On November 1 the Arbitrary court of Rostov region will start reviewing the claim to declare the Obukhovskoye Mine Group insolvent. The mine group is a part of DTEK. The basis of the claim is the mine group debt of 6.7 million rubles. The Obukhovskoye Mine Group is mining for anthracite. As of August 23,…Details
The state enterprise Electrotyazhmash works has concluded 2 agreements with the Ukrainian International Group Ltd for the delivery of copper valued at 62.19 million UAH. By the end of 2018 the company will have supplied some 220 tons of splints and wire, as well as 1250 kg of wire at the average price of 1949…Details
Severniy Mining and Processing Woks has put into operation two Atlas Copco diesel and electric drilling mills at the Pervomaysky quarry.
The mills cost 63.4 million UAH.
The new machines will allow the company to gradually increase output and improve both product quality and working conditions. (Ukrainian metal)
The Ministry of economy and trade is pondering the imposition of a 30% protective duty on rolled metal imported from Russia. “Metal companies ask the ministry for a duty. I hope it does not cover alloyed metals for machine-building”, people’s deputy, chairman of the Kharkiv region employers association Anatoly Girshfeld said. In February Ukraine started…Details
On October 12 there was an accident at the by-product coke manufacture of ArcelorMittal Temirtau. A group of employees was working with the pipeline containing mixed gas. Following the explosion and ignition 6 people were injured: 4 employees of the gas shop, 1 employee of the coke shop and 1 employee of the gas service.…Details
In January-September Zabaikalye region mined 14.732 million tons of coal, down by 3.63% YoY. This year 12 companies mine for coal in the region. The main output is provided by Razrez Tugnuysky, Razrez Urtuysky, Razrez Kharanorsky, as well as Chitaugol LLC, etc. In September 2.007 million tons of coal were mined in the region. (Ukrainian…Details
In January-September Chukotka Autonomous District obtained 19.88 tons of gold, including 17.59 tons of ore gold and 2.28 tons of alluvial, down by 11.5% YoY. Silver output dropped by 21%, to 99.28 tons. The decrease in output has to do with the drop in Kinross Gold operations. In particular, the Chukotka Mining and Prospecting Company…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has finished the capital repairs of the sintering machine used to produce raw materials for pig iron manufacture. The machine now has an electronic filter, gas-purifying and exhaust systems. Investments totaled 15 million rubles. There are 4 sintering machines in the ChMK sinter manufacture. Combined they produce over 5 million…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works, one of the world’s largest integrated steel plants (a part of Severstal’s Russian Steel division), has launched the commercial operation of a digital predictive model to prevent failures at the hot rolling mill 2000 and thereby reduce its downtime. This model calculates the probability and risk of the pinion stand…Details
The Evraz Sukhaya Balka shareholders meeting scheduled for October 11 did not take place.
According to the company statement, the meeting was postponed till November.
