Russia: Polymetal gold output up in 2018

The gold output of the Russian precious metals producer Polymetal International increased by 13%, to 1.216 million ounces in 2018, the company said in a statement on January 31. Silver production decreased by 6%, to 25.3 million ounces. The company’s total output in gold equivalent grew by 9% YoY, to 1.562 million ounces in the…

Kazakhstan: copper ore mining up in 2018

Last year copper ore mining reached 103.2 million tons, up by 8.2% YoY.

Copper concentrate output grew by 15.7%, to 12.9 million tons, and copper in copper concentrate – by 15.5%, to 580.6 thousand tons.

At the same time copper-zinc ores mining dropped by 4.2%, to 4.8 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold and silver output up in January-November 2018

In January-November 2018 Russia produced 290.3 tons of gold, up by 2% YoY.

Mined gold output grew by 4%, to 243.89 tons.

The manufacture of secondary and associated gold fell by 10%, to 14.43 tons and by 4%, to 31.98 tons respectively.

Silver output grew by 8%, to 1 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UEM gets new shunting locomotive

The subsidiary of Uralelectromed (Manufacture of polymetals) has received a new TGM6H-UGMK locomotive. This is the first locomotive in the new series. It has an 811-hp diesel engine. Unlike the previous versions of the locomotive (TGM-4B and TGM-6D) computer is monitoring its operation. From February the locomotive will be running at the Kalata station. (Ukrainian…

Armenia: ELARD selected to carry out probe at Amulsar mine

Lydian Armenia CJSC (“Lydian Armenia”) has received formal notification from the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia that pursuant to the criminal investigation into alleged withholding of information by employees of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, an international consultancy group, Earth Link, and Advanced Resources Development (“ELARD”) has been selected to review all subject…

Ukraine: pellets exports in 2018

In 2018 Ferrexpo exported 10.287 million tons of pellets. In particular, Poltava GOK exported 7.61 million tons and Yeristovo GOK – 2.677 million tons. Pellets exports by Metinvest totaled 5.374 million tons (SevGOK – 3.136 million tons and CGOK – 2.238 million tons). Karelsky Okatysh (Russia) exported 5.293 million tons, Metalloinvest – 4.204 million tons…

Ukraine: 2018 Occupational health and safety results of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih

At the end of 2018, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih was one of the plants with the lowest frequency rate (0.38) among all ArcelorMittal’s assets in 14 countries (the third place). Benchmarking was done among the companies with the highest number of man-hours worked – over 16 million. Moreover, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has the lowest frequency rate…

Ukraine: AMKR holds public hearings on three investment projects

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih introduced three investment projects at public hearings, which are construction of a new LFCC-2 and 3 and coke oven gas pipeline, as well as the reconstruction of the LSM 250-4. Particularly, reports on environment impact assessment as a result of project implementation as well as further operation of new and reconstructed facilities…