Russia: SUEK coal output up in Q1 2018

In January-March Siberian Coal Energy Company mined 28.6 million tons of coal, up by 1% YoY. Sales in Q1 grew by 10%, to 31.7 million tons, including non-coal goods. Exports reached 14.2 million tons, up by 10%. The main customers were China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey and Germany. Growth of…

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Ukraine: accident at AMKR newly repaired blast furnace

While commissioning the newly repaired largest blast furnace No. 9 at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, molten pig iron was spilled. The blast furnace has been in repairs since February. But while commissioning “an uncontrolled slopping of liquid pig iron occurred accompanied by a loud sound”. “The situation is under control. The blast furnace No. 9 has…

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