Uzbekistan: coal production to grow

Uzbekistan plans to increase coal production to 11.1 million tons by 2021 to meet the needs of the population and industry. The Uzbek Ministry of Economy announced the approval of the Program for the further development and modernization of the coal Industry for 2017-2021. Given that in 2017 the volume of coal mining amounted to…

Russia: Karabashmed completes machinery repairs

The converter No. 1 has been repaired in the metal shop of Karabashmed.

Even though repairs provide for the faultless operation of the metal machinery, this fall the company intends to put three new Kumera converters into operation. Their capacity is 150 tons.

Karabashmed will also assemble new gas-purifying equipment. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Primorye to construct tungsten-processing plant

A new tungsten-processing plant and a mining-processing complex will be built in the Primorye region under the agreement with the Volfram Company, which also presupposes the stabilization of Lermontovsky GOK operations.

Investments in all the projects for 2018-2025 are estimated at 1.5 billion rubles.

Some 500 jobs will be created for the locals. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusal output up in 2017

In 2017 Rusal produced 3.707 million tons of aluminum, up by 0.6% YoY. In Q4 2017 output grew by 1.4% QoQ, to 944 thousand tons. Aluminum sales in 12 months increased by 3.6%, to 3.955 million tons, and in Q4 2017 by 3.3% QoQ, to 1 million tons. Average sale price was $2105 per ton,…

Russia: Rusolovo to produce 1600 tons of tin concentrate in 2018

In 2018 Rusolovo intends to mine 1600 tons of tin concentrate, up by 59% YoY.

This corresponds to some 286 thousand tons of ore, up by 39% YoY.

Last year Rusolovo mined 206.4 thousand tons of ore, with 131.8 thousand tons at Pravourmiyskoye LLC and 76.4 thousand tons at Tin Ore Company LLC. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Yakutia silver output to grow in 2018

This year Yakutia will increase silver output 2.5-fold YoY, to 80 tons.

In 2017 silver output exceeded the target by 26.7%.

Last year gold-extracting companies obtained 24.8 tons, up by 2.8% YoY. Ore gold mining grew by 10.3%, to 14.6 tons, while that of alluvial decreased by 6.3%, to 10.2 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: GV Gold output up in 2017

Gold output of GV Gold rose by 37% YoY, to 224,500 ounces in 2017, or 5% above the plan due to the launch of the Drazhnoye and Ugakhan deposits and a new dredging unit at the Bolshoi Kuranakh mine, the company said in a statement on February 5. The capacity of company’s processing facilities increased…

Russia: Vysochaishiy allowed to buy Renova gold assets

The Federal Antimonopoly Service has allowed Vysochaishiy to purchase 100% of the Mineraly Kamchatki LLC, which manages gold-extracting assets of Renova. The company manages Zoloto Kamchatki, Interminerals Management LLC, Kamchatka Copper Company LLC, Kamchatskoye Zoloto, Bystrinskaya Mining Company, Ametistovoye and Kamgold. Zoloto Kamchatki owns 9 licenses for gold deposits with the combined reserves of over…

Russia: Electrocable modernizing manufacture for strategic objects

Electrocable has received machinery to modernize manufacture of cable with low gas and fume emission (halogen-free). Its total cost exceeds 73 million rubles. “Today all the strategically important objects, including nuclear power plants, subway, oil and gas infrastructure, as well as hospitals, kindergartens and malls are equipped with fireproof cables. Halogen-free cables do not emit…