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  • 2012-02-27 10:12:10
    Alexey Mordashov joins discussion of Cherepovets development for period till 2022
    24 February 2012, Moscow – The Cherepovets Community Council, with the participation of Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of Vologda Region, and Alexey Mordashov, Chief Executive Officer of OAO Severstal, has reviewed a presentation on the town's development for the period till 2022. The ...
  • 2012-02-27 10:10:01
    Vtorchermet NLMK growth picks up steam
    In 2011 Vtorchermet NLMK set up 18 new scrap metal processing sites in various regions across Russia. The Company purchased 22 handling machines, 88 vehicles for process needs; it also assembled and commissioned 3 shearing presses. In 2011 Vtorchermet NLMK invested over RUR330 million ...
  • 2012-02-24 10:55:46
    RUSAL announces full year production results for 2011
    RUSAL, the world's largest aluminium producer, announces its key production data for 2011. Key highlights:  Total aluminium output amounted to 4,123 thousand tonnes in 2011, an increase of 1% as compared to that of 2010. Alumina output totalled 8,154 thousand tonnes in ...
  • 2012-02-24 10:52:35
    Evraz has issued ordinary shares
    EVRAZ announces that it has issued 869,469 new ordinary shares (the “New Shares”) to Mastercroft Finance Limited, a trustee of the EVRAZ plc Employee Share Trust, in consideration for 96,607 and two-thirds registered ordinary shares in Evraz Group S.A, which is now wholly-owned by ...
  • 2012-02-24 10:50:37
    Mechel reports resumption of work at Romanian plants
    Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that Ductil Steel Buzau and Mechel Campia Turzii plants, as well as smelting production at Ductil Steel Otelu Rosu, resumed their work. Ductil Steel Buzau, Mechel Campia Turzii and Ductil Steel Otelu Rosu, where ...
  • 2012-02-22 10:22:33
    NLMK prepares to launch new ladle furnace
    Novolipetsk (NLMK’s main production site in Lipetsk) has started hot tests at its new 2 mtpy ladle furnace (LF). Its operational features will allow expansion of the Company’s product mix by enabling production of high-quality steel for the automotive industry, construction, the ...
  • 2012-02-22 10:20:55
    Mechel launched chrome briquette production at Tikhvin Ferroalloy Plant
    Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports the launch of a chrome briquette producing workshop at Tikhvin Ferroalloy Plant, which is part of Mechel’s ferroalloys division. The launch of the workshop producing chrome briquettes out of concentrate of ...
  • 2012-02-21 10:07:48
    IZ-Kartex to deliver four excavators to Stoylenskiy mining plant
    IZ-Kartex part of OMZ Group, has signed a contract with OJSC Stoilensky mining plant for the manufacture of four excavators with various bucket capacity. In accordance with the contract the company will deliver one EKG-10 excavator, two EKG-8US excavators and one EKG-5U. Production of ...
  • 2012-02-21 10:05:29
    Severstal completed upgrade of Blast Furnace No.5 Air Heater at Cherepovets Steel Mill
    Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, announces that its Cherepovets Steel Mill, part of the Severstal Russian Steel Division and one of the world's largest standalone integrated steelworks by capacity, has completed an ...
  • 2012-02-20 10:09:46
    Mechel reports suspension of smelting at two Romanian plants due to weather
    Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that smelting production was temporarily halted at Mechel Targoviste and Ductil Steel Otelu Rosu plants due to problems with shipping in scrap because of severe weather conditions. Starting February 18, smelting ...
  • 2012-02-20 10:07:24
    Severstal North America receives Safety Award of the Steel Manufacturers Association
    Severstal North America announced a Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) safety award the company received for Zero Lost Time Accidents (LTA) at its Columbus, Mississippi facility. “Companies continue to create innovative methods to improve and implement safety procedures. Severstal ...
  • 2012-02-17 10:19:15
    Norilsk Nickel transport and logistics division performance in 2011
    MMC Norilsk Nickel sums up the results of its transport and logistics division operation in 2011. The transport and logistics department ensures forwarding of all Company’s cargo by water, railway, automotive, and aviation transport. In 2011, the total volume of cargo forwarded ...
