Kazakhstan: first Uzynzhal ore sent for processing

The first batch of polymetallic ore from the Uzynzhal deposit in Karaganda region has been sent for processing at the Altai works of Kazzinc via railroad.

The deposit is being developed by Zhairem Mining and Processing Works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ZEMZ masters manufacture of important product

In February ZEMZ mastered the manufacture of square bars with the size of 120 mm of high-boron corrosion-resistant steel of ChS82 grade. In order to start producing this metal the plant laboratory had to create a special manufacturing technique. Earlier Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works produced only ingots of this grade. New products will allow the company…


Russia: CherMK to repair 25 km of railroad

In 2019 Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works intends to repair 25 km of railroad.

21 km will be reconstructed using ferroconcrete assembled rails and sleepers.

Investments in the project will amount to 550 million rubles.

All the railroads (440 km) are expected to be repaired within 10 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal Steel Decisions supplies metal structures to Kamchatka

Severstal Steel Decisions has finished delivering metal structures for the construction of the refrigerator warehouse for fish products in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

The premises were designed together by Obninsk Steel Project and Severstal Steel Decisions.

The 3D models were developed in Tekla Structures.

The distance of the delivery was 7.2 thousand km. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR shops left without electricity

Because of the damage to 4 electricity lines several shops of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih have been cut off grid.

In particular, without electricity are open-hearth, blooming and rolling shops.

According to the employees, the lines were damaged by a crane gibbet. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal chooses contractors for CherMK BF3 construction

Severstal has chosen contractors to carry out construction work of the blast furnace No. 3 at the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. The chief contractor is Domnaremont, a part of Severstal Russian Steel. Other three subcontractors are UralDomnoRemont from Yekaterinburg, USP from Moscow and Chermetecologia from Cherepovets. The blast furnace is expected to be blown…


Russia: Severstal Distribution sales up in 2018

In 2018 Severstal Distribution increased metal sales by 31% YoY, to 2.3 million tons.

Sales of Severstal Russian Steel rolled metal and construction pipes grew by 23%.

Deliveries to Russia went up by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia prohibits scrap shipping to AMKR

Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has prohibited the transportation of metal scrap to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.

According to the enterprise report, scrap is prohibited to be delivered to the Krivoy Rog-Main station.

The prohibition runs from February 18 till February 21. (Ukrainian metal)


Russia: metal structures output up in January 2019

In January Russia produced 354 thousand tons of metal structures.

According to the Federal Statistics Service, the output grew by 27% YoY.

At the same time the results are below the December 2018 level by 28.2%. (Ukrainian metal)