Tajikistan: joint EBRD/EU delegation discusses remediation of uranium legacy

The effort to address the legacy of Soviet era uranium mining in Central Asia is making substantial progress, according to the EBRD News Center. Following the establishment of the multilateral Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia (ERA) framework agreements have now been signed with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, where the fund will operate. The operations…

Belarus: powder metallurgy discussed in Minsk

The Belarusian science plays a key role in building a knowledge economy, Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus Alexander Shumilin said during the international symposium on various aspects of powder metallurgy, including surface engineering, new powder composite materials, and welding, on April 5. “Today the Belarusian science plays a key role…

Ukraine: Azovstal reelects Tskitishvili

The supervisory board of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has reelected Enver Tskitishvili the company CEO.

His office has been prolonged from April 4, till April 2, 2018.

In 2016 Azovstal received 558.417 million UAH of net profits as opposed to 1.835 billion UAH of losses in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChTsZ output up in 2016

In 2017 Chelyabinsk Zinc Works, a part of UMMC, plans to produce 183 thousand tons of zinc, up from 174.8 thousand tons in 2016. According to the company PR-department director Natalia Vasilyeva, in 2016 output increased by 2.2% YoY. The ChTsZ daughter company in Kazakhstan, NovaZinc, produced 36720 tons of zinc concentrate and 5680 tons…

Russia: Trubodetal passes Gazprom audit

Trubodetal, a part of OMK, has passed an inspection audit of its quality management system according to Gazprom 9001-2012 standard. The commission checked the quality management system efficiency, evaluated the operation of inner auditors as well as the results of the corrective measures following the previous check in March 2016. “We regularly improve our business-processes,…

Ukraine: AMKR open-heart down for overhaul

According to the previously developed repairs schedule PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has stopped its twin hearth furnace No. 6 (THF-6) of the open-hearth shop. Due to prolongation of THF-6 exploitation term by 2020 the company elaborated the range of compensating measures, which were being imposed from the beginning of 2017. To minimize fugitive emissions the…