Russia: Norilsk Nickel chooses contractor for FOCL construction

Upon completion of the open tendering procedure, Norilsk Nickel has picked the contractor for supply and installation of communication equipment required for developing the transportation network and outfitting the backup area with radio-link communication across the Yenisei River, as part of the project involving the construction of fiber-optic communication line (FOCL) from Novy Urengoy to…


Ukraine: metal output in Donetsk region up in January-May 2016

In January-May industrial output in Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) increased by 7.2% YoY, but in May it was down by 4% MoM and by 1.2% YoY. The regional metal output went up by 9.3%, while mining production rose by 15.9%, all YoY. Coal mining reached 6.3 million tons, up by 17.1% YoY.…


Ukraine: Central Factory exporting coal to Slovakia

In May the Central Mining and Processing Factory, registered in Antrazit, the city in the Russia-supported terrorist-controlled territory, started exporting anthracite having acquired the appropriate license from the Ukrainian authorities. The coal was supplied to Slovakia. The coal price on the border is around $80 per ton DAP. The precise export volumes of the Central…


Ukraine: AMKR gives away its functions

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has created a private company Steel Service to provide auxiliary services to manufacturing processes of the company. “Steel Service will provide high quality service to AMKR from the single center. We can take any auxiliary function and develop it, increasing its quality and implementing innovations”, said the company director Irina Footrook. (Ukrainian…


Ukraine: VostGOK to buy 12.8 thousand tons of lime

Vostochny Mining and Processing Works has chosen the trading house Eco-Service for the delivery of 12.82 thousand tons of lime worth 34.75 million UAH in July-December.

The offer was accepted on June 21. Torgservice Company offered 36.56 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel output to rise in 2016

Ukrmetallurgprom believes that in 2016 Ukraine will produce 29 million tons of steel, up by 26.6% YoY, or by 6.1 million tons.

To produce this amount of steel metal companies will need 8.12 million tons of scrap. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel semis export-import in May 2016

In May Ukraine exported $217.87 million worth of steel semi-finished products, with imports on the level of $0.99 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, Egypt was the primary importer of Ukrainian steel semis in May ($63.81 million).

In January-May Ukraine exported $906.54 million worth of steel semis, while imports reached $4.9 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kola sets up new storage facilities for inventories in Monchegorsk

Kola MMC (Norilsk Nickel affiliate) has delivered an upgraded central storage facility for inventories with an approximate area of 3 thousand square meters at its Monchegorsk site. A hired contractor remodeled the layout of the building, overhauled the flooring, and modernized lighting and heating systems. To improve efficiency of floor space utilization, the on-the-floor storage…


Ukraine: Azovstal exercises staff to deal with accidents

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has initiated exercises to check the effectiveness of interaction between emergency services and the staff in case of an accident.

The works divisions will enact evacuation and rescue, safe mode operation and elimination of accidents. (Ukrainian metal)