The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered Temp LLC the transportation of uranium ore valued at 42.14 million UAH. Until the end of the year the company has to transport 243 thousand tons of uranium ore from the Novokonstantinovskaya mine to the Ingulskaya and Smolinskaya mines and 45 thousand tons of inert…Details
In January Interpipe Steel manufactured 71 thousand tons of steel, down by 5.3% YoY.
In December 2018 the output was 82 thousand tons.
In 2018 Interpipe Steel produced 973.8 thousand tons of round billets, up by 15% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
The Republic of Ingushetia has signed an agreement to construct an aluminum alloy works “RIAL”. It will be supplying raw materials to the republic works RIAK, which produces aluminum sections, and the heating radiator works ATM LLC. The agreement has been signed by the governor of the republic Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and the director of ZAS…Details
Rusal has replaced the members of its board of directors, On February 14, the executive director Sergey Popov resigned, having been elected to a governmental office. Yevgeniy Kuryanov has been appointed in his stead. From February 14, Maxim Poletayev, Randolf Reinolds, Kevin Parker, Nicolas Jordan and Christopher Burnam were appointed to the board of directors…Details
The president of the Russian Copper Company Vsevolod Levin and the governor of the Khabarovsk region Sergey Furgal have signed an agreement on cooperation in the sphere of mining. The regional authorities want to help RCC develop Malomyzh gold-copper-porphyry deposit. Last year RCC bought the Amur Minerals LLC, which owned the license to the deposit.…Details
In 2018 Severstal sold over 5 million tons of rolled metal to local construction companies, up by 7.1% YoY. At the same time, the growth of metal consumption in construction sphere was only 1%. The sales growth is due to additional lines of coated metal. In particular, in December 2018, the company produced the record…Details
In 2019 Norilsk Nickel will invest around 2.8 billion rubles in buying new machinery and equipment for Kola Iron and Steel Company.
Nornickel intends to buy 1467 pieces of various machines.
Severniy Mine will see a lot of its outdated machinery replaced, including underground dump trucks, loading machines, self-propelled drilling machines, etc. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo is constructing a line to produce briquettes of steel and pig iron swarf.
Investments in the construction total some 145 million rubles.
The manufacture of the first briquettes is scheduled for late March.
Machinery was delivered by ATM, Austria. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukrmetallurgprom believes that in March Ukraine will produce 1.9 million tons of steel, 1.8 million tons of pig iron and 1.6 million tons of rolled metal. As of February 13, 19 out of 21 blast furnaces, 8 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces, 15 out of 16 converters, 6 out of 15 electric arc furnaces and…Details
In January Dneprospetsstal produced 14.548 thousand tons of steel, down by 19.9% MoM.
Rolled metal output dropped by 3.8%, to 11.441 thousand tons.
The total cost of products manufactured in January was 759.915 million UAH, down by 1.1%. (Ukrainian metal)
An agreement with the company that has won the competition for rehabilitation of Makmal field will have been signed by the end of the month, the Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan, Emil Osmonbetov, announced. According to him, the competition for Makmal was held last year. The project…Details
Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works has put into operation a renewed system of monitoring the quarry transport named Karier (Quarry). The system allows for more efficient control of the main indexes of the quarry machine fleet operation: lifting capacity, delay time, fuel consumption, etc. The system has been operating since 2007. The modernization of the…Details
In February ArcelorMittal Temirtau plans to complete the investment project to commission a ladle furnace No. 3 in its converter shop. The machine will join two other ladle furnaces already operating in the oxygen-converter shop. The capacity of the new machine is at least 24 smeltings per day, or 2.2 million tons of steel per…Details
Sergey Kaplin, a member of the Verkhovna Rada from the Petr Poroshenko Block faction, suggests nationalizing ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. According to an explanatory note to a draft decree, the MP suggests the Cabinet of Ministers to buy all the shares of the enterprise. The goal behind the idea is to protect the national interests and…Details
Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) has once again announced a tender to sell scrap.
This is 16.059 thousand tons of bulk scrap No. 510 (rail scrap) with the starting price of 181.196 million UAH.
The auction will take place on March 4. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex decreased iron ore output by 1.9% YoY, to 360 thousand tons. Last year the enterprise produced 4.552 million tons of ore, up by 1.1% YoY. Iron content was 60.91%. In December 2018 ZZhRK mined 376.1 thousand tons of iron ore, down by 1.5% from the target. Iron content was…Details
In January Khabarovsk region extracted 1314.5 kg of ore gold, up by 17.1% YoY. Silver output grew by 3.3%, to 4.3 tons. In January 2018 the region yielded 1122.2 kg of gold and 4.1 tons of silver. Alluvial gold sites will start working in May. Last year Khabarovsk region produced 24.591 tons of gold and…Details
The Irkutsk industrial company MetalActivgroup has modernized its manufacturing capacities and increased metallized pellets and DRI output. This is the only enterprise in Russia to produce metallized pellets and DRI of magnetite ore using coal. In 2018 the company attracted a loan of 28 million rubles to buy machinery. 12 million rubles were provided by…Details
2 miners have perished at the Yubileynya mine of Sukhaya Balka.
The accident happened at 7 a.m. after a night shift at the depth of 1340 meters. The miners died of gas.
The bodies are still in the mine. The conditions of the accident are being determined. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Ukraine exported 40.6 thousand tons of pipes, down by 10.9% MoM, valued at $48.7 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the pipes share in the total export was 1.19%. Seamless pipes accounted for 31 thousand tons ($42.8 million), other pipes and tubes – 8.7 thousand tons ($5.3 million) and other pipes and…Details
According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the National Economy, in January Kazakhstan produced 223.8 thousand tons of steel, down by 41.3% YoY.
Flat rolled metal manufacture dropped by 72.3%, to 69.932 thousand tons.
Ferroalloys output grew by 5.4%, to 180.573 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Energomashspetsstal has received a new order from ArcelorMittal – Belval & Differdange to produce and supply 4 working rolls for the hot-rolling mill. According to the agreement, the rolls have to be shipped to Luxembourg in September-October. The total weight of the batch will be 128 tons. EMSS and AM have been cooperating since 2011.…Details
Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, announces that Moody’s has upgraded its rating on Severstal to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed its outlook from positive to stable. Moody’s also raised Russia’s country ceilings for foreign currency debt to Baa2/P-2 from Baa3/P-3 and the ceilings for local currency-denominated debt…Details
Primetals Technologies has received another order from Evraz NTMK to supply an automation system and electric equipment for the blast furnace No. 6 reconstruction. The system will optimize the blast furnace operation and decrease coke usage. Primetals Technologies has already modernized the blast furnace No. 7, commissioned in early 2018. The blast furnace No. 6…Details