The PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) won the 2018 Award of Excellence in Energy Management from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a high-level global forum that promotes policies and programs to advance clean energy. An independent panel of international experts selected only three organizations worldwide for this top honor in energy management. The…Details
Oleg Deripaska, the major shareholder of Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL, has left the company’s board of directors to protect holders’ interests due to the U.S. sanctions, the company said on May 25 in a statement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Earlier in May Deripaska left the board of directors of En+ Group, which…Details
First Deputy CEO and CCO of Port Management Company LLC Irina Olkhovskaya and General Director of Management Company of First Heavy Haul Company Vladimir Sosipatorov have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to develop the innovative technology for heavy haul freight application on railway network: heavy haul 27-ton axle load railcars. The agreement was signed on…Details
The prices of main precious metals varied in Azerbaijan on May 24, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold increased by 4.8535 manats, to 2201.9335 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on May 23. The cost of silver decreased by 0.1883 manats, to 27.9596 manats per ounce.…Details
In January-March Uzbekistan Iron and Steel Works received 83.5 billion sums of net profit, up 6.5-fold YoY. Net revenue from sales grew 3-fold, to 872.7 billion sums, and gross profit – 3.1-fold, to 241.4 billion sums. The works was commissioned in 1944. In 1994 after the merge with the Shirin Machine-Building Works and the Vtorcherment…Details
In March Russia imported 26.7 thousand tons of ferrous scrap from Kazakhstan, up by 20.2% MoM, but down by 19.6% YoY.
In February the results were -3.1% and +40.6%, while in January –62.6% and –40.3% respectively.
In January-March imports totaled 72 thousand tons, down by 34.1% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-April Tajikistan mined some 268 thousand tons of coal. According to the Ministry of industry and new technologies, preliminary needs of industrial enterprises in coal in 2018 amount to 920 thousand tons, of budget organizations – 57.2 thousand tons, heat and thermal power plant Dushanbe-2 and boiler houses – 1.245 million tons. So far…Details
TALCO Gold plans to construct a precious metals extracting and processing works in the north of Tajikistan. Construction is expected to have been completed by the end of 2019. Around 1 thousand jobs will be created. TALCOo Gold is a part of Talco. The latter received the gold deposits on the territory of Aynin district…Details
Sinarsky Pipe Works has for the first time produced pipes with the Q135 and Q125 strength and additional requirements to cold-resistance. In full accordance with the customer’s requirements the company has produced pipes, which can be used at the temperature of -60 degrees C. The pipes will be used in oil and gas condensate deposits…Details
Even though aluminum consumption per capita is lower in Russia, than in EU, in 2017 Russia claimed the first place in aluminum consumption growth (by 10%) as a whole and primary aluminum (by 11%) in particular. The main drivers of consumption growth are construction, car manufacture, and machine-building. Combined they will soon account for 80%…Details
During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, ChtPZ Group and SAP CIS have concluded a memorandum of cooperation in digital transformation. According to the document, in 2018-2025 ChTPZ plans to unify and increase efficiency of its business processes with the help of a unified system on the basis of SAP S/4HANA. “Digital transformation is a…Details
In January-March Mechel produced 1.055 million tons of steel, down by 6% YoY. Pig iron output also dropped by 6%. “We’ve focused on the manufacture of sections and mastering new sizes of beams. Because of the stable demand for these products, we have increased their output by 17%. We now produce some 20 types of…Details
In June Ukraine intends to produce 1.8 million tons of steel. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output will total 1.8 million tons, and rolled metal – 1.6 million tons. For May Ukrmetallurgprom forecast the same output figures. In April Ukraine produced 1.65 million tons of pig iron, down by 2% MoM, 1.72 million tons of…Details
In April Ukrainian by-product coke enterprises received 1.12 million tons of coking coals, down by 18% MoM. In particular, Ukraine-produced coal deliveries totaled 0.24 million tons, down by 4%, and imported – 0.88 million tons, down by 21%. In January-April by-product coke plants received 4.74 million tons of coal, down by 1% YoY, including 1.02…Details
In April Ukrainian metal companies received 2.77 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 8% MoM. In January-April metal companies received 10.63 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 27% YoY, including 10.6 million tons of Ukrainian materials (up by 28%) and 25 thousand tons of imported (up by 32%). Exports…Details
In January-April Severniy Mining and Processing Works produced 2.917 million tons of pellets, up by 40% YoY.
According to the company statement, concentrate output grew by 5.2%, to 3.835 million tons.
In April the works produced 820 thousand tons of pellets and 1.002 million tons of concentrate. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Nord Gold SE produced 225.1 thousand ounces of gold, down by 6% YoY and by 10% QoQ. Revenue grew by 2% YoY, to $300 million, mostly because of the increase of the gold sale price. At the same time revenue dropped by 6% QoQ. EBITDA was $126 million, down by 4% YoY and…Details
Electrozinc is preparing to commission a new absorber, the final part of the sulfur acid shop reconstruction. The machine will be connected to the technological line during the scheduled repair in September. The new machine will let the company reach sulfuric anhydride absorption and gas purification level of 99.99%. The height of the absorber is…Details
Tulachermet-Stal is carrying out cold tests and preparing for the hot tests of its rolling machinery. The company will be the first new integrated bar-rolling manufacture in modern Russia on the basis of a highly efficient converter technology. Tulachermet-Stal will create some 1700 jobs. The commissioning of the enterprise is scheduled for H2. The capacity…Details
DCH, which bought Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works from Evraz in March, intends to construct a new shop of continuous casting with a high-speed 5-slit rolling machine, two external treatment machines, a ladle-furnace and other machinery. The capacity of the continuous casting machine will be 155 tons per hour. The new shop will provide for…Details
Ukraine has imposed sanctions against Moldova Iron and Steel Works for 3 years. According to the president order No. 126, the special economic and other limiting measures have been taken against a number of individuals and companies, The sanctions are introduced for 3 years to block assets, limit trade operations, prevent capital outflow as well…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has additionally increased its salary fund by 1.1 billion UAH, and intends to return to the issue of raising salary in autumn. According to the workers’ union, a meeting was held on May 23 with the company CEO Paramjit Kahlon. “He said that the industrial situation at the enterprise was difficult. The…Details
Since the start of the year Amur region has mined over 1.2 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 5% YoY. The coal is mined at 2 deposits – the Raychikhinskoye and Yerkovetskoye. The coal industry employs over 1600 locals. With the increase of the Yerkovetsky open-pit capacity their number could grow. The oldest pit…Details
Severstal has completed assembly of the new heating furnace in the blanking shop of SSM-Tyazhmash. “The cost of the investment project exceeded 55 million rubles. Innovative materials and techniques allow saving up to 40% of gas as well as increasing product quality”, Severstal Russian Steel CEO Vadim Germanov said. The operating temperature of the furnace…Details
In April industrial prices increased by 1.2%.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat), coal prices grew by 3.5%, and non-ferrous metals ores – by 2.6%.
At the same time pig iron, steel and ferroalloy prices increased by 2.4%, while of lead, zinc and tin – by 2%. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Russia exported 33.7 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $444 million, down by 11.3%, but up by 20.4% YoY respectively.
In March average price was $13216 per ton FOB Russian border, down by 1.9% MoM, but up by 32.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)