Kazakhstan: coal to be used in a new way

Global trends on switch to low-carbon and “green” economy directly affect the volume of coal consumption in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development reported. “Notwithstanding this fact the coal industry goes on being one of the most important resource spheres of economy. The share of coal industry to country’s GDP amounts to 0.3%,…

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Russia: NLMK joins UN Global Compact

NLMK Group has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainable development and corporate social responsibility initiative. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, NLMK Group voluntarily commits to align its operations and strategy with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and to take…

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Turkey’s steel end-product consumption totaled 12.3 million tonnes in January-June 2019, down by 32.3% compared with the same period 2018, according to the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association (TÇÜD).

Turkey’s steel end-product consumption totaled 12.3 million tonnes in January-June 2019, down by 32.3% compared with the same period 2018, according to the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association (TÇÜD). Turkey consumed 5.3 million tonnes of finished long steel products, down by 41.1% compared with January-June 2018. Flat steel end-product consumption was 7 million tonnes in the…

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Low Seasonal Demand Impedes Steel Price Growth in Emerging Markets

The prognosis for the Brazilian steel market is unchanged. Distributors plan to persevere with conservative inventory levels, reflecting a seasonal slowdown in end-user demand. Shipments to companies in construction related activities is weak. Steel price support from export demand is limited. In Russia, steel consuming engineering and manufacturing firms are reluctant to increase production capacity…

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NLMK supplies NGO steel for Rostov region’s first-ever wind farm

NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship production site, has delivered electrical non-grain oriented (NGO, or dynamo) steel to Ruselprom (Russian Electrotechnical Group), a leading manufacturer and supplier of electrical machinery in Russia. NLMK’s NGO steel will be used to manufacture generators for the Azov wind farm, Rostov region’s first-ever renewable energy project. The 90 MW Azov…

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MMK implements digitalisation programme in partnership with Deloitte CIS

Deloitte CIS has completed an assessment of MMK’s digital maturity and transformation potential as part of MMK’s digitalisation strategy. The joint team applied Deloitte’s global experience to analyse MMK’s current digital initiatives and future potential. Currently, as part of the Company’s Industry 4.0 initiative, MMK is implementing more than 20 projects, dozens have been completed…

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RUSAL and Braidy Industries will construct a green field aluminium rolling mill in Ashland, Kentucky

RUSAL and Braidy Industries Inc., a US-based holding company which owns both Veloxint, an MIT-incubated lightweighting solutions company, and NanoAl, a Northwestern University incubated materials research and technology company, announced an intent to establish a joint project in Ashland, Kentucky, USA to produce flat rolled aluminium products for the US automotive industry. The design capacity…

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Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday August 21 that are worth another look.

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday August 21 that are worth another look. Swiss trading house Trafigura has begun blending copper concentrates in Malaysia, with small batches of output being offered to the market, Fastmarkets has learned. Zinc premiums in the United States widened upward in the week to Tuesday…

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