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…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal converter shop to be constructed

Zaporizhstal is finally going to replace its open-hearth shop with the new oxygen-converter shop.

The city of Zaporozhye has been waiting for 20 years for the project to be implemented. Now the manufacturing process will be cleaner and safer.

The construction of the new shop will decrease pollution 2-fold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output up in January-October 2016

In January-October 2016 Russia produced 244.55 thousand tons of gold, up by 0.26% YoY.

Silver output dropped by 9.9% YoY, to 897.65 tons.

The first time when the Ministry of Finance provided precious metals output statistics was in 2014, when gold output reached 287.978 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: no salary debts to Volyn miners

The Volyn region governor Vladimir Gunchik says there are no salary debts to state miners as of January 1. “As of January 1, the issue of debt to miners as to their salary has been settled”, he said. As of December 1, 2016 the salary debts to Volyn region miners totaled 8.792 million UAH. (Ukrainian…

Russia: Rusal to construct terminal in port Vanino to transship alumina

Rusal intends to construct a terminal in the free port of Vanino with the alumina throughput capacity of 1.5 million tons.

The capacity could be increased to 3 million tons per year. The investments total 5.4 billion rubles, with 2 billion planned on behalf of the state. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys output up in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine produced 1.028 million tons of ferroalloys, up by 16% YoY. According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, silicomanganese output went up by 16.7% YoY, to 814.97 thousand tons, ferromanganese – by 19%, to 104.47 thousand tons, and ferrosilicon – 101.42 thousand tons, to 12.5%. At the same time production of metallic…

Belarus: mining output down in 2016

In 2016 volumes of industrial output in Belarus totaled Br79.4 billion, down by 0.4% YoY.

According to the National Statistics Committee, output volumes in mining industry reached 99.3%, in processing – 99.9%.

In December 2016 industrial output increased by 5.1% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: CAM copper output up in 2016

In 2016 Central Asia Metals produced 14.02 thousand tons of copper, up by 16.1% YoY.

According to the company statement, in Q4 copper output dropped by 17.8% YoY, to 3.01 thousand tons.

Copper sales in 2016 increased by 15.8% YoY, to 13.938 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Corum Group completes headgear deliveries for ArcelorMittal Temirtau

On January 16, Corum Group completed the delivery of headgear to ArcelorMittal Temirtau.

According to the company statement, the lot comprised 4 units of machinery, with the first produced and delivered in November 2016.

Corum Group also supplies electric equipment and cleaning machinery to Kazakhstan. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest gets Ilyich-Steel shares of Mariupol Ilyich

Private limited company Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands) has increased its share in the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works from 74.722268% to 99.322555%. According to the group’s statement, its stake of voting shares in Mariupol Ilyich is now 99.619059%. Ilyich-Steel share in Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works decreased from 24.494605% of ordinary shares and…

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma investment plan for 2017

VSMPO-Avisma Corporation has affirmed the investment plan for 2017. According to the general director Mikhail Voyevodin, the total investment funds this year will reach 10 billion rubles. The sheet-rolling complex will have to finish the investment project of plate straightening and annealing machine implementation. The smelting complex and the mechanical treatment shop will also draw…

Ukraine: AMKR teaches English and IT-technologies to children of its employees

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih continues educating children of company’s employees in English and IT-technologies at specialized schools “SmartStart English with ArcelorMittal” and “SmartStart IT with ArcelorMittal”. From January 13 till February 3, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih opens the application submission from company’s employees who want their children to study English or computer sciences. In the…