Latvia: Liepājas metalurgs buyer – owner of Russian Krasniy Octyabr?

Smart Stahl GmbH (Austria) has purchased the movable property of the Liepājas metalurgs rolling shop. But it is believed that Dmitry Gerasimenko, owner of the Volgograd-based Krasniy Octyabr (Russia) could be behind the deal. He is a full owner of the Cyprus-based Segoa Ventures Limited, which owns Smart Stahl, created in April 2017. The sum…

Ukraine: Dneprometiz net profit up in 2017

In 2017 Dneprometiz increased its net profit by 79% YoY, to 58.292 million UAH. According to the company statement, its assets as of the end of 2017 totaled 714.885 million UAH, current liabilities – 533.483 million UAH and consolidated accounts receivable – 153.327 million UAH. In 2016 Dneprometiz received 34.73 million UAH of profit, as…

Ukraine: AMKR opens “Young Engineers” school

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih launches a new education project, which is the “Young Engineers” school. Its participants may be the employees’ children aged from 9 to 15 years. The learning program includes chemical and physical experiments, robotics technology, construction, master classes on work with wood and metal. When the young engineers will begin their exciting…

Russia: Orotukan Alluvial Company to get 300 kg of gold in 2018

This year the Orotukan Alluvial Company LLC intends to obtain 300 kg of alluvial gold.

According to the company statement, the sand-washing season will start on May 1.

Last year the company obtained 296.6 kg of gold.

The company owns 11 licenses for alluvial gold sites in the Magadan region. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Zabaykalye to introduce patents for gold extraction

Zabaykalye region intends to implement a pilot project of granting individual entrepreneurs patents to extract gold at lesser deposits and alluvial sites.

The project will solve the problem of illegal extraction of gold in the region.

The entrepreneurs will be given small sites, rejected by major companies. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ZEMZ to increase arc shop output

A new arc furnace with the volume of 12 tons will start operating in April at ZEMZ. Its capacity is 27 thousand tons of steel per year. Previously the company operated only 2 furnaces, which provided the combined output of 3800 tons of liquid steel per month. The commissioning of another furnace will increase output…

Russia: Kola to replace bridge cranes

Norilsk Nickel has started replacing bridge cranes in the nickel electrolysis shop of Kola Iron and Steel Works. It is planned to assemble 8 new bridge cranes with the cost of some 200 million rubles. The maximum lifting capacity of each new crane will be 20 tons. The replacement of cranes is one stage of…

Ukraine: EMSS losses down in 2017

In 2017 Energomashspetsstal received 930.56 million UAH of losses, down by 38% YoY. According to the company information, since the beginning of the current year its uncovered losses totaled 7.89 billion UAH (7.013 billion UAH in 2017). In 2016 EMSS decreased losses 2-fold YoY, to 1.498 billion UAH. Last year the company assets dropped slightly…