In 2016 Russia produced 10.3 million tons of steel pipes, down by 9% YoY. According to the Fund on development of pipe industry, consumption dropped by 10%, to 9.7 million tons. The main reason is the decrease in demand for large diameter pipes. Last year it decreased by 35% YoY, to 2.14 million tons. On…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works evaluates its daily losses from the Donbass railroad blockade at 4 million UAH. “We have already lost 30% of coke, or 46 thousand tons, 70% of flux limestone, or 80 thousand tons, for our normal operation. The sinter factory no longer receives coal. Our company looses some 4 million…Details
The blocking of coal deliveries from the uncontrolled territories of Donbass could result in the necessity to import 9 million tons of anthracite and it’s getting more expensive by 30% on world markets, DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko believes. “This is a forced necessity for Ukraine to go to foreign markets to buy anthracite. And this…Details
Gold production in Russia in 2017 will grow by 2-2.5%, to 304-305 tons, according to the Union of gold-miners of Russia. The union expects the average price to hit $1.27 thousand per 1 gold ounce. “Under the expected cross-rate of the ruble to the dollar at 57-65 rubles per dollar, we believe the ruble price…Details
Alexei Tolstikov, the manufacturing director of Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works, has been named Engineer of the Year and included in the registry of the best engineers of the country. Tolstikov received the silver medal of Metal-Expo-2015. His engineering inventions allowed the company to save over 100 million rubles. He was appointed to his latest…Details
In 2016 Azerbaijan imported 291.1 thousand tons of steel, up by $4%, valued at $176 million. According to the State Statistics Committee, ferrous metals bars imports dropped by 63.1%, to 97.73 thousand tons at $43.6 million, ferrous angles – by 39.2%, to 28.39 thousand tons at $20.4 million, and ferrous pipes – by 53.9%, to…Details
The Zhitomir District Administrative Court has cancelled the order of the Korosten regional state administration chairman on the approving of the detailed plan of territory for the mining and processing works at the Stermigorod apatite-ilmenite deposits. In October 2013, the administration chairman granted Valki-Ilmenit the right to develop the detailed plan of the territory. In…Details
Fitch Ratings has upgraded Ferrexpo Plc‘s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘B-‘ from ‘CCC,’ reads a report on the rating agency’s website. “The outlook is stable. Ferrexpo Finance Plc’s senior unsecured rating was upgraded to ‘B-‘ from ‘CCC’. The Recovery Rating on the senior unsecured rating is ‘RR4’. Ferrexpo’s Short-term IDR was upgraded to…Details
The minister of energy and coal industry has told the chairman of the Independent Miners Union in Lisichansk Edward Vsevolodsky, that the ministry would without doubt clear all the Lisichanskugol miners salary debts. The minister vowed to clear debts in a couple of days. The state owes Lisichansk miners 70 million UAH. The debts originated…Details
The so-called Council of ministers of the Lugansk People’s Republic has implemented outer administration at three companies of Rinat Akhmetov.
The corresponding “document” has been published on the separatists’ portal.
The separatists could expand the list of “nationalized” companies. (Ukrainian metal)
The State Fiscal Service has unveiled the scheme of fake technology on metal waste processing at one of Kriviy Rih companies. According to the service, the officials of the metal works supplied controlled companies with 70 thousand tons of iron-containing mud valued at 3 million UAH. Then, having forged processing documents, the raw materials were…Details
In January Russian railroads transported 31.4 million tons of coal, up by 9.9% YoY. This is the highest result in all the Russian history. Coal export deliveries increased by 20% YoY. Japan (up by 20%), China (up by 25%), Ukraine (up by 20%), UK (up by 10%) and Germany (3.5-fold) showed the largest increase in…Details
At present there are no technologies in the world that can make metal industry green, Norilsk Nickel vice-president Elena Bezdenezhnykh believes. “We are constantly improving the ecological conditions. By 2023 the company will have invested 250 billion rubles into environmental projects. But, unfortunately, there is no technology that can make metallurgy green. At best it…Details
All Ukrainian companies, registered on the territory of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Russia-supported terrorist organization, have to register in the legal field of DPR by March 1. “If they don’t register, on Wednesday they will be under out jurisdiction. Because of the railroad blockade a number of enterprises were shut down, including the Yenakievo…Details
The minister on North Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov together with the chairman of the Kabardino-Balkaria government Aliy Musukov visited the Gydrometallurg works in Nalchik. The company CEO Igor Morozov demonstrated technological processes and new machinery to the guests. “In addition to the construction of the new production complex at Gydrometallurg, the government of the republic settles…Details
In January Russia increased raw copper output by 5.6% YoY.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper alloys manufacture went up by 50.4%, that of powders and flakes dropped by 3.9%, of rods and shapes – by 58.9%. Copper wire output increased by 6%, that of foil – 2.1-fold. (Ukrainian metal)
The Rostov region governor Vasily Golubev and the Don-Metall CEO Natig Asadov have signed an agreement on cooperation in construction of the metal works in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky with the capacity of 160 thousand tons of hot-rolled rebars per year. Investments will total 3.3 billion rubles. Last year the company constructed the transformer substation…Details
Severstal has reported the beginning of the full-scale operation of its online store, presented in November 2016. Now all clients of the company (except for individuals) can buy the standard Severstal products (over 5 thousand types) online. The new store has been created on the basis of SAP Hybris. It is expected that in 2018,…Details
250 million rubles will be sent to support mining and metallurgical companies of Primorye. The financial support is provided under the new local decree “On industrial policy”. At present the department of industry of the Primorsky Krai is preparing the documents on granting subsidies to mining and metal companies. The new decree “On industrial policy…Details
Pereyaslovsky open-pit mine, a part of Russian Coal, Krasnoyarsk Krai, has mined the 75-millonth ton of coal. January also saw the record railroad shipments of coal – 713 thousand tons. Total coal delivery from the mine reached 733 thousand tons. The Pereyaslovsky mine was put into operation in 1983. Its project capacity is 7 million…Details
In 2016 Russia exported 185.7 thousand tons of raw nickel to the world market, down by 18% YoY.
According to the Federal Customs Service, exports to far foreign countries dropped by 18%, to 185.3 thousand tons, but to CIS-countries – doubled to 0.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Evraz NTMK has finished the technical modernization of the forging division of its foundry shop. The new equipment will decrease gas consumption by 10% and metal usage by 6%. According to the company statement, the operation schedule has been changed at the shop. A new crane, a semi-automatic band saw and a modernized boring machine…Details
On February 28, Amurmetal resumes operation after an almost monthly stand still. The company will be working at night under cheaper energy tariffs. So far 9 thousand tons of scrap have been accumulated. In late January Amurmetal was purchased by Torex (Khabarovsk) for 2.46 billion rubles. The purchase agreement has not been signed yet, though…Details
Donetsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Donetskstal, has shut down its blast furnace No. 1 because of the absence of iron ore raw materials caused by the railroad blockade. On February 26, the daily shift smelted 400 thousand tons of pig iron, and the BF was shut down. The BF-1 used to produce…Details