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  • 2009-09-23 14:10:21
    RUSAL commissions first complex of new casthouse at Irkutsk Aluminium Smelter
    RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium and alumina producer, announces commissioning of the first start-up complex of new Casthouse 3 at its Irkutsk aluminium smelter (IrkAZ). The company invested approximately USD 50 million in the expansion of IrkAZ casting facility and commissioning of ...
  • 2009-09-23 10:47:15
    Zlatoust Metallurgical Works to increase output
    Production program of Zlatoust Metallurgical Works includes increasing output to 21 thd tons in September 2009. Since the beginning of the month the works has produced 10 thd tons of steel products, and 8.8 thd tons have already been dispatched. 6.3 thd workers are involved in the main ...
  • 2009-09-22 10:43:25
    Mechel announces new appointments
    Mechel OAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces the appointment of new Managing Director at Korshunov Mining Plant OAO, which is a part of the company’s subholding structure Mechel Mining. Boris Sedelnikov (51) has been appointed Managing Director of ...
  • 2009-09-21 10:43:03
    Severstal closed book for RUB 15 billion Bonds issue 3.7 times oversubscribed
    he total book exceeded RUB55 billion and closed more than 3.7 times oversubscribed. Severstal RUB 15 billion Bonds issue series BO-01 with 3-year maturity and 2-year put option was admitted to trading on August 31, 2009, identification number 4B02-01-00143-A. The coupon is paid semi-annually. ...
  • 2009-09-21 10:38:00
    Norilsk Nickel to expand its river fleet
    The tug boat built for OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (MMC Norilsk Nickel or the Company) was commissioned in the town of Bor (Nizhny Novgorod region) and the Russian flag was raised on the river tug today. Portovy-1 river tug is the first new generation river tug to be used on domestic waterways of ...
  • 2009-09-18 10:35:29
    NLMK to issue bonds
    Novolipetsk Steel, a leading Russian steel company, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors approved a decision to launch its bond program. The total value of the bond program that will be traded on the Russian debt market is RUR50 billion. More detailed information regarding ...
  • 2009-09-18 10:29:57
    OMZ's IZ-CARTEX completes manufacturing of new EKG-12K Shovel
    OMZ (Uralmash-Izhora Group), a leading heavy machinery company with assets located in Russia and the Czech Republic, announced today that its IZ-KARTEX company has completed production of the first EKG-12K mining shovel. In September 2009 the shovel will be shipped to the customer, Olenegorsk ...
  • 2009-09-17 11:16:48
    Long products market participants to meet in Revyakino, the Tula Region
    More than 70 heads and professionals of long products supplying companies, companies specializing in supplies of construction sites with metal and steel products, and manufacturers of rebar steel products are meeting today at Revyakino Metal-Rolling Plant to discuss the state of things in the ...
  • 2009-09-16 17:51:55
    Sredneuralsky Copper Smelter continues modernization of its facilities
    Despite difficult economic situation in the Russian market Sredneuralsky Copper Smelter continues modernization of its facilities reports a local newspaper. The modernization of the enterprise has mainly focused on the chemical plant creating new jobs. “Despite the economic recession, ...
  • 2009-09-16 10:54:33
    NLMK resumes transformer steel production in Lipetsk
    NLMK is pleased to announce that it has restarted its transformer steel production shop in Lipetsk, which was stopped last April due to a slow-down in electrical steel sales on the international markets. The decision to resume transformer steel production in Lipetsk was taken due to improvement ...
  • 2009-09-15 10:55:55
    Rusal enterprises to increase railway transportation
    In January – August 2009 Russian Rusal enterprises increased railway transportation of aluminium by 17.9% as compared to the corresponding period of the last year, RZD-Partner reports. According to Russian Railways official statistics, in January – August 2009 Rusal enterprises ...
  • 2009-09-14 10:27:21
    Mechel announces commissioning new equipment at Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant
    Mechel OAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces commissioning of the new production line for cold-deformed reinforcement wire held today at its Beloretsk Metallurgical plant (BMP) subsidiary. The new production line for cold-deformed reinforcement wire ...
  • 2009-09-11 10:24:17
    RUSAL announces completion of extensive modernisation programme at Krasnoyarsk smelter
    RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium and alumina producer, announces the completion of its five-year environmental modernisation programme of the Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter (KrAZ). The сompany invested over USD 300 mln in the programme. Earlier today, KrAZ commissioned a new gas ...
