Ukraine: AMKR provides 10 million UAH for reconstruction of the parkway along Metalurgiv Avenue

Several days ago, contractual organizations started the reconstruction process of the parkway along Metalurgiv Avenue, from the intersection of Sobornosti Str. and Metalurgiv Avenue to the intersection of the avenue and Vadima Hurova Str. Yurii Vilkul, Kriviy Rih Mayor, representatives of the contractual organizations, and Yuliia Chermazovich, Head of the Charitable Foundation of ArcelorMittal Kriviy…


Ukraine: KZhRK iron ore output down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex mined 1.005 million tons of ore, down by 17.9% YoY.

In March the output totaled 353 thousand tons, up from 283 thousand tons in February.

In 2018 the enterprise decreased iron ore output by 9.7% YoY, to 4.581 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: EC investigating ferrosilicon supplies

The European Commission has started another investigation of ferrosilicon imports from China and Russia. The previous antidumping duties, imposed in April 2014, have expired. The initiative to start a new investigation came from Euroalliages. The association believes that the cancellation of duties will result in new dumping deliveries and damages to the European companies. Duties…


Russia: VIZ-Stal sales up in Q1 2019

In January-March, VIZ-Stal produced 43 thousand tons of transformer steel, on par with Q1 2018.

Capacities were 100% loaded.

Sales grew by 5%, to 43 thousand tons.

Exports accounted for 87% of sales. The key markets were India, Near East and North America. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChTPZ gets MKB loan

Moscow Loan Bank and ChTPZ Group have signed a loan agreement of 4 billion rubles.

The funds will be provided for 3 years.

The parties have been cooperating since 2014.

This year the bank decided to enlarge cooperation with the group. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: miner dies at Pokrovskoye Mine Group

A cave-in occurred at the Pokrovskoye Mine Group.

As a result, one miner perished and two were injured.

The accident happened in the ventilation shaft.

Pokrovskoye Mine Group is the largest miner of coking coal in Ukraine. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ITZ confirms QMS correspondence to API requirements

Izhorsky Pipe Works has successfully passed an audit of its quality management system correspondence to the API standard.

The certificate, received by the company, allows marking its products with an API logo.

The document also confirms the high level of the ITZ QMS, which covers all the stages of large diameter pipes manufacture. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Priisk Solovievskiy gold output down in Q1 2019

In March, Priisk Solovievskiy extracted 54.2 kg of ore gold.

Since the start of the year the output totaled 154.4 kg, down by 29.8% YoY.

At present the enterprise is operating at the Solovievskoye gold ore deposit.

Alluvial sites development will start in May. (Ukrainian metal)