Russia: Rotek starts assembling transformer substation at Kekura gold deposits

Rotek has started assembling the transformation substation at the Kekura gold deposits in Chukotka Autonomous District ahead of schedule.

The commissioning of the power machinery is scheduled for late 2018.

The transformer substation will be providing the gold-extracting enterprise with electricity for 30 years.

Kekura is developed by a Highland Gold subsidiary. (Ukrainian metal)

CIS: steel output up in May 2018

In May Russia produced 6.23 million tons of steel, up by 6% YoY (5.877 million tons), while in April the output totaled 6.03 million tons. In January-May steel output grew by 2% YoY, to 30.027 million tons. Ukraine increased steel manufacture by 2.9% YoY, to 1.695 million tons, while in April it produced 1.721 million…

Russia: UEM finishes coke deck repairs

Proizvodstvo polymetallov (Polymetal manufacture), the subsidiary of Uralelectromed, has commissioned the coke deck of the railroad shop after repair.

Its length is 113 meters and height – 8 meters.

The coke deck is an important transportation unit of the manufacture.

The cost of the project is 4 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Aleksandrovskaya-1 gold output to increase in 2018

The miners team Aleksandrovskaya-1 LLC, which extracts alluvial gold in Amur region, has already obtained 60 kg of gold this year.

The company is operating at two deposits – Djalon and Djuvaskit.

This year the team plans to obtain 180 kg of alluvial gold, up by 75% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK to upgrade hot-rolling mill

NLMK has selected the supplier of machinery and started design work to replace the transfer table of the hot-rolling mill-2000. The project will increase the reliability of the machine and the quality of the products. The mill has been operating since 1977. The new machinery will be supplied by Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works (Ukraine). Commissioning is…

Russia: Izhstal passes KamAZ audit

Izhstal has successfully passed the KamAZ audit. The truck manufacturer checked high quality metal manufacture at Izhstal. In particular, attention was paid to the rolling shop with its machinery. “The audit has become another step to improve cooperation with KamAZ. We are successfully cooperating with domestic car manufacturers and hope that KamAZ also becomes our…

Russia: investigators search office of Kuzbassrazrezugol

Russian investigators are searching the office of coal producer Kuzbassrazrezugol, but the search is unrelated to the company’s operations, spokeswoman for parent holding Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC) Nina Pelevina reported. “Document withdrawal by officials of the Investigative Committee in the framework of an investigation of a criminal case directly unrelated to the producing activities…

Ukraine: KGOKOR construction plan approved

The Ministry of economic development and trade together with Kobe Steel has approved of the road map to implement latest techniques at the Krivoy Rog Mining and Processing Works of Oxidized Ores. In March the ministry, Kobe Steel Ltd and Hares Engineering GmbH concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on the project. The road map touches…

Ukraine: metal industry to halt

The limitation of sulfuric acid imports will affect the whole economy, as the shortage of this raw material could halt the metal industry. “If, because of the lack of sulfuric acid, by-product coke plants shut down, the whole metal industry will halt as well”, Azovstal CEO Enver Tskitishvili said. According to him VostGOK and Sumykhimprom…

Ukraine: coke output up in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukrainian by-product coke plants increased 6% moisture coke output by 8% YoY, to 4.508 million tons.

According to the association of by-product coke enterprises Ukrkoks, in May output totaled 896 thousand tons.

At present the by-product coke enterprises are working in stable mode.

In late June coke output has even increased. (Ukrainian metal)