Russia Metals and Mining

Evraz ZSMK switches to pulverized coal fuel

The building and mounting works are being completed at the construction site of the coal injection plant of Evraz ZSMK.
The main buildings and structures of the coal injection plant have been almost completed,the mounting of the equipment, electrotechnical structures and automated management systems are conducted. Two PAUL WURTH mills have been installed in the coal-pulverizing department. This is the heart of the complex, where coal will be grinded to pulverized coal fuel.
The energy supply has been fulfilled, pressuring and start-up of the complex energy trestle have been completed, including the supply of nitrogen, blast furnace and natural gases as well as heat and oxygen for repairs. The wagon dump equipment has been mounted. The weight of all metal structures at the site makes up more than 15 thousand tons.

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Consumption, import and export of stainless steel increases for 9 months

In January-September 2013 consumption of the main stainless steel products increased by 6.5% to 2012 and made up 273.5 thousand tons.

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Zinc: supply falls, demand is maintained

According to the Federal Statistics Service, in the first nine months of 2013, production of green lead decreased by 40.7% and zinc by 13.7% as compared with the same period of 2012.

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Izhora plants have started dispatching of the reactors for hydrofining of Syzran oil refinery

Izhora plants, the members of OMZ Group have started dispatching of the reactor for hydrofining of stage 1 3-R2001 and the reactor for hydrofining of stage 2 3-R2002 for Syzran oil refinery, a member of Rosneft. The reactor devices have been supplied under the contract closed with Izhora plants in 2012. The reactors for hydrofining of Syzran oil refinery are the bowls with height of 31 m and diameter of 6 m, by 600 tons each.
Translated by Nadezhda Poltoratskaya       

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In January – September, TMK increased pipes dispatching by 1.7% to 3.2 million tons

TMK presented its major indices for Q3 and January – September 2013.
In January – September, TMK increased pipes dispatch by 1.7% to 3.2 million tons. The growth in dispatch has happened due to the growth in demand for welded oil and gas pipes, first of all OCTG and large diameter pipes. In Q3, dispatching reduced by 2.1% versus Q2.
Seamless pipes dispatch reduced by 2.8% to 1.807 million tons. In Q3, it reduced by 9.0% to 563,000 tons, in connection with the planned repairs at the rolling capacities of Seversky and Volzhsky pipe plants.

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New management of Metaloinvest announces its plans for the company's development

During the briefing, new general director of Metalloinvest, Andrei Varichev and chairman of the management company’s Board of Directors, Ivan Streshinsky stated that the future strategy of the company would be aimed at the stabilization of the enterprises operation and increase of their efficiency, a correspondent of the Abireg, who was at the event, reported.
“Actually, the focus of the holding company development has changed. First of all, we offer to put emphasis on the development of production, the attraction of investments and an improvement of the enterprises efficiency. That’s why we offered Andrei Bladimirovich Varichev to take position of Metalloinvest’s General director. We are sure that from the point of view of experience and qualification he is fit for our tasks,” – Streshinsky said.

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Amendments to law on deposits classification have been submitted to the State Duma

The Russian Government has submitted amendments to the law “On subsoil” to the State Duma; they provide for simplification of granting of right for subsoil use of sites with solid mineral resources occurrence; the corresponding information is in the database of the Lower House’s documents.

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Gold has been discovered in Southern Primorye

Perspective sites for gold and copper production have discovered in Southern Primorye, Primorgeologiya geological exploration enterprise reports. The specialists confirm their importance by geochemical research. It’s hard to predict now the volume of gold production there. Production will start within 5-7 years, and now the sites are developed. The specialists do not give the precise location of the deposit. The Primorye geologists are interested in attraction of the investors to gold production. The sites can be tendered in the end of 2014.

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Production at Kirov non-ferrous metal working plant increases by 1%

In January-September of the current year, Kirov non-ferrous metal working plant (a part of UGMK) increased the production of non-ferrous metals by 1% as compared with the same period of 2012.
In the first nine months of 2013, brass mill products made up 50.1% in the total volume of the production, copper mill products – 44.9%, bronze mill products – 0.6% and copper and nickel mill products – 4.4%.

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RusAl to agree the technical specifications of updating of Yaroslavl GRK

UC “RusAl” has agrees the technical requirements of the updating of CJSC “Yaroslavl mining company” (YarGRK, Primorsky territory), which is closed down at the moment.
UC RusAl has attracted a group of leading design institutes of Russia and the scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences to develop the updating programme of the plant.
According to UC RusAl, then updating of the enterprise will enable to it  improve the quality of the products from the current raw materials.

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