2016 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works increased rolled metal supplies to Georgia by 30% YoY.

Total supplies to the Transcaucasia countries last year exceeded 150 thousand tons, or 16% of all deliveries to the neighbor foreign countries.

The company notes good prospects to increase exports to the region. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Lebedinsky GOK modernizes processing equipment

Within the framework of Metalloinvest operational improvements program Lebedinsky Mining and Processing Works is repairing drying drums at the processing factory shop No. 4.

Four major improvements have already been done, which improved the drying efficiency with the total annual effect of 26 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coal exports up in January-April 2017

In January-April Russia exported 58.216 million tons of coal, up by 3% YoY.

According to the Ministry of energy, in April coal exports reached 14.9 million tons.

Coal output in January-April totaled 132.62 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal output in Lugansk down in January-April 2017

In January-April two coalmining enterprises of Lugansk region considerably decreased output.

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, Lisichanskugol output dropped by 29.4% YoY, to 67.5 thousand tons of coal, and Pervomayskugol – by 38.2%, to 78.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal-Metiz supplies products for Rostov NPP

Severstal-Metiz has supplied high-strength rebar ropes in polyethylene coating for the repair of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant first reactor framework.

The ropes have been manufactured in compliance with the Federal norms and safety rules in nuclear industry.

Previous suppliers of such ropes have been from Europe. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe expecting pipe demand rise

After Ukrgazdobycha attracted world operators of deep drilling the Ukrainian market of steel pipes for oil-and-gas extraction will see a sharp increase of demand. “Until then there will be no increase of demand on the local market”, Interpipe chief finance and economy officer Denis Morozov said. At the same time Ukrgazdobycha increased oil-and-gas pipes purchases.…