Russia: BZF appoints new managing director

Bratsk Ferroalloys Works has appointed Sergey Sokolov the managing director of the company. The ex-manufacturing and quality director of Kuznetskiye Ferrosplavy replaced the acting managing director Mikhail Mikhailov, who retired. Mikhailov contributed a lot to the development of Bratsk Ferroalloys Works. With his participation the company has reconstructed the smelting furnace No. 4, as well…

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Russia: Kola MMC to upgrade transportation and logistics scheme on the back of increased output

Kola MMC, a part of the Nornickel Group, has embarked on the first stage of the railroad construction at its Monchegorsk site to address an increase in metal production. According to the refining flowchart, the railway transport is used to deliver feedstock (converter matte from Nikel and Norilsk) to the site, transport semi-products obtained at…

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Russia: PNTZ pipes certified according to Intergazcert

Pervouralsky Pipe Works has passed the certification audit and received the certificate for compliance with the Gazprom 9001-2012 standard requirements in the Intergazcert system. The successful passing of the audit has confirmed the correspondence of PNTZ quality management system to the Gazprom corporate standard for suppliers. The Intergazcert system of voluntary certification was created by…

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Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke CEO worried about Ukrzaliznytsia tariff increase plan

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, the largest by-product chemical plant in Europe, is worried about the plans of Ukrzaliznytsia to increase railroad transportation tariffs by 22.5%, as this will increase the prime cost of the products and could affect output level. “I’ve learned of the Infrastructure Ministry decree on another railroad tariff increase by 22.5%.…

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