In December 2017, 7.2 million tons of ferrous metals were transported via railroad, up by 14.3% YoY. And in 2017 railroads transported 73 million tons of ferrous metals, up by 2.8% YoY. According to Rosstat, in 2017 rolled metal output grew by 0.7%, pig iron – by 0.5%, pipes – by 4.8% and ferrous metals…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has confirmed correspondence of 60E1 and 60E2 heat-strengthened rails manufacture to TSI requirements. The certificates obtained allow the company exporting products to the EU. ChMK started manufacturing these types of rails of R350HT steel grade specifically for the European market. The audit has been carried out by TUV Nord. (Ukrainian…Details
In 2017 Ferrexpo exported 10.406 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, Poltava Mining and Processing Works exported 7.821 million tons and Yeristovo GOK – 2.585 million tons. Karelsky Okatysh exported 5.599 million tons of pellets, Metalloinvest – 5257.7 thousand tons, including 3.115 million tons from Mikhaylovsky GOK and 2.142 million tons from Lebedinsky…Details
In 2017 Norilsk Nickel decreased nickel output by 8% YoY, to 217.112 thousand tons. According to the company statement, copper output grew by 11%, to 401.083 thousand tons. Palladium manufacture increased by 6%, to 2.78 million ounces, and platinum – by 4%, to 670 thousand ounces. The company operational director Sergey Dyachenko said, that in…Details
UniCredit Bank Austria sealed a deal with Belarus Iron and Steel Works (BMZ trademark) to open a 15 million euros credit line in 2018, Belarus’ Deputy Industry Minister Gennady Svidersky reported. He drew attention to the fact that the reputable European bank would lend the money directly to the Belarusian-based enterprise. In the future, the…Details
In 2018 Ukraine is expected to increase steel output by 8% YoY, to 22.5-23.3 million tons. “This is our careful forecast. The growth will be 7.6-9.4%. These are quite achievable results, if we avoid such shocks as in 2017”, Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov said. According to him, in 2017 Ukraine produced 21.3 million tons of…Details
In 2017 Petropavlovsk Plc increased gold output by 9.8% YoY, to 439.6 thousand ounces (13.7 tons), while the plan was 420-460 thousand ounces. The prime cost of the gold manufacture last year was over $700 per ounce, higher than the expected range of $600-700 per ounce. Gold sales totaled 439.8 thousand ounces at the average…Details
The Ministry of Finances has prepared a draft bill to allow obtaining alluvial gold. When the bill is passed, the population will be able to freely extract alluvial gold on the riverbanks not owned by any company. But a license from the Ministry of Finances will be required for such an activity. The gold obtained…Details
In 2017 the state company Ukrzaliznytsia supplied 48.5 thousand tons of metal scrap to Interpipe. “Ukrzaliznytsia’s entering the scrap market was a very important and long-awaited move. They sold 157.2 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap, and we bought 48.5 thousand tons from them”, Interpipe CFO Denis Morozov said. According to him, those companies that…Details
The arbitrary court of the Novosibirsk region has declared the Mineral Group LLC bankrupt. The company intended to construct a complex to mine and process titanium-zirconium ores. The claim to the company was submitted by Story-ka LLC because of the debt of 3.6 million rubles. The project to construct the complex valued at 1.25 billion…Details
Within the project to construct the press-forging complex Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works has started assembling machinery. In particular, the company assembles the press frame. The machinery is produced by Danieli and assembled by the contractor company Prokatmontazh. The weight of the press frame is 64 tons. To assemble it a Grove automobile crane with the lifting…Details
In 2017 the throughput of the NMTP Group totaled 143517 thousand tons. In particular, coal throughput grew by 14.1%, or by 247 thousand tons YoY, to 1994 thousand tons. Iron ore throughput dropped by 7.9%, or by 235 thousand tons, to 2752 thousand tons, mostly because of the growth of domestic consumption, decrease of exports…Details
In 2017 Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works was busy modernizing its thermal and treatment machinery. At the same time the company started manufacturing new types of products. In particular, last year Krasniy Octyabr started producing cold-rolled sheet with the thickness of 0.8-3.5 mm and hot-rolled sheet of corrosion-resistant steel and heat-resistant chrome-nickel alloys. For…Details
