Russia: Volgograd Electrometallurgical Works to be commissioned in 2020

An industrial cluster is being created in Volgograd on the territory of the Khimprom works. In 2020 Volgograd Electrometallurgical Works will start operating there. The plant will produce ferrosilicon. At first the company will manufacture 24 thousand tons per year, but there are already plans to increase capacity. Some 150 jobs will be created. Investments…

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Russia: MMK implements digitalization program in partnership with Deloitte CIS

Deloitte CIS has completed an assessment of MMK’s digital maturity and transformation potential as part of MMK’s digitalization strategy. The joint team applied Deloitte’s global experience to analyze MMK’s current digital initiatives and future potential. Currently, as part of the company’s Industry 4.0 initiative, MMK is implementing more than 20 projects, dozens have been completed…

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Russia: Altai-Koks embarks on equipment assembly for stamp charging

NLMK Group, a global steel company, has embarked on the assembly of main process equipment to implement the stamp charging technology at its operating coke oven battery at Altai-Koks, a leading Russian manufacturer of metallurgical coke. Instead of the conventional top charging method, stamped charging involves feeding compacted coal briquettes into the oven horizontally. Stamping…

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Kyrgyzstan: Solton-Sary investor to leave country

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev held a meeting on the situation at Solton-Sary field, located in Naryn region. During the meeting, its participants heard information of the Minister of Internal Affairs Kashkar Dzhunushaliev about the incident that occurred near Solton-Sary field and the measures taken to ensure public order and security. The Head of…

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Russia: RUSAL alumina plant suspended over blasts at artillery warehouse

The Achinsk Alumina Refinery of Russian aluminum producer RUSAL has suspended production because of explosions on a military warehouse nearby, a RUSAL spokesperson reported. “Due to the current situation, the Achinsk Alumina Refinery has established a commanding unit for a prompt response. A decision to suspend all works and evacuate the employees has been made…

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Russia: new aluminum GOST approved

A new GOST 4784-2019 “Aluminum and deformable aluminum alloys. Grades” has been approved. It covers aluminum and deformable alloys used in the manufacture of a wide range of semi-finished products (sheet, coils, rounds, plates, rods, sections, etc.). Over 50 types of aluminum alloys used in the construction, power, machine-building, etc were added to the new…

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