In 2017 Evraz NTMK decreased air pollution by 3.7% YoY. Last year the company repaired dust exhaust systems at major divisions, including at three ladle furnaces in the converter shop, foundry shops and slurry utilization site. The modernized machine of dry coke quenching was put into operation in the by-product coke shop. The project will…Details
Evraz ZSMK has for the first time sold a batch of 54 E1 rails weighing 1650 tons to Greece. The rails will be used to expand the Athens subway. “The strategic goal of Evraz is to become a serious player on the European market of railroad transportation. We are counting on the further development of…Details
Vladimir Potanin’s Interros Holding has offered Crispian Investments Ltd, affiliated with Roman Abramovich and his partners, to buy its share in Norilsk Nickel.
Interros already has 30.3% in Nornickel. Rusal owns 27.8% and Crispian Investments – 4.95%.
The cost of the shares that Interros wants to buy is estimated at 90 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih decided to support its employees, who served in ATO zone. Starting from this year, they can take a course on health improvement and therapy in the company’s healthcare center Dzherelo. They will be provided with the full remedial complex, accommodation in comfortable rooms and meals. The healthcare center is of general…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih presented its investment activity during the meeting with regional deputies and representatives of German society for international cooperation GIZ. The seminar took place with participation of Consul-General of German Federal Republic Wolfgang Mössinger and Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council Gleb Prygunov. Environment, infrastructure and trade became the main seminar themes. GIZ…Details
In 2017 Polyus received $1.241 billion of net profit, down by 14% YoY, or 72.191 billion rubles, down by 24.2%. Revenue grew by 11%, to $2.721 billion, EBITDA – by 11%, to $1.7 billion. In Q4 2017 Polyus net profit dropped by 28% QoQ, to $267 million, and corrected net profit by 19%, to $242…Details
The Titan Group of Companies intends to construct a plant to produce 36 thousand tons of silicon per year. The group will invest 1.5 billion rubles in the project, and 5.5 billion rubles more will be provided by the Eurasian Bank of Development over 10 years. In late May 2017 Titan started looking for a…Details
In January Zabaykalye region mined 1904.42 thousand tons of coal, down by 8% YoY.
10 companies are mining for coal in the region. The leaders are Razrez Tugnuysky, Razrez Kharanorskiy and Chitaugol LLC.
Two companies – Takecha LLC and Kutinskiy Razrez LLC – have not started mining. (Ukrainian metal)
In the past 17 years the market of rebar ropes has grown 6-fold, to 6 million tons. According to the Armasteel director Lev Zaretskiy, the company has mastered the manufacture of a new type of rebar ropes – 10-wire ropes K10. Such ropes allow construction companies to save cement (up to 30%), replace crushed stone…Details
In 2017 Metalloinvest increased sales of high quality rolled metal for bridge construction by 24% YoY, to 230 thousand tons (186 thousand tons in 2016). Last year a number of major infrastructure objects constructed of the UralStal steel were commissioned, such as the bridge over the Volga River in Nizhniy Novgorod and over the Tura…Details
In January Ukrainian metal companies decreased natural gas consumption by 5% YoY, to 190 million cubic meters. In December 2017 the volume of consumed gas was the same, while in November 2017 – much lower – 165 million cubic meters. Electricity consumption in January reached 1.1 billion kW-h, down by 8.3% YoY, but up by…Details
In January Ukraine procured 279 thousand tons of scrap, up by 16% YoY, but down by 22% MoM.
Of this volume domestic metal companies received 245 thousand tons, down by 20% MoM, but up by 7% YoY.
