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20.12.2007
December 2007 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide.


December 2007 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROM is available now.

In comparison with previous data update information on 73 new projects of more than 26,000 km length has been added. The most of the new pipelines will be built in North America (25), Asia (12), Europe (12) and Middle East (12). 6 new pipelines will be built in Latin America, 4 in Africa and 2 in Australasia. 150 projects have been moved to the construction phase.

Now the software database contains data on 457 future pipelines and on 793 started or completed projects (since 2004). You can see more details on the current update here.


05.12.2007
Our booth at Metal-Expo'2007 Fair.

 
We thank all visitors who visited our booth during Metal-Expo Show on November 13th - 16th. Sincere gratitude to users who bought our software during the exhibition.
Welcome to Metal-Expo'2008 next year!!!


15.10.2007
We invite you to visit our stand at 13th Metal-Expo Fair in Moscow on November 13-16th.


Metal-Expo is the largest CIS steel and metal event. The fair will be held in three halls of Russian Exhibition Center (VVTs) No. 57 (steel products), No. 20 (non-ferrous products) and No. 69 (equipment, ferro-alloys, scrap, refractory products).

More than 700 companies will take part in the event as exhibitors. The most of Russian and Ukrainian mills will be among them. Last year more than 30,000 visitors from CIS and foreign countries visited the fair.

    On our stand F5730 in the hall 57 you will have possibility (see the draft here):
    • to see new releases of our programs WinSteel, WinAlloy, WinPlant. BLACK and WinPlant. RED;
    • to purchase the software with discount of 20%;
    • to see The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worlwide Guide and The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROMs of our partner Simdex Publishing;
    • to learn about new information and consulting services of our company.
Before the exhibition on November 12th you have possibility to participate in Russian Metal and Steel Market conference.

For more details on the fair please contact Alexey Yakovenko yakovenko@metal-expo.ru, phone/fax +7 095 901 9966.

For hotel booking and visa support please contact Reisebuero WELT info@welt.ru, phone +7 095 933 7878, fax +7 095 933 7877.



10.10.2007
New releases of 3rd quarter of 2007 of WinSteel, WinAlloy and WinPlant.


WinPlant. BLACK. Information on 17 new mills has been included in the database. 8 Turkish, Chinese and Finnish producers, i.e. Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Demirsan, Ekinciler Iron and Steel Industries Inc., Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim San AS, Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi A.S., Kroman Celik Sanayii A.S. and Outokumpu, new assets of Industrial Union of Donbass and Industrial Metallurgical Holding Company Ajaokuta Steel Company (Nigeria) and Metal Ravne (Slovenia) respectively, new mill of ESTAR Group Rostov Electric Steel Works, new independent asset of Vyksa Steel Works Pipe electric-welding production complex (small and mean diameter pipes) as well as Russian producers BELENERGOMASH Research Works, Martensit and STAFF Group of companies, Ukrainian TPK and Ukrinstrument and Kazakh Europrofile are among them.

Now WinPlant. BLACK database contains information on products of 486 plants including 64 plants of non-CIS countries.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Gurjevsk Metallurgical Works and Frolovsky Electric Furnace Steel Works (both are included in ESTAR Group). Names of Czestochowa Steelworks Ltd and Dunaferr Dunai Vasmu Zrt have been changed. On base of Nikopol Seamless Tube Plant and Nikopol Tube Company Interpipe NIKO TUBE plant was orgazied.

We have added information on new shops of seamless tubes and wire launched at Byelorussian Steel Works and Uzbek Steel Works respectively as well as new concaster installed at TMK-Resita and new tube welding mills on Ryazan Tube Plant and Trubostal Works. Besides we have added information on new steel products developed by 11 plants. Information on 65 mills included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinPlant. RED. Information on 8 new plants has been included in the database. Producers of secondary Al alloys Aksay Metallurgical Company, Alyans-Don, UkrspetsMet as well as BK-Alprof (Al extrusion), Martensit (rotary castings), Safit (Cu alloys castings), Asal-Metal (Cu alloys extrusion) and Ukrsplav (rods and pigs) are among them.

