According to TMK, in 2019 the Russian pipe market will mostly follow trends of the previous year. In 2018 pipes consumption dropped slightly following the decrease in housing construction. At the same time OCTG and large diameter pipes witnessed an increase in demand. This year TMK expects the growth of local pipe consumption by 2%…Details
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)
The prices of precious metals, with the exception of platinum, decreased on February 21. The price of gold fell by 4.6665 manats, to 2278.5185 manats per ounce compared to the price on February 20. The price of silver dropped by 0.3342 manats, to 27.2698 manats per ounce. The price of platinum grew by 10.7565 manats,…Details
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…Details
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)
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)
Industry and Trade Ministry has sent a letter to Gazprom suggesting changes into the company’s order of pipeline procurements that ensure equal rights for all pipe sellers. The ministry has adjusted Gazprom’s procurement standard together with the Federal Antimonopoly Service and pipeline producers to minimize procurements from a single supplier to ensure equal access of…Details
The state enterprise Lvivugol has signed 15 agreements with entrepreneurs to transport its employees to work for the total amount of 8.9 million UAH. Sofia Pavlyuk received the most orders – 3.7 million UAH, followed by Natalia Dmitrishina (3.2 million UAH), Galina Guk (1 million UAH) and Oleg Terekh (990 thousand UAH). Pavlyuk will be…Details
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)
The prices of precious metals increased in Azerbaijan on February 20. The price of gold grew by 32.81 manats, to 2,283.185 manats per ounce compared to the price on February 19. The price of silver went up by 0.7896 manats, to 27.604 manats per ounce. The price of platinum increased by 21.042 manats, to 1,395.050…Details
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…Details
In January Kuzbass region coal pits yielded 13 million tons of coal, and mines – 7.2 million tons. The combined result exceeded that of January 2018 by 8.6%. Coking coal output totaled 6.2 million tons (4.8 million tons in January 2018) and power-generating coal – 14 million tons (13.8 million tons). Coal processing in the…Details
The forth exhaust system has been put into operation at the Evraz ZSMK sintering factory. With its commissioning the plant completes gas-purifying system reconstruction. The combined capacity of 4 machines is 900 thousand cubic meters per hour. The rate of purification is over 99%. Since 2015 thanks to the machines air pollution has decreased by…Details
Mikheyevsky Mining and Processing Works is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the manufacture of the first copper concentrate. The volume of the first batch was some 8 tons. In 5 years the enterprise has mined over 91 million tons of ore at the Mikheyevskoye deposit and produced more than 300 thousand tons of copper concentrate.…Details
In January Ukraine exported $234.668 million worth of iron ore, down by 2.4% YoY. Imports dropped by 0.4%, to $0.002 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, in January exports decreased by 6.4% MoM, and imports – by 84.6%. China was the largest importer of iron ore ($43.264 million). In 2018 Ukraine exported $2.869 billion…Details
In 2019, Italy will become a new export destination for Azerbaijan’s Ganja Aluminum Plant. Presently, almost all of the plant’s production is exported. “The company’s products are exported to a number of European countries and the former USSR countries, and in the coming months, exports to the Italian market will be arranged. In order to…Details
Russian metals and mining group Mechel may lose its Elga project already this year in order to pay debts after 2020, five sources close to parties of the possible deal reported. The sources named industrial corporation Rostec, Vostokugol of Dmitry Bosov and Alexander Isayev and Coalstar of Eduard Khudainatov among companies interested in the Elga…Details
“If we want to defeat corruption and bring order to the mining industry, it is necessary to adopt a law that forces all companies to disclose information about final beneficiaries – shareholders,” an expert Sheradil Baktygulov declared. He noted that a similar rule was applied in US and Canada. “According to the legislation of Kyrgyzstan,…Details
Last year Khabarovsk region yielded 24.8 tons of gold, up by 1652 kg YoY. This is also the best result for the region ever. Khabarovsk region is still the only region in Russia to develop tin ore deposits. In 2018 it mined 1.5 tons of tin. Silver output totaled 62.2 tons, and platinum – 228…Details
Following prospecting works in 2018, Kinross Gold has decided to extend the development of the Kupol gold deposit in Chukotka till 2023. Previously it was supposed to wrap up work at the deposit in 2022. The increase of reserves enabled the company to extend the work at the site. This year Kinross Gold will spend…Details
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)
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)
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)
Quotas for the delivery of Ukrainian metal products to the European Union are already 6-29% filled in. In particular, Ukraine has already supplied 2.519 thousand tons of gas pipes (29.38% of the quota), 306.23 thousand tons of hot-rolled flat metal (23.42%), 12.233 thousand tons of cold-rolled flat metal (11.95%), 30.16 thousand tons of plates (8.88%),…Details