The works to produce titanium dioxide in the town of Armyansk in the Russia-annexed Crimea has been granted the rights to resume operation after a halt in early September because of the air pollution. The manufacturing wastes have been dumped since early 1970s. The size of the technical reservoir is 42 square kilometers and the…Details
The Federal Agency on subsoil use has announced an auction for the development and extraction of bismuth-containing copper-cobalt ores at the Western site of Kara-Jul ore lode in the Republic of Altai. The initial price of a 20-year license will be 413.07 million rubles. The Moscow-based company Altairudametall owned the license in 2006-2015. But the…Details
Albert Avdolyan has completely cleared the salary debts to the employees of the Hydrometallurgical Works (510 people) in the amount of 27 million rubles and to Intermix-Met LLC (170 people) for 9 million rubles. Avdolyan has also become the sole owner of the Yuzhnaya Power Company. All these companies are a part of the privatized…Details
In 2019 Evraz intends to sell 13.7 thousand tons of vanadium, up by 7% from the forecast for 2018 (12.8 thousand tons). The increase has to do with the sales of stocks. In mid-term the company also plans to optimize its manufacture at Kachkanarsky Mining and Processing Works to develop iron ore stocks with higher…Details
In August Russia exported 423.3 thousand tons of raw aluminum, up by 42.15% YoY.
In January-August, according to the customs statistics, the exports totaled 2.15 million tons valued at $3910 million, up by 12.2% and by 25.2% YoY respectively.
In August the average prices was $1809 per ton, up by 8.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-August Russia exported 540 thousand tons of copper valued at $3551 million, up by 11.3% and by 27.9% YoY respectively. The volume of primary copper exceeded 80%. In August the average primary copper price was $5897 per ton, down by 9.4% YoY. Copper wire rod price was $6196 per ton, up by 4.3%. (Ukrainian…Details
In January-September Kuzbassrazrezugol mined 36.2 million tons of coal, up by 1.2% from the plan and by 1.2 million tons YoY, including 4.8 million tons of coking coal. 31.5 million tons of coal have been shipped to the customers, in particular, 22.3 million tons for exports. The local market received 9.1 million tons. Factories processed…Details
Artem Nazim, the ex-chief accountant of Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine, has been appointed to the same office at Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works. Olga Zaremba, who has been the DMZ chief accountant for two months, has been relieved of her duties from October 21. Instead of Nazim, the chief accountant at DMK is now…Details
Ukraine has launched complaints at the World Trade Organization to challenge antidumping duties imposed by Armenia and Kyrgyzstan on certain types of Ukrainian steel pipes, documents published by the WTO showed. Ukraine said the two countries, both members of the Russia-dominated Eurasian Economic Union, should have phased out duties that were “higher than necessary, erroneous…Details
Polyus has started preparations for the preliminary estimation of the Sukhoy Log gold-ore deposit in Irkutsk region. The company intends to have received all the information by late 2018 and the estimation of reserves in 2020. In January 2017 the SL Zoloto LLC, a daughter company of Polyus, won the auction to develop the largest…Details
In January-September Sakhalin region mined 8.2 million tons of coal, up 1.5-fold YoY. Solntsevskiy Coal Pit LLC provided for the most yield – 5 million tons. The rest was mined by 9 other companies. In 2017 the region mined 7.6 million tons, up by 9.7% YoY, with 4 million tons contributed by Solntsevskiy Coal Pit.…Details
Highland Gold Mining Limited, the gold-extracting assets of which are situated in Khabarovsk and Zabaikalye regions, has presented the results for the third quarter and 9 months. In Q3 the Mnogovershinnoye, Belaya Gora and Novo-Shirokinskoye deposits yielded 4.4% more gold YoY – 74,826 ounces. In 9 months the output was 203,747 ounces of gold and…Details
OMZ-Spetsstal has commissioned a new coal injector for the LF-VD/VOD machine in the steel-smelting shop No. 8. The device will inject carbon-containing powder into metal during smelting at the LF-VD/VOD machine. Prior to the assembly of the coal injector, the carbon was added with the help of carbon-containing wire. The project will help the company…Details
