Ukraine: 2 thousand tons of pig iron spilled at Azovstal

Some 2 thousand tons of liquid pig iron has been spilt at the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works.

A hole has been burned down in the mixer No. 1 of the converter shop.

There were no injured. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Zoloto Timptona to get 60 kg of gold

Zoloto Timptona LLC, developing alluvial gold sites in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), intends this season to obtain 60 kg of the precious metal. The Utanakh and Berezoviy brooks will yield 35 kg of gold. This year the company will also start developing deposits at the Troitskiy and Innokentievskiy sites. Zoloto Timptona is developing the…

Russia: NLMK steel output down in Q2 2019

Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) reduced its production of steel by 5% QoQ, to 3.992 million tons in April-June because of overhaul works at the blast furnace and basic oxygen furnace facilities, the company said in a statement on July 15. Loading fell to 96% from 98%, and consolidated sales shrank by 7%, to 5.268…

Russia: Olkon increases ore base

Olkon has purchased a license to develop the Central site of the South-Kakhozerskoye deposit. The site is situated close to quarries already under development. The reserves of the site are some 6.8 million tons of ore. The work on the Central quarry will begin in 2020. Two dump trucks, an EKG-12 excavator and a drilling…

Russia: ChTsZ among Industry-2019 finalists

Chelyabinsk Zinc Works has become one of the 5 finalists of the Industry-2019 award.

The company developed the manufacture of indium of the highest purity (99.9999%).

The technique to produce 600 kg of indium per year was developed and implemented in 2017.

Since then the company has produced some 250 kg of indium. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal output up in H1 2019

In January-June Severstal steel output grew to 6.1 million tons.

Pig iron manufacture increased by 1%, to 4.67 million tons.

The sales of iron ore concentrate went up by 3%, to 2.73 million tons.

The sales of large-diameter pipes in Q2 grew by 9%. (Ukrainian metal)