MMK initiates important environmental project

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), as part of its environmental programme, has begun reconstruction of the gas outlet at sinter plant No. 3. This will significantly reduce the plant’s anthropogenic impact on the environment. The project’s investment will amount to RUB 190 million. The reconstruction project will replace the duct which connects the sinter…


Tata Metaliks’s Second Blast Furnace to Undergo Shutdown

Tata Metaliks Ltd has announced that the second blast furnace and its associated facilities in Kharagpur will undergo a planned shutdown, for maintenance and overhauling from September 12, 2019 at 10.00 AM. The operations are expected to be back on stream from September 16, 2019 at 10.00 PM.
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MMK continues robotisation of business processes

As part of the project to implement business process automation at the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), MMK-Informservice has entered into a general partnership agreement with UiPath, a world leader in producing software platforms for robotic process automation (RPA). The partnership will improve the efficiency of MMK’s large-scale project to automate business processes by…


Iron ore futures open higher

DALIAN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — Iron ore futures opened higher Wednesday in daytime trading on the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE). The most active iron ore contract for January 2020 delivery gained 4.5 yuan (about 63 U.S. cents) to open at 655.5 yuan per tonne. As the world's largest importer of iron ore, China opened the…


Metalloinvest Joins UN International Sustainability Initiative

Metalloinvest has joined the United Nations Global Compact an international initiative centred on corporate sustainability and social responsibility. As a party to the Global Compact, Metalloinvest has undertaken voluntary commitments to comply with the fundamental principles of the UNGC in the fields of human rights, labour relations, environmental protection and the fight against corruption. Metalloinvest…


INTERVIEW: Vietnam best bet for nickel production after Indonesia ore ban – Blackstone CEO

Australian multi-metal miner Blackstone Minerals considers Vietnam a reliable and equitable jurisdiction for nickel production and export once the Indonesian ore export ban comes into effect in January 2020, chief executive officer Scott Williamson told Fastmarkets last week. With estimated refined production capacity of 10,000 tonnes per year, the company plans to develop its newly-acquired…