Russia: scrap deliveries to NLMK-Ural up in January-August 2018

In August direct scrap deliveries to NLMK-Ural totaled 176 thousand tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 4.1% YoY.

In 8 months ferrous scrap deliveries reached 1.11 million tons, up by 2.3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK-Kaluga exports up in August 2018

In August NLMK-Kaluga increased sales of metal via railroad by 2% YoY, to 91.8 thousand tons.

In January-August the company sold 752.2 thousand tons of metal, up by 5.2% YoY.

Sales to Russian customers accounted for 306.3 thousand tons, down by 1.8%, while exports grew by 10.5%, to 446 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: former workers of Crimean Titanium plant explain hazardous emissions

Ukrainian journalists tracked down former employees of the Crimean Titanium plant, who explained why a chemical disaster occurred. The reason lays in grave violations of the technology process to dispose of hazardous substances – leftovers of titanium production. “For three years, hydrolysis acid has been drained into settling reservoirs in full violation of technology,” ex-worker…

Russia: Norilsk Nickel launches $2.5-billion environment protection project

Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel has launched a $2.5-billion environment protection initiative Sulphur Project at one of the two planned facilities, the company said.

The project was started on the Medny plant and will later be launched at the Nadezhdinsky smelter. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KMEZ finishes assembly of new gas-purifying equipment

Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has assembled the main equipment of the LUHR gas filter.

It is used to purify gases of the main copper-smelting machine of the company – the MAERZ furnace.

The filter is expected to be commissioned this year.

The cost of the project is 200 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Alexander Popov appointed BGOK CEO

Alexander Popov has been appointed the CEO of Bystrinskoye Mining and Processing Works effective as of September 3.

He has previously worked in Kuzbassugol, Vorkutaugok, Olkon and Krasniy Kotelschik.

The ex-CEO of BGOK Vladimir Nakivayko has been working at Nornickel enterprises for 25 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Electrum plus obtains 250 kg of gold

In January-August Electrum plus LLC, a part of Susumanzoloto, developing the Vetrenskoye deposits, extracted 250 kg of gold, having processed 108 thousand tons of ore. The output has slightly decreased compared with January-August 2017 mostly due to the drop of average gold contents in ore. By the end of the year the company intends to…

Ukraine: Novolynskaya mine raided

Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, has reported a raider attempt to seize the Novovolynskaya mine No. 9. “Early on September 10 some 30 unidentified people arrived at the enterprise with the acting CEO of the state enterprise Volynugol Andrei Pilipyuk. They refused to identify themselves, they all wore black…