Russia: SGMK to turn ZapSib waste into pig iron

In 2018 the managing company Siberian Mining and Metallurgical Company plans to start processing Evraz West-Siberian Iron and Steel Works furnace wastes into pig iron. According to the company, the project is currently in development, and the investments are estimated at 200 million rubles. “SGMK has large stocks of metallurgical raw materials arising from the…

Russia: Altai-Koks coke output up in 2016

In 2016 Altai-Koks produced 4.06 million tons of coke, up by 0.7% YoY. Capacity loading remained high – over 95%.

The company supplied some 84% of the coke produced to the local market, including 76% within NLMK Group. The rest was exported to Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Germany, Belgium and Finland. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: coal producers looking for new markets

Kazakh coal producers are interested in entering new markets in Europe and Asia after the reduction in coal export to Russia, Executive Director of the Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises Nikolai Radostovets said. Russia is set to replace Kazakh coal imports to its own coal, within the program of industry development until 2030.…

Ukraine: AMKR to retain sinter ore output levels

In 2017 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to keep sinter ore output volumes on the last year level – 850 thousand tons.

At present sinter ore is mined at the speed of 10-12 thousand tons per month.

The ore reserves are estimated at 24 million tons, enough for 15 years of operation. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amurmetal to be left without heat

The Dalnevostochnaya Power Company plans to limit the supplies of the heating energy to Amurmetal, as the works has been increasing its debts for heating since November 2016. In November 2016 the company debts totaled 15 million rubles, increasing to 20 million rubles in December 2016. According to the power company, in January the debt…

Russia: gold output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia decreased gold ingot output by 7.8% YoY, with December 2016 being the 5th consecutive month when the gold output decreased. In December 2016 gold output dropped by 4.6% YoY, but increased by 6.2% MoM. The Gold Manufacturers Union or Russia expects that in 2016 the country will produce 297 tons of gold,…

Russia: MMK-ugol to increase coal output in 2017

In 2017 MMK-ugol plans to increase coal mining to 4.14 million tons from 3.42 million tons in 2015. For this the company will increase investments – from 1.99 billion rubles to 3 billion rubles. “Capital investments will be directed to the development of mines”, the company CEO Vladimir Kharchenko said. MMK-ugol also intends to prepare…

Azerbaijan: gold output down in 2016

In 2016 Azerbaijan mined 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15% YoY. According to the State Statistics Committee, in December 2016 the country mined 133.5 kg of gold, all the gold was sent for processing. In 2015 Azerbaijan mined 2229.3 kg of gold, up by 19.1% YoY. At present Azerbaijan mines gold and silver at…

Russia: Mechel-Service sales up in 2016

In 2016 Mechel-Service, the metal trading company of Mechel, increased sales by 6% YoY. In particular, the company sold 1.9 million tons of metal. The growth was marked in rebars (by 6%), beams (by 24%), strips (by 31%), metal wares (by 5%), stainless steel (by 8%) and shaped sections (by 6%). Pipe sales showed the…

Russia: OSPAZ hits record with fasteners sales in 2016

In 2016 Orel Steel Works, a part of Severstal-metiz, sold some 24 thousand tons of fasteners.

According to the company information, this is an absolute record in the works history.

Last year Severstal-metiz enterprises sold over 520 thousand tons of products, up by 3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: PMH output up in 2016

In 2016 the Industrial-Metallurgical Holding, the largest coke manufacturer and pig iron supplier in Russia, mined 2.21 million tons of coking coal, up by 16.8% YoY. According to the company statement, its coal concentrate production increased by 19.8% YoY, to 2.637 million tons, while that of iron ore – by 1.2%, to 5.023 million tons,…

Ukraine: coal output up in 2016

In December 2016 Ukraine (not taking into account the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and the ATO zone) mined 2.6 million tons of coal, up by 3% YoY. According to the State Service of Statistics, the output dropped by 0.5% MoM. In 2016 Ukraine mined 29.5 million tons of coal, up by 4.7% YoY. Coal…

Russia: throughput of Neva-Metal down in 2016

In January-December 2016 Neva-Metal CJSC (stevedoring company of Severstal) handled about 3.2 million tons of cargo, down by 2% YoY. Container throughput totaled about 96,000 TEUs. CJSC Neva-Metal is a part of a transport division of Severstal Russian Steel of Severstal Group. Neva-Metal specializes in transshipment of containerized and general cargo delivered to its terminal…

Russia: coal output down in December 2016

Russia’s coal output fell by 2.7% YoY but grew by 2.7% MoM in December 2016, the Federal State Statistics Service said. It increased by 3.4% YoY, to 385 million tons in 2016. Russia’s production of iron ore concentrate grew by 0.3% YoY, to 101 million tons in 2016, and production of metallurgical coal coke rose…