Exports decreased by 35% MoM, but grew 3.4-fold YoY, to 34 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Ukraine produced 950 thousand tons of bulk coke, down by 6% YoY. Supplies of coke to domestic metal companies grew by 6% YoY and by 0.5% MoM. The share of imported coals was on the level of 74% – 850 thousand tons out of 1.15 million tons, and of coke – 9% (85…Details
In January Ukraine produced 5.39 million tons of iron ore concentrate, up by 7% YoY. Pellets output went up by 3%, to 1.94 million tons, and sinter – by 5%, to 2.84 million tons. Supplies of iron ore raw materials to metal companies in January were up by 7% MoM, but down by 2% YoY…Details
In 2017 Russia exported 0.1363 million tons of raw nickel, down by 26.6% YoY. Almost all the volume was sold to the far foreign countries (0.136 million tons). According to the Federal Customs Service, raw aluminum exports dropped from 3.481 million tons in 2016 to 3.208 million tons in 2017. Far foreign countries accounted for…Details
Russian gold producer Polyus does not expect any other strategic investor to buy a stake in the company after cancellation of a 10% stake sale to China’s Fosun, CEO Pavel Grachyov said on February 15 in a conference call. Polyus was not part of the deal. “Nevertheless, we don’t see any initiatives to look for…Details
Ukrmetallurgprom believes Ukraine will produce 1.9 million tons of steel in March. According to the enterprise forecast, pig iron output will total 1.9 million tons and rolled metal – 1.6 million tons. As of February 13, 19 out of 21 blast furnaces (90%), 8 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces (89%), 14 out of 16 converters…Details
Selidovugol miners have blocked the road leading to Kurakhovo, Maryinka and Krasnogorovka in Donetsk region. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, they demanded the payment of salary and clearing of debts. “The strike began near the administrative building of the state enterprise Selidovugol. Having received no reply, the…Details
Since the beginning of 2018 Irkutsk region obtained 1044.2 kg of gold. All the metal was mined. In particular, Polyus Verninskoye mined 560.7 kg of gold. Vysochaishiy obtained 323 kg of gold. Ugakhan, Vysochaishiy’s subsidiary, produced 114 kg of gold, while Druza LLC in January yielded 46.5 kg of gold. This year all the companies…Details
Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works has purchased stakes in Aluminium Silicon Mill Products GmbH (Switzerland) and Aluminium Silicon Mill Products HK Ltd. (Hong Kong) under the development strategy. KUMZ and ASMP have been cooperating for a long time. ASMP is the works’ key trade and marketing representative. Having acquired stakes in ASMP, KUMZ can now…Details
In 2017 hot-rolled metal consumption in Russia totaled 8.96 million tons. NLMK share was 17.5%. According to the group regional sales director Vladislav Ovchinnikov, in cold-rolled sheet NLMK share was 35.8% out of 3.26 million tons consumed, galvanized metal – 20.8% (3.04 million tons), and polymer-coated metal – 20.9% (1.88 million tons). On the bars…Details
In 2017 NLMK-Metiz increased wire production by 18% YoY, to 274 thousand tons. Nails output grew by 6%, to 30.6 thousand tons, and self-tappers – to 5.8 thousand tons. “Output growth is mostly the result of our products competitiveness increase on world markets”, the company said. NLMK-Metiz is among 5 largest manufacturers of metal wares…Details
In January Interpipe Steel produced 75 thousand tons of steel, up by 25% YoY, In December 2017 steel output totaled 76 thousand tons and in November – 78 thousand tons. Round billets manufacture last year increased by 38% YoY, to 850 thousand tons. Almost all steel was sold to the group own works, with just…Details
PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) has signed a contract with SMS group GmbH (Germany) regarding the supply of equipment to be used in the reconstruction of the finishing train of hot-rolling Mill 2500 at sheet rolling plant No. 4. Under the terms of the contract, the equipment will be supplied over a period…Details
The arbitrary court of the Volgograd region decided not to review the claim of the tax service on declaring Volgograd Iron and Steel Works “Krasniy Octyabr” insolvent. The tax inspection wanted the works to be declared insolvent because of its tax debts. As of December 1, 2017 the company had a debt to the budget…Details
According to the decree of the Council of ministers the list of companies that have the right to procure and process precious metals scrap and waste has been updated. One more company was included in the list, brining the total to 32. Such companies determine the terms of acceptance and submition of precious metals wares,…Details