The Uralelectromed subsidiary on the manufacture of non-ferrous metals alloys has modernized one of the two ore-smelting furnaces. According to the subsidiary director Tagir Khafizov, the modernization will allow for a more precise control of the raw materials loading technique and will improve labor conditions. The repairmen have dismantled the old lining and disassembled the…Details
Severstal-Metiz has mastered the manufacture of rebar ropes in special winding. At the request of its client – the company Apatit – the company started manufacturing rebar ropes in narrow coils. They are put on the drilling rigs and used in shafts with unstable rock. “While making the order we have taken into account all…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has produced the first coke at the coke-oven battery No. 4 after its reconstruction. “The completion of the main stage of the coke-oven battery No. 4 reconstruction valued at 6 billion rubles opens a long-term program to renew capacities of CherMK coke-and-sinter manufacture. The new machine will mainly operate on…Details
The German chemical concern BASF has chosen the site for its first European plant to produce components for accumulator batteries near the Norilsk Nickel enterprise in the city of Harjavalta (Finland). The commissioning of the plant, to be constructed on the basis of the operating since 2018 pilot manufacture, is scheduled for late 2020. It…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshekspertisa forecasts that in November the volume of ferrous scrap deliveries to metal companies will grow by 4.4% MoM, to 260 thousand tons.
The forecast for October will drop by 3.9% MoM, to 240 thousand tons.
In December the deliveries are expected to reach 230 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Miners of the state enterprise Lisichanskugol mine named after Kapustin are still striking underground. On October 19, 33 miners refused to return to the surface. “The unions have provided them with food and water. But they have stayed without food for a day”, Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of Independent Miners’ Union, reported. The miners demand…Details
For the first time in Russia Evraz NTMK has implemented a system of manufacture planning on the basis of SAP ERP and SAP APO PP/DS.
The system has changed the process of ordering, manufacture planning and spare parts producing.
As a result, the level of warehouse stocks has decreased by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)
In August Russia imported 74.1 thousand tons of flat galvanized rolled metal (including coatings with aluminum), down by 4.5% YoY. In January-August imports dropped by 7.4%, to 392.2 thousand tons, valued at $393 million, up by 4%. Kazakhstan supplied the most – 46%, down by 2.3%. The average price on the Russian border was $739.3…Details
In August Russia imported 55.4 thousand tons of flat galvanized steel with polymer coating, up by 7.6% YoY. In January-August imports dropped by 30.3% YoY, to 277.8 thousand tons. The main supplier is China (118.7 thousand tons, down by 50.4%). The average price at the Russian border in August was $894.2 per ton without VAT.…Details
A fire appeared on the territory of 4500 square meters at the zinc electrolysis shop of Electrozinc in the city of Vladikavkaz. 150 firemen and 42 machines were used to extinguish the fire. As a result of the accident one fireman perished and two were injured. Presumably the building contained sulfuric acid tanks. The company…Details
The Rostov subsidiary of the First Cargo Company reported that in January-September the Tuapse Sea Trade Port unloaded 33.5 thousand wagons, that brought over 2 million tons of NLMK ferrous metals, up by 36% YoY. The increase has to do with the demand growth in the far abroad countries. The port shipped pipes (90% of…Details
In September Ukraine increased coal imports by 1.5% YoY, to $215.429 million, while exports grew by 99.5%, to $0.034 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main supplier was Russia ($136.23 million). In January-September Ukraine imported $2191.76 million worth of coal, up by 15.4% YoY, while exports dropped by 89.2%, to 8.127 billion. (Ukrainian…Details
Evraz will increase the capital investments program for 2019-2022 to $830-990 million, while since 2014 it has already invested more that $660 million. It is planned to carry out projects worth $1.5 billion, and spend $500 million a year on the maintenance. In particular, the modernization of rail manufacture at Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel (USA)…Details