  • 2012-02-17 10:17:43
    NLMK appoints new vice president for logistics
    NLMK, a world’s leading steel company, announces today an appointment of Mr Alexander Sapronov to the newly created position of Vice President for Logistics. This decision will improve the efficiency and operational flexibility of the Group’s management structure. In his new ...
  • 2012-02-17 10:14:09
    Mechel reports resumption of work at earlier suspended facilities at New-Olzherassk Mine
    Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that work at several facilities at New-Olzherassk mine was resumed fully after a temporary suspension. Administrative suspension of work at several facilities at New-Olzherassk mine was lifted today ahead of schedule ...
  • 2012-02-16 10:46:45
    RUSAL largest Aluminium Division to increase alloy production by 70%
    RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium producer, is pleased to announce its plans to increase alloy production in Aluminium Division East units by up to 70% by 2016. This is an increase from 1,130,000 tonnes to 1,930,000 tonnes. Investments in the project in 2012 will amount to USD 5 ...
  • 2012-02-16 10:41:31
    Ural Steel prepares to launch a new vacuum degasser
    Metalloinvest’s Ural Steel (the Plant) prepares to launch a new vacuum degasser. At present, the main equipment for the vacuum degasser is being delivered for installation in the Plant’s electric arc furnace shop. The commissioning of vacuum degasser will broaden the Plant’s ...
  • 2012-02-16 10:35:25
    Mechel reports suspension of two Romanian plants due to weather
    Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that work was temporarily halted at Mechel Campia Turzii and Ductil Steel Buzau plants due to problems with shipping in raw materials because of severe weather conditions. Over the past few days the two plants were ...
  • 2012-02-15 10:17:46
    Norilsk Nickel continues the development of its overseas operations
    Capetown, February 7, 2012 – MMC Norilsk Nickel’s delegation (the Company or the Group), headed by Roman Panov, the Director of Overseas Operations Department, took part in an international forum “Mining Indaba – 2012”, which is held annually in South Africa ...
  • 2012-02-15 10:16:29
    NLMK USA sets new records in production and quality
    NLMK’s plant at NLMK Indiana has ended 2011 setting 10 new production records. In the Melt Shop, a new annual tonnage record of 672,756 cast tons* produced with an average tap to tap time of 71.31 minute was achieved, +1.6% compared to 2010’s tonnage record. Capacities were ...
  • 2012-02-15 10:14:25
    Mechel closed books on placement of Bo-04 Series stock bonds at a sum of 5bn rubles
    Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces successful closure of the books for the placement of its BO-04 series bonds. The funds procured by the placement will be used to re-finance short-term debt facilities. On February 10, 2012 Mechel OAO closed the ...
  • 2012-02-14 10:37:41
    RUSAL to start recycling wastes at UAZ in 2014
    RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium producer, is pleased to announce the launch of a new alumina production waste recycling technology test run, which will result in the construction of a prototype facility at the Urals aluminium smelter (UAZ). The facility's recycling capacity is ...
  • 2012-02-14 10:31:21
    MMK wins award in “Best Russian Companies. Growth, Efficiency, Responsibility” competition
    MMK won first place in the nomination “Social programs for employees, supporting motherhood and childhood” in recognition of the Company’s achievements in the area of corporate social responsibility in 2011. The annual award, which is granted by the Russian Union of ...
  • 2012-02-13 12:25:03
    Norilsk Nickel continues implementation of its project in Chita
    Norilsk Nickel announces the start of design works on Bugdainskiy Mining and Concentration Plant (Bugdainskiy MCP). The contract with designing company was signed on December 9, 2011. On August 01, 2011, the Company sent an official request to seven leading designing and ...
  • 2012-02-13 12:23:00
    Severstal's environmental policy voted best amongst russian companies
    Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, has won the award for Environmentally Responsible Business organized by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The award was presented during Russian Business Week in ...
  • 2012-02-13 12:19:44
    Mechel reports suspension of work at Several facilities at New-Olzherassk Mine
    Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that work was temporarily halted at several facilities at New-Olzherassk mine which is part of Southern Kuzbass Coal Company. Following a check conducted by the Mezhdurechensk territorial branch of the Southern ...
  • 2012-02-03 10:23:43
    RF Supreme Commercial Court and Constitutional Court Support NLMK
    The Constitutional Court and the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation have supported NLMK’s position regarding the unlawfulness of the award issued by the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) of the Russian ...
