Russia: ZEMZ starts producing new heat-resistant steel grades in 2017

Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works goes on with its projects to expand the grade and section portfolio. In particular, in 2017 it started manufacturing new grades of heat-resistant steel (ep99id, ep648vi, ep718 and ei943). These grades are widely used in the manufacture of structure elements and parts operating under high temperature. Last year ZEMZ also started manufacturing…

Russia: international audit confirms MMK’s environmental management quality

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has received a successful supervisory audit of its environmental management system by meeting the requirements of a new version of the international standard ISO 14001. Following the assessment, specialists representing the authoritative international certification body TÜV Nord Cert (Germany) confirmed that the system entirely met the requirements of the…

Ukraine: titanium ore exports up in 2017

Ukraine in 2017 increased exports of titanium-containing ore and concentrate in natural terms by 26% compared to 2016, to 583,772 tons. According to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service, during this period exports of titanium ore and concentrate in monetary terms increased by 25.3%, to $105.235 million. Major exports were made to the…

Tajikistan: coal output hits record in 2017

In 2017 Tajikistan mined 1.7 million tons of coal, having set a record. 18 enterprises mine for coal in the republic. The 4 largest promised to mine 1.5 million tons of coal. Other companies obtained some 200 thousand tons. For the past four years Tajikistan has been mining record-high volumes of coal: 870 thousand tons…

Russia: Magadan region to sell 11 gold sites

In February Magadan region will hold auctions for the sale of 11 sites of alluvial and ore gold. All participation offers are accepted through February 12. Sites in Omsukchansk, Severo-Evensk, Srednekansk, Tenkin and Khasyn districts will be offered for sale. The cost of the lots depending on the site ranges from 1 million to 17.6…

Russia: Kolyma confirms gold output

Kolyma gold-extracting companies have confirmed the 2017 gold output on the level of 32.7 tons.

In 2018 they have received orders for 32 tons of gold.

At the same time the real forecast for the year is 37 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VostokUgol to get UMZ walking excavator

Uralmashzavod has completed the final stage of dragline 11/75 shipping.

The corresponding contract with VostokUgol (Novosibirsk region) was signed in October 2016.

The machine will be operating at the Vostochniy pit and is expected to start working in Q1. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: 2017 favorable for metal industry

In 2017 metal industry showed positive trends resulting mostly from external factors: the strengthening of the ruble, increase of the outer demand, accessibility of investments, etc. The following factors influenced the metal industry the most: – the increase of world prices by 40% on average, – and the growth of other income 2.2-fold because of…

Ukraine: DTEK gas coal output up in 2017

In 2017 DTEK Energo enterprises mined 22.9 million tons of gas coal, up by 8.2% YoY. According to the group statement, in December 2017 DTEK Pavlogradugol and DTEK Dobropolyeugol mined around 2 million tons of gas coal, up by 2.1% YoY. Last year DTEK Pavlogradugol extracted 20.1 million tons of coal. In 2018 DTEK Energo…