At an Annual General Meeting held on June 11 in Moscow, members of the Russian Steel Association re-elected the Chairman of the Board of Directors of NLMK Group Vladimir Lisin as their President. Lisin will preside over the Association for the next two years. Anatoly Sedikh, Chairman of the Management Board of OMK, was appointed…Details
In early June, Rosterminalugol exported its 10-millionth ton of coal since the start of the year.
The anniversary ton was loaded on the Redmer Oldendorff (Post-Panamax).
This was the 141 vessel loaded this year.
On June 10, the company set a new record of railroad car unloading – 95.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Port Ugolniy Company, a part of Tigers Realm Coal (TIG), has started navigation in the port of Beringovskiy in Chukotka. The first bulker to be loaded this year was the Densa Cougar flying the Maltese flag. The vessel will take some 50 thousand tons of coal to the Asia-Pacific region countries. The loading is made…Details
In May, Ukraine increased semi-finished steel products exports by 25.6% MoM, to 732.6 thousand tons, valued at $314.6 million, up by 39.9%. According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-May semis exports totaled 3.1 million tons valued at $1.3 billion. The semi-finished products share in the overall foreign trade reached 6.24%. Almost half of all…Details
This year Dneprospetsstal has faced the increased competition on world markets because of the drop of demand and imposition of limits on deliveries. According to far foreign countries sales director Konstantin Moroshkin, in the past three years the market situation was favorable. The demand for DSS products was quite high. But in 2019 the situation…Details
The development of sizes and grades of products according to foreign standards and demands of key customers is one of the priority tasks for Metinvest this year. This year the group plans to master the manufacture of four new sizes of slabs and 19 new flat rolled products. Some of the new products are already…Details
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has shut down its blast furnace No. 6 for capital repairs.
Its modernization will improve its efficiency, lower manufacturing prime cost and decrease dust emission by 55%.
At present the specialists are preparing to start disassembling structures. (Ukrainian metal)
As of June 11, Ukraine has emptied its individual tariff quotas for the delivery of seamless pipes of stainless steel, other seamless pipes and unalloyed wire to EU. Rebars quota is 99.26% full, cold-rolled metal – 98.13%, angles and sections – 96.63%, and hollow sections – 98.54%. The wire rod quota has been 73.59% fulfilled,…Details
Alfa-Bank has reduced its stake in Russian precious metals producer Polymetal International by 0.03% to 4.98%, the bank said in a statement on June 11.
The reason for the reduction was not disclosed. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)
“We must hear the government’s information about Kumtor before recess,” MP Kozhobek Ryspaev said at a meeting of the Parliament on June 12. According to him, there is a decree of the Parliament on monitoring the negotiations on a new agreement on Kumtor. Therefore, it is necessary to consider information of the government on the…Details
Velcom LLC, extracting gold on the territory of the Khabarovsk region, intends to obtain 50 kg of alluvial gold this season. Sands washing traditionally started in May. The company operates at one licensed site – the Bolin Brook deposit. So far 9 kg of gold has been extracted. Last year output was 60 kg. The…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has assembled and put into operation an APR-650 coil-rewinding machine with the capacity of 650 thousand tons per year.
The machine is scheduled to reach its design capacity in Q3.
Over 30 jobs have been created.
In May employees were trained by LDM (Italy) specialists. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal shareholders have approved the payment of dividends for Q1 in the volume of 35.43 rubles per share, down by 7.5% YoY. The total amount of dividends will be 29.68 billion rubles, with Alexei Mordashov as the main shareholder (77.03%) accounting for 22.86 billion rubles. In Q1 2018 the company paid 38.32 rubles per share.…Details
Karelsky Okatysh is carrying out a number of projects to increase product quality. In particular, the company has assembled machinery for magnetic gravity separation. The technique will be tested in the concentrate and pellets manufacture. It is expected to increase iron content by 1.5% and decrease silicon content. Another project is to decrease pellets basicity.…Details
The department of the inner market protection of the Eurasian Economic Committee has published a report on the investigation of the imports of some types of rolled metal. Following the investigation the department suggests imposing a special protection measure in the form of a quota for a year to prevent considerable damage to the metal…Details
In H1 ChTPZ expects to sell over 900 thousand tons of pipe products. According to the pipe division CEO Boris Kovalenkov, the expected drop of revenue – to 88 billion rubles – will be compensated for in H2. Net debt to EBITDA ration will be 2.5-2.75. Last year ChTPZ pipe division enterprises sold 1.92 million…Details
Metinvest will invest 4 million UAH in the projects to create children development centers in Kriviy Rih. The best projects will be chosen at the business idea competition organized by the Kriviy Rig Foundation of the Future and implemented with the help of Metinvest. Each project will receive a grant of at least 300 thousand…Details
In the lead-up to World Environment Day, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih invited the public to its industrial facilities that were declared in the city environmental program and already reconstructed with significant environmental benefit. Environment protection specialists of Mining and Steelmaking Complex companies, the representatives of governmental entities, local government authorities of Kriviy Rih and other cities…Details
Since December 2018 Promtechpostach LLC has received a number of orders from state mine groups on the delivery of cable products valued at 113.22 million UAH. Selidovugol ordered 59.7 million UAH worth of cables, Lvivugol – 43.64 million, and Yuzhnodonbasskoye No. 1 Mine Group – 9.88 million UAH. In particular, Selidovugol will receive 65 km…Details
Ukrainian scrap collection volumes have fallen over the past year, dented by declining availability of obsolete scrap and a sharp fall in exports. Total Ukrainian scrap collection fell by 7% YoY, to 1.04 million tons in January-April, industry association UAVtormet’s president, Volodymyr Boubley, said last week. The trend continued in May amid extended holidays at…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK)’s Industrial Park ranked 30th in the Investment Attractiveness Rating of Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones according to media group Expert. In 2018, MMK Park rose by 17 places in the rating, changing the project from a “BB” attractiveness rating (for parks that are quite attractive, but require improvements…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has signed a contract with ETM on supply of electrical equipment. The contract allows MMK to order equipment directly through the ETM iPro Internet platform, which will significantly save procurement time and increase the efficiency of the company’s supply system. The agreement with one of Russia’s leading professional distributors…Details
Russia: MMK saves half a billion rubles via digital model for delivery and consumption of coal raw materials
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) saved 500.9 million rubles in 2018 through the use of a mathematical model to optimize the delivery and consumption of coal. These savings were achieved by improving the structure of coal charge and the quality of coke. This model is part of MMK’s large-scale digitalization strategy. The program is…Details
“A gold processing mill with a capacity of 5 million tons a year will be built soon in Burabay district, Akmola region,” deputy governor of Akmola region Marat Igaliyev announced. RG Gold Company is developing the Raigorodok gold ore field in Akmola region. It is situated along the big gold ore belt not far from…Details