Russia: NMZK fire insignificant

A fire on the territory of Novosibirsk Iron and Steel Works named after Kuzmin has been extinguished.

The accident took place on August 27.

The firefighters have evacuated 6 people. There have been no casualties.

Furniture and employees personal belongings were on fire in the shop No. 4 basement. (Ukrainian metal)

CIS: pig iron output down in July 2017

In July Russia produced 4.915 million tons of pig iron, down by 7.6% YoY (4.55 million tons in June). In January-July Russian pig iron output dropped by 2.6% YoY, to 35.101 million tons. Ukraine produced 1.79 million tons of pig iron in July, down by 13.8% YoY (1.52 million tons in June), with 14.031 million…

Russia: RZOTsM to assemble pressing line

Revdino Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works hosted a meeting of UGMK-OtsM, RZOTsM, Uralmekhanobr and SMS Group specialists on the delivery, assembly and commissioning of a new pressing line.

The equipment is expected to arrive in autumn.

The new pressing line will occupy the largest territory in the shop No. 38. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KSGOK ships 1 million tons of iron ore concentrate

Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works LLC since the start of its operations has shipped 1 million tons of iron ore concentrate. At present the daily loading is around 100 railroad cars, with 6 thousand tons of concentrate each. The products are exported to the Asian-Pacific countries. By late December the company will have reached the…

Ukraine: VostGOK uranium licenses prolonged

The State Service of Geology and Subsoil Use has prolonged the Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works licenses for subsoil use. “It took my numerous reminders and a miners march to Kiev for the geology commission to gather and prolong the license to mine uranium ore for VostGOK”, the ecology minister Ostap Semerak said. VostGOK is…

Russia: Rusal earnings up in H1 2017

In January-June Rusal increased earnings by 22.3% YoY, to $4.674 billion, mostly because of the LME aluminum price increase and the company sales growth by 3.8%. Earnings in Q2 went up by 7.4% QoQ, to $2,467 billion. The share of the high added value products increased to 49.2% from 44.3%. Corrected EBITDA in Q2 grew…

Russia: Chukotka gold output to fall in 2017

Gold production in the Chukotka Autonomous District is to decrease by 3 tons in 2017 due to reserve depletion on some of the deposits, head of the region Roman Kopin reported on August 24. “The amount expected in 2017 is 26 tons,” Kopin said. Chukotka Mining and Geological Company and Severnoye Zoloto, units of Kinross…

Russia: Lenzoloto IFRS net loss up in H1 2017

The net loss of Russian gold producer Lenzoloto tripled to 1.072 billion rubles in January-June, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on August 24. The pre-tax loss also tripled to 1.091 billion rubles, income from sales fell by 17.5%, to 2.396 billion rubles, including income from gold…