Uzbekistan: NMMC starts building new hydrometallurgical plant

Uzbekistan’s Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Complex JSC started construction of the fifth hydrometallurgical plant at the Auminza-Amantai gold ore deposit. The country’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended the plant’s groundbreaking ceremony on March 28. The new plant, worth $396 million, is expected to annually process five million tons of ore. Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Complex is…

Kazakhstan ensures 30% of South Korea’s uranium import

One third of uranium supplied to South Korea is imported from Kazakhstan, according to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to South Korea Dulat Bakishev. “30% of uranium supplied to South Korea is imported from Kazakhstan,” the Ambassador noted. The volume of commodity turnover between Kazakhstan and South Korea in 2016 comprised $676 million ($223…

Ukraine: court to hear lawsuit on termination of contract on ZTMK creation

Donetsk business court of appeals has satisfied a counterclaim of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) and ordered the business court of Zaporizhia region to hear the lawsuit of SAPO seeking the termination of the contract between the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) and offshore company Tolexis Trading Limited (Cyprus), a part of Dmytro…

Russia: aluminum exports up in January 2017

In January Russia exported 237.3 thousand tons of aluminum, up by 1.1% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, raw aluminum exports to far foreign countries remained unchanged – 230.8 thousand tons, while that to CIS grew by 75.7%, to 6.5 thousand tons. In monetary terms raw aluminum exports increased by 25.5% YoY, to $388.6…

Tajikistan: TALCO and RUSAL reach amicable agreement

The Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO) and the Russian aluminum giant, United Company Russian Aluminum (RusAl), have reached an amicable agreement. According to the TALCO press center, TALCO and RusAl signed an amicable agreement in Moscow on March 23. The sides reportedly accepted that there were no unresolved disputes between them. Meanwhile, a source in the…

Russia: ChTPZ delivers first pipes for the Arctic shelf

The ChTPZ group has delivered a batch of compressor-pump pipes for the arctic oil extraction at the Prirazlomonye deposits. The unique products were manufactured at the Pervouralsk Pipe Works. The batch includes 115 tons of sulfuretted hydrogen-resistant pipes of the high strength group with premium joints ChT-VT and ChT-VC. “The special climate conditions of the…

Ukraine: SPF to privatize 5 mines

The State Property Fund of Ukraine intends to sell several mines this year. 5 mines are being made ready for privatization, according to the fund chairman Igor Bilous. “There are some 5 objects. The mines to be privatized are complex and economically burdened objects. There is a special law on mine privatization. They do not…