Russia: gold output in Buryatia up in Q1 2018

In January-March Buryatia obtained 0.86 tons of gold, up by 21.5% YoY, Zapadnaya artel LLC (Zapadnaya Mining) operated at the Kedrovoe deposits, and Buryatzoloto (a part of Nordgold) at the Irokinda and Kholbinsky mines. This year Buryatzoloto intends to invest 607 million rubles in drilling at its mines. Balance reserves of the deposits are estimated…

Ukraine: Mammoet helps repair Zaporizhstal BF3

Zaporizhstal has used innovation techniques during the capital repairs of its blast furnace No. 3. According to the company CEO Rostislav Shurma, Mammoet (the Netherlands) has greatly helped in the process. The Dutch delegation visited Zaporizhstal on April 20 to get to know the environment modernization of the plant. In particular, the semi-knock down assembly…

Lithuania: Dutch company to build metal processing plant in Klaipeda

Dutch metal processing company Focus Fabrication Group plans to build a 3,800 square meter metal processing plant in the port of Klaipeda by the middle of 2019.

The plant would produce various pipe constructions by processing 10,400 kilograms of metal a day.

Exports would mainly go to Western European oil and gas companies. (BNN/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Selidovugol and Mirnogradugol buy 8 million UAH worth of mine sections

The state enterprises Selidovugol and Mirnogradugol have ordered the Donenergoexport LLC the delivery of mine sections at 4.2 million UAH and 3.87 million UAH respectively. In particular, Selidovugol ordered 105 tons of SVP-27 sections at 40 thousand UAH per ton, and Mirnogradugol – 100 tons at 38.76 UAH per ton. Had Selidovugol reached the Mirnogradugol…

Kazakhstan: Bakyrchik to yield 10.5 tons of gold from 2019

In 2019 the Bakyrchik Mining Enterprise LLC, a part of Polymetal, intends to reach the full capacity and yield up to 10.5 tons of gold per year at the Bakyrchik deposits.

The factory will be put into operation in 2 months.

Investments in the construction totaled $322 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: state mines on Donbass cut off grid

The state enterprise Regional Power Grid has cut electricity supplies to the mines of Mirnogradugol, Selidovugol, Lisichanskugol, Pervomayskugol and Toretskugol. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners’ Union of Ukraine, state mines of Chervonograd and Volyn were also left without electricity. At present the union is taking actions to restore power supply…

Russia: MMK sales up in Q1 2018

In January-March MMK sold 2.828 million tons of metal, up by 10.5% YoY. The share of the high added value products reached 47.6%, or 1.345 million tons (+10.3%). Sales to domestic market increased by 16.5%, to 2.225 million tons, or 78.6%. The company produced 2.4 million tons of pig iron and 3.147 million tons of…

Ukraine: Deposit Guarantee Fund sells Donetskstal assets

The Individual Deposit Guarantee Fund has signed an agreement to sell Donetskstal assets.

According to the fund statement, the assets include the building of a cinema, a culture house and the manufacturing machinery, pledged to the now bankrupt Delta-bank.

The lot was sold for 331 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Zaporozhkoks net profit up in 2017

In 2017 Zaporozhkoks increased net profit 2.9-fold YoY, to 1.058 billion UAH. According to the company statement, the undistributed profit as of last year totaled 2.3556 billion UAH. Current liabilities grew 2.7-fold, to 5.338 billion UAH, while fixed – by 20%, to 219.912 million UAH. The combined debt of the company increased 2.5-fold, to 6.039…

Russia: MMK-Metiz income up in 2017

In 2017 MMK-Metiz increased metal output by 7% YoY, to 437.9 thousand tons.

According to the company statement, sales revenue grew by 23.9%, to 20.4 billion rubles.

Ordinary wire accounted for 36% of the revenue, ordinary fasteners – 12% and powder wire and ropes – 10% each. (Ukrainian metal)