Metallurgy news

Metalloinvest Increases Iron Ore and Steel Outputs

In Q1, 2017 Metalloinvest produced 10.07Mt of iron ore, (+0.4% compared with the corresponding period of 2016:10.04Mt). Production of nodules grew 0.2% up to 5.98Mt compared with Q1 2016, while production of direct reduced iron dropped 0.6% to 1.47Mt. Pig iron production dropped 14.6% to 0.64Mt compared with Q1 2016. Steel melting in Q1 2017 increased 12.6% to 1.23Mt compared with January-March 2016. In Q1 2017 iron ore exports reached 2.79Mt (-1.4% compared with the corresponding period of ...
22 May 2017., 13:45   comment

TMK-INOX Extends Range of Electric-Welded Stainless Pipes

For the first time TMK-INOX produced a batch of electric-welded stainless (austenitic) steel pipes to be used under high pressure in aggressive environment requiring high corrosion-resistance, the company’s media office reports. Manufacture of new size-types of electric-welded stainless steel pipes along with the regular range is part of import substitutions program. TMK-INOX is one of the largest Russian producers of stainless steel pipes compliant with international standards. “Mastering production ...
22 May 2017., 13:40   comment

EVRAZ NTMK Ships Rails to Guinea

EVRAZ NTMK produced a batch of P50 rails, type OT350 for UC RUSAL to be used at Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia, a bauxites deposit in Guinea, the company’s media office reports. The steel rails will be used for repairing a railway connecting the deposit with Conakry sea port shipping bauxites and delivering materials. Africa is one of EVRAZ target regions for steel rails export. The company also supplies steel rails to Egypt and Algeria.
22 May 2017., 13:37   comment

Steel Structures Manufacturers to Exhibit Their Potential

SteelStructures’2017 , the 2d International Specialized Exhibition, a key event in the metal construction industry will be held on 5-8 June, hall 8.1, Expocentre Fairground, Moscow, Russia. Using steel structures and metal products in the construction industry is a promising and dynamic trend. In Q1 2017 steel structures output grew 15% as compared to the corresponding period last year. The exhibition will bring together more than 100 industry leaders, among them: • Steel structures manufacturers: ...
05 December 2017., 16:46   comment

EVRAZ Expands Sales Markets

EVRAZ dispatched a batch of nodules produced at Kachkanarsk Mining and Dressing Plant to US Steel Kosice, the biggest steel mill in Slovakia. The nodules fully meet the customer’s requirements in chemical composition and physical properties. The content of iron in the nodules is more than 60%; such high strength and solidity characteristics allow to produce high quality steels. The nodules by Kachkanarsk passed ANSERTEKO, Moscow tests. Besides Europe, EVRAZ also ships to Turkey and China. In ...
05 May 2017., 12:51   comment

NLMK Starts Manufacture of Polymer Coated Rolled Stock with Enhanced Decorative Properties

NLMK Group presented new type of product in the domestic market: multilayer polymer coated rolled stock. As compared to a normal coating, this type has an enhanced durability and an attractive habitus due to lacquer coating. The rolled products are to be used for facades, rooting and interior finishing. The production technology includes coating of the galvanized sheet with at least three layers. First the coil is pre-coated then coated with colored paint-and-lacquer coating followed by lacquer ...
05 May 2017., 12:50   comment

Severstal Masters High-Strength Steels Production

Severstal mastered production of DP600 high-strength duplex ferrite-martensite hot-rolled steel. This type of product is used for manufacture of vehicular strength members and wheel disks. The new steel grade is mastered on mill 2000, sheet-rolling plant № 2, Cherepovets Steel Mill (part of Severstal Russian Steel Division). The steel grade combines high-strength and plasticity as well as quick mechanical hardening and low yield tensile strength. All this allows the steel to be efficiently used ...
05 May 2017., 12:44   comment

Steel Producers to be Presented New Types of Equipment and Solutions

More than 100 Russian and international equipment suppliers and advanced solutions providers have already confirmed their participation in Metal-Expo’2017 (November 14-17, 2017, Moscow, Russia). Leading Russian equipment suppliers including Ormeto-YUMZ, EZTM, VNIIMETMASH, Tyazhpressmash as well as Metal-Expo regular exhibitor from the Ukraine NKMZ will present their expositions at Metal-Expo. All the companies are members of Metallurgmash, the International Union of Metallurgical Equipment Producers ...
05 February 2017., 14:07   comment

Metalloinvest builds high-tech facility at Ural Steel

At Ural Steel, part of Metalloinvest, the Roller Treatment Furnace #1 and Heat Treatment Machine #1 Сomplex is undergoing construction. Currently, design and surveying work is ongoing. 1.5 billion roubles have been invested in the project, which is planned to be completed in 2018. The project entails the installation of new high-performance equipment for Roller Treatment Furnace #1 and Heat Treatment Machine #1 in their sheet-rolling facility. The implementation of the project will enable the ...
20 April 2017., 12:00  

ChMK export project wins state support

Mechel reports that the Expert Council of Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry’s Industrial Development Fund approved a loan for Mechel’s Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK) to implement a project for production of rails, beams and other structural rolls meant for export. The project’s cost totals 1.52 billion rubles, including 300 million rubles to be loaned by the Industrial Development Fund. The project includes acquiring technological equipment in order to set up manufacturing of products ...
17 April 2017., 14:30  

