Russia: coal exports up in 2017

Export of Russian coal in 2017 increased by 4% YoY, to 185.136 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.

The commodity exports volume in December 2017 reached 15.082 million tons.

Coal mining in December 2017 amounted to 36.097 million tons, of which 32.821 million tons were delivered. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Petropavlovsk obtains 13.6 tons of gold in 2017

In 2017 Petropavlovsk Plc produced 13.62 tons of ore gold in Amur region, or 53% of the total output.

The output increased by 9.7% YoY, or by 1.2 tons. The increase was provided by 3 out of 4 company mines: Pioner, Albyn and Malomyr. Pokrovsky mine decreased output. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK modernizing bar rolling mill

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has concluded an investment contract with Danieli & Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. on the modernization of the 170 two-thread mill in the bar shop. The price of the contract is 5.5 million euros. The project is expected to be concluded in 2019. The project presupposes the modernization of the cooling rolling…

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Russia: ChMK delivers rails to Roskosmos

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has produced rails for the reconstruction of railroads near the Baikonur and Plesetsk cosmodromes.

The products have been shipped to one of the Roskosmos enterprises.

So far around 1 thousand tons of R65 rails have been supplied. The deliveries will continue this year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK-SAP Innovations Lab pilots 3D employee positioning system

NLMK-SAP Innovations Lab together with the National Center of Internet of Things (NCIT) have developed a pilot 3D positioning system for shop-floor employees of hot-dip galvanizing line No.1 at NLMK Group’s Lipetsk site. The system enables real-time tracking and analysis of equipment operating mode changes and employee positioning. The tracking information, amassed in a database,…

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Russia: KMZ to supply pig iron to Minsk Tractor Works

KMZ has won a tender to supply pig iron to Minsk Tractor Works (Belarus), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tractors.

In Q1 the company will ship 9 thousand tons of pig iron castings to the Belarus works.

The companies have been cooperating for a number of years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK coal deliveries to TPPs up in December 2017

In December 2017 DTEK Energo increased coal deliveries to its thermal power plants by 4.5% MoM, to 1.9 million tons.

According to the company statement, last month DTEK supplied 1.5 million tons of gas coal, on the level of November 2017.

Anthracite imports increased by 21.8%, to 395 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)