Russia: MMK reconstructing mill-2500

MMK is reconstructing its hot-rolling mill-2500 in the sheet-rolling shop No. 4.

The project will increase the size and grade portfolio of the mill and improve the quality.

The capacity will grow from 4 to 5 million tons of metal per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to machine-builders up in January-August 2018

In August direct deliveries of ferrous metals to railroad machine-building enterprises totaled 126.4 thousand tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this was up by 23.6% YoY.

In January-August deliveries grew by 25.2% YoY, to 1.2 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to ferroconcrete companies down in August 2018

In August direct deliveries of rolled metal to companies manufacturing ferroconcrete structures and to integrated house-building factories totaled 13.5 thousand tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this is down by 29.7% YoY.

In 8 months railroad deliveries decreased by 33.4% YoY, to 119.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to metal wares manufacturers down in August 2018

In August direct railroad deliveries of metal to major service metal centers specializing in metal wares manufacture (light metal structures, metal roofing, profiled sheeting, etc.) totaled 186.3 thousand tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this is down by 11.8% YoY.

In January-August deliveries reached 1.55 million tons, up by 3.1% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChTPZ decreases energy expenses

In January-June ChTPZ enterprises saved 70 million rubles under the program to improve energy efficiency. The largest project to decrease energy resources consumption was the creation of the new substation. Investments totaled 220 million rubles. The economical effect will reach some 50 million rubles per year. 5 main shops have been switched to modern LED…

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Russia: gold output in January-July 2018 up in Yakutia

In January-July the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) extracted 12483.9 kg of gold and 57460 kg of silver.

Gold output increased by 12.5% YoY.

This year Yakutia intends to extract 24.5 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coal output to increase

By 2025 coal enterprises have to reach the annual output of 560 million tons, up from the forecast volume of 460 million tons. According to the minister of energy Alexander Novak, this goal could be reached with some 1 trillion rubles of private investments. The Ministry of Energy believes that due to this Russia will…

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Ukraine: IndustriALL Global Union and management of ArcelorMittal plants meet

Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal plants in Ukraine and Kazakhstan Paramjit Kahlon met for the first time the representatives of global trade union federation (IndustriALL Global Union) in Kyiv. The meeting was held with participation of main trade unions of Kazakh and Ukrainian plants of the group. IndustriALL Global Union / FES unites the trade…

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Armenia: 10 out of 27 mines have violations

Out of 27 operating mines in Armenia at 10 violations have been spotted.

The main violations concerned tax obligations.

To remove violations the mines are given 90 days.

If violations are not removed, the mines licenses will be cancelled. (Ukrainian metal)