Russia: PGK ferrous metals throughput up in January 2017

In January the Novosibirsk subsidiary of the First Cargo Company (PGK) transported 13.6 thousand tons of cargo, up by 44.5% YoY.

The main cargo was wood and ferrous metals.

The cargo was shipped to local consumers as well as to Asian countries. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Yakutugol buys new excavator

The Neryungrinsky open-pit mine, a part of Yakutugol, has put into operation a Liebherr R 9200 excavator valued at 220 million rubles.

The machine was purchased within the modernization program.

This is the first time that such an excavator is used at the Neryungrinsky open-pit mine. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: anthracite stocks up despite blockade

The anthracite coal, the delivery of which has almost been stopped because of the ATO zone blockade, is only transported to the Lugansk thermal power plant, situated in the Ukraine-controlled territory and belonging to DTEK. “35% of all the anthracite in stock at TPPs is that at Lugansk TPP”, energy complex department director Olga Buslavets…

Russia: aluminum output up in January 2017

In January primary aluminum output decreased by 2.3% YoY, that of aluminum alloys – went up by 8.9%. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, aluminum powder and flakes production increased by 20.2%, that of rolled wire, rods and sections – by 25.1%, plates, sheets, strips and bars – by 33.4%, and foil –…

Russia: gold output up in January 2017

In January Russia increase gold ingot output by 5.7% YoY.

According to Rosstat, the January results exceed the December 2016 by 42.5%. (Ukrainian metal)

CIS: pig iron output up in January 2017

In January CIS-countries produced 6.855 million tons of pig iron, up by 5.6% YoY, against 6.753 million tons in December 2016.

In particular, Kazakhstan produced 345 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 16.2% YoY, Ukraine – 2030 thousand tons, up by 5.7%, and Russia – 4480 thousand tons, up by 4.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: VostGOK buys transportation services

The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered Vento Group LLC the transportation services valued at 1.7 million UAH. By the end of January 2018 the company will have transported 39 railroad cars with uranium concentrate at 43590 UAH from the Zheltye Vody-2 station of the Pridneprovskaya railways to the station Tomsk-2 of…

Russia: Ust-Kamenogorsk Titanium and Magnesium Works replaces machinery

Within the reconstruction of the power system at the Ust-Kamenogorsk Titanium and Magnesium Works, the SVEL Group, one of the major Russian manufacturers of electrotechnical equipment, has replaced the outdated machinery with its newest reactors. The RTST-10-1600-0.4 UZ reactors have been shipped to the customer and will be put into operation in March. According to…

Ukraine: coal market monopolized by Akhmetov

The minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik has confirmed the existence of the monopoly on the coal market. “State mines occupy 18-20% of the market, but we will increase their share. 80% is on behalf of Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK”, he said. “So, the monopoly is quite obvious”. Earlier the previous energy minister Vladimir…

Ukraine: TPPs have no coal stocks

Ukraine did not create the state coal reserves, as there were no problems with coal delivery prior to Donbass blockade, while the price of imported coal was much higher than that of the local coal. To diversify coal deliveries the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik suggests returning the so-called coal component of…