In January the Moscow subsidiary of the First Cargo Company increased throughput by 35% YoY, to 173 thousand tons. The main cargo was ferrous metals, scrap, chemical and mineral fertilizers. The increase was due to the high demand for ferrous metals and scrap on behalf of the machine-building enterprises of the Central and Southern districts…Details
Evraz ZSMK has put into operation two gas-and-dust separators systems. According to the company statement, the new machines are used to clean air of premises originating from the process of sinter manufacture. The project presupposes putting into operation 2 more machines by 2019. The investments into the project totaled 350 million rubles. For the past…Details
Ufaleinickel will halt its operation on April 1. The corresponding decision has been taken by the shareholders because of the unfavorable financial and economical situation. The employees will be sent in idle vacation with 2 thirds of the average salary. The company started experiencing problems after the world nickel prices dropped and coke prices increased.…Details
Sergey Plichko, the deputy financial director, deputy chief accountant on finances has been appointed the new acting financial director, chief accountant of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. For the past 5 months the acting financial director, chief accountant has been Igor Kublitsky, though his appointment has to end on June 30. Sergey Plichko has been appointed till…Details
VSMPO-Avisma has increased its business-plan for 2017 by 11.5% as compared with the plan for 2016. According to the company statement, all the titanium divisions have enough orders. The company also implements a new planning tool. “The idea is that we will be able to see the production picture more clearly and we will know…Details
In 2016 the Warehouse complex of ChTPZ sold over 265 thousand tons of pipes of Chelyabinsk Pipe Works and Pervouralsk Pipe Plant. In May 2016 a new, 14th, subsidiary of the Warehouse complex was opened in Bataisk, Rostov region. In 7 months it has sold around 4 thousand tons of pipes. A centralized logistics service…Details
In January, according to the railways statistics, direct deliveries of ferrous scrap to the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works totaled 98 thousand tons. This is down by 42.7% MoM, but up almost 5 times YoY. This is also the highest result for January for the last 10 years. And MMK is still the leader in…Details
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In January Russia produced 4.3 million tons of steel, up by 11.5% YoY, but down by 3.6% MoM.
Pig iron output grew by 4.6% YoY, to 4 million tons, with rolled metal production up by 3.2%, to 4.5 million tons.
According to Rosstat, steel pipes manufacture increased by 13.4%, to 0.442 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January raw zinc output in Russia increased by 1.2% YoY.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, on the other hand the January result was 9.4% below the December 2016 result. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 the Petropavlovsk Group opened the Elginskoye gold deposits (Amur region). The reserves at the deposits are estimated at 56.2 million tons of ore with 72 tons of gold and 14 tons of silver. “I believe that Elgisnkoye deposits hides much more in terms of resources and reserves. It is much larger than our…Details
In 2016 almost all of Rusal Siberian plants increased aluminum output. In particular, Bratsk Plant – by 0.1%, to 1.005 million tons, Krasnoyarsk Plant – by 1.2%, to 1.024 million tons, Sayanogorsk Plant – by 0.9%, to 530 thousand tons, Novokuznetsk Plant – by 1.8%, to 213 thousand tons, Irkutsk Plant – by 1.2%, to…Details
Izhorsky Pipe Works, a part of Severstal, will supply 100 thousand tons of large diameter pipes for Gazprom’s Sila Sibiry (Power of Siberia) pipeline. The company will produce 1420 mm diameter pipes of K60 steel with inner and outer anticorrosion polyethylene coating. Since 2014 ITZ has shipped over 250 thousand tons for the pipeline project.…Details
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) has revised its outlook on Metalloinvest from Negative to Stable. S&P also affirmed the company’s ‘BB’ long-term corporate credit rating. According to S&P’s latest report, the upgrade to a Stable outlook reflects positive iron ore price trends, as well as actions taken by Metalloinvest’s management team to deleverage and…Details
Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works and Krasnodonugol, both subsidiaries of Metinvest Group, have halted operations. Production has been disrupted by the ongoing armed hostilities and a blockade of railway transportation between the controlled and the uncontrolled territory of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the conflict in the region, Yenakievo Steel has experienced erratic supplies of…Details
PJSC “ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih”, the largest mining and metallurgical plant of Ukraine, will invest $400 million (CAPEX and OPEX) in the development of the plant in 2017. The company will invest funds in modernization of production, improvement of the environment, capital repairs of equipment and construction of new units, including the second LF-CC and coke…Details
Coal stocks in warehouses of thermal power plants (TPP) in Ukraine in the period from February 12 to February 19, decreased by 1.6% (by 24,000 tons), from 1.53 million tons to 1.506 million tons. According to Ukrenergo, in particular anthracite coal reserves during this period decreased by 4.8% (by 40,000 tons,) to 802,000 tons (including…Details
Instead of the anthracite coal from the uncontrolled territories Ukraine could import it from Russia or South African Republic, but in this case it would be twice expensive. “We could find alternative sources at once. But what do we change? We could import Kuzbass coal, but pay Russian miners instead of our own. And instead…Details
The Kaltan open-pit mine yielded the 100-millionth ton of coal. This is the result of Osinikovskoye and Kaltansky field miners operation since each field has been put into operation. The Kaltan open-put mine was created in 2009 by merging Kaltansky open-pit and Osinnikovsky open-pit. The first ton of Osinnikovsky coal was mined in 1980, and…Details
Kraft Group is carrying out regular deliveries of rolled metal for the construction of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line of the Moscow subway.
The metal is supplied to the construction sites from the Ramenki station to the Novoperedelkino station. The company supplies rebars, wire, mesh, pipes and shapes. (Ukrainian metal)
The Stupino Metallurgical Company, Moscow region, has finished assembling and put into operation the new soaking pit, which now operates together with the first pit, put into operation in 2014. The new pit replaced 2 outdated annealing furnaces, disassembled in shop No. 520. They didn’t comply with the modern requirements on energy efficiency and product…Details
Over 6 thousand tons of double tees made by Evraz NTMK were used in the construction of the large housing complex in the “Legends Park” in Moscow. In Q1 the company will supply 1.7 thousand tons more. The usage of the double tees in the project allows applying the steel frame construction technique, which is…Details
In 2016 Russia exported 22.4 tons of gold, down by 43% YoY, while the output remained on the previous year level. Though there is still no data on January-November 2016 output the Union of gold-miners expects the figure to be on the level of 295-297 tons. Central bank bought the most gold on the local…Details
In 2016 Nikolaev Alumina Works produced 1.51 million tons of alumina, up by 2% YoY. In Q4 2016 the company produced 407 thousand tons of alumina, up by 12.3% QoQ. Under the project to increase alumina output to 1.7 million tons the works invested $7 million in 2016. This year NGZ intends to keep increasing…Details