Now WinPlant. RED database contains information on products of 283 plants.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of ZMZ - Slide bearings plant (excluded from Severstal-Avto). Names of Sumgayit Aluminium Works and Klimovsk Coin Billets Works GURT have been changed.

We have added information on new 1850 tons press installed at Agrisovgaz and new products developed by Novosibirsk Integrated Tin Works. Information on 30 plants included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinSteel. Since the last quarter we have added more than 1500 new grades in the database. For the most part these are European grades by new standards EN 10249-1, 10271, 10293, 10294-1, 10296-1, 10296-2 and 10326, Cr-Ni alloys by ISO and JIS as well as commercial grades of some French and Italian companies. The total quantity of grades in the WinSteel database is 74606 now.

WinAlloy. Since the last quarter we have added near 200 new grades in the database. In most they are European heat-resistant and special alloys, Cr-Ni alloys by ISO and JIS as well as Russian copper alloys by new Russian GOSTs. The total quantity of grades in the WinAlloy database is 37521 now.


04.10.2007
September 2007 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide.


September 2007 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROM is available now.

In comparison with previous data update information on 76 new projects of 20,000 km length has been added. The most of the new pipelines will be built in North America (20), Asia (16) and Europe (15). 11 new pipelines will be built in Middle East, 8 in Latin America, 4 in Africa and 2 in Australasia. 110 projects have been moved to the construction phase.

Now the software database contains data on 535 future pipelines and on 635 started or completed projects (since 2004). You can see more details on the current update here.


08.08.2007
July 2007 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide.


Our partner Simdex Publishing has issued new update of July 2007 for The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROM.

In comparison with previous release information on 52 new projects of 13 000 km length has been added. The most of the new pipelines will be built in North America (22). 8 new pipelines will be built in Europe, 8 in Asia, 7 in Latin America and 7 in Middle East. Data on majority of existing projects have been updated.

Now the software database contains data on 565 future pipelines and on 525 started or completed projects (since 2004). You can see more details on the current update here.


16.07.2007
New releases of 2nd quarter of 2007 of WinSteel, WinAlloy and WinPlant.


WinPlant. BLACK. Information on 33 new mills and 2 new managing companies has been included in the database. 9 Italian, Belgian, French and US assets of NLMK + Duferco Group, new Slovenian asset of Industrial Metallurgical Holding Company - Acroni and its managing company Slovenian Steel Group, Croatian company Zeljezara Split, new MMK assets MRK - Protective Coat and SMC MMK, Foundry-Rolling Plant in Yartsevo, Izhevsk Metallurgical Technology Scientific-Research Institute, producers of forgings Dnepropress and Tyazhstankogidropress as well as a number of small Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh producers of welded tubes and roll-formed profiles are among them.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Kashira Coated Steel Plant (managed by Comtech Group), Module (managed by Ukrstalkonstruktsiya), Verkhnaya Salda Steel Works (excluded from Sinara Group). Names of Mittal Steel Kryvyi Rih, Scoda Steel, Izhora Tube Company and Zavod Metiz have been changed.

We have added information on new equipment, i.e. continuous caster installed at Seversky Tube Works, tube welding mill TESA 32-114 and mill for producing of thin-wall square and rectangle tubes installed at Ryazan Tube Plant and Vyksa Steel Works respectively as well as line for manufacture of high strength reiforcing wire at Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works. Also we have added information on new steel products developed by 5 plants. Information on 79 mills included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinPlant. RED. Information on 18 new plants and new managing company has been included in the database. Assets of United Company RUSAL - Kubikenborg Aluminium AB (Sweden), Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk and Novokuznetsk Aluminium Works, new US asset of Norilsk Nickel - Stillwater Mining Company, new independent part of Kolchugino Non-Ferrous Metals Works - Kolchugino Metallurgical Company, Izhevsk Metallurgical Technology Scientific-Research Institute, Uzbek Heatproof and Refractory Metals Works, Russian producer of Al profiles Rollhan as well as a number of small producers of Al alloys and products of bronze and brass are among them.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Bogoslovsky Aluminium Plant, Volgograd, Volkhov, Irkutsk, Kandalaksha, Nadvoitsi and Ural Aluminium Works as well as Zaporozhzhia Non-Ferrous Alloys Plant and Ural Foil (excluded from SUAL and included in United Company RUSAL), AlHan (managed by Doorhan company), First Profile Plant (managed by Rasstal Corporation). Names of Belaya Kalitva Metallurgical Production Association, Experimental Quality Alloys Plant and Tajikistan Aluminium Works have been changed.