  • 2012-02-03 10:20:58
    Cherepovets Steel Mill increased strip deliveries to Russian pipe makers in 2011 by 5%
    Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, announces that its Cherepovets Steel Mill, part of the Severstal Russian Steel Division and one of the world's largest standalone integrated steelworks by capacity, increased deliveries ...
  • 2012-02-03 10:03:00
    RUSAL to increase its stake in Yaroslavsk GRK to 100%
    RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium producer, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 50% of OOO “Yaroslavsk GRK” (Yaroslavsk Mining Company) from Russian Mining Company (RGRK). Following completion of the deal, Yaroslavsk GRK will be 100% ...
  • 2012-02-02 10:01:49
    TMK makes first shipment of vacuum insulated tubing to Gazprom
    TMK, one of the world’s leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, becomes the first manufacturer in Russia to produce vacuum insulated tubing (VIT). The company has now made its first shipment of VIT to Gazprom for the use in the Bovanenkovskoye gas condensate ...
  • 2012-02-02 10:01:00
    Lipetsk main site summarizes the results of its environmental project implementation
    In 2011 the main production site in Lipetsk of NLMK allocated approximately RUR 4 billion on environmental protection projects. To date, around 100 environmental projects aimed at revamping and upgrading process equipment and operations have been completed. Despite reporting a 5% ...
  • 2012-02-01 10:12:50
    Afferro Mining Inc. approves sale of 38.5% stake in Putu Iron Ore Project in Liberia to Severstal
    OAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, announces that the shareholders of Afferro Mining Inc. have today approved the sale of its 38.5% interest in the Putu iron ore project in Liberia to Lybica Holding B.V., the ...
  • 2012-02-01 10:01:00
    Users and importers of steel products from 60 world countries visited Metal-Expo'2011
    Metal-Expo Management has published Metal-Expo’2011 visitors’ outlook provided by an independent specialized company. According to the outlook representatives of 61 countries of the total of some 250 world countries visited Metal-Expo’2011. Russia accounts for the ...
  • 2012-01-31 10:16:44
    NLMK trading update for Q4 2011
    NLMK Group’s steel production in Q4 2011 amounted to 3.2 million tonnes (+9.6% quarter-on-quarter). The Group’s steelmaking facilities were running at about 91% (97% at the Lipetsk production site; 56% at the Long Products Division; and 74% at NLMK’s international divisions, ...
  • 2012-01-31 10:02:00
    Metal-Expo’2012: November is on the doorstep
    Right after the end of the New Year and Christmas holidays Metal-Expo Management began arranging exposition of Metal-Expo’2012 International Industrial Exhibition . Metal-Expo Management expects more than 700 companies from 35 countries to participate this year. Already in ...
  • 2012-01-30 10:21:36
    OMZ signs a contract on delivery of oil processing equipment to Novokuybishevskiy refinery
    OMZ concluded a contract to supply equipment for Novokuybishevskiy oil refinery, which enters Rosneft. In the framework of the contract Izhorskie Zavody, part of OMZ Group, will produce heavy reactor equipment for combined plant, which is under construction at refinery Novokuibyshevskiy ...
  • 2012-01-30 10:18:41
    Moody's upgrades EVRAZ to Ba3, stable outlook
    EVRAZ welcome the upgrade by Moody's Investors Service of Evraz Group S.A.’s corporate family rating (CFR) to Ba3 from B1. The outlook of the rating was changed to stable from positive. Concurrently, the senior unsecured rating of Evraz Group's notes was upgraded to B1 from B2. ...
  • 2012-01-27 11:17:09
    Samara region and Renova sign agreement for modernizing Kurumoch Airport
    As reported on Renova official website the government of the Samara Region and the Renova Group have signed an investment agreement for reconstructing and modernizing the Kurumoch Airport in Samara, an Interfax correspondent at the signing ceremony reported. Samara Governor Vladimir ...
  • 2012-01-27 10:39:27
    OMZ-Special Steels completes installation a of vertical heat-treatment furnace
    OMZ-Spesial Steels, part of OMZ Group, has completed construction of the new heat-treatment furnace. The new shaft electric furnace of the vertical type is used for heating by normalizing, hardening and drawing of workpieces of turbo-generator rotors of steam turbines, propeller shafts ...
