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MMA Welders hosts final round of welding competition

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Late last month, MMA Welders hosted the final round of its multi-college welding tournament at AVISMA Corp. In total, 23 welding students competed for the “Best in Profession” award by completing written tests and practical demonstrations. The AVISMA intern and … Read More »

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Gazprom begins construction on Bulgarian section of South Stream pipeline

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Gazprom celebrated the launch of the Bulgarian phase of the South Stream pipeline project during a ceremony held late laste month. Construction was kicked off with a symbolic welding of the Rosovo compressor station’s first joint. Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller … Read More »

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KRU’s Bachatsky mine celebrates 300 millionth ton of coal

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KRU’s Bachatsky coal mine recently celebrated its 300 millionth ton of coal since the plant’s beginning. The Bachatsky coal mine was commissioned in 1949 and has a design capacity of 300,000 tons of coal per year. In its first year, … Read More »

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TMK publishes operational results for first nine months of 2013

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Global steel pipe manufacturer TMK recently announced its operational results for the first nine months of the year–the company posted a 1.7 percent year-over-year increase in the shipment of steel pipe. The increase resulted from stronger demand for welded OCTG … Read More »

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TMK’s Green Well technology to allow for lubricant-free coating of pipe connections

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Last week, TMK announced the implementation of a new technology that allows for a lubricant-free coating of threaded connections. The technology, Green Well, cases TMK’s premium pipe connections with a specialized coating during production assembly at TMK client Rosneft’s Vankorskoye … Read More »

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Metalloinvest announces production results for third quarter

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Iron ore and HBI producer Metalloinvest recently announced its third quarter operational results. For the third quarter of 2013, iron ore production amounted to 9.5 million tons, representing a 1.1 decrease quarter-on-quarter. Pellet production was up by 4.2 percent quarter-on-quarter … Read More »

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“Expert Ural” ranks MMK as top steel firm in Urals, Western Siberia

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“Expert Ural” magazine recently listed MMK as the top steel company in the Urals and Western Siberia. MMK was ranked fourth by “Expert Ural” in terms of its 2012 IFRS consolidated revenues. During the period of examination, MMK posted holdings … Read More »

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Court finds Severstal did not infringe ArcelorMittal reissue patent

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A U.S. district court in Delaware found in summary judgement that ArcelorMittal’s reissue patent for aluminum coated steel sheet for hot stamping was not infringed by Severstal Dearborn and other defendants. The patent was declared invalid by the district court … Read More »

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