Russia: Rusal elects new VP

Rusal has appointed Elena Bezdenezhnykh the vice president on regional policy and cooperation with authorities. She will be managing the subdivisions responsible for cooperation with regional and federal authorities. Elena Bezdenezhnykh has been previously working with Norilsk Nickel as the vice president, state secretary since 2015. She started working in the metal industry in 1995.…

Russia: Trubodetal passes TUV Nord audit

Trubodetal Works has passed the combined audit of the quality, environment and labor safety management systems. The audit has been carried out by the representatives of TUV Nord Cert. They have visited the manufacturing shops of the company and checked the compliance of the systems to world standards. Following the inspection the commission recommended TUV…

Russia: unique chromium-nickel alloy developed

The Central Scientific Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy named after Bardin has successfully carried out an import-substituting project. For the nuclear industry, machine-building, aerospace and chemical industries it has created a unique material – chromium-nickel alloy. It can be used where the improved corrosion resistance is needed. The samples were tested for over 2 thousand hours…

Russia: Raspadskaya launches virtual mine

The specialists of Raspadskaya Coal Company have developed a virtual mine named “My Mine”. The program is used to teach mining students and improve experience of miners. With the virtual reality helmets the users can construct an underground infrastructure of the mine, give tasks to virtual employees and control their work. Several users can be…

Russia: MMK sales down in May 2018

In May MMK decreased railroad transportation of rolled metal by 11.6% YoY and by 3.4% MoM, to 829 thousand tons. In January-May railroad shipping of metal from MMK increased by 3% YoY, to 4.44 million tons, the highest result in the past 4 years. Deliveries to domestic customers grew by 13%, to 2.85 million tons,…

Russia: Rosgeologia to evaluate gold reserves of Okino-Iyskaya territory

Irkutskgeofizika, a part of the state geological holding Rosgeologia, has started the summer field season with the prospecting works at the Okino-Iyskaya territory in Irkutsk region.

The goal of the project is to locate and evaluate R1 and R2 gold resources.

The project will be completed in Q4 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK hot-rolling mill sets record

In May the most efficient rolling mill at MMK – the 2000 hot-rolling mill – set a record of monthly output – 527.5 thousand tons. This is the maximum monthly output since the mill’s commissioning in 1994. The previous record was set on January 2015 – 526.2 thousand tons. The 2000-mill is one of the…

Ukraine: 5 state mines shut down

The number of operating state coalmines in Ukraine has decreased. “Last year we finished the process of shutting down 5 state mines”, the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik said. He also named the mines, which coped with the coal output targets. “These are the Yuzhnodonbasskaya No. 1, the mine named after Sugray,…

Russia: coal output to grow in 2018

Russia plans to raise its coal output by around 1% YoY, to 413 million tons in 2018, according to documents signed at a ministerial meeting between Russia and Belarus on June 13. Coal consumption is expected at 192.5 million tons in Russia and 630,000 tons in Belarus, of which 530,000 tons will be imported from…