  • 2012-01-26 10:28:45
    TMK announces 4Q and full-year 2011 production results and trading update
    The following contains forward looking statements concerning future events. These forward looking statements are based on current information and assumptions of TMK management concerning known and unknown risks and uncertainties. OAO TMK (“TMK” or “the Company”), ...
  • 2012-01-26 10:26:56
    IZ-KARTEX delivers its 500th excavator EKG-10
    IZ-KARTEX plant, part of OMZ Group, delivered its 500th excavator EKG-10. EKG-10s operating weight is 400 tons, bucket capacity is 10 cubic meters. This is the most popular model of excavators, produced by IZ-KARTEX. The share of EKG-10 in the total number of excavators produced in ...
  • 2012-01-25 10:50:24
    MMK appoints Deputy CEO on Finance and Econimics
    According to the Order of MMK CEO Boris Dubrovsky, Alexander Andrianov was appointed Deputy CEO on Finance and Economics (CFO). Andrianov, born 1966, is a graduate of Leningrad State Technical University (1992) and Moscow State Academy of Management (1995). In 2003 he got a diploma from ...
  • 2012-01-25 10:13:25
    Mechel reports 2011 operational results
    Production and sales for 2011 Production: Product name 201 1, thousand tonnes 2010, thousand tonnes ...
  • 2012-01-24 12:09:26
    Izhora Pipe Mill produces record 500 thousand tones of large-diameter pipes for oil and gas projects in 2011
    OAO Severstal (‘Severstal’ or the ‘Company’), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, announces that its pipe production unit, the Izhora Pipe Mill (IPM), which specializes in the manufacture of large diameter ...
  • 2012-01-24 12:03:59
    NLMK’s Long Steel Division re-launches Electric Arc Furnace N1
    NLMK reports that NSMMZ, its Urals based Long Steel Division steelmaking facility has successfully re-launched the second 1.1 mtpy Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) at its Revda steelmaking facility, following repairs to a transformer at the plant since mid 2011. The equipment has passed all ...
  • 2012-01-23 10:03:00
    RUSAL installed unique equipment at Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter to broaden range of alloys
    RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium producer, announces the development and launch of a unique magnetic hydrodynamic mixer which will enable the Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter’s cast house to extend its alloy product range. The cost of the new equipment amounts to USD 2 million. ...
  • 2012-01-23 10:01:00
    OMK became the only Russian company to confirm readiness to supply big diameter pipes for South Stream Project
    Recently OMK has been certified in accordance to DNV standards for this new international project. The certificate of conformity was issued based on results of tests on an experimental batch of pipes. The range of pipes: 813х39.0mm, SAWL 450SD, 813х37.4mm SAWL 485 SD according to DNV-OS-F101. ...
  • 2012-01-20 11:04:10
    Arinoy continues developing stainless tubes production
    Arinoy Group continues developing welded stainless tubes production facilities. In his interview to Metal Supply & Sales, M. Khoruzhy, Sales Director said that the sixth mill for the production of tubes of 6-22mm in dia. and wall thickness 0,4-2 mm and a hollow sections polishing line had ...
  • 2012-01-20 10:01:00
    Norilsk Nickel develops own cobalt production
    Norilsk Nickel began to implement own cobalt production line construction project. As the result the Company shall create the only Russian industrial production line of highest grade cobalt electrolyte, world class high quality product. At the moment, the main cobalt product of Cobalt ...
  • 2012-01-19 10:18:09
    Expert RA rating agency gives OMZ the A level “high level of credit status”
    Expert RA rating agency confirmed credit status of ОАО OMZ at Level A (high level of credit status). Among the factors that had a positive effect on the rating, agency analysts attributed the growth of OMZ capital 46% during the period from December 31, 2008 to June 30, 2011, and the ...
  • 2012-01-19 10:16:05
    Severstal North America launches 2nd hot dip galvanizing line and completes phase 2 expansion at Columbus plant
    Severstal North America, one of the largest US-based steel producers and a wholly-owned subsidiary of OAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, announced the launch of its new, second Hot Dip Galvanizing Line (HDGL2) in Columbus, Miss. ...
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