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  • 2015-04-15 06:01:59
    Группа ЛСР осваивает выпуск дорожных ограждений
    Группа ЛСР наладила производство железобетонных дорожных разделительных ограждений. Изделия предназначены для установки в качестве защитного барьерного ограждения в центральной полосе и на обочинах автомобильных дорог общего пользования. При разработке технической документации, ...
  • 2015-04-15 06:01:45
    Stoilensky beneficiation plant increases productivity
    NLMK Group has begun implementation of HPGR technology at its iron ore beneficiation plant at Stoilensky, an open pit iron ore mine. Implementation of this technology, which is new for Russia, enables a 10% increase in the production capacity of each modernized section of the plant. ...
  • 2015-04-14 12:14:30
    Severestal grew steel oitput in the first quarter of 2015
    Today Severstal announced itss operational results for Q1 2015. According to its press release, crude steel production increased 2% q/q to 2.96 mln tonnes (Q4 2014: 2.89 million tons) with the prior quarter impacted by scheduled maintenance at one of the BOFs. Lower hot metal production ...
  • 2015-04-13 14:17:09
    Vyksa Steel Works increased tubes production
    In January-March 2015, Vyksa Steel Works (part of United Metallurgical Company, OMK) has produced over 520,000 tons of steel tubes, a increase 43% compared to the same period of 2014. «Tube production increased due to expand their deliveries to OMKs strategic partners, ...
  • 2015-04-13 06:08:48
    Rusal opened Russia’s deepest mine
    Rusal launched of the first start-up complex at the Cheremoukhovskaya-Gloubokaya mine in the North Urals Bauxite Mine (SUBR). Cheremoukhovskaya-Gloubokaya becomes Russia’s deepest mine, with a depth of 1,550 meters, and ranks among the top five deepest mines in the world. Total ...
  • 2015-04-06 06:09:57
    Severstal expend cooperation with United Wagon Company
    Severstal and Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, an subsidiary of United Wagon Company, signed an agreement about the supply of flat rolled steel for the period from March to December of this year. According to the agreement Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant will receive about ...
  • 2015-04-03 11:30:39
    Rusal introduced Clean Soderberg at IrkAZ
    UC Rusal announced the launch of the Clean Soderberg project at its Irkutsk aluminium smelter (IrkAZ). According to the project, the smelter’s potlines 1, 3 and 4 will be converted to the Clean Soderberg technology (IrkAZ has four operational potlines, numbers 1, 3, 4 and 5. ...
  • 2015-04-03 06:19:17
    Mechel Group extended credit lines granted of Raiffeisenbank
    Mechel Group reported extending maturity of credit lines granted by Raiffeisenbank, totaling $30 million. Mechel’s subsidiary Yakutugol signed an agreement with Raiffeisenbank for extending the maturity of active credit lines totaling $30 million until February 2016. ...
  • 2015-04-02 06:06:28
    MMK beсame a steel supplier for Ford in Russia
    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has been named as a steel supplier for Ford cars produced in Russia. MMK is successfully completing the acceptance process for its steel plate with Ford Sollers Holding, Ford carmaker in Russia, and is increasing supplies of automotive sheet to the ...
  • 2015-03-30 16:00:17
    EVRAZ completed Alardinskaya Mine Investment Project
    EVRAZ started production at the first longwall face (#3-40) of the Eastern Block at the Alardinskaya mine, Yuzhkuzbassugol. The total investments into the project exceed RUB 1 bln. The commercial reserves of the new face stand at about three million tonnes of coal. The company plans to ...
  • 2015-03-26 06:07:51
    Amur Minerals can invest over $1 billion in Kun-Manie deposit
    Amur Minerals Corporation is ready to invest 60 billion rubles (over $1 billion) in the development of the Kun-Manie copper-nickel deposit, the governor of the Amur region Oleg Kozhemyako said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Kun-Manie deposit resources ...
  • 2015-03-25 06:58:57
    MMK records a successful year for production plants
    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has reported that a number of its production facilities and plants set local records in 2014, demonstrating their best performance in recent history. The blast-furnace plant achieved record production of cast iron in its eight blast ...
  • 2015-03-23 06:00:27
    NLMK Kaluga produced 1 mln tons of rolled steel
    NLMK Kaluga, the next-generation EAF mini-mill (part of NLMK Group’s Long Products Division), that manufactures long products and sections for the construction industry, has produced its millionth tonne of rolled steel. NLMK Kaluga mini-mill was launched in July 2013 in the ...
