According to World Steel Dynamics Inc., two Russian companies entered TOP-5 of the most competitive steel companies of the world. 37 companies participated in the research. Severstal was placed second with 7.79 points, while NLMK, fifth last year, went up one position. Posco heads the list with 8.31 points. (Ukrainian metal)Details
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Uralelectromed has started assembling pipelines for electrolyte circulation under the second stage of the copper electrolysis shop construction. The total length of the pipelines will be 10 km. The pipelines will be used to prepare, distribute and circulate electrolyte from tanks to 448 electrolysis baths. The construction of the second stage began in July 2014.…Details
The Ministry of energy expects coal exports to grow by 6.3-9.4% YoY in 2017, to 175-180 million tons. In 2016 Russia exported 164.6 million tons of coal, up by 8.7% YoY. The ministry also expects coal output to reach 395 million tons this year, up by 2.4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)Details
Uralskaya Kuznitsa has started producing rods of special steel grades and heat-resistant alloys for aviation engine building. The quality of the new products has been confirmed by the Aviation materials research institute. UralKuz manufactures new products together with Izhstal and Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works. UralKuz smelts steel and alloys and produces rods and billets…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has started assembling the crane produced at the machine-building shop of SSM Tyazhmash. “The No. 42 crane is our largest project in 2017. Its lifting capacity is 70 tons, length – over 34 meters, and weight exceeds 248 tons”, Severstal Russian Steel repair division director Sergey Dobrodey said. The new…Details
Russia: BASF and Norilsk Nickel to cooperate on raw material supply for battery materials production in Europe
BASF and PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding and entered exclusive negotiations to cooperate on the supply of raw materials for future battery materials production for lithium-ion batteries in Europe. BASF intends to invest up to 400 million euro in a first step to build industry-leading production…Details
Russian gold producer Polyus has set the price guidance of its secondary public offering (SPO) close to the lower bracket of a $66.5-70.6 range per share, a source close to the placement reported. The initial placement price guidance was set at $33.25-35.3 per global depositary share (GDS), which corresponds to $66.5-70.6 per share. “The lower…Details
DTEK Komsomolets Donbassa mine, with assets on the occupied territory of Donetsk region, has to pay 13.8 million UAH to the Pension Fund. The company has long been not paying pensions to its employees and not reimbursing the Pension Fund, as the result its debt amounted to 13.8 million UAH. The Donetsk region prosecutors filed…Details
Uskovskaya mine is one of the best coal enterprises of Kuzbass as to output. 1 million tons of coal have been mined from two long faces – 50-10 and 50-08 (put into operation in May). The target was reached in 4 months. Each month the miners yield 250 thousand tons of coal. The first 1…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has set a new manufacturing record making 75 smeltings on two converters in one shift. The new schedule on smelting has been prepared with the help of manufacture and orders planning department. Severstal-Vtorchermet supplied enough scrap. The previous record was set in June 2015 – 70 smeltings. (Ukrainian metal)Details
Severstal has received the certificate that the V550V steel for concrete reinforcement with the diameter of 10-32 mm produced by Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works meets all requirements of the Latvian state standards LVS 191-1:2012 and LVS 191-1:2012/AS:2015. Severstal became the first foreign supplier of rebars to be certified according to these standards. (Ukrainian metal)Details
On June 27 the Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern was on fire. “The roof of the manufacturing premises was in fire. The size of the fire was 250 square meters. There were no casualties”, the emergency service reported. According to the witnesses, the pipe shop was in flames. Kominmet produces steel pipes and…Details
The Zaporizhstal computer network has become a target of the virus attack. But the computer system has been saved, as the threat has been timely found. When the threat has been discovered, the decision has been taken to switch all computers off. At present all the metal manufacture at the works is operating in normal…Details