Russia: Mechel losses up in January-September 2017

In January-September the net losses of Mechel doubled YoY, to 11.71 billion rubles.

Revenue dropped 2.2-fold, to 5.12 billion rubles, gross profit decreased 5.2-fold, to 2.19 billion rubles.

Sales profits fell 9.5-fold, to 1.06 billion rubles.

In H1 Mechel net profit decreased by 40% YoY, to 4.994 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Lviv mine collapses

A cave-in happened at the Lesnaya mine at the depth of 830 m.

According to the Lviv regional state administration Lesnaya mine of the state enterprise Lvivugol is situated in the village of Silets.

“Three employees, local dwellers, were injured”, the administration noted.

They have been brought to the hospital. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Severstal sells Dneprometiz

Severstal has announced that is daughter company Cambay Services Ltd has completed the deal to sell 100% of Dealzone Holding Ltd, owner of 98.6% in Dneprometiz. The sale of Dneprometiz will allow improving the efficiency of Severstal-Metiz and increasing the group profitability. The company is not disclosing the deal conditions or the buyer of its…

Ukraine: 2018 to see no profitless mines

Next year there will be no profitless state mines in Ukraine provided the government plan of coal industry reformation is carried out. “I have promised that if the plan of actions, agreed upon with the government, is carried out, next year all our state mines will be profitable”, the minister of energy and coal industry…

Tajikistan: 1384 thousand tons of coal mined

In January-September Tajikistan mined 1384 thousand tons of coal, up by 21 thousand tons from the whole 2016 yield. “This is the highest result in the history of the republic”, the Ministry of industry and new technologies reported. The high results have been secured by Fon-Yagnob (617 thousand tons), Talco-Resource (286 thousand tons) and the…

Russia: Udmurtia to process aluminum from Crimea

The city of Izhevsk entrepreneur Alexei Isupov and the Industrial and investment complex Vector (Crimea, annexed by Russia) have signed an agreement to create the Izhevsk foundry works Vector. The new company will process aluminum for Crimea. Investments will total 70 million rubles. 50 jobs will be created. The Izhevsk party will prepare the manufacturing…

Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke to make sulfur acid manufacture environment-friendly

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works has begun the capital repair of the sulfur acid mill in the desulfurization shop No. 2. According to the company statement, this will make the manufacturing process environmentally cleaner and allow increasing product quality and output. Investments in the reconstruction will amount to 31 million UAH. The Haldor Topose machine…

Russia: UEM silvered output up

Uralelectromed increased copper powder wares with silver coating by 15% YoY in January-September. By the end of the year the company intends to have produced 70 tons of such powders. According to the marketing department director Andrei Senkov, output increase is the result of the favorable local market situation (as the company mostly sells locally)…

Russia: Evraz ZSMK modernizes arc furnace

Evraz ZSMK has finished reconstructing its electric arc furnace. Investments totaled 300 million rubles.

The reconstruction will decrease manufacturing expenses, while improving productivity.

Time to produce steel will also decrease, and the output will go up by 100 thousand tons, to 931 thousand tons per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-August 2017

In January-August Ferrexpo exported 6.541 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, Poltava GOK exported 5.239 million tons of pellets. At the same time Karelsky Okatysh exported 3.388 million tons of pellets, Mikhailovsky GOK – 2.342 million tons, Lebedinsky GOK (all three – Russia) – 1.54 million tons, and SevGOK – 1.597 million tons.…