Russia: OMZ-Spetsstal appoints new CEO

Mikhail Ispolov has been appointed the CEO of OMZ-Spetsstal, and he would also work as the deputy manufacturing director of OMZ. Ispolov replaced Serge Yeroshkin, who has been the OMZ-Spetstal CEO since 2012. The new director will have to increase manufacture efficiency, decrease expenses and improve product quality. (Ukrainian metal)

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Ukraine: coke output down in H1 2017

In January-June Ukraine produced 5.037 million tons of bulk coke, down by 22.5% YoY. In particular Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works decreased output from 1.468 million tons to 1.272 million tons, Alchevsk Coke and Chemical Works – from 900 thousand tons to 125 thousand tons, Makeevkoks – from 503 thousand tons to 127 thousand tons,…

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Russia: RUSAL suggests supporting industrial power consumers

Vladislav Solovyov, CEO of UC RUSAL, has suggested Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin study a support program for large industrial power consumers that will stimulate industrial production and boost the gross domestic product (GDP). According to Solovyov’s calculations, industrial consumers pay for excessive power generation, grid capacities, and many types of cross-subsidization with the payments…

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