Russia: Nornickel’s environmental initiatives praised

Nornickel presented its Sulphur Project, the company’s largest environmental initiative that would help address the issue of sulphur dioxide emissions. The event was attended by Sergei Ivanov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport, Sergei Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Alexander Neradko, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Elena Bezdenezhnykh,…

Ukraine: EMSS produces rolls for Mariupol Ilyich

Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped supporting rolls to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. The total weight of the batch is 113.5 tons. In June Mariupol Ilyich specialists audited EMSS as to the possibility of producing heavyweight rolls. “We have successfully passed the audit. Our cooperation will increase Mariupol Ilyich product range and allow us…

Kyrgyzstan: gold illegally mined on Kapchygay-1 site

Gold was illegally mined on Kapchygay-1 site, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The committee earlier announced an auction for the sale of placer gold deposit, namely, Kapchygay-1 and Kapchygay-2 section, located in Aksy district of Jalal-Abad region. However, it was canceled because of illegal mining of…

Kyrgyzstan: Rosatom to rehabilitate uranium facilities

Representatives of the Federal Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety JSC (subsidiary of Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation) took part in the technical meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordination Group in Almaty, where a strategic master plan for environmental rehabilitation of the facilities of the former uranium production was discussed. The strategic…

Kazakhstan: new refractory works opens

Karaganda hosted the ceremony of the opening of the new refractory works SevenRefractoriesAsia. Investments in the project totaled 1.9 billion tenge. This is the first works in Kazakhstan to produce high-quality refractory materials for Kazakhmys, ArcelorMittal Temirtau, KazZinc, etc. “The construction of the works began in 2015, and the works was put into operation in…

Russia: coal exports up in H1 2017

In January-June Russian coal exports climbed by 10% YoY, to 90.353 million tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.

In June, Russia exported 15.916 million tons of coal.

Coal production in January-June totaled 197.204 million tons including 174.182 million tons supplied. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: first meters bored at Kumroch

“Zoloto Kamchatki” has bored the first meters at the Kumroch deposits, one of the most promising sites in Kamchatka. This year the company intends to bore 80 thousand meters of rock and produce 20 tons of gold. The total volume of investments in the project amounts to 1 billion rubles. At the Kumroch deposits an…

Russia: AGRK modernizing processing factory

Aleksandrinskaya Mining and Ore Company, a part of Russian Copper Company, has started a major modernization process at its processing factory. In particular, the ceramic vacuum filter will be replaced by the hydraulic filter-press. The new filter produced in Spain will decrease moisture contents in copper and zinc concentrate from 12% to 8%. “The copper…

Russia: MMK 2350 mill turns 75

The 2350 mill of MMK was produced in 1935 by Uralmash and sent to Zaporozhye. When in1941 the issue arose of producing armor steel, the equipment together with the workers and their families was evacuated from Mariupol to MMK. On July 1, 1942 the mill was put into operation. “Until the end of the war…

Russia: Severstal-Metiz products used in construction all over CIS

Severstal-Metiz has supplied a large batch of rebar threads for the construction of port Alyat in Baku (Azerbaijan) and the bridge over the Ural River in Kazakhstan.

The combined weight of the two batches is 2 thousand tons.

The 7-wire threads are used as rebars in ferroconcrete structures. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan not to suffer losses from Altyn-Ken

Kyrgyzstan should not bear losses from gold processing enterprise Altyn-Ken, the member of the Association of Mining Industry Duishenbek Kamchybekov said at a round table. According to him, the share of Kyrgyzstan from gold processing at this enterprise is 40%, and 60% is the share of the Chinese company. The enterprise was built to process…