Russia: Evraz borrows $300 million from Alfa-bank

Alfa-bank has provided Evraz with the loan of $300 million.

The loan has been given for 5 years, according to the bank statement.

“The borrowed funds were used to clear existing debts”, the bank noted.

The interest rate is not disclosed. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz profits in 2017

In 2017 Evraz received $759 million of net profit as opposed to $188 million of losses in 2016. According to the company statement, its consolidated EBITDA grew by 70.2% YoY, to $2.624 billion. Revenue increased by 40.4%, to $10.827 billion. “The board of directors, on the basis of strong financial conditions of the company and…

Russia: Evraz retains control over Sibuglemet

Evraz has won the VEB competition to manage Sibuglemet. According to the sources, the new management contract was concluded on “the same conditions” (Evraz has been managing the asset since 2015), but details were not disclosed. Sibuglemet capacity is 5 million tons of coking coal per year. Its reserves are estimated at 300 million tons.…

Russia: Evraz steel output up in 2017

In 2017 Evraz increased steel output by 3.8% YoY, to 14.033 million tons. According to the company statement, in Q4 2017 steel manufacture grew by 1.4% QoQ, to 3.546 million tons. Semi-finished products output increased by 6.5% YoY, to 5.519 million tons, while that of construction rolled metal dropped by 7.9%, to 3.139 million tons.…

Russia: Evraz to improve Abagurskaya Factory output

The Abagurskaya Processing Factory of Evrazruda has started the project to increase the milling site output. Four ball mills will be replaced with more efficient ones, and another mill will be added. Assembly work will end in summer 2018. Investments will total 140 million rubles. Modernization will increase the milling of the primary concentrate by…

Russia: Evraz accused of wheel price increase

The Federal Antimonopoly Service found out that in 2013-2015 Evraz set the profitability of 1058 mm wheel manufacture 4 times higher as that on the market. According to FAS, Evraz occupies the “dominating position on the Russian railroad wheels market” and has violated the law on competitiveness protection. In the past 5 years Evraz share…

Russia: Evraz commissions new long face at Alardinskaya mine

Evraz has put a new long face 3-38 in operation at its Alardinskaya mine.

The face reserves are some 2.8 million tons of coking coal.

The mining is carried out at the depth of 240 meters. Until December 2018 the miners intend to extract around 240 thousand tons of coal per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz steel output up in Q3 2017

In Q3 Evraz produced 3.506 million tons of steel, up by 5.9% QoQ. “The consolidated steel output grew, first of all, because of the completion of the scheduled repairs of the oxygen-converter shop at Evraz DMZ (Ukraine)”, the group noted. Semi-finished products output reached 3.121 million tons, up by 4.4% QoQ. In Q4 Evraz expects…

Russia: Evraz net profit up in H1 2017

In January-June Evraz increased net profit 12.3-fold YoY, to $86 million.

According to the company statement, its consolidated EBITDA grew 2-fold, to $1.152 billion, while consolidated revenue increased by 44.1%, to $5.1 billion.

Evraz’s net debt in H1 totaled $4.3 billion, down from $4.8 billion in late 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz steel output down in Q2 2017

U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, has cut its steel production by 9.5% QoQ, to 3.328 million tons in April-June, the company said in a statement on July 19.

In January-June, the steel output of Evraz rose by 4% YoY, to 7.007 million tons. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz reports hacker attack

Evraz has reported that its information system has been attacked by hackers.

“There was a malfunction in the net. The main manufacture is operating. There is no threat to the employees and the enterprises. The specialists are dealing with the situation”, the group said. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz sells Nakhodka port

Evraz has finalized the deal on selling 100% of Nakhodka sea trade port to its main shareholder Lanebrook Limited for $354.4 million. In May Evraz sold its Ukrainian Evraz Sukhaya Balka mine to Berklemond Investments Ltd. In March Evraz announced it was selling Yuzhkoks. And in 2015 it sold Dneprodzerzhinsk Coke Plant to Lanebrook Ltd.,…

Russia: Evraz suspected in dumping in USA

American pipe manufacturers suspect the Canadian company of the Russian Evraz in dumping. They have also said that the pipe imports from Canada threaten the national security. Pipe manufactures have called on the authorities to limit imports. American manufacturers are dissatisfied with the decision of Cheniere Energy to choose Evraz as the main supplier of…

Ukraine: Evraz claims not cooperating with DPR

Evraz-Ukraine says is does not cooperate with the companies on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories, nor does it supply metal there. The company notes that there are cases of illegal use of the Evraz brand without the corresponding consent. Earlier the Information Resistance group claimed that major Russian companies, including Evraz, were cooperating with the so-called Donetsk…