  • 2009-09-10 10:50:58
    Evraz to make block listing application
    On September 9, 2009 Evraz Group S.A.made a block listing application for the admission of up to 93,399,999 GDRs to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the regulated market of the London Stock Exchange. Each GDR represents one third of an ordinary share in the ...
  • 2009-09-10 10:40:25
    Norilsk Nickel fleet commenced direct cargo transportations to European ports
    The Arctic fleet of OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (hereinafter – MMC Norilsk Nickel or the Company) consisting of five ice-reinforced Arctic vessels has commenced direct cargo transportation from the Dudinka port to the ports of Europe (Hamburg and Rotterdam). Earlier, the exported metal ...
  • 2009-09-09 10:02:00
    All types of equipment for metalworking and steel service centers to be presented at Metal-Expo’2009
    Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment for metalworking and steel service centers actively apply for participation in Metal-Expo’2009 in Moscow. For example, MEP (Italy), a machine-tool company will present their Format 12, an automatic stirrup bending machine offering it on special ...
  • 2009-09-08 13:20:30
    October: time to start the sales engine!
    Metal Supply & Sales, General Information Partner of Metal-Expo’2009, 15th International Industrial Exhibition is making a special offer to all its exhibitors. The publication offers its partners to publish in the October issue materials about the range of products, technologies and ...
  • 2009-09-08 11:17:09
    Tatpof to master manufacture of thin-wall shapes
    Tatprof has announced mastering of thin-wall shapes with wall thickness reaching 0.6mm manufacture as part of thin-wall shaped extrusion program. Reducing of wall thickness was demanded by the market. As a result, the company extended its presence in the furniture shapes, interior design, shop ...
  • 2009-09-08 10:01:00
    Daniel Harris appointed President of Stratcor
    Evraz Group ("Evraz") announced an appointment of Mr. Daniel C. Harris as President of Strategic Minerals Corporation (Stratcor), Evraz’s vanadium subsidiary operating in the US and South Africa. Following the retirement of the current Stratcor President Hein Enslin, Daniel ...
  • 2009-09-07 10:55:52
    OMZ's Izhorskiye Zavody manufactures first hydrotreater for LUKoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez
    OMZ (Uralmash-Izhora Group), a leading heavy machinery company with assets located in Russia and the Czech Republic, announced today that its Izhorskiye Zavody unit has completed production of the first 3R-2001 vacuum gas oil hydrotreater for modernization of the Kstovo refinery owned by ...
  • 2009-09-07 10:01:00
    TMK GF premium connection successfully tested at VNIIGaz
    TMK, a global leader in the manufacturing of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, announced today that its TMK GF premium connection was successfully tested at VNIIGaz. Gazprom’s Scientific-Research Institute of Natural Gases and Gas Technologies (VNIIGAZ) carried out a series ...
  • 2009-09-04 10:55:19
    Expert RA Rating Agency to assign credit rating to OMZ
    Expert RA Rating Agency has assigned A Credit Rating to OMZ OJSC (Uralmash-Izhora Group). The A level means High Level of Creditworthiness. The agency's experts refer to a high probability of support of the company by Gazprombank, OMZ's owner, as to a factor which contributed to the rating ...
  • 2009-09-03 12:33:05
    Realit increases output by 30%
    Crisis management measures taken at Realit have turned out to be efficient. Last month’s production plan has been fully fulfilled even exceeded on some points. Growth in aluminium profiles output has reached 30%, while increase in dispatched products volume has reached 34%. All this has ...
  • 2009-09-02 11:55:32
    Evraz announces 2009 interim results
    Evraz Group S.A. today announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2009. 1H 2009 Highlights: Financials: * Revenue US$4,639 million * Consolidated adjusted EBITDA US$468 million∗ * Net loss US$999 million, negatively impacted by US$833 million due ...
  • 2009-09-02 11:27:49
    Bogatyr resumes operations
    After a temporary shutdown of mining operations, TOO Bogatyr Komir, a joint venture of RUSAL and the Kazakhstan state-owned holding Samruk-Energo, fully resumed extraction and delivery of coal to power plants in Kazakhstan and Russia on 30 June 2009. In June, Bogatyr miners completed scheduled ...
  • 2009-09-01 11:45:58
    Stupino Metallurgical Company puts new cutting line into operation
    Stupino Metallurgical Company has put into operation a long-cut aluminium alloys lagging sheets cutting line as part of the RusSpetsStal investment program aimed at modernization of production facilities and extending of its high tech products range. Launching of this production is one of the ...
