Russia: Ferrum starts producing rebar mesh

In July Ferrum started producing heavy rebar mesh. The company is capable of producing 700 tons of mesh per month.

The mesh is manufactured according to GOST 23279-2012 of V500S f6-f9 and A500S f10-f12 rebars.

This heavy mesh is used in construction: foundation works, tunnel and bridge construction, foundation pit walls reinforcement, etc. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz steel output down in Q2 2017

U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, has cut its steel production by 9.5% QoQ, to 3.328 million tons in April-June, the company said in a statement on July 19.

In January-June, the steel output of Evraz rose by 4% YoY, to 7.007 million tons. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals and coal throughput in ports up in H1 2017

In January-June Russian seaports transshipped 384 million tons of cargo, up by 11.3% YoY.

According to the Association of sea trade ports, coal throughput increased by 16.2%, to 75.1 million tons, and of ferrous metals – by 0.1%, to 14.6 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals imports via railroad up in H1 2017

In January-June the Russian Railroads transported 41.6 million tons of ferrous metals, up by 2.8% YoY.

Local transportation amounted to 21.8 million tons, up by 1.4% YoY.

International transportation increased by 4.3%, to 9.8 million tons. Imports accounted for 2.5 million tons, up by 60%, exports dropped by 0.5%, to 16.61 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TALTEK coal output up in H1 2017

In January-June the TALTEK enterprises mined 2.2 million tons of coal, up by 24.4% YoY. Sales increased by 25.5%, to 2.3 million tons. Local sales account for 40%, while exports – 60%. “Constant investments into optimization of manufacturing processes, modernization, decrease of expenses and the high level of labor motivation give us this considerable increase…

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Russia: ZTZ starts testing unique corrosion-resistant coating

Zagorsky Pipe Works has started testing samples of the unique corrosion-resistant plating “Metalen PE-21” produced by Metaclay. This is the monolayer polyethylene coating made without adhesives. “Our long-term plans include the maximum increase of the range of pipe insulation materials suppliers. Soon we will start testing the Borealis materials”, the company CEO Denis Safin said.…

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Ukraine: Sukhaya Balka iron ore output down in H1 2017

Sukhaya Balka, sold in May to DCH, in January-June decreased iron ore output by 16.5% YoY, to 1.091 million tons.

In June the mine yielded 261 thousand tons of ore.

In 2016 the enterprise produced 2.654 million tons of iron ore, down by 8.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)