Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke puts two coke shops into operation

After three months of forced idleness Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant has put the second manufacturing wing into operation. 4 structural divisions of the enterprise renewed operation. This provided full-time labor for all the employees (around 4 thousand people). In late January because of the constant problems with electricity due to military activity the works…


Kazakhstan: PM familiarizes with new technologies at EvrazKaspianStal

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan was briefed on the process automation system at EvrazKaspianStal, which allowed increased production volume and ensured high quality. The metallurgical plant is an innovative project implemented jointly with Russian partners. Company’s technical equipment and level automation meet the requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution “Industrialization 4.0” concept. The plant processes and…


Ukraine: Lviv Coal Company on sale

The Opposition block deputy Natalia Korolevskaya has put on sale the Lviv Coal Company, owner of the Chervonograd Central Processing Factory. All the key market players received offers: DTEK, Donbasenergo and the unofficial curator of the state coal industry Vitaly Kropachev, who owns three processing factories. In March the privatization of the Chervonograd Factory was…


Belarus: BMZ results for Q1 2017

In January-March Belarus Iron and Steel Works sold over 350 thousand tons of metal, up from 296 thousand tons in Q1 2016.

Europe is the BMZ main sales market with 62.3%.

Sales to Russia increased to 33.1%.

The five largest importers of BMZ products are Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal makers can’t increase output because of high railroad tariffs and logistics problems

Mariupol metallurgists are prepared to increase output, but the current railroad tariffs and logistics problems hamper manufacture. In particular, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works converter shop produces over 3.5 million tons of steel per year. Next year the company will construct a new continuous cast machine. But high railroad transportation tariffs don’t allow Mariupol…


Ukraine: Sukhaya Balka strike ends

Evraz Sukhaya Balka miners have stopped their strike.

On May 12 all the miners returned to the surface.

For more than two days employees of two mines remained on their working places demanding increase of wages. On May 11 all the work at the mines was halted for safety reasons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Krasnoarmeyskugol renamed

The Ministry of energy and coal industry has renamed the state enterprise Krasnoarmeyskugol Mirnogradugol, as the decommunization law dictates.

Earlier the town of Krasnoarmeysk, where the company is situated, was renamed Mirnograd.

The state enterprise comprises 4 mines, yielding power-generating and coking coal. (Ukrainian metal)