  • 2009-09-01 10:46:48
    NLMK discontinued discharge of industrial effluents
    Novolipetsk Steel has discontinued the discharge of industrial effluents into the Voronezh river, whilst decreasing consumption of river water by 3 times. This was achieved through the completion of a large-scale refurbishment of the process water supply system and the introduction of a new ...
  • 2009-08-31 10:00:00
    Metal-Expo to register with Wikipedia
    A page of Metal-Expo’2009, 15th International Industrial Exhibition has recently been pasted on Wikipedia, a global free encyclopedia. The contents of the page includes description of 15 main sections of the exhibition, program of events as well as the role of the event in the Russian ...
  • 2009-08-28 11:13:18
    RUSAL and RusHydro Agree on Major Issues on Launching Boguchanskaya HPP Ahead of Schedule
    Moscow, 27 August 2009 – RUSAL and RusHydro, the partners in the BEMO project, held an extended meeting to discuss the launching of the Boguchanskaya HPP, part of the BEMO project, ahead of schedule. In particular, the parties agreed to hold a tender in September for construction and ...
  • 2009-08-28 11:09:44
    Metal cord production to be launched in the Lipetsk Region
    Projects on setting up facilities for high conversion steel products manufacture are carried out in Special Economic Zone Lipetsk. At a press conference Oleg Korolyov, Governor of the Lipetsk region, said that despite a difficult economic situation in the Russian market, no investor had left ...
  • 2009-08-27 10:54:17
    Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant Reports Production Results for the H1 2009
    Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant (LSE: CHZN, RTS: CHZN, MICEX: CHZN), Russia’s largest producer of zinc and zinc alloys, announces its production results for the first half of 2009. January through June, 2009, Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant (CZP) produced 51,686 tonnes of salable SHG zinc and zinc based ...
  • 2009-08-27 09:16:45
    OMZ Special Steels Certified by Germanischer Lloyd
    MOSCOW - OMZ (Uralmash-Izhora Group) (RTS: OMZZ; LSE: OMZD; OTC: UHMVY), a leading heavy machinery company with assets located in Russia and the Czech Republic, announced that its OMZ Special Steels company has successfully passed a certification of its steel forgings designed for shipbuilding. ...
  • 2009-08-26 13:42:39
    VSMPO-AVISMA at Aeroshow MAKS-2009, Moscow
    VSMPO-AVISMA work started at the Aeroshow MAKS-2009 and was famous of VIP-persons visits. The first one approaching the booth, which was decorated with a big poster «Russian Titanium in the world-wide aviation», was Sergey Chemezov, Director General of the State Corporation ...
  • 2009-08-26 13:33:12
    Metallurgic Plant Named after A.K.Serov Receives Certification According to ISO/TS 16949:2002
    Following the results of re-certification audit JSC “Metallurgic plant named after A.K. Serov” (an enterprise of the ferrous division of UMMC) has received an international certification according to the Standard ISO-TS 16949:2002 with the period of validity till 2012. Positive ...
  • 2009-08-26 12:53:04
    Mechel Announces Establishing Its Representative Office In the Republic of Korea
    Currently Mechel’s representative office in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) is the first Russian corporate representative office in the mining and metals industry in the country. Other large Russian companies having permanent representative offices in South Korea are Russian ...
  • 2009-08-25 11:28:00
    Representatives of VTB Bank are in Metalloinvest Board of Directors
    A new Board of Directors was elected on the 11th of August 2009 in accordance with the decision of the Metalloinvest Management Company. Joining the Board for the first time are Aladyshev Kirill Yurievich and Musatov Andrey Igorevich. Commenting on the new Board of Directors, Farhad Moshiri, ...
  • 2009-08-24 10:27:03
    Metallurgic plant named after A.K.Serov has received a certification according to the standard ISO/TS 16949:2002
    Following the results of re-certification audit JSC “Metallurgic plant named after A.K. Serov” has received an international certification according to the Standard ISO-TS 16949:2002 with the period of validity till 2012. Positive auditors’ estimate of the plant was given by ...
  • 2009-08-21 13:27:26
    OMZ Special Steels Certified by Bureau Veritas
    OMZ (Uralmash-Izhora Group) announced that its OMZ Special Steels company has successfully passed a certification of its steel forgings designed for shipbuilding and marine engineering. The certification procedure was conducted by the Bureau Veritas (BV), a French classification organization. ...
