Russia: Rosgeologia to evaluate gold reserves of Okino-Iyskaya territory

Irkutskgeofizika, a part of the state geological holding Rosgeologia, has started the summer field season with the prospecting works at the Okino-Iyskaya territory in Irkutsk region.

The goal of the project is to locate and evaluate R1 and R2 gold resources.

The project will be completed in Q4 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK hot-rolling mill sets record

In May the most efficient rolling mill at MMK – the 2000 hot-rolling mill – set a record of monthly output – 527.5 thousand tons. This is the maximum monthly output since the mill’s commissioning in 1994. The previous record was set on January 2015 – 526.2 thousand tons. The 2000-mill is one of the…

Ukraine: 5 state mines shut down

The number of operating state coalmines in Ukraine has decreased. “Last year we finished the process of shutting down 5 state mines”, the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik said. He also named the mines, which coped with the coal output targets. “These are the Yuzhnodonbasskaya No. 1, the mine named after Sugray,…

Russia: coal output to grow in 2018

Russia plans to raise its coal output by around 1% YoY, to 413 million tons in 2018, according to documents signed at a ministerial meeting between Russia and Belarus on June 13. Coal consumption is expected at 192.5 million tons in Russia and 630,000 tons in Belarus, of which 530,000 tons will be imported from…

Russia: new gold projects foreseen for Irkutsk region

Several gold-extracting projects will be carried out in Irkutsk region. Polyus intends to commission the Sukhoi Log deposits by 2026. The capacity of the gold-extracting factory is expected at 30 million tons of ore with the average gold output at 1.6 million ounces per year. Investments will total $2-2.5 billion. Meanwhile Polyus Verninskoye has received…

Russia: Ferrum commissions fifth pipe mill

In mid-June the group of companies Ferrum (Novosibirsk) has put into operation the fifth pipe mill TESA 48-133.

The mill produces electric-welded straight seamed pipes with the diameter of 48-133 mm.

The total capacity of the mill is up to 6 thousand tons of pipes per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS passes environment management system audit

In order to check the compliance of the Energomashspetsstal environment management system to the ISO 14001:2015, the company has been visited by QSCert-Ukraine B.V specialists. They have checked 17 structural subdivisions of the company, studying the documents dealing with environment protection and speaking with the directors and the personnel. The information obtained during the audit…