Russia: NLMK Group 2016 results

In 2016, NLMK Group steel output increased by 4% YoY to a record 16.6 million tons; sales totaled 15.9 million tons (stable YoY). Group steelmaking capacities in 2016 were running at 96%, up by 3% YoY. Q4 2016 sales totaled 3.6 million tons (down by 4% YoY); steel output grew by 8% to 4.2 million…

Ukraine: scrap deliveries from Chernobyl zone suppressed

Law enforcers together with the military have suppressed the delivery of 80 kg of scrap from the exclusion zone of the Kiev region.

In mid-January 3 Ukrainians were stopped some 100 meters from the exclusion zone while transporting around 80 kg of scrap.

The investigation revealed that they were stocking scrap to sell. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ZTZ wins Yamal SPG pipe tender

Zagorsky Pipe Works has won a tender to supply pipes to Yamal SPG.

The company has to deliver 10 thousand tons of pipes with 530×25 mm and 530×28 mm size of X70 steel with insulation.

The pipes will be used in construction of the second stage of the Yuzhno-Tambeysk gas condensate deposits. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK the largest scrap consumer in 2016

In 2016, according to the railroad statistics, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works received 2.15 million tons of ferrous scrap.

The deliveries increased by 20.2% YoY, and slightly exceeded the 2013 level. Still they were 15.5% below 2014 results.

After NLMK-Kaluga MMK has the second largest index of positive scrap consumption in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severnoye Olovo to be liquidated

Severnoye Olovo, managed by Roman Abramovich’s Aristus Holding Ltd, decided to stop operating. The company had a license through 2028 to work at the largest tin deposits in Russia – Pyrkakai in Chukotka Autonomous District, but gave it up in November 2016. Pyrkakai reserves are estimated at 228.5 thousand tons of tin (the fourth place…

Russia: Evraz Kachkanarsky GOK optimizing ore mining

Evraz Kachkanarsky Mining and Processing Works continues developing quarries and modernizing its capacities. A new 13-ton dump truck was put into operation in early January, the thirtieth truck purchased under the project of implementation of the new type of ore mining and transportation at the Severny quarry. By April the works will have received two…

Ukraine: Crimean Titanium firing Ukrainians

Administration of the Crimean Titanium Works in Armyansk in the Russia-annexed Crimea is firing Ukrainian citizens, violating the labor legislation.

“To justify unlawful actions the Federal Security Service of Russia says such citizens could be implicated to the special services of Ukraine”, the Chief Intelligence Agency reports. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Beregovskoye deposits left to KRK

The State geology and earth service had to cancel the suspension of the license to mine gold-polymetallic ores at Beregovskoye deposits, following the ruling of the court. In 2012 the Karpatskaya Rudnaya Companiya received the license to work at the deposits. In March 2014 the state department of the geological control checked the company and…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal converter shop to be constructed

Zaporizhstal is finally going to replace its open-hearth shop with the new oxygen-converter shop.

The city of Zaporozhye has been waiting for 20 years for the project to be implemented. Now the manufacturing process will be cleaner and safer.

The construction of the new shop will decrease pollution 2-fold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output up in January-October 2016

In January-October 2016 Russia produced 244.55 thousand tons of gold, up by 0.26% YoY.

Silver output dropped by 9.9% YoY, to 897.65 tons.

The first time when the Ministry of Finance provided precious metals output statistics was in 2014, when gold output reached 287.978 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: no salary debts to Volyn miners

The Volyn region governor Vladimir Gunchik says there are no salary debts to state miners as of January 1. “As of January 1, the issue of debt to miners as to their salary has been settled”, he said. As of December 1, 2016 the salary debts to Volyn region miners totaled 8.792 million UAH. (Ukrainian…

Russia: Rusal to construct terminal in port Vanino to transship alumina

Rusal intends to construct a terminal in the free port of Vanino with the alumina throughput capacity of 1.5 million tons.

The capacity could be increased to 3 million tons per year. The investments total 5.4 billion rubles, with 2 billion planned on behalf of the state. (Ukrainian metal)