We have added information on new products developed by Kirov Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant and TsvetLit. Information on 42 plants included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinSteel. Since the last quarter we have added near 600 new grades in the database. For the most part these are grades by new EN standards, commercial grades of ThyssenKrupp, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, Schmolz+Bickenbach, Geruk GmbH companies as well as Russian heat-resistant alloys, powder grades and filler materials. The total quantity of grades in the WinSteel database is 73045 now.

WinAlloy. Since the last quarter we have added more than 400 new grades in the database. In most they are Ni- and Cu-based alloys by new Russian GOSTs as well as US Zn-based alloys. The total quantity of grades in the WinAlloy database is 37325 now.


05.06.2007
May 2007 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide.


Our partner Simdex Publishing has issued new update of May 2007 for The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROM.

In comparison with previous release information on 54 new projects of 23 000 km length has been added. The most of the new pipelines will be built in Middle East (20) and in Asia (17). 9 new pipelines will be built in Europe, 3 in Africa, 3 in North America, 1 in Latin America and 1 in Australasia. Data on majority of existing projects have been updated.

Now the software database contains data on 517 future pipelines and on 516 started or completed projects (since 2004). You can see more details on the current update here.


17.04.2007
You can download new software releases from our web-site now


Since 1st quarter of 2007 we give our users opportunity to download current updates of our software from our web-site within the bounds of our Annual Support Service. So you can select the way of receipt of the updates on CD-ROMs by mail as earlier or by download from our web-site now.

To provide this opportunity we have launched new coding of Security Devices (HASPs) since this quarter. So before your work with the new software releases you have to update memory of your HASP. You can execute this with help of the HASPUpdate utility and an individual security file with unique update codes for your HASP. The execution order of the HASP update depends of the way of receipt of the updates you have selected.

More detailed information and directions you can find here. There are links to the new software releases on this page also.


12.04.2007
New releases of 1st quarter of 2007 of WinSteel, WinAlloy and WinPlant.


WinPlant. BLACK. Information on 19 new mills and 5 new managing companies has been included in the database. New US assets of EvrazHolding Columbia Structural Tubing, OSM Portland Steelworks, OSM Tubular - Camrose, OSM Tubular - Portland, Rocky Mountain Steel Mills and their managing company Evraz Oregon Steel Mills, daughter enterprise of Mittal Steel Ostrava Valcony Plechu, a.s., producer of iron tube casting Svobodny Sokol, several small Ukrainian producers of wire and welded tubes, two new Azerbaijan steel producers and other companies are among them.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Volgograd Steel Works "Red October" (excluded from Midland Group and included in RusSpecStal), Nikopol Tube Company (included in Interpipe holding), Ukrainian Mining - Metallurgical Company and Dniepropetrovsk Steelwork Plant named after I.V. Babushkin (both included in Industrial Union of Donbass), Voestalpine Arkada Profil (included in Voestalpine group). Name of managing company of Nikopol Stainless Tube Mill Uvis has been changed to Nikopol Stainless Management.

We have added information on new equipment, i.e. continuous caster installed at Mechel Targoviste as well as tube welding mills TESA 27-89 and TESA 6-40 installed at Volgograd Small-diameter Pipe Works and Moldova Tube Mill respectively. Also we have added information on new steel products developed by 6 plants. Information on 55 mills included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinPlant. RED. Information on 8 new plants and 3 new managing companies has been included in the database. New Finnish asset of Norilsk Nickel OM Group, Almalyk MMC (Uzbekistan), Kranoyarsk Metallurgical Works (Al wrought products), Refractory metals (wrought products of refractory alloys), small producers Metal-Complect (secondary Al and Cu alloys), Pancom-Un (Cu cathodes and wire rods), Rasstal (extruded Al profiles) and other companies are among them.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Dmitrov Pilot Plant of Aluminium Can Sheets (excluded from RUSAL and included in Basic Element Company), Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Works (excluded from SUAL), Nikopol Tube Company (included in Interpipe holding), Crystal (included in Ural Mining and Smelting Company). Name of Mosmetallokonstruktsiya plant has been changed to RUSAL MOSMEK.

