In 2017 Russia increased metal exports to Ukraine by 9.3% YoY, to 602.3 thousand tons. According to the customs statistics, money-wise exports increased by 42.1%. These are the highest results since 2014. Flat rolled metal accounted for 46% of all exports, up by 14.3%. Sections exports grew by 0.5% to 40%. Steel pipes accounted for…Details
The state enterprise Pervomayskugol has ordered Erlite LLC the delivery of rubber conveyer belts valued at 78.94 million UAH. In particular, the enterprise has ordered 25450 meters of belt produced by Kursk Factory of Technical Fabrics (Russia). In late December 2016 Erlite supplied conveyer belts to Selidovugol at prices 23-26% lower. The goods have to…Details
Within the framework of the Industrialization Map 7 projects to the amount of KZT 95 billion were launched in 2017, governor of Akmola region Malik Murzalin informed.
In particular, KazakhAltyn concern launched 3 gold recovery factories with total capacity up to 4 tons of gold a year. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)
The budget funds earlier provided to Arcelor Mittal may be withdrawn, Vice-Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Bauyrzhan Bekeshev said during the enlarged meeting of the Committee for Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship of the Senate. The topic of the discussion was the bill on “Ratification of the agreement of voluntary reconciliation between the…Details
Irshansk Mining and Processing Works has ordered Imex Minerals LLC the delivery of lime carbonate valued at 29.74 million UAH. This year the company will supply 2950 tons of soda ash at 10080 UAH per ton. Earlier VostGOK bought soda ash from another company at 7901 UAH per ton, or 25% cheaper. In April 2017…Details
The supervisory board of the Severniy Iron and Steel Works has relieved Pavel Timoshenko of his duties as the general manager. The acting CEO of the company is now the Metinvest Holding mining assets director Andrey Skachkov. Timoshenko was dismissed on February 19, while Skachkov was appointed from February 20. Timoshenko has been the SevGOK…Details
In 2017 Uralcable produced 102 thousand km of car cable. In 2016 the output was 73 thousand km. The growth of output has to do with the improvement of technological effectiveness and the automatization of manufacturing processes. “This year we intend to increase output first and foremost due to the replacement of machinery. In H2…Details
Oleg Deripaska intends to become the president of Norilsk Nickel. According to a source, it is because of the Nornickel plans that Deripaska has left the president seat in Rusal and En+. “The experience of cooperating with Vladimir Potanin shows, that only changes in the balance of power could provide for the maximum growth of…Details
The net profit of Rusal in 2017 increased by 3.6% YoY, to $1.222 billion. According to the company statement, EBITDA grew by 42.4%, to $2.12 billion, while revenue increased by 24.9%, to $7.224 billion. The company net debt as of December 31, 2017 was $7.649 billion, down by 9.2%. Rusal accounts for around 7% of…Details
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and Bogatyr Komir Company signed a loan agreement to finance Bogatyr Komir’s investment program aimed at modernizing coal production processes at the Bogatyr mine, the press service of EDB said in a message. The document was signed by Andrey Beliyaninov, Chairman of the Management Board, from the EDB, and Murat…Details
Karabashmed, a part of the Russian Copper Company, has celebrated the 20-years anniversary of creation and resumption of manufacture. Karabash Copper-Smelting Works was created in 1910. It was one of the main suppliers of copper for the Russian industry, military in particular. But for almost 100 years the company has been operating without gas-purifying systems,…Details
RM-Steel has resumed the manufacture of sections.
The products are intended for the LADA 4×4 (Niva 21214) project.
The sections will be produced according to ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016.
