Tajikistan: blackout cost TALCO $8 million in 2016

Last year’s blackout has reportedly cost the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO) more than $8 million. Over the first two months of this year, Tajik aluminum smelter has reduced aluminum production by 36.3% YoY, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoINT). In January-February, TALCO produced only 16,300 tons of primary aluminum, down by…

Russia: ferrous scrap imports from Kazakhstan up in January-February 2017

In January-February Russia imported 78.1 thousand tons of ferrous scrap from Kazakhstan, up 2.4-fold. This is also the highest result for the last several years.

Chelyabinsk region imported 46% of Kazakh scrap, Krasnoyarsk krai – 32%, and Saint Petersburg – 8%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR to spend UAH 2.7 billion of 2016 profit on production development

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih (Dniepropetrovsk region) will not pay dividends for 2016, but will direct net profit in the amount of UAH 2.704 billion for development of production. According to a plant press release, this decision was made at an annual general meeting of shareholders on April 27. The shareholders heard the reports of the…

Russia: Mechel not taking into account DEMZ assets

Mechel has stopped taking into account the assets of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Works as they have been seized by the militants and lost all their value. “On June 25, 2016 the so-called council of ministers of the terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic on the basis of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Works created the state enterprise Yuzovka Iron and…

Russia: NLMK Board approves AGM agenda

The Board of Directors of NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the EU and the USA, held a meeting on April 28, during which the agenda for the Annual General Shareholder Meeting (AGM) to be held on June 2, was approved. The list of persons entitled to participate at the AGM…

Ukraine: Ilyich-Stal to be liquidated

Shareholders of Ilyich-Stal, a part of Metinvest, decided to liquidate the company.

The corresponding decision was taken during the shareholders meeting on April 27. All the shareholders voted in favor of the decision.

The cost of the company net assets is 1164.25 million UAH, while liabilities amount to 212.29 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Lisichanskugol mine resumes operation after a yearlong break

Privolnyanskaya mine has resumed coal mining.

According to Lisichanskugol statement, 11 months ago there was a fire at the mine and the operation stopped.

On April 17, the mine yielded the first coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold mining in Kolyma to increase

Kolyma is in the TOP-3 gold miners in Russia, occupying the first position in alluvial gold and silver. The Magadan region also has considerable deposits of copper, tungsten, tin, molybdenum and other mineral resources. In 2016 the region yielded 27.9 tons of gold and 889.2 tons of silver, alluvial gold mining hit another record –…