Ukraine: terrorists claim having started operation at Khartsyzsk Works

The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization, created and supported by Russia, say they have resumed operation at Khartsyzsk Pipe Works. The company resumed operation after the Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works had started operating in full swing. The company is situated in the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, another creation of Russia’s. Khartsyzsk Pipe…

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Russia: coal output up in H1 2018

In January-June Russia mined 209.5 million tons of coal, up by 5.2% YoY. SUEK enterprises accounted for 55.54 million tons, up by 3.7%. Kuzbassrazrezugol mined 21.59 million tons, down by 5.35%. SDS-Ugol shipped 13.25 million tons from its license sites, up by 7.1%. Vostsibugol increased coal output by 11.2%, to 7.27 million tons. Yakutugol and…

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Russia: MMK steel smelting complex turns 85

On July 8, 1933 the first open-hearth furnace of MMK produced its first steel. This was the beginning of the steel smelting complex at the company. By the late 1980s MMK operated three open-hearth shops, which comprised 35 furnaces. Steel output reached 16 million tons. In 1990 the company commissioned the oxygen-converter shop. Now the…

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