Ukraine: DSS output up in 2017

In 2017 Dneprospetsstal increased steel output by 9.1% YoY, to 258.5 thousand tons.

According to the company statement, rolled metal manufacture grew by 11.8%, to 169.2 thousand tons.

The cost of the products manufactured last year totaled 8.187 billion UAH, up by 30.1% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UGOK concentrate output up in January 2018

In January Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works increased concentrate output by 0.6% YoY, to 1.053 million tons. According to the company statement, sinter manufacture dropped by 35.5%, to 131.4 thousand tons. The decrease is the result of the market situation change. In 2017 UGOK produced 12.27 million tons of concentrate and 1.858 million tons of…

Ukraine: EMSS produces 3 turbine rotors for BHEL

Energomashspetsstal has finished shipping machinery to Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited.

According to the company press service, under the contract it has produced 3 turbine rotors of low pressure.

The first rotor was shipped in December 2017, and the other two – in January.

The total weight of the machinery is 200 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: coal production to grow

Uzbekistan plans to increase coal production to 11.1 million tons by 2021 to meet the needs of the population and industry. The Uzbek Ministry of Economy announced the approval of the Program for the further development and modernization of the coal Industry for 2017-2021. Given that in 2017 the volume of coal mining amounted to…

Russia: Karabashmed completes machinery repairs

The converter No. 1 has been repaired in the metal shop of Karabashmed.

Even though repairs provide for the faultless operation of the metal machinery, this fall the company intends to put three new Kumera converters into operation. Their capacity is 150 tons.

Karabashmed will also assemble new gas-purifying equipment. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Primorye to construct tungsten-processing plant

A new tungsten-processing plant and a mining-processing complex will be built in the Primorye region under the agreement with the Volfram Company, which also presupposes the stabilization of Lermontovsky GOK operations.

Investments in all the projects for 2018-2025 are estimated at 1.5 billion rubles.

Some 500 jobs will be created for the locals. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusal output up in 2017

In 2017 Rusal produced 3.707 million tons of aluminum, up by 0.6% YoY. In Q4 2017 output grew by 1.4% QoQ, to 944 thousand tons. Aluminum sales in 12 months increased by 3.6%, to 3.955 million tons, and in Q4 2017 by 3.3% QoQ, to 1 million tons. Average sale price was $2105 per ton,…

Russia: Rusolovo to produce 1600 tons of tin concentrate in 2018

In 2018 Rusolovo intends to mine 1600 tons of tin concentrate, up by 59% YoY.

This corresponds to some 286 thousand tons of ore, up by 39% YoY.

Last year Rusolovo mined 206.4 thousand tons of ore, with 131.8 thousand tons at Pravourmiyskoye LLC and 76.4 thousand tons at Tin Ore Company LLC. (Ukrainian metal)