Russia: large gold field discovered in Magadan region

Geologists of the Magadan region have discovered a gold field with resources amounting to several dozen tons, a regional division of geological exploration company Rosgeo, also known as Rusgeology, said in a report on March 16. The newly discovered Khulgannakhskaya block is located 102 kilometers off the Omchak village, where the nearest Matrosov mine is…

Kazakhstan: PM visits UMP

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited Ulba Metallurgical Plant as part of his working trip to East Kazakhstan region, PM’s press service reported. PM familiarized himself with the process of high capacitive tantalum powders production. UMP is one of the world’s recognized producers of uranium and tantalum. The enterprise is a part of the…

Ukraine: Ugledar miners overpay for self-rescuers

The Mine Group Yuzhnodonbasskoye No. 1 (Ugledar, Donetsk region) has ordered Company Promtorg LLC the delivery of filtering equipment valued at 21.75 million UAH. By the end of 2018 the company would have supplied 2050 self-rescuers at 8326 UAH apiece, 1500 regenerative cartridges at 2781 UAH apiece and 6 respirators at 85587 UAH. On the…

Ukraine: Makeevkoks board fired

The supervisory board of Makeevkoks has stopped the office of the board (5 persons), including its chairman Alexander Kolomiychenko. The matter was discussed on March 14, because of the expiration of the office. None has been appointed to the board. The board consisted of Alexander Kolomiychenko, Igor Chebotarev, Irina Ukrepina, Ivan Zolotarev and Tatiana Yemelyanova.…

Kazakhstan: AMT to double coal output

In 2017 ArcelorMittal Temirtau intends to increase coal concentrate output by 84% YoY, to 4.722 million tons. In February the Vostochnaya central processing factory started a pilot project on increasing concentrate output. With 210 thousand tons according to the business-plan, the shortest month in the year saw 225.1 thousand tons of concentrate produced. In January…

Ukraine: militants to partially clear salary debts to miners

The chairman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has set up a program on partial clearing of the salary debts to miners of the state enterprises Artemugol (Gorlovka) and Ordzhonikidzeugol (Yenakievo). According to Zakharchenko’s order, the so-called ministry of finances will provide 182 million rubles for the cause. Coalmining in Gorlovka stopped in…

Russia: Vysochaishy to get state support

The Vysochaishy Company intends to get the state support from the Ministry of economical development for the investment projects in the Baikal region. The company wants to get into the list of regional projects participants by submitting an inquiry to the ministry of the economical development of the Irkutsk region. The Vysochaishy project deposits are…

Russia: MMK increasing coated metal output

According to Vadim Dorofeev, the senior manager on coated metal sales of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, the coating market passed the lowest level of decline last year. In 2016 galvanized steel consumption in Russia totaled 2.88 million tons, down by 2% YoY, while the polymeric coating sector saw an increase of 1%, to 1.9…

Ukraine: Metinvest announces loss of control over operations on temporarily non-controlled territory

Following a request by the non-recognized republics to re-register legal entities in the so-called “DNR” and “LNR”, Metinvest declares a complete loss of control over the operations of all assets on the temporarily non-controlled territory (NCT). Unidentified people arrived at the group’s enterprises and demanded that the assets be re-registered under the jurisdiction of the…

Ukraine: metal output in April 2017 to decrease because of the blockade

In April Ukrainian metal companies expect steel output to drop by 15% form the March planned results, to 1.7 million tons from 2 million tons. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, the April plan also presupposes the decrease in rolled metal output by 16.7%, to 1.5 million tons, and pig iron by 21%, to 1.5 million tons. Such…

Ukraine: DTEK announces the loss of control over its enterprises on the occupied territories

Directors of DTEK‘s enterprises, such as Komsomolets Donbasu Mine PJSC, Mospyne Coal Refining Company LLC, PEM-Energovuhillia PJSC, Skhidenergo LLC (Zuivska Thermal Power Plant), Donetskoblenergo PJSC, Tekhrempostavka LLC, Sverdlovanthracite LLC, Rovenkyanthracite LLC, Electronaladka LLC, Vysokovoltni Merezhi LLC and DTEK Service LLC, which are situated within the temporarily uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, have received…