Russia: MMK to reconstruct oldest blast furnace

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works is reconstructing its oldest blast furnace No. 1, commissioned in 1932.

The project presupposes the reconstruction of the foundry yards of the BF1, the capacity of which is 1.25 million tons of pig iron per year, and the volume – 1370 cubic meters. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK starts constructing sinter factory

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works is finishing the preparatory works at the new sinter factory construction site: the builders are making foundation and assembling metal structures. In March they intend to start assembling the main machinery. Investments will total around 22 billion rubles. Construction started in December 2016. The first object of construction was the…

Russia: MMK starts modernizing section rolling mills

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has signed an investment contract with Italian company Danieli & Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. to modernize MMK’s rolled section workshop’s double-strand mill No. 170. The value of the contract for the supply of technical documentation, equipment, installation supervision services, and operational training amounts to EUR 5.5 million. The project is…

Russia: MMK modernizing bar rolling mill

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has concluded an investment contract with Danieli & Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. on the modernization of the 170 two-thread mill in the bar shop. The price of the contract is 5.5 million euros. The project is expected to be concluded in 2019. The project presupposes the modernization of the cooling rolling…

Russia: international audit confirms MMK’s environmental management quality

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has received a successful supervisory audit of its environmental management system by meeting the requirements of a new version of the international standard ISO 14001. Following the assessment, specialists representing the authoritative international certification body TÜV Nord Cert (Germany) confirmed that the system entirely met the requirements of the…

Russia: MMK recognized as leader in the National Ratings for Procurement Transparency

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) occupies the highest position among steel producers in the National Ratings of Procurement Transparency in 2017 in the “Private commercial buyers” category. The awards ceremony for the highest rated organizations took place at Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Moscow. Among the participants were representatives from state, regional,…

Russia: MMK recognized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment for its active environmental policy

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works was awarded by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment for its active environmental protection policy. Government experts awarded MMK top marks for its large-scale environmental projects this year. The awards ceremony took place on December 12 at the Ministry’s Federal Environmental Council in Moscow. MMK’s Director of Occupational…

Russia: MMK to pay dividends for Q3 2017

Shareholders of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works decided to pay dividends for the operation in Q3 in the amount of 1.111 rubles per ordinary share. The total amount is around $209 million, or 59% of the company funds. This corresponds to the dividend profit of 2.5%. The shareholders entitled to receive dividends will be…

Russia: MMK to get Gazprom gas

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has concluded a 10-year agreement with Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Kurgan for the delivery of gas. The volume of the deal is 40.4 billion rubles without VAT. The agreement is valid through December 31, 2027. At present the main volume of gas to MMK is provided by Novatek-Chelyabinsk. Thus, MMK is diversifying…

Russia: MMK confirms energy management system efficiency

MMK has successfully confirmed the correspondence of its energy management system to the ISO 50001. The certification was obtained in September 2016. According to the company statement, the supervisory audit has confirmed that since the certification the energy management system has been corresponding to the standard and no inconsistencies have been found. The auditors have…

Russia: MMK opens research center at Skolkovo

PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works and Foundation for development of the New Technologies Development and Commercialization Center at the Skolkovo Foundation have signed an agreement to establish the MMK Research Center at Skolkovo. The agreement was signed by MMK CEO Pavel Shilyaev and President of the Skolkovo Foundation Victor Vekselberg. MMK plans to invest…

Russia: MMK to pay dividends quarterly

The Board of Directors of PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works on October 16 approved a resolution to convene an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) with absentee voting, and approved the agenda for the EGM. Dividends on issued shares of PJSC MMK will be paid based on the results of the first nine months…

Russia: MMK best employer

MMK has been named the best Russian employer by Forbes. The company was one of the 4 Russian companies to enter top-500 of the World’s Best Employers rating, occupying the 214th position. “Retaining the leading positions on the world metal market and demonstrating the considerable industrial dynamics, MMK has among its priorities the social responsibility”,…

Russia: MMK output up in January-September 2017

In January-September MMK increased steel output by 1.9% YoY, to 9.569 million tons.

Pig iron manufacture grew by 3.1%, to 7.509 million tons.

Sales went up by 1.2%, to 8.759 million tons.

In 2016 MMK produced 12.5 million tons of steel, up by 2.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK Trading House increases sales

MMK Trading House LLC is expanding the sales of its sections for major construction projects. In August the company supplied profiled sheeting for the construction of the TMK scientific-technical center in Skolkovo, as well as delivered galvanized sheeting to a number of cattle-breeding projects under construction in the Central region. The volume of the delivery…

Russia: MMK to pay dividends for H1 2017

On September 29 MMK hosted an extraordinary meeting of its shareholders. By the majority of votes it was decided to pay dividends for the first half year in the amount of 0.869 rubles per ordinary share (some $164 million). This equals to 75% of the free fund flow of the company in H1, which exceeds…

Russia: MMK certifies rebars according to Belarus standards

MMK has finished certification of its rebars by the BelStandartCentr. This certification center carries out independent estimation of manufacture and product quality correspondence to Belarus standards and norms. As the result of the certification BelStandartCentr has confirmed the correspondence of MMK rebars to the TP 2009/13/BY “Buildings and structures, construction materials and wares. Safety”, as…

Russia: MMK to buy LMZ

MMK is preparing to purchase Lysva Iron and Steel Works. According to a source, the parties have signed preliminary documents and MMK has applied to the Federal Antimonopoly Service. The Service confirmed the receipt of the documents on August 17, but prolonged their reviewing to study the competition environment. MMK says it is regularly monitoring…