The Ministry of energy and coal industry has set a goal to decrease the dependence on the anthracite coal, supplied from the ATO zone, by 30% per year. “In 3 years we have to be completely independent of this coal”, the minister Igor Nasalik said. According to him, on March 1, 2017 the second block…Details
Ukraine intends to clear its salary debts to the state miners by January 2017. According to the minister of energy coal industry Igor Nasalik, all the debts will be cleared by January 1, 2017. “The miners will be celebrating the New Year’s Day and the Christmas with enough money”, he said. In spring 2016 the…Details
KazElMash has opened a new works in Shymkent on the winding manufacture and the capital repairs of engines. The cost of the project is 75 million tenge, with 30 jobs created and the project capacity of 12 tons of rolled wire per year. This is the only works to produce winding in the South Kazakhstan…Details
In January-November raw copper output in Russia increased by 0.1%.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper plates, sheets, bars and bands output went up by 4.9% YoY, of rods and sections – by 19.2%, while that of wire dropped by 14.2% and of foil – by 9.4%. (Ukrainian metal)
Pervouralsk New Pipe Works, a part of ChTPZ, will supply 4 thousand tons of compressor-pump pipes to Canada. According to the contract, the company will supply 60.3 mm diameter and 4.8 mm wall thickness as well as 73 mm diameter and 5.51 mm wall thickness pipes with the length of 9.3-9.8 meters made of J55L80-1…Details
The Mine Group named after Space Heroes has fulfilled its annual target by mining 4.5 million tons of coal. This is the record-high result in the Mine Group history and the highest in Ukraine. In November Blagodatnaya mine was the first among DTEK enterprises to reach the annual target, with Space Heroes following in December.…Details
The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has provided for 150 million UAH in the state budget-2017 for the construction of Novovolynskaya mine No. 10 (Volynugol). 20 million UAH were expected to be given for construction, but then the amount was increased by 130 million UAH. The money will be provided by decreasing support to state mines.…Details
The production plan for 2016 at Dalur has been 100% fulfilled. By the end of the year the company plans to have mined 591 tons of uranium, on the 2015 level. “Next year we plan to start working at the Dobrovolskoye deposits in Kurgan region. Machinery to mine scandium is being assembled at our Central…Details
The coal from the territory of the so-called Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics could become useless. Ukraine was forced to buy coal from the occupied territories, but now could stop the purchases altogether. According to the first deputy chairman of the BPP fraction Igor Kononenko, Ukraine had to buy the separatist coal in order not…Details
Samarskaya mine has put long face No. 4202 into operation.
Its 569 thousand tons of coal will allow the miners to work for a year. The face length is 184 meters. The average daily output is expected to exceed 2 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)
The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has provided for 870 million UAH in the state budget-2017 under the state coal companies support program by partially compensating for the coal extraction expenses.
Moreover, the construction of the Novovolynskaya No. 10 mine will get 150 million UAH, taking into account the previously given 20 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-October Kazakhstan exported 87.3 thousand tons of steel pipes to Russia, up by 41% YoY. The result even exceeds the whole 2015 level by 8%. The average price of the pipes on the Russian-Kazakh border in October totaled $800.7 per ton, down by 8%. Pipes for oil and gas pipelines with the diameter of…Details
Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A (Italy) and Baku Steel Company (Azerbaijan) have signed an agreement to invest 1.225 billion euro into the creation of the new iron and steel complex of 5 works. “Sumgait will see the construction of 5 works in 3 years”, the economy minister Shakhin Mustafayev said. The project will create…Details
Robert Reisetbauer, a member of the supervisory board and the vice-president of the PriMetals Technology (Austria), has chaired a round table on the steel smelting reconstruction and the construction of the hot-rolled coils production complex at Zaporizhstal. He believes that the environment technologies applied at the project will meet the best practices. “We would use…Details
In December StalTrans intends to sell 2.6 thousand tons of metal wares, up by 11% MoM. According to the company statement, the main increase is expected in wire – by 16% MoM, to 1.6 thousand tons. Nail supplies will not change considerably and will total around 0.8 thousand tons. In January-November the company supplied 36…Details
Major Ukrainian ferroalloy companies (Nikopol and Zaporozhye Ferro Alloy Works), as well as Ordzhonikidze and Marganets Mining and Processing Works, all parts of the Privat Group, continue operating according to their manufacturing plans. Earlier due to the nationalization of PrivatBank the companies accounts were blocked. PrivatBank also managed Stakhanov Ferroalloys Plant, ZZF, MGOK and OGOK…Details
In late 2016 Severstal Distribution opened a new metal warehouse in Rostov region – in the city of Bataysk. The warehouse boasts the covered area of 1 thousand square meters with the 10-ton crane and the open area of 6500 square meters with two 15-ton cranes. The site will be used to sell metal to…Details
The Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine has satisfied the cassation appeal of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. According to the company statement, the court decision cancels the decision of the Dniepropetrovsk Commercial Court of Appeals, while the decision of the Commercial Court of the Dniepropetrovsk region that prohibited the prosecutors from claiming 72.69 million UAH of damage…Details
In November steel pipes output in Ukraine decreased by 3.7% MoM, or by 3 thousand tons, to 78 thousand tons.
In January-November Ukraine produced 782 thousand tons of steel pipes, up by 0.6% YoY, or by 5 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, increased galvanized rope wire deliveries to cable companies by 32% YoY, to 2.5 thousand tons. BMK supplies galvanized rope wire with 0.75-2.5 mm diameter to 8 local cable works. The wire is corrosion-resistant and is used to armor cables for oil and gas industry.…Details
In 2016 Interpipe increased its range of products for oil and gas industries by starting producing short reducers. According to the company statement, reducers are used to get the correct length of casing or compressor pipes, when the standard pipe is not enough. Now Interpipe produces 60.3-339.7 mm diameter and 0.6-5 m length short reducers…Details
Evraz ZSMK has started producing 60E 1 rails with 100 m length. Evraz became the first company in Russia to produce these rails. Evraz is also working on improving logistics to increase geography of delivery. 60 E1 rails can be used both for passenger transportation and for cargo transportation. At present Evraz ZSMK can produce…Details
In January-September the United Mining and Chemical Company produced 220 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate, up by 11% YoY. According to the company statement, rutile concentrate output went up by 3.9% YoY, to 39.4 thousand tons, while that of zirconium concentrate increased by 6.8% YoY, to 20.8 thousand tons. Because the world titanium raw materials…Details
In January-October Kazakhstan exported 285.3 thousand tons of coated rolled metal to Russia, up by 9.2% YoY. Galvanized steel exports went up by 13.3% YoY, to 193.1 thousand tons. The average price for galvanized steel on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan in October totaled $725.7 per ton, up by 30% YoY. Polymeric-coated steel exports…Details