Russia: Druza mines 135 kg of gold in 2017

From the start of the year and as of March 17, the gold-mining company Druza has mined 135 kg of gold at its Nevskoye deposits. “At present we continue mining ore gold at the Nevskoye deposits. Operations at the Bolshoy Dogaldyn have already been started”, the company chief geologist Konstantin Morgun said. In 2017 Druza…

Ukraine: metal trade with occupied Donbass in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported 1.35 million tons (31.55 thousand wagons) of coke from the uncontrolled territories, and supplied 193.6 thousand tons of coke (4.52 thousand wagons) there. According to the Ukrzaliznytsia report, iron and manganese ore imports from uncontrolled territories totaled 28.72 thousand tons (430 wagons), exports – 5.27 million tons (76.54 thousand wagons). Ferrous…

Russia: MMK and AvtoVAZ developing cooperation

A delegation from AvtoVAZ headed by its president Nicolas Maure has paid a visit to Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works. The guests visited the oxygen-converter shop of MMK, as well as the sheet-rolling shop No. 11, which now has the newest cold-rolling mill, intended for high-quality automobile sheet production in particular. The sheet is used…

Russia: Rusal keeps getting profits

In 2016 Rusal income decreased by 8% YoY, to $7.983 billion, because of the LME average aluminum price drop of 3.5% YoY, to $1.604 per ton.

The corrected net profits and normalized net profits totaled $590 and $1.257 billion respectively, as opposed to $671 million and $1.097 billion in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Gagarinov to head SinTZ

The Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) has announced the appointment of Vyacheslav Gagarinov the managing director of Sinarsky Pipe Works. Previously he has served as the chief engineer of the company. SinTZ ex-director Vyacheslav Popkov has been transferred to the position of the deputy manufacturing general director of TMK. Gagarinov has been working at SinTZ since…

Ukraine: PGOK losses down in 2016

In 2016 Poltava Mining and Processing Works received 32.15 million UAH of net losses, down from 5.9 billion UAH in 2015. The company current liabilities increased by 10.9% YoY, to 21.26 billion UAH, fixed liabilities dropped by 18.1%, to 841.89 million UAH, while accounts receivable went up by 11.1%, to 5.26 billion UAH. The company…

Ukraine: KhTZ fires 41% of employees

In 2016 Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, a part of Metinvest, situated on the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, decreased its net losses by 50.7% YoY, to 194.431 million UAH. The company current liabilities increased by 95.6%, to 243.690 million UAH, fixed liabilities dropped by 15.6%, to 79.545 million UAH, while accounts receivable decreased by 10.5%, to…

Ukraine: employees killed at Zaporozhkoks

Following an explosion at the Zaporozhkoks 4 employees have been killed. “There was an explosion of the gas tank without burning. A subcontracting organization was performing welding and repair works at the tank, which resulted in the explosion. 4 people perished”, the local police said. According to the works security director Vadim Advokatov, the explosion…

Kazakhstan: iron ore output up in January-February 2017

In January-February Kazakhstan mined 5.884 million tons of iron ore, up by 14.4% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the national economy, copper ore output totaled 14.547 million tons, up by 54% YoY, and chrome concentrate – 668.3 thousand tons, up by 15%. (Ukrainian metal)