Kazakhstan: uranium output down in January-October 2017

In January-October Kazakhstan produced 19.2 thousand tons of uranium, down by 5.5% YoY.

According to the Ministry of Energy press-service, in 2016 uranium output totaled 24 thousand tons, in 2015 – 23.8 thousand tons.

Kazakhstan is the world leader in natural uranium mining. (Ukrainian metal)

CIS: steel output up in October 2017

In October Russia produced 6.225 million tons of steel, up by 5% YoY, with 6.025 million tons produced in September. In January-October steel output in Russia totaled 60.428 million tons, up by 3% YoY. Ukraine decrease output in October by 4.7% YoY, to 1.91 million tons (1.845 million tons in September), and by 10.9% YoY…

CIS: pig iron output down in October 2017

In October Russia produced 4.4 million tons of pig iron, down by 11.7% YoY (4.26 million tons in September). In January-October pig iron output totaled 43.136 million tons, down by 15.5% YoY. Ukraine produced 1.655 million tons of pig iron in October, down by 14.6% YoY (1.6 million tons), with 16.121 million tons manufactured in…

Russia: Zarechnaya Coal Company insolvent

The arbitrary court of the Kemerovo region has introduced 6-months bankruptcy proceedings at the Zarechnaya Coal Company.

Sergey Tushkov has been appointed the insolvency administrator. His report is expected on May 7, 2018.

The company accounts payable are 33.4 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Volynugol miners on strike

On November 27, 21 miners of the Buzhanskaya mine went on strike. The miners of the third and the fourths shifts remained underground. The protest started after salary was not paid. “The Buzhanskaya miners were not paid August salary in full, and only 10% for September, with nothing for October”, the chairman of the Independent…

Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich carries on with large-scale modernization program

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works carries out a major reconstruction program to improve its positions on foreign markets. Thus, the company has signed an agreement with Primetals Technologies Austria for the delivery of machinery to reconstruct the 1700 sheet-rolling shop valued at over $25 million. “The world metal market is changing and we are…

Tajikistan: TALCO to start mining gold

In 2018 the Tajik Aluminum Company plans to start developing the Konchochskay group of deposits. The deposits have large reserves of gold, silver, mercury, antimony and other metals. “In 2018 we will start mining and processing gold, silver and antimony”, the company said. TALCO obtained the license to develop the deposits in December 2015. The…

Russia: Izhstal repair shop turns 100

The metal machinery repair shop of Izhstal is 100 years old. In 1917 the main premises of the repair-mechanical shop were constructed. It also contained a smithy to produce horseshoes, nails, etc. In 1930s the shop organized a welding site, and after that the electrodes manufacture. During the war it produced parts for machine-guns and…