Russia: ZEMZ repairs furnace No. 2

ZEMZ has repaired the furnace No. 2, an important part of the mill-1150 in the rolling shop No. 1. The furnace heats billets with the weight of up to 3.6 tons for the consequent rolling at the mill. The furnace is fueled with natural gas. Its output is 150 tons per day. As a result…

Kyrgyzstan: development of uranium banned

A ban was imposed on licensed areas provided for geological study and development of radioactive elements – uranium in Kyrgyzstan, the Information Support Department of the Government’s Office reported. The Prime Minister Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev signed a decree prohibiting work on licensed areas provided for geological study and development of radioactive elements – uranium until a…

Russia: Ukonik to yield first gold in 2023

Hort-V LLC (Moscow), which owns a license to develop the Ukonikskoye deposit in Zabaikalye region, intends to start extracting gold in 2023. Annual ore output will reach 800 thousand tons. The company plans to construct a gold-extraction factory with the design capacity of 2 tons per year in the first phase. Later the capacity will…

Russia: Solntsevsky pit gets UMZ excavator

Solntsevsky coal pit has put into operation a new Uralmashzavod EKG-20 excavator. This is the first Russian machine in the Eastern Mining Company fleet. The excavator was made to order and delivered in December 2018. The ladle of the machine has an increased volume of 22 cubic meters as opposed to 20 cubic meters in…

Russia: NLMK steel output to fall in 2019

Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) plans to reduce steel production to about 16 million tons in 2019 from 17.493 million tons in 2018, President Grigory Fedorishin announced. “The amount of steel production will fall at the Lipetsk facility because a big blast furnace and a big converter will shut down for repairs. We intentionally united…