Russia: Nizhnekamsk advanced development territory to produce painted rolled metal

The first resident of the Nizhnekamsk advanced development territory – Kamastal – has started operating. “On December 31, 2018 Kamastal produced its first painted sheet of coil steel”, the local authorities reported. The company became the resident in May last year. Investments in the project are estimated at 428 million rubles. And the capacity is…

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Ukraine: UMCC to order half a billion UAH worth of transport services

The subsidiaries of the United Mining and Chemical Company have announced their intention to conclude 8 agreements with United Global Logistic LLC for the transportation services valued at 483.84 million UAH. This year Irshansk Mining and Processing Works is ordering railroad transportation and processing of cargo at 283.02 million UAH, and Volnogorsk Mining and Processing…

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Russia: Ural Steel output exceeds 2018 target

In 2018 Ural Steel exceeded its annual target on rolled metal manufacture having produced 0.9 million tons.

Pig iron output exceeded 3 million tons.

Continuous cast billet manufacture totaled 1.1 million tons.

At present the company is modernizing blast furnaces Nos. 2 and 3 to reach their maximum efficiency. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR commissions close loop cooling system of BOG Gas

In PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, a complex of close loop BOF gas cooling for blast furnaces Nos. 4, 5, and 6 was commissioned. The company cost as of UAH 192 million. Within the project, the framework of existing pumping station No. 2-BIS was repaired, three expansion tank-accumulators, nine high-performance pumping units, six water-air heat exchangers,…

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Russia: US Treasury Secretary confirms plans to lift RUSAL sanctions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury insists on lifting sanctions from Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL, multi-industry holding En+ Group, and EuroSibEnergo, Secretary Steven Mnuchin said following his meeting with U.S. Congress democrats “RUSAL, En+ Group and EuroSibEnergo have committed to provide Treasury with an unprecedented level of transparency into their dealings to ensure that…

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Ukraine: coke exports down in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine decreased coke and semi-coke exports 8.8-fold YoY, to 25.578 thousand tons valued at $6.754 million, down 7.3-fold. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main customers were Russia (46.54%), Belarus (31.85%) and Romania (12.53%). Last year Ukraine imported 839.757 thousand tons of coke and semi-coke valued at $251.724 million, down by 45.8%…

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Russia: Gaysky GOK commissions new electricity line

Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has put into operation a new cable electricity line of 110 kV.

The length of the line is 480 meters.

The cable was supplied by the Cable Alliance Holding.

Investments in the project totaled 60 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK gas coal output up in 2018

In 2018 DTEK increased gas coal output by 5.3% YoY, to 24.13 million tons.

In particular, DTEK Pavlogradugol mined 20 million tons of coal, and DTEK Dobropolyeugol – 4.1 million tons, up by 48.6%.

Last year DTEK invested 4.3 billion UAH in coal mining development. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR launching contest on energy efficiency

Under the increased competition with Turkish manufacturers, decline in prices for metal products and rise in the cost of energy resources, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih moved to more active measures to reduce costs and enhance energy efficiency. One of them is additional motivation programs for the employees. Thus, the company has launched a quarterly contest…

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