  • 2015-03-19 06:21:14
    MMK commissions blast furnace following modernisation
    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has completed technical upgrades to blast furnace №8. Currently, the blast furnace is gradually reaching its operational performance level. The total investment into the blast furnace modernisation amounts to approximately RUB 2 billion. ...
  • 2015-03-16 05:53:47
    Severstal to supply tubes for Power of Siberia
    Severstal has won a tender to supply about 160,000 tons of large diameter pipes for for Gazprom's major gas transmission project Power of Siberia. The pipes are to be manufactured by the Izhora Pipe Mill (IPM), a part of Severstal’s Russian Steel division. Construction of ...
  • 2015-03-12 17:33:41
    UAZ plans to expand alumina output
    Urals Aluminum Plant (UAZ, a subsidiary of Rusal) will modernize its alumina capacities, that allows to grow production to 900,000 tons of alumina per year, UAZ's CEO Victor Kozhevnikov said at a meeting with Mikhail Astakhov, major of Kamensk-Ural town, Sverdlovsk area. According ...
  • 2015-03-12 14:23:57
    NLMK increases use of secondary energy sources
    NLMK Group has begun hot testing of a new ‘green energy’ top-pressure recovery turbine (TRT) facility at its Lipetsk production site. Another turbine is under construction in parallel, with launch scheduled for 2016. TRT’s are used to generate energy through the ...
  • 2015-03-11 10:04:15
    CRS of OMK started superfine rolled sheet production
    Casting and Rolling Complex (CRC, an affiliate of OMK) has manufactured its first batch of 1mm thick hot-rolled sheets. The trial rolled sheets, which are 1195 mm wide and 1 mm thin, were produced as part of the new product program. Tests showed that the rolled sheets fully ...
  • 2015-03-10 13:37:25
    NLMK use a new logistic model
    NLMK Group reduced costs by more than 80 million rubles in 2014 through a new logistic model for electrical steel produced at the Novolipetsk site and at VIZ-Steel (the Urals). Previously, goods were shipped from the plant by road or railway to a container terminal; where they were ...
  • 2015-03-04 15:39:18
    MMK’s hot-rolled products Mill 2000 sets all-time monthly record
    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK or the Company) produced over 526,000 tons of metal at its hot-rolled products Mill 2000 in January 2015 – an all-time record for monthly output since the Mill opened in 1994. The previous monthly record of over 520,000 tonnes was set in October ...
  • 2015-03-03 06:01:50
    EVRAZ starts railroad wheel deliveries to Turkey
    EVRAZ NTMK completed production of a batch of wheels for freight railcars under the contract with the Turkish State Railways (TCDD). Two thousand wheels of the newly launched BA 002 type (920 mm in diameter, made of the ER7 steel grade) will be shipped by the end of March. ...
  • 2015-03-02 06:06:38
    NLMK to increase pig iron capacity
    NLMK Group has a scheduled overhaul of Blast Furnace No.5 at its main Novolipetsk production site in Lipetsk. As a result, the average capacity of the furnace will increase from 6,000 tonnes per day to its design capacity of 8,000 tonnes per day. Overhaul of the BF will not ...
  • 2015-02-26 15:42:46
    MMK increases steel shipments to shipbuilders
    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK or the Company) supplied 78,000 tons of metal products to shipbuilders in 2014, which represents a 37.2% growth y-o-y. MMK has a successful and long-standing track record with the shipbuilding industry. The Company supplies up to half of ...
  • 2015-02-25 15:37:07
    Rusal became profitable in 2014
    Positive trends in the aluminium market observed during the year ended 31 December 2014 with recovering London Metals Exchange (LME) aluminium prices and growing premiums, coupled with weakening local currency had significant positive effect on the profitability and financial results of ...
  • 2015-02-25 06:00:01
    Russia rose pig iron and steel output in January
    In January 2015, the Russian metallurgical companies produced total 4.5 million tons of pig iron, increasing output by 1.2% in compared with the same month of past year. The Russian steel production was 6.1 million tons in last month, growing by 5.5% in compared with January ...
