Until 2024 Mechel will carry out an environment program with the combined volume of investments of 10 billion rubles. As the result, pollution will decrease by 14.2 thousand tons per year. This is stipulated in the agreement between Mechel, the Ministry of Nature, the Russian Nature Oversight Service and the Chelyabinsk region authorities. The modernization…Details
Metinvest has concluded a loan agreement in order to purchase equipment to modernize the hot-rolling mill-1700 at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. The equipment will be supplied by Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH. The loan has been provided by Oesterreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft. The reconstruction will increase the 1700-mill capacity from 1.36 million tons per…Details
In May Russia increased imports of flat galvanized rolled metal by 5.8% YoY, to 74.4 thousand tons, but decreased by 3.3% MoM. In 5 months imports grew by 8% YoY, to 290.5 thousand tons. Kazakhstan supplied the most metal accounting for 32.3%, down by 35.3%. The average price was $754 per ton without VAT. The…Details
The state enterprise Mine named after Surgay has ordered Alzo LLC the delivery of a pipeline valued at 35.25 million UAH. During the year the company has to supply 2 thousand sections of the degassing pipeline with the outer diameter of 325 mm and the length of 3.8 meters, 2,200 paronite packings and 12 thousand…Details
Corum Group (DTEK) has won a Polska Grupa Gornicza S.A. (PGG) tender. Corum Svet Shakhtera and Corum Druzhkovka Machine-Building Works will produce foundry parts for automated anchoring. This is the third order this year. The parts will be shipped in early 2020. Last year Corum Group supplied an automated complex of 140 ZRP 15/35 anchoring…Details
Severstal-Metiz rebars have passed certification for the Scandinavian market.
Eurofins Expert Services has confirmed that the range of cold-deformed rebars with the diameter of 5 to 10 mm corresponds to the quality standards.
The certification procedure lasted for almost a year. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-June the Stepnoy Pit (a part of the Russky Ugol) produced 2.24 million tons of power-generating coal in the Republic of Khakasia, up by 9% YoY.
Coal processing grew by 20%, to 1.9 million tons.
The Stepnoy Pit was commissioned in 1993.
Last year it mined 4.2 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has started modernizing the copper electrolysis shop. The capacity of the new shop, to be commissioned in 2021, will be 230 thousand tons of cathodes per year. Investments will amount to $60 million. The work is divided in two stages: the first will have been commissioned by May 2020, and the…Details
In June local demand for ferrous metals showed a positive dynamics of 0.6% YoY. Unfavorable world market situation negatively affected the exports, which fell by 18.3%. At the same time the local demand for non-ferrous metals dropped sharply – by 22.7%. Rusal decreased exports by 16.7%, but since the start of the year increased them…Details
Severstal board of directors has recommended paying dividend for April-June in the amount of 26.72 rubles per share. The voting on the dividends will be held at the extraordinary shareholders meeting on September 6. If the shareholders approve dividend payment, the date to set the list of shareholders to receive dividends will be September 17.…Details
The Ukrainian arm of the world’s biggest steelmaker said that the state security service had searched its plant in Kryvyi Rih, a week after new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized the management. ArcelorMittal has invested about $9 billion in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine’s largest steel mill, which is now under close government scrutiny, as reported by…Details
The mining industry of Tajikistan has a good mineral resource base, the volume of which is sufficient to ensure the development of the industry for the long term. Although the current indicators of the extractive industries are relatively modest, in the long term, this sector may become the leader in the Tajik economy. The enterprises…Details
In January-June state coalmining enterprises decreased power-generating coal extraction by 24.5%, to 1.45 million tons. According to the Ministry of the energy and coal industry, state mines increased coking coal output by 65.5%, to 399.5 thousand tons. As a whole, state mines decreased coal extraction by 14.5%, to 1.85 million tons. In H1 coal enterprises…Details
In January-May pipe exports from Russia decreased by 44% YoY, to 691 thousand tons. According to the Federal Customs Statistics, in monetary terms exports fell by 56.3%, to $619 million. Kazakhstan was the main purchaser, accounting for 28%, up by 44%. It was followed by the US (22%, up 2-fold), and Belarus (14.5%, up by…Details
In May Russia decreased semi-finished steel products exports by 17.6% MoM and by 18.2% YoY, to 1.12 million tons. According to the Federal Customs Statistics, in January-May exports dropped by 5.6% YoY, to 6.42 million tons, valued at $2.798 billion, down by 18.5%. Taiwan accounted for 23% of all purchases, down by 5.8%. Average price…Details
In May Russia increased scrap imports from Kazakhstan by 19% YoY, to 59 thousand tons.
At the same time, in monthly terms imports fell by 31%.
In January-May Russia imported 268.3 thousand tons of scrap from Kazakhstan, up by 72%.
Average price in May on Russian border was $234.4 per ton. (Ukrainian metal)
At the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) there are already 16 software robots successfully imitating the actions of real workers. By the end of 2019, the company plans to have automated a total of 32 manufacturing processes. The head of the MMK-InformService project office, Valery Rybolovlev, spoke about the company’s automation during the Digital…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has put into operation an automatic control system of steam boilers, which power the plant. This will increase energy efficiency, as well as provide a significant reduction in harmful emissions into the atmosphere. The introduction of the system will save more than 85 million rubles per year. The project…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has commissioned sinter plant No. 5, the only one of its kind in Russia. The facility has a capacity of up to 5.5 million tons of sinter per year. MMK’s new sinter plant is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, allowing it to obtain high-quality sinter, and it operates using the…Details
NLMK Lipetsk, the group’s flagship production site, has begun construction and installation works on the complete overhaul of Continuous Casting Machine (CCM) No. 9, which is a milestone project in NLMK Group’s Strategy 2022. The launch of the new CCM No. 9 will conclude the blast furnace and steelmaking operations development program, aimed at boosting…Details
The net profit of the Russian steelmaker Severstal fell by 11.3% YoY, to $903 million in January-June, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement. Revenue shrank by 5.1%, to $4.208 billion in the period, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) decreased by 10.4%, to $1.416 billion.…Details
Russian steelmaker Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) reduced its steel output by 0.5% QoQ, to 3.091 million tons in April-June, while cast iron production rose by 2.3%, to 2.452 million tons, the company said in a statement. In January-June it raised its steel production by 0.4% YoY, to 6.198 million tons. Cast iron production…Details
France’s Air Liquide has started construction of a 130-million euro industrial gases plant that would supply oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to a plant of U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, in the Kemerovo region. The plant will comprise two air separation units, and will be launched in 2021. It should raise power…Details
In January-June Ukraine manufactured 5.189 million tons of metallurgical coke, down by 3.3% YoY. In particular, in June plants produced 769 thousand tons of coke and in May – 917 thousand tons. The decrease in manufacture is due to the drop of coking coal supplies from Russia. Moreover, some metal works shut down their capacities…Details