Russia: Kamchatskoye Zoloto becomes Kamchatka resident

Kamchatskoye Zoloto has become a resident of the territory of advanced development Kamchatka. The process has been carried out in stages. The company will carry out a project to modernize and develop Zolotoye, Kungurtsevskoye, Uglovoye and Baranievskoye gold deposits in 2019-2034. Some 2.15 billion rubles will be invested. In 10 years budgets of all levels…

Russia: Ural Steel output exceeds 2018 target

In 2018 Ural Steel exceeded its annual target on rolled metal manufacture having produced 0.9 million tons.

Pig iron output exceeded 3 million tons.

Continuous cast billet manufacture totaled 1.1 million tons.

At present the company is modernizing blast furnaces Nos. 2 and 3 to reach their maximum efficiency. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR commissions close loop cooling system of BOG Gas

In PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, a complex of close loop BOF gas cooling for blast furnaces Nos. 4, 5, and 6 was commissioned. The company cost as of UAH 192 million. Within the project, the framework of existing pumping station No. 2-BIS was repaired, three expansion tank-accumulators, nine high-performance pumping units, six water-air heat exchangers,…

Ukraine: coke exports down in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine decreased coke and semi-coke exports 8.8-fold YoY, to 25.578 thousand tons valued at $6.754 million, down 7.3-fold. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main customers were Russia (46.54%), Belarus (31.85%) and Romania (12.53%). Last year Ukraine imported 839.757 thousand tons of coke and semi-coke valued at $251.724 million, down by 45.8%…

Russia: Gaysky GOK commissions new electricity line

Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has put into operation a new cable electricity line of 110 kV.

The length of the line is 480 meters.

The cable was supplied by the Cable Alliance Holding.

Investments in the project totaled 60 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK gas coal output up in 2018

In 2018 DTEK increased gas coal output by 5.3% YoY, to 24.13 million tons.

In particular, DTEK Pavlogradugol mined 20 million tons of coal, and DTEK Dobropolyeugol – 4.1 million tons, up by 48.6%.

Last year DTEK invested 4.3 billion UAH in coal mining development. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR launching contest on energy efficiency

Under the increased competition with Turkish manufacturers, decline in prices for metal products and rise in the cost of energy resources, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih moved to more active measures to reduce costs and enhance energy efficiency. One of them is additional motivation programs for the employees. Thus, the company has launched a quarterly contest…

Russia: UEM to increase lead output

Uralelectromed subsidiary (Manufacture of non-ferrous metals alloys) has started a program of advanced development to increase lead output.

According to the subsidiary director Tagir Khafizov, the company is constructing a new building to house a casting conveyer and a packing line. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Trubodetal appoints new managing director

Yevgeniy Baranov has been appointed the managing director of Trubodetal.

He has replaced Dmitry Markov, who has been in the office since July 2015.

Baranov has earlier been a director of the large diameter pipes division at Vyksa Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz NTMK modernizes CCM No. 1 automatization system

Evraz NTMK has finished modernizing the automatization system of the continuous casting machine No. 1.

The system has been in used since 1995 and has been based on Siemens S5 equipment.

Following the modernization the company has switched to S7. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap exports down in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine decreased scrap exports by 33% YoY, to 327.547 thousand tons, valued at $105.646 million, down by 13.3%. According to the State Fiscal Service, in December 2018 Ukraine exported 7.488 thousand tons of scrap, in November – 3.863 thousand tons, in October – 8.274 thousand tons, in September – 7.59 thousand tons, in…

Ukraine: UGOK output down in 2018

In 2018 Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works decreased concentrate output by 0.2% YoY, to 12.247 million tons. According to the company press-service, sinter manufacture dropped by 6.04%, to 1.746 million tons. In December 2018 UGOK produced 986.3 thousand tons of concentrate and 195 thousand tons of sinter, up by 8.6% and by 46.07% YoY respectively.…