In November railroad sales of rolled steel and pipes by the major Russian companies totaled 5.05 million tons, down by 2.2% YoY. Deliveries to the local market dropped by 3.4%, to 2.73 million tons, and exports – by 0.6%, to 2.32 million tons. In January-November deliveries reached 57.8 million tons, up by 2.7% YoY. Local…Details
Precious metal prices varied in Azerbaijan on December 7. The price of gold increased by 0.238 manats, to 2,108.0935 manats per ounce on December 7 compared to the price on December 6. The price of silver grew by 0.0246 manats, to 24.6284 manats per ounce. The price of palladium decreased by 77.843 manats, to 2,039.915…Details
Baku Steel Company has concluded a deal worth $1.17 billion with China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. The agreement was signed by Deputy Director General of Baku Steel Company Mardan Aliyev and Deputy Director General of China CAMC Engineering Wang Yuhang. The document envisages the construction of the Azerbaijan Integrated Steel Mill Complex in Ganja. The…Details
Urangeo, a part of the state holding Rosgeologia, has started prospecting works for uranium at the Kuldur field of the Khingan plateau. The corresponding state contract was signed between Rosgeologia and the Department of subsoil use of the Far East Federal District in July. The work will be carried out in the Arkharinsky district of…Details
In January-October Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works increased ferromanganese sales by 2.3 thousand tons YoY, to 53.6 thousand tons.
In 10 months the works mined 62 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up by 9.1 thousand tons.
In January-October 2018 the company produced 52.9 thousand tons of ferromanganese and sold 51.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has started an active phase of the project to assemble the coil-rewinding machine with the capacity of 650 thousand tons per year. The machine, to be situated in the metal finishing shop No. 2, will be rewinding pickled cold- and hot-rolled metal coils manufactured at mills 1700 and 2000. The…Details
Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Works has successfully passed the integrated management system audit. The TUV SUD Management Service GmbH (Germany) experts have checked the energy management system for the compliance with ISO 50001:2011. The quality management system was check for compliance with ISO 9001:2015, labor and health safety management system – with OHSAS 18001:2007 with…Details
Gaysky Mining and Processing Works intends by the end of the year to have mined 8 million tons of copper ore. In 2021 the company plans to reach the output of 9 million tons. “Next year the investment program of Gaysky GOK will be 10 billion rubles, and will focus on developing the mine infrastructure”,…Details
NLMK Group, an international steel company, has signed a memorandum on industrial cooperation with electrical equipment manufacturers from the Eurasian Economic Union. NLMK plans to promote the development of the technology to manufacture next generation energy efficient transformers from high-permeability electrical steel (HGO). The memorandum has already been signed by transformer manufacturers from Russia, Belarus,…Details
Societe Generale has issued a $100-million prepayment to the Russian gold producer GV Gold for gold supplies, the company said in a statement on December 6. Under the deal, GV Gold receives the full sum, and will supply about 3,000 ounces, or 93.3 kilograms of gold per month in the next three years. Payment for…Details
Zaporizhstal has put into operation the blast furnace No. 4 after capital repairs.
Investments in the project totaled some 100 million UAH.
The repair lasted for 15 days.
The capacity of the blast furnace is 1.1 million tons of pig iron per year. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-November Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works decreased rolled metal output by 0.8% YoY, to 708 thousand tons. Steel manufacture dropped by 1.5%, to 828 thousand tons, and pig iron – by 15.4%, to 800 thousand tons. In November the works produced 65 thousand tons of rolled metal, 72 thousand tons of steel and 69…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has expanded the range of its beam products. The company has mastered the manufacture of 7 new types and sizes of flange beams for the European market. The IPB, IPBL and IPE flange beams are manufactured according to DIN EN 10025-2. They are used in the construction of columns and…Details
ArcelorMittal Temirtau intends to have completely resumed operation by December 10.
Some shops have already resumed operation after a major pipelines accident on November 10.
The key task is to launch the converter shop.
The manufacture of rebars was resumed on November 22. (Ukrainian metal)
Energomashspetsstal has fulfilled the order of Voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Austria for the delivery of 2 back-up rolls for cold- and hot-rolling mills. The contract has been fulfilled according to the schedule. The agreement was concluded in February. The total weight of the rolls is 72.32 tons. EMSS and Voestalpine have been cooperating since 2010. (Ukrainian…Details
In November Russia transported 6.15 million tons of ferrous metals (without scrap) via railroad, up by 1.3% YoY. Deliveries to the local market totaled 3.32 million tons, up by 3.9%, while exports grew by 2.8%, to 2.5 million tons. Imports fell by 29.3%, to 253.6 thousand tons. In January-November 70.47 million tons of ferrous metals…Details
Precious metal prices increased in Azerbaijan on December 6, according to the Central Bank. The price of gold grew by 8.4915 manats, to 2,107.8555 manats per ounce on December 6 compared to the price on December 5. The price of silver went up by 0.0295 manats, to 24.6038 manats per ounce. The price of palladium…Details
Employees of Eti Bakir Tereksai left their working places and do not go to work because of the provocation of individuals, Company CEO Mahir Tezdzhan reported. According to him, earlier law enforcement agencies detained 14 residents of Terek-Sai village for beating up company employees. On December 2 local residents held a rally demanding the release…Details
Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) plans to invest about 42 billion rubles in expansion of port capacities and at least 30 billion rubles in buying cargo rail cars, Director for Logistics Denis Ilatovsky reported. The company plans to invest 25-30 billion rubles in expansion of capacities of the Daltransugol terminal to 40 million tons from…Details
The Uralelectromed subsidiary (Manufacture of Polymetals) has finished the construction of a main overpass.
The overpass will have 9 pipelines for air, heat, gas and black oil supply.
The preparation to assembly the pipeline will start in December.
The construction of the overpass began in 2016. Metal structures weighing 342 tons were used. (Ukrainian metal)
A meeting between representatives of Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, scientists of the Azerbaijan’s National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) and a group of geologists was held in the administrative building of AzerGold CJSC on December 3. Chairman of the Board of AzerGold, Zakir Ibrahimov spoke…Details
Belarus Iron and Steel Works has shipped a trial batch of metal cord for 50l35/20NT bulk tires. 252 coils with new products have been shipped to Belshina. The metal cord at BMZ is produced only in the steel wire shop No. 2. The main customer is Belshina. In January-November BMZ manufactured 83 thousand tons of…Details
Antidumping duties on galvanized rolled metal from Russia and China could be introduced in December already. On October 3 the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade initiated an antidumping investigation on the import of rolled metal with corrosion-resistant coating from the two countries. The results will be known only in a year, but the legislation…Details
Aksu Ferroalloy Works has commissioned a processing enterprise with the capacity of 130 thousand tons of chromium-metallic concentrate per year. Now all the current and accumulated slag fractions at the works will be processed to produce the concentrate. The enterprise is expected to process some 1 million tons of slag of 0-10 mm fraction. In…Details