Russia: MMK sales down in May 2018

In May MMK decreased railroad transportation of rolled metal by 11.6% YoY and by 3.4% MoM, to 829 thousand tons. In January-May railroad shipping of metal from MMK increased by 3% YoY, to 4.44 million tons, the highest result in the past 4 years. Deliveries to domestic customers grew by 13%, to 2.85 million tons,…

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Ukraine: UMCC to flourish when privatized

The acting director of the United Mining and Chemical Company Alexander Gladushko believes the state ownership limits the enterprise development. “The taxation base is a burden for state companies. It considerably limits the spending on modernization, and the company itself has limited opportunities on reconstruction”, he said. He believes, that the private ownership will allow…

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Russia: Rosgeologia to evaluate gold reserves of Okino-Iyskaya territory

Irkutskgeofizika, a part of the state geological holding Rosgeologia, has started the summer field season with the prospecting works at the Okino-Iyskaya territory in Irkutsk region.

The goal of the project is to locate and evaluate R1 and R2 gold resources.

The project will be completed in Q4 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: 5 state mines shut down

The number of operating state coalmines in Ukraine has decreased. “Last year we finished the process of shutting down 5 state mines”, the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik said. He also named the mines, which coped with the coal output targets. “These are the Yuzhnodonbasskaya No. 1, the mine named after Sugray,…

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Russia: coal output to grow in 2018

Russia plans to raise its coal output by around 1% YoY, to 413 million tons in 2018, according to documents signed at a ministerial meeting between Russia and Belarus on June 13. Coal consumption is expected at 192.5 million tons in Russia and 630,000 tons in Belarus, of which 530,000 tons will be imported from…

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Russia: Ferrum commissions fifth pipe mill

In mid-June the group of companies Ferrum (Novosibirsk) has put into operation the fifth pipe mill TESA 48-133.

The mill produces electric-welded straight seamed pipes with the diameter of 48-133 mm.

The total capacity of the mill is up to 6 thousand tons of pipes per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NZMK assembles metal structures for oil-processing works in Azerbaijan

Additional premises of the oil-processing works have been put into operation in Azerbaijan. The size of the premises is 1500 square meters. The weight of the metal structures is 154 tons. This is the second building constructed in the country by the specialists of Novinsky Works of Metal Structures (Moscow). The oil-processing works has been…

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Ukraine: EMSS passes environment management system audit

In order to check the compliance of the Energomashspetsstal environment management system to the ISO 14001:2015, the company has been visited by QSCert-Ukraine B.V specialists. They have checked 17 structural subdivisions of the company, studying the documents dealing with environment protection and speaking with the directors and the personnel. The information obtained during the audit…

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Ukraine: scrap deals to be free from VAT

Ukrmetallurgprom and the Ukrainian association of secondary metals UAVtormet have addressed the Verkhovna Rada asking it to free the scrap metal operations from VAT. “This will make it impossible to some companies to carry out operations, which allow them to get the VAT reimbursed from the state budget”, the letter said. According to the letter,…

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