Ukraine: VostGOK denied mining lease

The Kirovograd regional administration on May 19, refused to allow the Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works start mining operation within the territory of housing construction. The decision has been taken at the request of the Kropivnitsky mayor Andrey Raikovich. He was against allowing the company to work there, as it did not fulfill its social…

Ukraine: NPTZ to be wound-up

On the annual meeting on May 19, the shareholders of Nikopol South Pipe Works decided to wind-up the company. The issue has been suggested by a shareholder owning over 5% of shares. In February 2007 Interpipe purchased 96.6% of NPTZ for 352.614 million UAH. As of Q1 2016, 96.6% belonged to the Transportno-investitsionnye tekhnologii. Later…

Russia: rebars market forecast

According to Kraft group marketing department director Katerina Makeyeva, the stagnation on the rebars market will most likely persist for a month. The attempts to decrease prices by some trading houses are situational. Manufacturing works will not listen to traders and go on decreasing prices. Price fluctuations on market decrease are in the range of…

Russia: Trubodetal passes API audit

Trubodetal (Chelyabinsk, a part of OMK) has successfully passed the American Petroleum Institute audit. The auditors checked the quality management system according to API Specification Q1, edition 9, and ISO 9001:2008. “Now all our customers working in oil and gas transportation demand international certificates, so each audit is important for us. This is always a…

Ukraine: coke output down in January-April 2017

In January-April Ukraine produced 3.326 million tons of 6% moisture metallurgical coke, down by 25.2% YoY. According to Ukrkoks, in April 744 thousand tons of coke were produced, and 773 thousand tons in March. Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works started increasing output thanks to batteries No. 7 and 9 put into operation. So in May…

Belarus: Danish business eager to invest

Belarus’ investment climate is comfortable for business, director of the Belarusian-Danish company BuySteel Yuri Firko said as he attended the Gomel Economic Forum. An investment agreement to set up a manufacturing facility in Mozyr District with the participation of the Belarusian-Danish BuySteel was signed during the plenary session of the forum on May 19. The…

Russia: GV Gold to consider IPO in 2018

Russian gold producer GV Gold aims to be ready to hold an initial public offering (IPO) by spring 2018 but would not necessarily go ahead with a listing at that time, CEO German Pikhoya declared. GV Gold, a privately held firm whose shareholders include U.S. fund BlackRock, has repeatedly delayed plans for the IPO that…

Kazakhstan: Kazatomprom starts implementing Industry 4.0 elements

National Atomic Company of Kazatomprom has held a coordination meeting in Shymkent attended by the heads and specialists of subsidiaries’ IT departments. The meeting was mainly dedicated to the targets of rapid technology modernization including implementation of digital technologies and robot automation at uranium production, the company press-service reports. CEO of Kazatomprom Askar Zhumagaliyev said…