Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018

In 2018 Ukrainian metal enterprises consumed some 1.84 billion cubic meters of natural gas, up by 4% YoY.

In December 2018, gas consumption grew by 13% MoM, to 170 million cubic meters.

Energy consumption last year was 11.76 billion kW-h, up by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChEMK fined for environment violations

The prosecutors of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District have checked the compliance with the environment legislation by Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Works.

As a result, multiple violations have been found.

In particular, ChEMK pollutes the Makar-Ruz and Yengai rivers, stores wastes, and violates fire and industrial safety.

The company has been fined for 1.5 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: LGOK output up in 2018

In 2018 Lermontovsky Mining and Processing Works produced 375 tons of tungsten concentrate valued at 528 million rubles, up from 79 tons and 98 million rubles in 2017.

Ore mining grew from 78 tons to 98 tons.

Average salary increased to 31 thousand rubles from 24 thousand rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RZhD buys 1 million tons of rails in 2018

In 2018 Russian Railroad purchased 985.5 thousand tons of rails.

EvrazHolding LLC supplied 775.6 thousand tons and Mechel – 209.9 thousand tons.

In particular, RZhD bought 519.1 thousand tons of 100-meter rails: 204.7 thousand tons from Mechel and 314.4 thousand tons from EvrazHolding. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Irkutsk region gold output up in 2018

In 2018 Irkutsk region mined 24.838 tons of gold, up by 8.5% YoY.

Ore gold accounted for 13.935 tons, while alluvial for 10.9 tons.

Three enterprises covered 53% of the output (12.991 tons) – Polyus Verninskoye, Ugakhan and Vysochaishiy.

Alluvial gold leaders were Vitim and Lenzoloto (7.53 tons). (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Karelsky Okatysh commissions new excavator

Karelsky Okatysh has put into operation a new 20 EKG-20 excavator with the capacity of 20 cubic meters.

Another such excavator, produced by Uralmashzavod, has been operating at the company for over 10 years.

The ladle can take up to 40 tons of rock.

A dump truck is fully loaded in 3 minutes. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Elgaugol output up in 2018

In 2018 Elgaugol LLC mined 4.9 million tons of coal, up by 18% YoY.

The rock excavation exceeded 19 million cubic meters, up by 5%.

Coal processing grew by 11%, to 2.5 million tons.

3.4 million tons were sold, up by 18%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal chooses contractor to build coke-oven battery No. 11 at CherMK

Severstal has chosen a contractor to carry out main works to construct a coke-oven battery No. 11 at Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works with the design capacity of 1400 thousand tons per year.

The main contractor is Koksokhimmontazh (Moscow).

The subcontractors are Intech (St. Petersburg) and Koksokhimmontazh-2 (Cherepovets). (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: AAM output up in 2018

The British Anglo Asian Mining Plc. company, engaged in the gold, silver and copper extraction in Azerbaijan, increased the gold production in Gadabay by 17%, to 83,736 in 2018, the company said. During the reporting period, the company mined 72,798 ounces of gold, 1,645 tons of copper and 210,184 ounces of silver. Gold production increased…

Uzbekistan: Uzmetallsavdo to double sales

Last year Uzmetallsavdo sold 30-35 thousand tons of various metal products.

This year it is planned to reach 70 thousand tons.

The company is a major metal supplier. Its clients are Almalyk and Navoi metal plants, as well as construction companies.

In November 2018 the company celebrated its 80th anniversary. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR culture house collapses

A ceiling of the unused culture house belonging to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih between the third floor and the roof with the size of 1 thousand square meters collapsed.

One person was injured.

The total size of the floor is 2 thousand square meters.

The accident happened on January 15. (Ukrainian metal)