Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka ore output down in January-September 2017

In January-September Evraz Sukhaya Balka produced 1.847 million tons of iron ore, down by 5.1% YoY.

In September output was 235 thousand tons.

In 2016 the enterprise produced 2.564 million tons of iron ore, down by 8.8% YoY.

The company capacity is 3.1 million tons of ore per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MidUral Group revenue up in 2016

In 2016 MidUral Group revenue increased by 13% YoY, to 8.3 billion rubles. Profit before taxation was 373.3 million rubles as opposed to losses in 2015. The net debt as of December 31, 2016 decreased by 20.2%. MidUral Group comprises Klyuchevsky Ferroalloys Works, Russkiy Chrome 1915, Klyuchevskaya Processing Factory (all in Russia), Dirox S.A. (Uruguay),…

Russia: Severstal increases purchases from Vologda region

Severstal has increased purchases of goods and services from Vologda region by 2 billion rubles YoY.

According to the company statement, in January-September Severstal bought 15.4 billion rubles worth of goods and services in the region, up by 14% YoY.

Severstal is cooperating with over 300 companies in Vologda region. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RUSAL boosts aluminum output in Q3 2017

Production of Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL rose by 1.1% QoQ, to 931,000 tons in July-September. In January–September, the company’s aluminum output rose by 0.3% YoY, to 2.763 million tons, it said. Aluminum sales fell by 3.4% QoQ, to 968,000 million tons in July-September, with the average price rising by 2.1%, to $2,124 per ton.…

Kyrgyzstan: Kazakh coal supply problems

There are interruptions in the delivery of Kazakh coal to Kyrgyzstan, Kuban Myrzakanov, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. According to him, there is no official ban on the supply of coal to Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek Heating and Power Plant receives the fuel as usual.…

Russia: Voronezh region has 10% of nickel ores

The nickel deposits of Voronezh region are estimated at 10% of the whole Russian reserves. According to the professor of natural deposits and subsoil use of Voronezh state university Konstantin Savko, there are no other nickel deposits in Russia with such economically positive indexes. Other deposits are more expensive to operate. “For Voronezh region the…

Russia: Rosterminalugol ships coal to Portugal

For the first time in its history Rosterminalugol has shipped coal to Portugal.

The Panamax-type Sea Trubite received 77.5 thousand tons of power-generating coal. It took 36 hours to load the vessel.

Rosterminalugol is constantly increasing the geography of its sales. At present the company ships coal to over 20 countries. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kimkano-Sutarsky GOK iron ore concentrate up in January-September 2017

In Q3 Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works produced 469.9 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate, selling 453.6 thousand tons. In January-September output totaled 1.167 million tons, up 5.5-fold YoY. Sales in 9 months increased 4.8-fold, to 1.152 million tons. According to the company it is working at an 80% capacity. By late 2017 the capacity…

Kazakhstan: KazZinc output to increase in 2017

This year KazZinc intends to produce 320 thousand tons of zinc. “Our capacity is 295 thousand tons, but we produce 302-305 thousand tons. This year we believe we could produce 320 thousand tons, by slightly adjusting the technology”, the company CEO Alexander Khmelev said. In 2016 KazZinc produced 305.5 thousand tons of zinc, thus this…

Russia: Lermontovsky GOK director replaced

The acting governor of the Primorye region Andrei Tarasenko while visiting the Lermontovsky Mining and Processing Works decided to fire the company director Vladimir Kalinovsky. According to the press-service of the regional authorities, the ex-top manager of the company Yuri Danilov has been appointed the new director. Lermontovsky GOK is one of the two tungsten…

Russia: BMZ right to produce metal structures for Europe, Asia and America confirmed

Bryansk Machine-Building Works has passed the certification for the correspondence to the requirements of European standards in welding manufacture quality management system. BMZ has confirmed its correspondence to DIN EN 15085-2:2017 and EN ISO 3834-2:2005, thus it can produce metal structures for customers from Europe, Asia and America. The company is also the first in…