  • 2015-02-24 06:08:52
    MMK enhances its relationships with suppliers
    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK or the Company) announced the launch of a series of “open house” meetings with suppliers. These regular meetings between the Deputy CEO for Commercial Affairs Sergei Ushakov and the Company’s suppliers of materials, ...
  • 2015-02-20 06:00:15
    Stoilensky installing equipment at new pelletizing plant
    Stoilensky (NLMK Group), one of the most efficient iron ore producers in the world, has begun installation of the first batch of equipment in the pelletizing and the thermal processing sections of the pelletizing plant under construction. Construction of the plant is on schedule. ...
  • 2015-02-19 06:02:07
    Mikhailovsky GOK expands pellet production capacity
    A ceremonial launch of the main drive of Pellet Plant #3 at Mikhailovsky GOK (part of Metalloinvest) took place in the Kursk region. This marks the first stage in the phased commissioning of the plant. The construction of Pellet Plant #3 is the first of its kind in both scale and ...
  • 2015-02-18 06:00:39
    NLMK and Freight One to pilot transport outsourcing
    NLMK Group and Freight One (PGK) are to launch a pilot project for outsourcing the internal logistics at NLMK Long Products Division in the Urals region. Freight One will manage railway transportation operations at the Urals sites of the Division (NSMMZ and NLMK Metalware): it ...
  • 2015-02-17 06:00:00
    TMK acquired metal scrap company
    Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK) acquired 100% interest in ChermetServis-Snabzhenie. The deal value totalled about 2.73 billion roubles. This expenditure will not increase TMK’s CAPEX in 2015. On the contrary, it is to be reduced by more than 30% compared to 2014 (with the current deal ...
  • 2015-02-16 06:37:47
    Mechel becomes potential rail supplier for Germany’s railways
    Mechel announced that Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant won the status of a potential rail supplier to Germany’s railway operator Deutsche Bahn, following a production audit. As part of the work visit, Deutsche Bahn experts toured the oxygen converter workshop, universal ...
  • 2015-02-13 06:00:07
    TMK redeemed 5.25% convertible bonds
    Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK) informed that on February 11, 2015 it redeemed its 5.25% convertible bonds due 2015 convertible into GDRs each representing four ordinary shares of TMK. To redeem the bonds TMK used cash accumulated from operating and financial activities, including ...
  • 2015-02-12 06:17:12
    Severstal expanded sales to international automakers
    Severstal increased deliveries to international automakers localized in Russia and CIS by 6% or 12 thousand tonnes in 2014 versus the previous year. In total, 210 tonnes of rolled steel was shipped out to international automakers in 2014. Dmitriy Goroshkov, Director of ...
  • 2015-02-12 06:06:48
    UCP Resources grew its share in Сhelyabinsk Zinc Plant
    Сhelyabinsk Zinc Plant (CZP) has received notification from Ilya Sherbovich that as at February 03, 2015 he indirectly controls 14,607,635 ordinary shares in the CZP through the company UCP Resources (direct control). This represents 26.95% of the existing issued share capital of СZP. ...
  • 2015-02-11 06:21:26
    CRC of OMK increased hot-rolled coiled stock production by 10%
    The Casting and Rolling Complex (CRC, an affiliate of OMK-Steel, part of United Metallurgical Company, OMK) produced over 1 million tons of hot-rolled coiled stock; that figure is up 10% from 2013. The complex rolled out 24,000 tons of sheets and 328,000 tons of strips in the period under ...
  • 2015-02-10 06:03:44
    MMK sets two more records in its modern history
    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK or the Company) shipped a record amount of products to pipemakers and produced the largest amount of hot-rolled products in 2014 for the whole period of its modern history. In 2014, MMK shipped over 2.78 mln tonnes of metal products to ...
  • 2015-02-09 06:03:57
    NLMK Kaluga continues to expand mix of products for construction
    In 2014 the next-generation EAF mill NLMK Kaluga, part of NLMK Group’s Long Products Division, significantly expanded its product mix. The plant began delivering 25x4 angles; #10 rebar; and 75x6 angles to its customers in the Central and Volga Regions of Russia. In 2014, NLMK ...
  • 2015-02-09 05:35:39
    Nord Gold took new gold area
    Nord Gold announced that its Berezitovy mine has won an auction for an exploration and mining licence in the Hayktinskaya gold area in the Amur region in Russia. The Hayktinskaya area is adjacent to Nordgold’s existing licence areas of the Berezitovy mine and covers an area ...
