Russia: Severstal-Balakovo sets steel ladle record

Severstal – Balakovo Bar Works has set another record of the average ladle steel smelting resistance.

The record of 171 smeltings (with average being 128) was set in Q1.

The new record has exceeded the previous of 121 smeltings, which was one of the best results for mini-mills. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Karelsky Okatysh completes pelletizing machine repair

Karelsky Okatysh has finished the scheduled repair of the pelletizing machine No. 2.

In particular, the size of the machine was increased.

The main repair was carried out in a week.

Repairs scheduled for 2018 will increase the machine capacity from 494 to 527 tons of pellets per hour. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UralKuz sales up in Q1 2018

In January-March UralKuz increased sales by 43% YoY.

According to the company statement, customers were shipped some 35 thousand tons of metal, up by 10.4 thousand tons YoY.

Railroad axles showed the largest increase in sales – by 63%.

Metal for the UralKuz manufacture is supplied by Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: new foundry opens in Melitopol

Despite several years of military activity, the city of Melitopol, situated not far from the war zone, is developing machine-building. Soon the TurboCom group of companies will open a new manufacturing complex EcoPromLit. The company will produce cast iron according to gasifiable pattern molding. With the help of this method some 30% of castings are…

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Russia: KGOK iron ore concentrate sales down in 2017

In 2017 Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works sold 2.5 million tons of iron ore concentrate, down by 9% YoY. According to the company statement, a number of factors affected sales last year. In particular, the company started operating under complex mining and geological conditions, which prevented increasing output. Moreover, the ore obtained did not meet…

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Russia: Rosgeologia starts gold prospecting at new site in Amur region

Far East PGO, a part of Rosgeologia, starts prospecting for gold at the Solovievskaya territory in Amur region.

The prospecting will last for 3 years, from Q2 2018 till Q4 2020.

The total size of the territory is 270 square km. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK-Metiz masters manufacture of nanostructured rebars

For three years MMK-Metiz together with the Magnitogorsk State Technical University named after Nosov have been creating import-substituting nanostructured rebar ropes. With the help of the Ministry of education and science subsidy the company has developed and implemented a technique to produce rebar ropes with nanostructure. The rope specifications exceed prEN 10138-3.3, as well as…

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Russia: Elgaugol output up in Q1 2018

In January-March Elgaugol LLC mined 1.2 million tons of coal, up by 43% YoY. Coal processing increased by 21%, to 585 thousand tons. Sales totaled 962 thousand tons, up by 47%. “This year we had a good manufacturing start. The quarter results became the logical continuation of the successful operation last year”, the company managing…

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