We have added information on new products developed by 2 plants. Information on 38 plants included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinSteel. Since the last quarter we have added near 300 new grades in the database. For the most part these are American heat- and corrosion-resistant steels and alloys as well as filler materials by ASTM, ASME, AWS and AMS. The total quantity of grades in the WinSteel database is 72447 now.

WinAlloy. Since the last quarter we have added near 900 new grades in the database. In most they are American special alloys and refractory alloys on base of Mo, Nb, W and Zr. The total quantity of grades in the WinAlloy database is 36891 now.


09.04.2007
Last updates of Simdex Publishing CD-ROMs


Our partner Simdex Publishing has issued new updates for The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide and The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROMs.

1. In comparison with previous December 2006 data update of The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide information on more than 300 manufacturers has been modified and 30 new manufacturers have been included.

2. There are 72 new projects of 29 000 km length since December 2006 update in The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide database. The most of new pipelines will be built in Middle East and Asia (34) and in North America (26). Twelve new pipelines will be built in Europe, four new pipelines will be built in Latin America. Data on majority of existing projects have been updated.


05.03.2007
The Free Demo section of our Web-site is recast


We have recast the Free Demo section of our Web-site. Now you have possibility to see Demos of our products peculiarly on our site do not downloading them to your PC. Do hope that this opportunity will make easier access to our Demos to customers who have not possibility to download exe files from Internet.

Remind that Demos of our products are flash chains of screen shots, which illustrate main software functions with our remarks. You can see the Demos here.


01.02.2007
Download new software releases from our Web-site. New rates for Annual Support Service


Since 2007 we bring in the following changes in our Annual Support Service:

1. Since releases of 1st quarter of 2007 you will have possibility to download the updates from our Web-site.

2. In the circumstances we'll bring in different rates for the support for users who download the updates from our Web-site and for users who wish to continue to get the updates on CD-ROMs by mail.

3. The base rate for Annual subscription for one program if you download the updates from our Web-site is EUR90. The discounts of 10%, 15% or 20% are used when you subcribe for support of sets of any 2, any 3 or all 4 programs respectively. You have to add extra EUR90 to these amounts if you wish to receive the updates by mail on CD-ROMs.

You can find new rates for the Annual Support Service here.

4. The subscription rates for multi-user software versions depend of number of users now. To get the rates for the 2-5 multi-user versions you have to multiply the single support rates by 1.5. The same coefficient for the 6-10 multi-user versions is 2.


20.01.2007
New releases of 4th quarter of 2006 of WinSteel, WinAlloy and WinPlant.


WinPlant. BLACK. Information on 12 new mills and 6 new managing companies has been included in the database. South African asset of Mittal Steel, i.e. Mittal Steel South Africa, new independent asset of Mittal Steel Temirtau NefteGasTruba, producers of welded tubes Astais, Metallist PKP and Tashkent Tube Plant, producers of roll-formed profiles Aviks-Metall, Kashira Coated Steel Plant and Omskprofil as well as VolgaStrap (packing strips), Ufaley Metallurgical Machine Build Plant (forgings), Model Shop of I.P.Bardin Central Research Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy (bimetal flat products and tubes), United Studs Company (galvanized sheets and strips) are among them. Besides this list inludes Gazmetall (new managing company of Ural Steel, OEMK, Moldova Steel Works and ORMETO-YuUMZ), Ilyich-Stal (new managing company of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works), Sibirsko-Amurskaya Stal (managing company of Amurmetal), Smart-Group (new managing company of Makeyevsky Iron and Steel Works), Specta (managing company of VolgaStrap) and Managing company of Gorky Steel Works.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Moldova Steel Works, Oskol Electric Steel Works, Ural Steel and ORMETO-YuUMZ (all companies are included in Gazmetall holding), Makeyevsky Iron and Steel Works (managed by Smart-Group), Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works (managed by Ilyich-Stal), Revyakino Metal-Rolling Plant (included in Korolev Tube Plant holding), Stroyprofil (included in Pipe Works "Stroy-Profil" company), METALLIST Experimental Mechanical Works (excluded from Ukrainian Mining - Metallurgical Company). Name of Azerbaijan Tube Plant has been changed to AzerPipe and name of Craft Enterprises International Limited company has been changed to Mining and Smelting Systems.