  • 2015-02-06 06:02:29
    MMK produced record volume of cast iron
    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has produced 10.28 mln tonnes of cast iron in 2014, a record for the whole period of its modern history. The previous record was set 23 years ago, in 1991, when the mill operated 10 blast furnaces. However, the new 2014 record was set ...
  • 2015-02-05 06:23:10
    Kola GMK renovates an arc furnace
    Kola GMK (MMC Norilsk Nickel affiliate) has completed another stage of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) №5 plough-back major repairs project by assembling its outer shell with sidewall and hearth lining coming next. Reintegration of EAF №5 into the production cycle is caused by a ...
  • 2015-02-05 06:04:30
    EVRAZ increase production of Gorno-Shorsky Ore Mine
    Evrazruda, a subsidiary of EVRAZ, started mining in a new +115-meter level with ore reserves of 37 million tonnes and iron content of up to 30%. State-of-the art self-propelled equipment is used to mine and haul rock, making the Gorno-Shorsky Ore Mine the first ore-mining site in the company ...
  • 2015-02-04 06:12:32
    Metalloinvest will supply iron ore to ArcelorMIttal
    Metalloinvest has announced the signing of an iron ore supply contract with ArcelorMIttal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, until April 2016. The agreement provides for total supplies of more than two million tonnes of iron ore concentrate which will be utilized at the ...
  • 2015-02-03 06:58:42
    Rusal grew foil output to 94 thousand tons
    In 2014 Rusal has increased aluminium foil production by 5% to 94 thousand tons due to raising capacity ratio of its all plants. According to Rusal press release, Sayanal grew aluminium foil output up 3% to 42 thousand tons, Ural Foil – up 5% to 19 thousand tons, ...
  • 2015-02-03 06:41:14
    NLMK will enhance the efficiency of steelmaking operations
    NLMK Group has signed a contract with SMS Group for full time service of key process equipment at the BOF Shops at the Lipetsk production site. Maintenance of steelmaking operations at such a scale is outsourced in Russia for the first time: productivity of BOF Shops at the Lipetsk ...
  • 2015-02-02 06:14:10
    Severstal is to invest 30 billion rubles in its mine and mettalurgical facilities
    Severstal announced details of its 2015 capital investment program to support the delivery of Severstal’s strategy and long-term competitiveness. It plans to invest approximately 30 billion rubles across the business in 2015. This investment will primarily focus on developing key ...
  • 2015-01-30 11:31:53
    Norilsk Nickel invested over 1 billion rubles in Kola GMK
    Throughout 2014 Kola GMK (MMC Norilsk Nickel affiliate) has spent a total of over 1 billion rubles towards new equipment for its enterprises by purchasing in excess of 900 pieces of machinery. To improve mining productivity at Severny Mine the company procured: heavy-duty underground ...
  • 2015-01-30 06:05:38
    Vyksa Steel Works increased pipes output by 20% to 1.8 million tons
    Vyksa Steel Works, a subsidiary of United Metallurgical Company (OMK), produced 1.8 million tons of assorted pipes in 2014. This is up 20% against 2013. The production of large diameter pipes grew by a third, and exceeded 1 million tons. The production of wide rolled plates rose by 30% to ...
  • 2015-01-29 06:08:33
    NLMK and OMK extend of contract for slabs
    NLMK Group and OMK Group (United Metallurgical Company) have extended their contract for the supply of Novolipetsk slabs for the production of large diameter pipes at the Vyksa Steel Works up to and including 2019. Under the contract, NLMK will continue to supply the continuously ...
  • 2015-01-28 12:17:46
    TMK and Rusnano expand high-tech pipe production
    TMK, one of the world's leading producers of tubular products, and state owned Rusnano Corporation are running a joint project at TMK’s Seversky pipe plant to expand the production of high-tech pipe with improved performance for the oil and gas industry. Rusnano has invested 5.5 bln ...
  • 2015-01-27 06:53:06
    EVRAZ supplies first-ever in the world 100-meter rails for the Moscow metro
    EVRAZ delivered the first batch of 100-meter head-hardened R65 rail for the Moscow metro. Produced by EVRAZ ZSMK, the rails have been recently installed in the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line between the Kievskaya and Slavyanskiy Bul’var stations. It is the first-ever use of 100-meter rail ...
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