  • 2009-08-21 01:30:24
    NLMK implements environmental protection project in steelmaking
    Novolipetsk Steel has begun work on the next stage of the reconstruction of the gas exhaust ducts of its BOFs system, which is aimed at enhancing the reliability of the lines and reducing their environmental impact.   The implementation of this project at the main Lipetsk site will ...
  • 2009-08-20 11:25:50
    Fill out the Form to Receive the Visitor Badge Now!
    This year some 30 thousand professionals are expected to visit Metal-Expo’2009 on November 10-13 to get information, exchange opinions, understand trends in the market, and to make plans for the future. Though the Organizer of the exhibition does its best to improve the visitor service ...
  • 2009-08-20 01:29:52
    Gubakha Coke and Vyksa Steel Works report its operating results for July 2009
    Gubakha Coke (Perm Territory), part of United Metallurgical Company (OMK), has reported its operating results for July 2009. In July, Gubakha Coke achieved bulk coke production of 28.2 thousand tn and processed 4.1 thousand tn of coal pitch. The customers' orders were fulfilled 100%. As ...
  • 2009-08-19 14:51:18
    RUSAL CEO takes part in emergency meeting of the RF ministry of energy on the situation at Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP
    Oleg Deripaska, CEO of RUSAL, has taken part in a meeting held by the Minister of Energy Sergey Shmatko. The meeting was also attended by the Minister for Emergency Situation Sergey Shoygu and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RusHydro Vyacheslav Sinyugin.  The meeting was held to ...
  • 2009-08-19 12:23:42
    TMK Ships Premium Connections to TNK-BP
    TMK announced that it began shipments of premium threaded casing pipe to TNK-BP. The shipments are carried out by TMK Premium Service within the framework of a global cooperation agreement between TMK and TNK-BP. Before the end of August, TMK Premium Service will ship 1.3 thousand tn of 168.3 ...
  • 2009-08-18 14:59:29
    MMK starts production at its Sosnovsky iron ore deposit
    In October 2003 MMK obtained a license to develop the Sosnovsky iron ore deposit situated in Chelyabinsk region 360 km away from MMK production site. In February 2007 MMK acquired 51% of the iron ore producing company OOO Bakalskoe Rudoupravlenie (OOO BRU). In September 2007 the license to ...
  • 2009-08-17 14:14:43
    VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation summed up the results of work in the 1st half of 2009
    VSMPO-Avisma Sales proceeds in the 1st half of 2009 was 12.8 bln roubles. AS compared to similar index for 2008 decrease totaled 14,2%. The main cause of sales proceeds decrease was lowering of sales volume in natural units, conditioned by the effect of the world-wide financial crisis. Net ...
  • 2009-08-17 12:41:41
    Evraz issues new shares completing bond and equity offerings
    Evraz Group S.A. ("Evraz") in connection with its offering of 7.25% convertible bonds ("Bonds") due 2014 and global depositary receipts (“GDRs”) listed on the London Stock Exchange announced previously on July 8, 2009, on August 13 announced the issue of ...
  • 2009-08-17 11:31:04
    Oskol electrometallurgical plant successfully passed recertification ecological audit
    The second recertification ecological audit is successfully completed at OEMK. Certification bureau “Veritas” experts mentioned a positive experience of internal audit and implementation of the waste calculation system based on R/3 program solution. Environmental Management System ...
  • 2009-08-11 14:32:03
    Conference on Non-Ferrous Metals to be Held in Moscow
    Metal Supply & Sales Specialized Magazine, General Information Partner of Metal-Expo exhibitions is in the middle of organizing Russian Non-Ferrous Metals Market, 2d International Conference. The conference will gather together heads and specialists of non-ferrous metals processing ...
  • 2009-07-27 17:29:05
    Around the World in Four Days
    Manufacturers of metal and steel products, equipment for steel industry and metal working, steel service centers and warehouses, as well as mining industry from almost all the continents will present their products, latest developments, and share their know-how during the four days of ...
  • 2009-07-23 16:03:03
    Mechel continues implementing its social programs
    Mechel announces that it continues implementing its social programs at all of its subsidiaries. The programs are aimed at providing support to Mechel’s employees’ families, to the youth and elderly generation. In spite of the world financial and economic crisis, all of ...