Russia: Evraz to produce balls at NTMK

The construction of the ball-rolling mill has started in the rail-beam shop of Nizhny Tagil Iron and Steel Works, a part of Evraz. According to the group statement, the site for the equipment is being prepared. The new machinery will produce 60-120 mm diameter balls of the special V group of hardness. At present Russia…

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma improving titanium plate production

Mashprom (Yekaterinburg) is supplying and assembling machinery for titanium plates to the sheet-rolling complex of VSMPO-Avisma.

The line is expected to be put into operation in the nearest future. Delivery and assembly of the equipment are carried out in full accordance with the schedule.

VSMPO-Avisma should start operating the new line in August. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: lead concentrate output in January 2017

In January Russia increased lead concentrate output by 45.3% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, the results are below December 2016 by 1.8%.

The Federal Service does not inform of lead concentrate output in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nordgold postpones LSE delisting

Gold mining company Nordgold, controlled by Russian businessman Alexei Mordashov, has postponed delisting from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to March 16, from Thursday to synchronize the delisting with closing of a buyback offering, the company said in a statement. Nordgold may acquire global depositary receipts (GDRs) from minority shareholders for $118 million, or $3.45…

Russia: Olcha deposits to increase gold output

Olcha gold-silver deposits have supplied the first batch of ore to processing works. All the roads were constructed last year. “This is a very ambitious project. And the implementation of new projects in precious metals mining confirms the fact that Magadan region is firmly moving forward, increasing gold and silver output from year to year”,…

Ukraine: Stepnaya mine resumes operation

Mine No. 10 Stepnaya of Lvivugol resumed operation.

According to Lvivugol, coal is mined in normal mode.

Emergency rescuers are present at the mine.

On March 2, following the explosion 8 miners perished and 20 were rushed to hospital. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Minerfin and Zaporizhstal to continue investing into ZZhRK development

Minerfin (Slovakia) and Zaporizhstal will not stop investing into the Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex. “Despite the very difficult situation – two years ago iron ore world prices dropped sharply – we still carried on investing in the construction of the grinding complex. I hope the development of the enterprise will not stop, and together with…

Russia: cobalt and nickel output down in January 2017

In January raw cobalt production in Russia decreased by 7.9% YoY and by 0.5% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, raw nickel output dropped by 40.7% YoY and by 27% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Sberbank selling Aluminum Works

The Siberian bank of Sberbank has put on sale at Avito.ru the Aluminum Castings Works in Barnaul, Altai region. The bank is selling 4 manufacturing premises, roads and railroads. Three shops are leased. There is also electricity enough for a large industrial enterprise, gas, water and heating. The size of the works is 40.657 thousand…