Russia: Altai-Koks puts into operation air-purifying system

Altai-Koks has finished the reconstruction of the air-purification system in the coal preparation shop on the territory of the car dumps.

The new machinery allowed increasing air purification of dust from 75% to 99.5% and improving labor conditions.

Investments in the project totaled 100 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Polyus gold output up in Q2 2018

The gold production of Russia’s Polyus increased by 23% YoY, to 602,000 ounces in April-June, the company said in a statement on July 24.

In January-June the output rose by 18% YoY, to 1.109 million ounces.

Sales increased by 6%, to $1.291 billion at the average price of $1.317 per ounce. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ormet commissions Djusinskiy mine

Ormet has reached the design capacity of the surface stowage facilities of the Djusinskiy mine. The capacity of the facilities is 6 thousand cubic meters of fill rock per month. The construction size of the facilities is 1800 square meters. Ormet obtained the license to develop the Djusinskoye deposits in Orenburg region in 1999. Until…

Russia: U.S. open to lifting sanctions off Rusal

The U.S. Treasury is open to removing Russian aluminum producer Rusal from a U.S. sanctions list, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, adding the objective was “not to put Rusal out of business”. Mnuchin’s comment was the latest indication the Trump administration was trying to aid sanctions-hit Rusal, which had taken a series of steps to…

Russia: Krasnoyarsk region coal output up in H1 2018

In January-June Krasnoyarsk region increased power-generating coal output by 19% YoY.

The growth in the output is explained with the increase in demand.

This coal is one of the most exported from Russia. The largest coal importers are China, India and Japan. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rosgeologia to inspect gold-promising site in Magadan region

Rosgeologia will carry out prospecting works within the Petenikanskaya field.

The site is in the Magadan region.

The total size of the site to be inspected is 470 square km.

The project has to be carried out by the end of 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: CherMK electricity output up in H1 2018

In January-June Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works produced 2251 million kW-h of electricity, up by 1% YoY.

“The increase allowed driving the consumption of our own electricity to 77.2% of the total amount, which is one of the best results in the industry”, Severstal Russian Steel CEO Vadim Germanov said. (Ukrainian metal)