Ukraine: miners come to terms with minister

The Ministry of energy and coal industry fulfills its obligations to the miners. In particular, the issue with the coal sales has been settled. Two blocks of the Zmiyev TPP will be put into operation in March-May, which will increase coal purchases. According to the energy minister Igor Nasalik, all the purchasing procedures in the…

Kazakhstan: raw zinc output up in 2016

In 2016 Kazakhstan produced 325.5 thousand tons of raw zinc, up by 0.5% YoY. The local demand increased by one third, to 38.7 thousand tons, while exports dropped by 3.2% YoY, to 259.4 thousand tons. The East-Kazakhstan region yielded the most of raw zinc – 325.4 thousand tons. Karaganda region produced 66 tons. The Kazakh…

Ukraine cannot do without occupied Donbass coal

Ukraine cannot do without the coal from the Russia-supported terrorist-occupied territories of Donbass. “As to the matter of trade with the occupied territories, well, trade is not a correct wording. There are things that are vital for our economy. For example, our power grid needs coal”, the Security Service of Ukraine chairman Vasily Hrytsak said.…

Russia: Severstal to supply 100 thousand tons of steel to household appliances producers

In 2017 Severstal plans to supply over 105 thousand tons of metal products to manufacturers of refrigerators, gas ovens, washing machines, industrial packaging, etc.

The deliveries will be carried out under the already signed quarter, half-year and year contracts with companies both from Russia and abroad. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KMZ ferromanganese sales up in 2016

Kosogorsky Iron and Steel Works keeps increasing ferromanganese sales on the local market.

In 2016 the sales increased by 0.8 thousand tons YoY.

Deliveries to the local market and to the neighboring foreign countries reached 55.1 thousand tons, with 0.4 thousand tons exported. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Petropavlovsk gold output down in 2016

In 2016 the four works of Petropavlovsk Plc in Amur region produced 416.3 thousand ounces of gold, down by 17.4% YoY. In particular, Pioneer works decreased output by 39%, to 141.9 thousands ounces. Pokrovsky mine yielded 37.8 thousand ounces of gold, down from 56 thousand ounces in 2015. Malomyr mine kept the gold output almost…

Russia: MMK galvanized metal shipments hit record

In 2016 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works shipped 1135.5 thousand tons of galvanized rolled metal to its customers, which was record high for the company. The previous record – 1115.7 thousand tons – was reached in 2014. For the past 15 years MMK has been gradually increasing galvanized rolled metal output. The development of coated…

Kyrgyzstan: salary at Kumtor up

Kumtor company increased salaries of its workers by 10% from January 1, and it will be increased by another 5% from January 1, 2018, the chairman of the Mining and Metallurgical Union of Kyrgyzstan Eldar Tadzhibaev reported. According to him, the company’s management and personnel signed a collective agreement for the next two years during…

Ukraine: Metinvest posts 2.6% rise in revenues in November 2016

The revenues of Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands), the parent company of Metinvest international vertically integrated steel and mining group, in November 2016 increased by 2.6% MoM, to $584 million. According to the company’s preliminary unaudited consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS, EBITDA in November 2016 amounted to $112 million, which was slightly below this…

Russia: NLMK decreases dust emissions

The Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works has completed the reconstruction project of the dust-suppressing system in the open warehouse in the refractory shop.

This allowed decreasing dust emissions when unloading at the warehouse by 50%, and in the refractory manufacture by 5% on the whole.

Investments into the project totaled 61 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: FGK ore transportation up in 2016

In 2016 the Federal Cargo Company transported 15.6 million tons of ore, up by 30% YoY. The largest volumes were carried from KMAruda to Tulachermet, and then exported through Russian and Baltic ports. The increase in ore transportation was noted at the Krasnoyarsk (by 146% YoY), Sverdlovsk (by 117%), Zabaikalsk (by 107%), Northern (by 76%),…

Kazakhstan: AMT sees management rotation

The ArcelorMittal CIS CEO Paramjit Kahlon has presented new top-managers of ArcelorMittal Temirtau. In particular the team was joined by Ashok Sontalia, the financial director, Vadim Basin, the repairs director, Andrei Berg, the steel department director, Yevgeny Romashin, the coal department director, Maurilio Botelo, Orken LLC director, Anna Adom, HR director, Serik Bekembayev, legal director,…

Russia to resume beryllium manufacture

The Tomsk Polytechnic University and the scientific-manufacturing enterprise Redkiye Metally Sibiri (Rare metals of Siberia) have completed the first stage of beryllium manufacture creation. The start of the first stage is Krasnokamensk (Zabaikalsky krai) using the technology developed in the university is scheduled for late 2018 – early 2019. At present only two countries mine…