Russia: SUEK puts new face into operation at Taldinskaya-Zapadnaya 2 mine

SUEK has put a new long face No. 70-10 at the Taldinskaya-Zapadnaya 2 mine into operation.

The expected output is 500 thousand tons of coal per month. The reserves of the face will be enough till the end of the year.

SUEK invested over 2.3 billion rubles into the project. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Stoylensky GOK gets new technical director

Alexei Scherbakov has been appointed the technical director of Stoylensky Mining and Processing Works, a part of NLMK.

He will be responsible for improvement of the manufacture efficiency, technological processes and machinery, development of technical policy and technological development, as well as for reconstruction and technical modernization. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz to expand beam range

Evraz is working on a new GOST to improve and expand the range of flanged beam in Russia.

At present the group already produces 135 sections of new GOST and 89 foreign analogues. The new document provides for the import replacement, EvrazHolding metal structures development manager Evgeniy Samarin said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: KRIOIC mine collapses

There has been a cave-in at the Oktyabrskaya mine of the Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex.

The rock collapsed at the depth of 1220 meters on June 6 at 8:55 local time.

According to the preliminary information, one miner has been trapped.

The rescue operation is underway. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: AMZ expands metal structures sheet production

Asha Iron and Steel Works has started producing 12-meter sheet for welded beams. According to the company representatives, there is a demand for such products. 12-meter sheets allow producing the beam of the necessary length without additional welding. AMZ plans to continue modernizing its sheet-rolling manufacture, improving the quality and expanding the product range. In…

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Russia: Izhstal repairs EAF

Izhstal has finished capital repairs of its electric arc furnace, which produces alloyed, stainless and speed steels. “The EAF-25 produces the most profitable products. So we pay special attention to the conditions of the furnace. The repair will provide for the faultless operation of the furnace and decrease energy consumption and refractory materials usage”, the…

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Russia: Sberbank and Severstal to collaborate on using blockchain technology

Sberbank and Severstal, the vertically integrated mining and metallurgical company, have announced collaboration in technological innovation. This year at the 11th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Severstal and Sberbank presented their latest prototype, which would enable the secure transfer of international letters of credit using blockchain technology. During the demonstration, the companies tested the prototype…

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Ukraine: Yuzhniy port to buy steel rope from Yuzhmetiz

The state enterprise Sea trade port Yuzhniy has chosen Yuzhmetiz LLC the supplier of steel ropes valued at almost 3 million UAH.

The company was created in 2001 and started participating in state tenders in 2009.

Another contender was the private firm Oriya. (Ukrainian metal)