Russia: KZOTsM starts manufacturing new products

In February Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has started manufacturing a new import-replacing product – cold-rolled copper plates. They are used in ferrous metallurgy when producing crystallizers and are mostly imported from Europe. The company plate-straightening machine EZW43Q-90*1300 provides for straightening of sheets and plates with the thickness of 20-90 mm, while the band saw…

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Russia: VIZ-Stal decreases power intensity of transformer steel manufacture

In 2017 thanks to the energy efficiency improvement program VIZ-Stal decreased specific power intensity of transformer steel manufacture by 4.3%, to 7.63 Gcal per ton. In the past 5 years this parameter has decreased by 18%. Implementation of new techniques, replacement of outdated machinery, projects of resources saving and manufacturing processes optimization allowed the company…

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Russia: Mechel net losses up in 2017

In 2017 Mechel increased its net loss 1.9-fold YoY, to 15.2 billion rubles. According to the company statement, its revenue decreased 2.1-fold, to 5.99 billion rubles, gross profit dropped 4.1-fold, to 3.05 billion rubles, and sales profit – 7.3-fold, to 1.5 billion rubles. Other income grew 2-fold, to 15.3 billion rubles. The company fixed liabilities…

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