This meeting had to rename the company and make amendments to its charter documents. (Ukrainian metal)
Rosterminalugol JSC, the largest dedicated coal port in the Baltic region, a part of Russia’s largest coal port holding Port Management Company LLC, says it has exported 19 million tons of coal this year. The milestone ton was loaded on October 12 onto the Post-Panamax bulk carrier, Spring Wealth, the 266th vessel handled from the…Details
In January-September the Lugansk Region State Fiscal Service transferred 651.6 million UAH to the state budget, with special fund receiving 451.5 thousand UAH. The largest imports were registered in anthracite coal (203.3 million UAH, 31.4% of the total imports) and coking coal (195.6 million UAH, 30.2%). Among metal companies Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works demonstrated…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is continuing the relocation of people form the zone of the possible move of the surface in the Saksagansky district of the Kriviy Rih city and is prepared to purchase every house on the Lavrenin and Chistopolskaya Streets (the so called Zhukovka settlement) at 425 thousand UAH provided the purchase agreement is…Details
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has started the pulverized coal injection process at its blast furnace No. 2. “PCI at BF No. 4 was started according to schedule in November 2016. Construction works at BF No. 2 began in December 2016, and now the PCI process has started”, the company said. The next furnace to…Details
In January-June Russia produced 12.882 tons of platinum, down by 0.92% YoY, and 45.251 tons of palladium, up by 6.9% YoY. According to the Russian Union of Gold Miners, this year total output of platinum and palladium could reach 25.7-28.1 tons and 85.98-89.16 tons respectively. By-product palladium output increased by 10.7% YoY, to 43.827 tons,…Details
In 2018 the Komi Republic intends to mine 4.5 million tons of bauxite ore, up 1.4-fold YoY. “Modernization of the Sredne-Timanskiy mine and the switch to the neighboring Verkhne-Schugorskoye deposits will allow us to increase output to 4.5-4.7 million tons and keep it on this level for some 30 years”, the deputy chairman of the…Details
In January-September Magadan region obtained 25.6 tons of gold, up by 15.3% YoY, or by 3.4 tons. Silver output totaled 577 tons. Major gold-mining companies increase capacities, and at the same time alluvial gold output is kept on the same level. This year the region has to obtain 30-31 tons of gold. In 2016 Magadan…Details
Mechel-Materials has started producing refractories of higher strength. These products are used for lining of heating units at metal and machine-building works. The Mechel-Materials bricks are made of high-aluminous raw materials, thus having the higher content of aluminum oxide, which provides for higher heat-resistance and lower thermal conduction. The first batches of new products have…Details
The second batch of power-generating coal from the USA arrived at the Yuzhniy port. According to the port press-service, 60 thousand tons of coal for Centerenergo was brought by the Victoria. The first batch of anthracite arrived on September 13 on board the Ocean Ambitious. In less than 2 days the port unloaded some 62…Details
In January-September Ukraine exported 10.732 million tons of metal, down by 20.9% YoY. In particular, semi-finished products exports dropped by 29.4%, to 4.241 million tons, long rolled metal – by 27.4%, to 2.653 million tons, and flat rolled metal – by 1.5%, to 3.838 million tons. At the same time semis share in the total…Details
Another Forbes rating has shown the 200 largest private companies in Russia. Of them 23 operate on the metal market. They are Nornickel (8), Rusal (10), Evraz (11), NLMK (12), Severstal (15), MMK (16), UMMC-Holding (17), Metalloinvest (24), TMK (31), Polyus (40), OMK (53), ChTPZ (57), Polymetal International (73), VSMPO-Avisma (90), Russian Copper Company (111),…Details
Evraz NTMK has completed the construction of the main structures of the new blast furnace No. 7. The height of the furnace is over 80 meters. Metal structures of foundries have also been assembled. Gas-exhaust pipelines and transportation lines are being assembled. Soon the crane constructions will be erected. The volume of the new furnace…Details
For a couple of years now ArcelorMittal Temirtau has been modernizing its hot-galvanizing and aluminum plating shop.
In 2016 investments exceeded $4 million.
In 2018-2019 the modernization will continue.
During the modernization period, 8 investment projects have been realized aimed at improving quality of products, efficiency and decreasing environment impact. (Ukrainian metal)
The main sections of copper exports from Russia are raw copper (72.6%), wire and wire rod (23.9%). Imports are represented by pipe fittings, pipes and raw copper. Local rolled copper and alloy output is around 60 thousand tons per month. A slight increase is expected in 2017. The main copper manufacturers are Artemovsk Non-Ferrous Processing…Details
MMK has been named the best Russian employer by Forbes. The company was one of the 4 Russian companies to enter top-500 of the World’s Best Employers rating, occupying the 214th position. “Retaining the leading positions on the world metal market and demonstrating the considerable industrial dynamics, MMK has among its priorities the social responsibility”,…Details
Russia’s Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) has acknowledged industrial development of two nickel fields near the city of Voronezh – the Yelanskoye and Yelkinskoye fields – with reserves of about 1 million tons reasonable, UMMC said in a statement late on October 11. “The combined reserves of nickel at the two fields amount to…Details