St Petersburg hosted a meeting of the Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller and ChTPZ chairman Andrei Komarov. The parties discussed issues of pipe deliveries. Issues of price formation for 2018 under new market conditions have also been reviewed. In 2017 ChTPZ supplied over 560 thousand tons of pipes for the construction of Nord Stream-2 and Sila…Details
The steel wire shop No. 1 of Severstal-Metiz has put into operation 9 drawing mills, while the modernization program saw reconstruction of 36 mills as well as 2 hot-dip galvanizing mills. “Step by step realization of the large-scale investment program allows us to increase capacity. We not only increase our presence on the market, but…Details
Metinvest B. V. has increased its share in the Severniy Mining and Processing Works from 96.3961% to 96.4187%. According to the company statement, as of December 31, 2017 there were changes in the owners of more than 10% of shares. Metinvest purchased shares on the secondary market. As of late 2016 Metinvest owned 96.3961% of…Details
In November 2017 Metinvest B. V. revenue dropped by 6.7% MoM, or by $62 million, to $866 million. EBITDA was $196 million, down by 12.5% MoM. Corrected EBITDA for the metal division as of late November 2017 was $130 million ($148 million in October 2017), including $5 million from participation in joint ventures ($12 million).…Details
In 2017 Interpipe increased sales of railroad wheels and tyres to Ukrzaliznytsia more than 2.2-fold. “Last year Ukrzaliznytsia once again became our key client. Despite the replacement of its chairman Ukrzaliznytsia still follows the direction to modernize the rolling stock”, Interpipe CFO Denis Morozov said. He noted that it became easier for the company to…Details
International rating agency Moody’s has upgraded the long-term credit rating of NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the United States, and the European Union, from Ba1 to investment grade Вaa3, with a positive outlook. The decision follows a rating action to raise Russia’s sovereign ceiling, which took place on January 25.…Details
IPSCO Tubulars, a subsidiary of Russian oil and gas pipe maker TMK, plans to offer about 23.3 million shares at $20-23 per paper during an initial public offering (IPO), the company said in a statement on January 29. IPSCO Tubulars will sell 7.4 million shares, and TMK will sell 15.8 million shares it owns…Details
Tajikistan is prospecting for uranium not to resume mining, but to evaluate the reserves. “This does not mean we will return to uranium mining”, the director of Main geology department at the government Zarobiddin Fayzullozoda said. “Uranium was actively processed on the territory of Tajikistan under the Soviet Union. The work on prospecting started in…Details
In December 2017 Russia produced 5.93 million tons of steel, down by 4.2% YoY (5.74 million tons in November 2017). In 2017 steel output totaled 71.34 million tons, up by 1.3% YoY. Ukraine produced 2.06 million tons of steel in December 2017 (2 million tons in November 2017), down by 2.4% YoY and 24.218 million…Details
In December 2017 Russia produced 4.32 million tons of pig iron, down by 3.6% YoY (4.19 million tons in November 2017). In 2017 Russia produced 51.58 million tons of pig iron, down by 0.6% YoY. Ukraine decreased pig iron output in December 2017 by 7.4% YoY, to 1.8 million tons (1.74 million tons). In 12…Details
In 2018 Kinross Gold has produced the 6-millionth ounce of gold at its Kupol mine since its commissioning. According to the company statement, in 2016 it produced 734143 ounces of gold. Kinross Gold is developing two deposits in Chukotka – Kupol and Dvoynoye. This year the company intends to start developing the Moroshka deposits. The…Details
In 2017 Uralelectromed galvanized 50.3 thousand tons of metal structures, up by 26 tons YoY.
The main customers were companies producing electricity stands and road fences.
Moreover, UEM has galvanized around 200 tons of structures for the construction of arenas in Yekaterinburg and Volgograd for the World Cup. (Ukrainian metal)
Uralelectromed has put in operation a new kiln made to order by Bosio.
The kiln has been assembled at the electrolysis copper slurry-roasting site.
The capacity of the kiln is 2.6 tons per day. The roasting temperature is 600-650 degrees C. (Ukrainian metal)