We have added information on new equipment, i.e. continuous casters installed at Severstal, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, Nytva Metallurgicall Works, Omutninsk Steel Works and Uzbek Steel Works as well as press 15000 tn at Energomashspetsstal and Material coil powder paint line at Insi company. Also we have added information on new steel products developed by 10 plants. Information on 83 mills included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinPlant. RED. Information on 14 new plants and 2 new managing companies has been included in the database. Producers of primary Al Khakas Aluminium Smelter and Sumgayit Aluminium Works, producers of Ti FeTip and FIKO companies, ONVI (Mg in pigs), Orion-Spetssplav-Gatchina (Al alloys), Astrinsplav SK (bars, wire and flat products of Cu alloys), Copper Tubes Works (Majdanpek) (tubes of Cu and Cu-alloys), Tajikistan Aluminium Works (Al flat products and extruded profiles), TsvetLit (Al wire rods), steel producers Baltiysky Steel Rolling Works (produces Al wire now) and Uzbek Steel Works (produces Cu flat products now), Model Shop of I.P.Bardin Central Research Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy (bimetal flat products and tubes) as well as Nord-West Metallurgical Company organized on base of TRANSAL company (extruded Al profiles and Cu wire and rods) are among them. Besides this list includes Tsvetmetservice (new managing company of Kobal Kobanya Light Metal Works Co. Ltd., TsvetMetObrabotka and Foil Rolling Works) and Nordmet-M (managing company of Orion-Spetssplav-Gatchina).

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Kobal Kobanya Light Metal Works Co. Ltd, Foil Rolling Works, TsvetMetObrabotka - Model shop (all companies are managed by Tsvetmetservice now) and VTORTSVETMET Sukhoy Log Plant (included in Ural Mining and Smelting Company). Names of Armenal and Sajanal plants have been changed to RUSAL Armenal and RUSAL Sajanal respectively.

We have added information on new equipment, i.e. Quatro 2800 mill installed at Balkhash Processing Factory of Non-Ferrous Metals and presses PRESEZZI and 1100 installed by Realit and Alunext companies respectively. Information on 38 plants included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinSteel. Since the last quarter we have added near 1900 new grades in the database. For the most part these are Japanese grades of Simitomo company for motor-car industry, American and Russian welding materials as well as ASTM heat-resistant Ni-alloys. The total quantity of grades in the WinSteel database is 72183 now.

WinAlloy. Since the last quarter we have added near 1500 new grades in the database. In most they are ASTM special alloys as well as Ni-, Mg- and Mn-alloys. The total quantity of grades in the WinAlloy database is 36005 now.


10.01.2007
New publication of Metal Bulletin - Iron and Steel Works of the World Directory 2007 - 17th Edition


Our partner Metal Bulletin has issued new 17th edition of 2007 of Iron and Steel Works of the World Directory.

Now in it's 54nd year of publication Metal Bulletin's Iron and Steel Works of the World Directory is the indispensable global directory - an instant, authoritative reference source for producers, distributors, technical providers and end users within the iron and steel industry.

Published in December 2006, the 17th edition of Iron and Steel Works Directory of the World Directory provides extensive details of the key producers, both large and small operating in this important sector. Detailed company listings include works addresses, annual capacity, plant/equipment and brands as well as management contacts, tel/fax numbers, and e-mail/web addresses. A must for any executive in the steel industry, this edition of the Iron and Steel Works of the World Directory is also available as a searcable CD-ROM.

    For more information on the directory please visit Metal Bulletin's Web-site.

    Price of the book with courier delivery is RUR19,000 or EUR527. You can order the book here.


  
   

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