Russia: PNTZ to use HBI in steel smelting

The technique to use hot-briquetted iron in steel manufacture is being developed at Pervouralsky Pipe Works. According to the ChTPZ commercial director Denis Prikhodko, HBI will be purchased at Mikhailovsky and Lebedinsky Mining and Processing Works of Metalloinvest. “We have great prospects of cooperation with Metalloinvest”, he added. In particular, PNTZ intends to increase purchases…

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Russia: SZTZ ceases existing

The Service Company Severo-Zapadniy Pipe Works LLC (Saint Petersburg), earlier declared bankrupt, ceases existing. According to local mass media, the demolition of the premises has started. Earlier the land plot of 6.7 ha has been sold to Setl Group for housing construction. SZTZ used to produce water and gas pipeline pipes as well as hollow…

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