Ukraine: state mines’ coal price up

The Ministry of energy and coal industry has increased the sale price of power-generating coal mined by state-run companies by 24.1%, or by 330 UAH, to 1700 UAH per ton. The price increase was announced on December 22, 2016. Last time the ministry increased coal price was on August 1, 2016 – from 1200 to…

Russia: NLMK Group 2016 results

In 2016, NLMK Group steel output increased by 4% YoY to a record 16.6 million tons; sales totaled 15.9 million tons (stable YoY). Group steelmaking capacities in 2016 were running at 96%, up by 3% YoY. Q4 2016 sales totaled 3.6 million tons (down by 4% YoY); steel output grew by 8% to 4.2 million…

Ukraine: scrap deliveries from Chernobyl zone suppressed

Law enforcers together with the military have suppressed the delivery of 80 kg of scrap from the exclusion zone of the Kiev region.

In mid-January 3 Ukrainians were stopped some 100 meters from the exclusion zone while transporting around 80 kg of scrap.

The investigation revealed that they were stocking scrap to sell. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ZTZ wins Yamal SPG pipe tender

Zagorsky Pipe Works has won a tender to supply pipes to Yamal SPG.

The company has to deliver 10 thousand tons of pipes with 530×25 mm and 530×28 mm size of X70 steel with insulation.

The pipes will be used in construction of the second stage of the Yuzhno-Tambeysk gas condensate deposits. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK the largest scrap consumer in 2016

In 2016, according to the railroad statistics, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works received 2.15 million tons of ferrous scrap.

The deliveries increased by 20.2% YoY, and slightly exceeded the 2013 level. Still they were 15.5% below 2014 results.

After NLMK-Kaluga MMK has the second largest index of positive scrap consumption in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severnoye Olovo to be liquidated

Severnoye Olovo, managed by Roman Abramovich’s Aristus Holding Ltd, decided to stop operating. The company had a license through 2028 to work at the largest tin deposits in Russia – Pyrkakai in Chukotka Autonomous District, but gave it up in November 2016. Pyrkakai reserves are estimated at 228.5 thousand tons of tin (the fourth place…

Russia: Evraz Kachkanarsky GOK optimizing ore mining

Evraz Kachkanarsky Mining and Processing Works continues developing quarries and modernizing its capacities. A new 13-ton dump truck was put into operation in early January, the thirtieth truck purchased under the project of implementation of the new type of ore mining and transportation at the Severny quarry. By April the works will have received two…

Ukraine: Crimean Titanium firing Ukrainians

Administration of the Crimean Titanium Works in Armyansk in the Russia-annexed Crimea is firing Ukrainian citizens, violating the labor legislation.

“To justify unlawful actions the Federal Security Service of Russia says such citizens could be implicated to the special services of Ukraine”, the Chief Intelligence Agency reports. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Beregovskoye deposits left to KRK

The State geology and earth service had to cancel the suspension of the license to mine gold-polymetallic ores at Beregovskoye deposits, following the ruling of the court. In 2012 the Karpatskaya Rudnaya Companiya received the license to work at the deposits. In March 2014 the state department of the geological control checked the company and…