In January-July exports of raw materials for metal industry grew by 42.2%, to 2.6 million tons, valued at $1.323 billion, up by 32.3%. Pig iron exports went up by 59.3%, to 1.767 million tons, with 175.5 thousand tons valued at $64.56 million exported in July, which was one of the lowest results since the start…Details
The board of directors of Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel has recommended paying 776.02 rubles per share, or a total of about 122.802 billion rubles in dividends for January-June, the company said in a statement. The shareholders will discuss the recommendation at an extraordinary meeting scheduled for August 27. The record date for the dividends…Details
Novocherkassk Electrode Works (NEZ) has put into operation a new line of pitch impregnation. The line will increase the output of electrodes with the diameter of 250 mm to 710 mm 2-fold, from 1500 tons to 3 thousand tons. The cost of the project is 172 million rubles. Until 2020 Energoprom will invest 2.6 billion…Details
Smart Maritime Group has shipped to the customer the first batch of metal structures produced under the contract to assemble three thickener tanks for Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works with the combined cost of 175 million UAH. So far 180 pillars have been sent to the city of Krivoy Rog. All of them have been…Details
Energomashspetsstal has supplied a batch of supporting rolls for ArcelorMittal. The companies have been cooperating since 2001. This time EMSS shipped rolls to AM Atlantique et Lorraine Seremange HSM (France), AM Bremen GmbH (Germany), AM Espana SA (Spain) и AM Poland S.A. (Poland). The combined weight of rolls to be used in cold- and hot-rolling…Details
Energomashspetsstal has shipped another batch of slag ladles to ArcelorMittal Temirtau.
The batch included 3 slag ladles with the total weight of 67.6 tons.
Each ladle has the volume of 16 cubic meters.
EMSS has been producing slag ladles since 1987. The first ladle castings were supplied to Taganrog Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)
Uralmashzavod has concluded a contract with Karelsky Okatysh to supply a gyratory crusher with improved performance and crushing quality. The modernized crusher with the weight of 430 tons will be able to process 5 thousand tons per hour. And the size of the ore should not exceed 250 mm. At present Karelsky Okatysh is using…Details
Electrozinc has started preparations for the tender to design a new zinc electrolysis shop. Within this project Outotec (Finland) representatives visited the company. The new shop with the capacity of 96 thousand tons of zinc will replace the shop built in 1934. 3 companies intend to participate in the project: Outotec, Engitec Technologies (Italy) and…Details
NLMK has finished assembling new machinery under the project to expand the shipping sites in the hot-rolling shop. The increase of the area to process rolled metal and the development of the infrastructure will create a reserve of hot-rolled coils for the periods of seasonal fluctuations of demand. NLMK supplies hot-rolled metal in coils and…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has started construction works within the project to modernize hydraulic roll screwdowns of edging stands and horizontal stands of the mill-2000 in the sheet-rolling shop No. 2. Investments in the project total 1 billion rubles. At present the general contractor is constructing foundation pits for the pump stations and prepares…Details
From next week Severstal and NLMK will increase the purchasing price of rolled sheet following the growth of the export alternatives. In particular, the price of NLMK cold-rolled sheet with the thickness of 1 mm of 08ps steel will be 52 thousand rubles per ton CPT Moscow, up from 50.5 thousand rubles this week. Severstal…Details
The state enterprise Yuzhnodonbasskaya Mine No. 3 named after Surgay has put into operation a new long face. “The reserves total 518 thousand tons, enough for half a year work. Daily output is expected at 1.2 thousand tons”, the Donetsk regional military-civilian administration chairman Alexander Kuts posted on his Facebook page. In January-June the enterprise…Details
Severstal has supplied some 700 tons of liquefied natural gas tank structure components made of cold-resistant low-carbon steel with 9% nickel contents for the construction of the manufacturing complex in Leningrad region. In 2017 Severstal was the first in Russia to start producing this steel at Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works at mills-2800 and 5000.…Details
The rail and beam shop of the Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has set a new record on daily rail production. The mill produced 3.3 thousand tons of rails during the day with the average daily output of 2.9 thousand tons. This is not the first record of the shop. In November 2017 daily rail…Details
According to the Ministry of the Nation Economy Statistics Committee, in July Kazakhstan produced 0.3767 million tons of steel, down by 14.1% YoY. In January-July steel output grew by 0.2% YoY, to 2.687 million tons. Flat rolled metal manufacture increased by 7.2% YoY, to 1.738 million tons, with 0.277 million tons produced in July, up…Details
At Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), the total economic impact of the introduction of innovative proposals amounted to 269 million rubles in the first half of 2018. In the first six months of the year 2,533 ideas were examined by expert committees. 1,857 ideas, or 73.3% of the submitted ideas (63.8% in H1 2017),…Details
The first stage of the modernization of the sandwich-panel production line was completed at the MMK Trading House production site in Shelkovo (the Moscow region). In early August together with representatives of the Italian company “Magma”, specialists of the company commissioned a new glue system. This equipment improves the quality of the gluing process, allowing…Details
The prices of precious metals decreased on August 14, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold decreased by 22.763 manats, to 2,031.9165 manats per ounce on August 14, compared to the price on August 13. The price of silver dropped by 0.3547 manats, to 25.5873 manats per ounce. The…Details
Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel expects reserves of the Global Palladium Fund to stand at about 200,000 ounces at the end of 2018, CFO Sergei Malyshev said. “We have sold the bulk of the palladium fund reserves that we had at the beginning of this year. We had the reserves of 550,000 troy ounces at…Details
Centerra Gold Inc. (Centerra) and Kumtor Gold Company (KGC) have summed up their operating results in the second quarter of 2018. In the first six months of 2018 KGC produced 184,023 ounces or 5723.76 kg of gold and contributed more than 3.65 billion soms in taxes and mandatory payments, the Media Relations Department of the…Details
Volgograd Iron and Steel Works Krasniy Octyabr has paid 424 million rubles of tax debts.
All the debts have been cleared in full.
The non-payment of taxes to the budget has been revealed during a tax service check.
The major part of the debt fell on the profit tax. (Ukrainian metal)
In July because of the 8-days long furnace repair, Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works produced 4.5 thousand tons of ferromanganese, down by 33% MoM and by 16% YoY. In late April due to the considerable increase of iron ore price and difficult negotiations with suppliers the works stopped producing pig iron and switched its…Details
NGK Resource is finishing the construction of the first stage of the mining and processing works at the Polyanka deposits in Khabarovsk region. So far the quarry has been prepared, and the crushing and sorting shop is being assembled. The company intends to get the first gold ingot by October 20 and some 300-350 kg…Details
In January-July Chukotka Autonomous District yielded 13.49 tons of gold, down by 7% YoY.
12.57 tons accounted for ore gold, with alluvial gold at 930 kg, down by 7% and by 15% respectively.
Silver output decreased by 15%, to 64.44 tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works has received a bankruptcy action for the debt of 753.6 thousand rubles.
The claimant is a Moscow company TD Trackt.
The Sverdlovsk arbitrary court is entertaining another action against KUMZ for the debt of 782.3 thousand rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-June Priisk Dambuki, extracting alluvial gold in Amur region, received 83 thousand rubles of net profit, down almost 24-fold YoY (1.9 million rubles). The company revenue decreased 4-fold, to 23.5 million rubles. Gross profit fell 2-fold, to 17.9 million rubles. EBITDA increased 1.3-fold, to 339 thousand rubles. As of late June, the company accounts…Details