Ukraine: metal works on occupied territories stopped

Several iron and steel works, situated on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, have been stopped because of the Donetsk railway strike. A week ago railroaders went on a strike demanding their salaries to be paid. Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has temporarily closed-down all of its blast furnaces. Yenakievo Iron and Steel…


Ukraine: Metinvest invest over 45 billion UAH into development

For the past several years Metinvest invested over 45 billion UAH into development of its companies. “We have completely modernized the Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, we’ve implemented cyclic-and-continuous technology at all our GOKs. We put into operation PCI machines at Ilyich. We’ve modernized Azovstal continuous cast machines”, said the group CEO Yuri Ryzhenkov. Metinvest…


Ukraine: coal industry in need of state support

Ukraine’s coal industry needs state support in order to prepare for the heating season of 2016-2017.

“Without the state support coalminers will have problems this heating season. I think the government will find funds to provide for the difference in product price”, said the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kola implements latest design technologies for construction

Kola MMC (a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel) has pioneered surface laser scanning of the facility under construction. The company uses the latest 3D modelling technologies to implement the largest environmental investment project in the Murmansk region, “Recycling of Salt Effluents from Nickel Refining”. This project involves the construction of the most advanced evaporation plant for…


Ukraine: Metinvest-PromService opens subsidiary in Kriviy Rih

Metinvest-PromService has started servicing and repairing railroad transport at Central, Severny and Ingulets Mining and Processing Works. Three repair shops will be servicing and repairing railroad transport at the works. The subsidiary will employ some 750 workers. Metinvest-PromService used to service Metinvest companies only. The company was founded in 2015 on the basis of repair…


Ukraine: ferroalloys and pipes banned by EEC

Eurasian Economic Commission has approved of the implementation of antidumping duties on Ukrainian ferrosilicomanganese for 5 years and prolonged duties on Ukrainian steel pipes. Ferrosilicomanganese duties will reach 26.35% and will affect Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant and Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant. These three works in 2014 supplied $200 million worth of ferrosilicomanganese to…