Ukraine: KhTZ fires 41% of employees

In 2016 Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, a part of Metinvest, situated on the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, decreased its net losses by 50.7% YoY, to 194.431 million UAH. The company current liabilities increased by 95.6%, to 243.690 million UAH, fixed liabilities dropped by 15.6%, to 79.545 million UAH, while accounts receivable decreased by 10.5%, to…

Ukraine: employees killed at Zaporozhkoks

Following an explosion at the Zaporozhkoks 4 employees have been killed. “There was an explosion of the gas tank without burning. A subcontracting organization was performing welding and repair works at the tank, which resulted in the explosion. 4 people perished”, the local police said. According to the works security director Vadim Advokatov, the explosion…

Kazakhstan: iron ore output up in January-February 2017

In January-February Kazakhstan mined 5.884 million tons of iron ore, up by 14.4% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the national economy, copper ore output totaled 14.547 million tons, up by 54% YoY, and chrome concentrate – 668.3 thousand tons, up by 15%. (Ukrainian metal)

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…