Ormet plans to launch underground mine

Ormet (part of Russian Copper Company) continues the construction of an underground mine at the Dzhusinskoye deposit, Chelyabinsk region. Currently, the surface obejectes of the mine is being assembled, ore is mined at the prepared site as part of a pilot project for approbation of development systems, which should guarantee the safety of mining operations. Ormet develops Dzhusinskoye deposit since 2004 with an open-pit mine. New mine will enable to develop its resources with the underground ...
17 April 2017., 13:00  

Severstal remained hot metal output unchanged

Severstal has announced its operational results for Q1 2017. According to its press release, hot metal output remained largely unchanged, decreasing only 1% to 2.34 mln tonnes (Q4 2016: 2.36 mln tonnes) compared with the previous quarter. Crude steel production declined 2% to 2.86 mln tonnes (Q4 2016: 2.92 mln tonnes). Crude steel output at CherMK was impacted by planned maintenance works at converters #2 and #3. Consolidated steel product sales declined 9% q/q to 2.53 mln tonnes compared with ...
14 April 2017., 06:00  

MCSP renewed plant equipment

Mednogorsky copper sulfate plant (MCSP, enterprise of UMMC’s metallurgical division) purchased a new front end loader for about 6 mln. rubles. The loader will be used at the area of briquetting and feed preparation for copper smelter to supplement a similar loader which is said to have been efficiently used. - Our plant equipment includes many items which are used at the production site of the company and are involved in the process of blister copper production, - comments Head of Tansport Department ...
14 April 2017., 06:00  

Rusal acquires share of Skad

Rusal acquires share of the foundry and mechanical production facility Skad, which is a producer of aluminium alloy car wheels, located in Krasnoyarsk region. Under the terms of the transaction, Rusal will own a stake in the authorised capital of Skad and its founder, Idris Zakriev, will remain as Chief Executive Officer of the production facility. Skad produces alloy wheels for the Russian and overseas auto markets and, due to the growing consumer demand, Skad’s management decided to raise ...
13 April 2017., 16:05   comment

Uralelektromed to launch new cathode stripping machine

Specialists of Uralelektromed (part of UMMC) visited one of Outotec branches, located in Kil (Sweden), where they witnessed tests of the new cathode stripping machine. It will be installed in the second stage of Tankhouse being under construction. According to Mark Shuklin, deputy head of technical department of Uralelektromed, the new machine will be similar in its functionality to that of the first stage. It will wash, strip and sample cathodes for their chemical composition to be determined, ...
13 April 2017., 06:00  

Fitch affirmed Metalloinvest rating with a stable outlook

Metalloinvest has announced that Fitch Ratings (Fitch) confirmed the Company’s long-term issuer default rating at ‘BB’ with a Stable outlook. In accordance with Fitch’s opinion reflected in the published release, Metalloinvest demonstrated financial resilience at times of volatile global pricing in iron ore and steel products and consistently reduced its absolute level of debt over the past four years. Fitch’s analysts also noticed Metalloinvest's top-three pellet and leading merchant hot briquette ...
13 April 2017., 06:00  

Mechel develops cooperation with Baosteel Resources

Mechel reports that its cooperation agreement with Baosteel Resources which is part of China Baowu Steel, China’s largest steelmaking group, has been prolonged. Since April 2017 and until March 2018, Mechel will supply Baosteel Resources’ facilities with up to 960,000 tonnes of premium-grade coking coal mined in Southern Yakutia. Coal will be shipped via Mechel’s own Trade Port Posiet. The price will be determined on a monthly basis. “We have established trust-based, mutually beneficial ties ...
04 December 2017., 15:05  

Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant put into operation an anode straightening machine

Under the ambitious process reconstruction program being implemented at Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant (part of UMMC), the anode straightening machine has been put into operation at the zinc cellhouse. The cost of Canadian equipment amounted to as much as 1.2 mln euro. The major product of the Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant is Special High Grade zinc with 99. 995% zinc purity, produced by electrolysis. Electrolysis is a process by which electric current is passed through a zinc-bearing electrolyte in an electrolytic ...
04 December 2017., 06:00  

MMI to invest $98.3 mln in environmental programme

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group plans to complete 87 environmental initiatives in 2017 with total investments estimated at around 5.6 bln rubles ($98.3 mln) under its environmental programme. Environmental initiatives in 2017 will cover all of MMK Group’s production facilities and subsidiaries. An estimated 5.26 bln rubles will be invested in 69 initiatives at the Magnitogorsk facility, while the remaining 325 mln rubles will be directed to subsidiaries. There are several priority ...
04 November 2017., 12:00  

Zagorsk Pipe Plant’s pipes approved for use at Gazprom

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Denis Safin, Director General of Zagorsk Pipe Plant, took place in Moscow. It was noted that in March 2017 large-diameter pipes produced by Zagorsk Pipe Plant, namely electric-welded longitudinal steel pipes with a diameter of 1,020 to 1,422 mm, had been included in the register of pipe products approved for use at Gazprom’s facilities. The parties discussed the prospects for further cooperation on the ...
04 November 2017., 06:00