The main goal of the company for the coming years is to create favorable conditions for the development of machine-building and automobile enterprises. (Ukrainian metal)
KMAruda has passed the audit for the correspondence to ISO 9001:2015 (quality management), ISO 14001:2015 (environment management system) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (professional safety and health management). The certification audit was carried out by SGS Vostok Ltd., a Russian subsidiary of SGS (Switzerland). KMAruda started implementing the management systems in early 2017. “The granting of the…Details
The Onexim Group of Mikhail Prokhorov has left the ranks of Rusal shareholders, according to the company statement on the Hong Kong stock exchange. On February 16 Onexim’s share in Rusal decreased from 6% to 0%. At the same time the share of Zonoville Investments Limited increased to 26.5% from 20.5%. Onexim, which owned 17%…Details
In 2017 Metinvest compensated for the decrease in demand for concentrate on the domestic market with exports. The first half-year of 2017 was difficult as to iron ore raw materials sales. “We stopped supplying iron ore raw materials to 4 Ukrainian companies – Donetskstal, Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works and…Details
Metinvest Group forecasts the growth of metal consumption on the domestic market at 8%. “In 2017 the domestic demand grew by 5-6%. This year we expect it at the level of 8%. We hope that the infrastructure construction and metal processing provide for the growth”, Metinvest sales director Dmitry Nikolayenko said. Last year the group…Details
The state enterprise Mirnogradugol has ordered Vizarremprom LLC the delivery of a chain conveyer valued at 81.98 million UAH (with VAT). The machine has to be delivered at the expense of the seller within 90 days of the full prepayment. The competitor of the winner was Promspetsvyrobnytstvo LLC, the offer of which was 3.7% more…Details
In January Ukraine produced 1.67 million tons of rolled metal, down by 7% YoY, of which 1.4 million tons were exported, up by 31.3%. Semi-finished products accounted for 46.7% (47.6% in January 2017), flat rolled metal – 27.3% (31.4%) and long rolled metal – 26% (21%). The capacity of the domestic market was 370 thousand…Details
In 2017 Izhstal increased supplies of metal to Belarus by 68% YoY, or by 7 thousand tons. Deliveries to MAZ increased 2.3-fold, to Gomselmash – 2.8-fold. Metal sales to major agriculture machinery manufacturers grew 2.5-fold, and to Minsk Wheeled Hauled Motor Vehicle Works – 3-fold. Izhstal sells metal to over 20 industrial companies in Belarus.…Details
In 2017 TMK Chermet supplied over 2 million tons of scrap to its key customers, or more than 10% of the total Russian scrap procurement. The company subsidiaries supplied 835 thousand tons of scrap, or 40% of the total volume. “Today TMK Chermet unites 4 regional divisions with 19 sites. The increase of our own…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has replaced gas-purifying equipment of two machines in the oxygen-converter shop. The repair was carried out at the steel-treating machine and the continuous casting machine. “The oxygen-converter shop has seen a major reconstruction lately. We have replaced almost all the main machines and stopped using the outdated ones. Now we…Details
Miners of the state enterprise Selidovugol have gone on a hunger strike in the building of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry. “The miners demand their salary debts to be completely cleared. Taking into account the inflation processes, they also call to increase tariff rates. As well as return the “stolen reserves” and provide…Details
At least 25 million soms are needed to launch Dzhergalan mine, MP Maksat Sabirov said on February 22 at a session of the Parliament. According to him, the company has no collateral, so it is not issued a loan for development. “If the mine starts working, many people will get a job. I ask you…Details
Rosterminalugol (a part of Port Management Company), the largest specialized state-of-the-art coal terminal in the European part of Russia, reached on February 20 the 3-millionth ton mark from the beginning of this year, the stevedoring company said. The third millionth ton was loaded to the Panamax dry bulk carrier Indigo Ace. The M/V Indigo Ace…Details
The refining shop of Kola Iron and Steel Works has started commissioning of the new technology to clear shop dust of lead. This is a part of the investment project on unique nickel manufacture technology of arc-extraction. Instead of smelting nickel anodes the company will use nickel powder from tube-type furnaces. The cost of the…Details
Tochinvest ShZMK (Shadrinsk Metal Structures Works) has opened a shop of dip galvanizing. The company manufactures products for power, industrial and social construction. “This is one of the most environmentally clean enterprises”, the Kurgan region governor Alexei Kokorin believes. “As to the output, this year 12 thousand tons are expected”. The region provided the company…Details