Russia: Evraz ZSMK starts building new substation

Evraz ZSMK has started building a new electricity substation with the capacity of 252 megawatt.

It will cover the needs of the plant taking into account some major development projects.

The construction is expected to cost 1 billion rubles.

The substation is scheduled to be constructed in Q4 2019. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pipe output up in January-November 2018

In January-November Ukraine increased pipe output by 5.7% YoY, to 1.019 million tons, including 78.2 thousand tons in November. In particular, Ukrtrubprom enterprises produced 732.7 thousand tons of pipes in 11 months, up by 14.1% YoY, including 55.4 thousand tons in November. Khartsyzsk Pipe Works and Lugansk Pipe Works were idle. Interpipe-NTZ produced 255.6 thousand…

Russia: Kuzbassrazrezugol commissions the most powerful excavator

Kuzbassrazrezugol has commissioned the most powerful Russian excavator EKG-35 No. 1 at the Krasnobrodsky pit. Uralmashzavod started designing the machine in 2012 according to Kuzbassrazrezugol specifications. In 2017 the excavator was assembled and in March entered trial operation. In June-July the machine loaded 900 thousand cubic meters of rock. Next year Kuzbassrazrezugol intends to buy…

Russia: UMMC signs debut EUR 100 million PXF syndicated loan

Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC), one of the top Russian producers of copper, zinc and other precious metals, has signed a debut EUR 100-million syndicated loan. Mandated Lead Arrangers, Bookrunners and Lenders are Raiffeisen Bank International AG, AO Raiffeisenbank, PJSC Rosbank and Societe Generale. Raiffeisen Bank International AG and AO Raiffeisenbank acted as documentation agents…

Ukraine: pipe exports down in November 2018

In November Ukraine exported $57.775 million worth of pipes, down by 6.1% YoY, while imports grew by 77.6%, to $18.965 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, USA imported the largest batches of pipes – $11.506 million. In January-November Ukraine exported $681.476 million worth of pipes, up by 33.4% YoY, while imports increased by 50.9%,…

Russia: Seligdar gold output up in 2018

This year Seligdar has extracted 6 tons of gold, up by 30% YoY. “The considerable growth of the gold-extracting division was the result of the holding investments in the development of capacities”, Seligdar president Konstantin Beirit declared. The long-term strategy adopted in 2018 presupposes reaching the annual output of 10 tons of gold in 7…

Russia: Evraz and VEB.RF to create JV over Sibuglemet

Russian state development corporation VEB.RF and mining giant Evraz may create a joint venture basing on coal producer Sibuglemet. VEB.RF may contribute Sibuglemet to the joint venture to get a 25% stake, while Evraz may obtain a 75% stake after contributing coal producers Yuzhkuzbassugol, Raspadskaya, and Mezhegeiugol. According to a source familiar with a top…